Caffe Buon Gusto - UES
For dessert, you can't go wrong with a cappuccino or a chocolate tartufo all served up with a smile.
During this time, the Restaurant staff is taking temperature of diners and a phone number from one member of the party for contact tracing . Plexi-glass dividers are set up for both inside and outside dining areas.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Plain or Spinach
Spinach or Ricotta
Nando is the best host in Nyc. There’s no better service and care than CBG.
God bless them.
The pasta was absolutely delicious and service was great! A hidden gem on 77th street. I will definitely be back and cannot recommend enough
Fabulous food and very attentive service. Enjoyed our dinner tremendously.
I made reservations here for a birthday lunch based on the reviews and promise of delicious home made pasta. It was all true! I had the butternut squash ravioli in cream sauce and my friend had the seafood ravioli. It was incredible, rich and indulgent! They served fresh bread and the profiteroles made the perfect light dessert and finish.
It's pandemic times, so we sat outside in their functional "hut" which had a slight street odor, so the ambiance was not great, but the delicious food and friendly service more than made up for it.
We went for lunch. The staff was very attentive and made suggestions. Food was delicious, especially dessert.
Nando is the best! And the food is amazing!!!!
My favorite pasta place in the city so far - coming from someone who will travel for good pasta
I’ve never been treated as rudely as I was here. I had a reservation for 8:15 and Opentable allowed me to select outdoor seating. Upon arriving, the manager or owner or whatever seemed from the beginning rude, mocking the way I answered one of his questions. He then seemed put upon to give me a table and walked inside. When I said I had requested outdoors, he said “we don’t have outdoors.” Now, I wasn’t late for my reservation; don’t list outdoors as an option if you’re gonna give the table away. When I pointed out that I only wanted outdoors, he shrugged and said “we can’t do everything,” as if I had asked him for special treatment or something. So we left and went to a much better restaurant nearby, Uva. Never even tried the food here, but if you want to be treated like you are putting upon management to eat there, this is the place for you. If you want good and welcoming service, go elsewhere.
Large variety of choices, to fit any palate. Wines are reasonably priced. Nice neighborhood feel. Recommended.
Nice outdoor table at the back garden. The server was lovely m. Didn’t feel rushed at all. Would recommend it!
There was mold in my lemon meringue
Food was spectacular, the service was quick and professional
Great place, great service, we sat outside in the garden!!
Wonderful time and very generous and attentive staff + owner. :)
Out door still casual
Ate here on a rainy Mother's Day in the spacious and airy outdoor space. Service was excellent and the food as tasty as I remembered it from my days on the UES. Always a solid choice.
The food was delicious. The bruschetta and prosciutto appetizers were excellent. Three out of four of us got pasta and each dish was cooked perfectly. The carbonara was heavenly. The staff were very accommodating and personable. We will definitely visit there again.
We went for Mother’s Day. There was too much sauce on the pasta and the sauce was bland. I went to this restaurant twenty years ago and hadn’t gone back. I’d heard great things about it recently so thought I’d give it a try. It’s still pretty much the same. The service was super nice and pleasantly efficient, definitely a highlight!.
reservation was for inside but they forced us to sit outside or leave.
Amazing food for such a great price compared to other places I’ve been to.
Restaurant was crowded and we ended up in an enclosed tight space (a so-called garden)! We should have sat outside on the sidewalk instead. The space had no air circulation and all the tables were full. Service was extremely slow; waitress kept forgetting to bring our glasses of wine and there was a long wait for the first course. She blamed it on lots of delivery orders, but on site diners ought to get priority! It was a Sunday evening. We won’t be returning!
Thanks to the Mark Hotel for claiming to be fully booked even though most tables were empty. Because of that, we came across this gem!
This place was absolutely amazing. The food was delicious especially the homemade crab meat ravioli. And the service was great too. Our server, Sierra, had great recommendations and the food came out quickly.
The best food around!! They even have gluten free penne pasta - long live Cafe Bon Gusto!!
We had a reservation, which was not honored at the time it was booked for. Our food came out wrong, they took it back and it was wrong again. Food was great but would not eat in again, I will order in.
I had read reviews that said they felt rushed and I have to agree with that statement. There’s nothing like having your entrées show up while you are still eating your appetizer, without a word of apology from the smarmy host. They could not get us out of there fast enough. I will not go back.
Had made a reservation for outdoor dining. Quiet side street. The food (bruschetta, homemade gnocchi, tartufo) was delicious!! Service however was a bit inconsistent as it seemed like someone new would come out to our table each time. My fiancé’s dinner dish was mistaken for another order nevertheless our waitress let him keep the incorrect dish in addition to the corrected dish, which was brought out promptly. Would be willing to come back based on the food, not service.
Great food and music
I’ve dined here multiple times before, and had come back because the food and service was always impeccable. This time, not so much.
On the chicken francese you could actually see portions where the eggs used in the batter completely scrambled. Also, we wanted a half order of pasta, but the waiter said we didn’t have the option to choose gluten-free, even though we were willing to be charged additionally. Why I would buy another entree just to have the pasta makes no sense to me, so we didn’t bother.
The service was very disjointed amongst the three waitstaff members who took care of us. At the close of the meal, we had to ask 3 times for a dessert menu, which was frustrating seeing that we were celebrating a birthday, which one waitress knew as soon as we arrived.
All in all, not horrible, but not their best foot forward considering how great they normally are.
I arrived for a 6.45 rez and the maitre'd rudely ignored me, while I waited for him to speak to someone who arrived 'after' I . I'm not accustomed to being cast aside. The waiter, seemed to follow his lead, as we needed to ask for bread, more than once, and also for the check. I've been coming to Buon Gusto for many years, but never remember the service so dismissive. not sure when/ if I'll be returning.
I had a wonderful lunch at Caffe Buon Gusto! They have great seating options both indoors and outdoors. My salad, gnocchi and chocolate hazelnut cake were all just sensational. My two servers were outstanding and the prices were most reasonable. The best neighborhood Italian restaurant in the UES!
Food was excellent and service was great. Will be back again and again!
Dinner was amazing. Nando took great care of us.
Really welcoming and wonderful service. The outdoor area is pretty and comfortable. Everyone in our group really enjoyed their food. Desserts were great. Nice wine selection, too. Very nice evening!
Great food and service however, felt rushed in finishing our meals and getting out.
Food was amazing!! Service was a little disorganized but fine since we did a walk in on Easter night. Overall would come back!
Absolutely delicious food and pleasant staff. We wished they had worn their masks appropriately at all times instead of most of the time.
Amazing food and service. We just love this place! Thanks Nando and team!
Love this place, our server was an absolute gem. We were in the garden and it is so private and lovely.
Caffe Buon Gusto - UES does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.
Caffe Buon Gusto - UES is rated 4.7 stars by 772 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.