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 & Ricotta
The staff at this restaurant could not possibly be any more welcoming! They greeted us warmly and showed us to our table, which was inside their very comfortably heated outdoor dining area. The food was delicious as always— their seafood linguine in white sauce is very flavorful and delicious, and my only regret is that I didn’t have a bigger stomach to be able to eat every last bite. And the kindest gesture by far was the person I think is the owner spontaneously came out of the restaurant carrying a plate of deliciously prepared chicken to offer to my dog. Needless to say, the dog keeps asking when we can go back to Caffe Buon Gusto! Such a great neighborhood gem for no-frills, friendly solid Italian dining.
Service was terrible. It should not take 90 minutes to get an enteee. People who came in after us got their food before.
Have been here several times before the pandemic and since they "reopened" and tonight things just seemed off. While the food was good the wait staff seemed off. We asked for a specific bottle of wine and when he came back he brought a different bottle because they were out of the one we asked for. We ended up ordering something different. They brought the wrong appetizer even though we actually corrected him when he took the order. Lastly, we tried ordering a dessert and they were out of 2 of the 3 items we were choosing from. Hopefully this is a one off since the food is good but the price should come with a better experience.
The food was excellent and the service was very good. Thank you!
Always a fantastic meal when we come here, great service, delicious food
Food delicious and service was outstanding. Very accommodating.
This place is easily one of my favorite Italian spots in the city. The food is delicious (I recommend their pesto sauce and if they have it on the specials, the ravioli with limoncello and truffle cream). Also the service is the best! I believe he is the manager, but he waited on my table last night and was so sweet and accommodating! Highly recommend!!!!!! (They also surprised my mom for her birthday with tiramisu!!!)
food was ok, a glass of wine $16, overall not bad but since so many choices I will try another Italian restaraunt next time
Keep up the great work!! Hope to return soon. Food and service was superb 👌
Good, gr3at even!
Cafe Buon Gusto is the best. Excellent food and service. Thank you Nando!!
Food and Service was good.
Noise lever unbearable due to rowdy group next table.
I was very disappointed and somewhat concerned that we were not asked to show our vaccination cards. In hindsight, we should have left at that point.
Neighborhood gem! Consistently excellent food, with many choices if you want to change it up. Vodka sauce is the best ever!
Outside seating is EXTREMELY close....didn't feel safe. Also service not great. We probably won't be going back any time soon.
Great food, service was superb! Thank you!
Great food. Cute outdoor set up and great service. They didn’t rush us out on a Saturday night.
Food came out way too fast. We had a drink with appetizers and before we could finish our apps the main dish came out. They didn’t want to take it back bc it was pasta dishes. Will not go back because it was not a evening out. It was more like a rushed dinner.
Delicious Italian food served in a comfortable setting with a fun waiter . And very good wine too .
Had a lovely delicious meal. We sat in the backyard which was wonderful.
authentic italian food ,great service, and a nice ambience
Really great authentic service. Felt like the waitstaff cared about us, and would help us. Felt they genuinely valued the food they served. the food is good, not great.
The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. The staff went above and beyond, and treated all diners in the same manner. Fantastic experience!
Favorite neighborhood spot for a great pasta meal and cozy vibes. Love coming here
There was a sign in the bathroom to not flush the toilet paper so there was just toilet paper all over the floor and a few centimeters of water covering the ground. Food was great though. Would go again but not go to the bathroom.
Highly recommend restaurant. Been going there for years!
Super pasta. Had the ricotta e pomodoro with homemade linguine. Couldn't stop eating. = )
Below average food, below average service, below average value. The staff seems like nice people, I hope they make some dramatic improvements.
Always delicious food.
Amazing homemade pasta and the staff is so welcoming and wonderful!
Great food, service, and ambiance! We will be back for sure
Great place. Great food. Great service.
Friendly staff. Comfortable and sheltered outdoor seating. Delicious food.
Food, service and experience is always exceptional. I brought my boyfriends parents from out of town and they were so impressed. I would recommend this place to anyone. Thank you for a great time!
Neighborhood convenience. Competent, nonsubtle Italian cooking. Pasta al dente, a big plus. Glass of red wine is expensive for what it is ($15).
Best pasta in the city!!! The staff is absolutely delightful and the food is fresh and tasty, 10/10 recommended
Really friendly staff and nice outdoor seating! The portion of pasta was generous and the foccacia bread to start was very fresh. Loved the vodka sauce and carbonara! We even got free dessert! Overall, really enjoyed my dining experience here.
Fresh, delicious, authentic Italian cuisine. The wait staff was very attentive and friendly. Highly recommend!
Love this restaurant!!!! Delicious food, attentive service, great ambiance! One of my favorite places on the Upper East Side!!!
A must visit! I loved the food, atmosphere, and service. The owner was so kind and interacted with us all dinner. Will for sure return.
Caffe Buon Gusto - UES does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.
Caffe Buon Gusto - UES is rated 4.7 stars by 838 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.