Caffe Buon Gusto - UES

4.7
810 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
This charming Upper East Side café exudes comfort and conviviality, with parchment shades that soften light from sconces that warm the room. Eager to please, the kitchen uses high-quality ingredients for its mix-and-match philosophy. Patrons can choose their meats, their pastas (dried or, for a slight surcharge, the restaurant's own homemade), and their sauces (from a simple marinara to a more complex carbonara) as they create their own dishes.
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 810 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food.

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vipYummy325
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing homemade pasta and the staff is so welcoming and wonderful!

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EmmaB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and ambiance! We will be back for sure

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vipISPROUD
New York Area
135 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff. Comfortable and sheltered outdoor seating. Delicious food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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richard
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Neighborhood convenience. Competent, nonsubtle Italian cooking. Pasta al dente, a big plus. Glass of red wine is expensive for what it is ($15).

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pasta in the city!!! The staff is absolutely delightful and the food is fresh and tasty, 10/10 recommended

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Nicole
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

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Lisa
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fresh, delicious, authentic Italian cuisine. The wait staff was very attentive and friendly. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant!!!! Delicious food, attentive service, great ambiance! One of my favorite places on the Upper East Side!!!

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Danielle
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipDanielM
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love bringing guests in town here! Fantastic Italian at a great prices.

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MeganUK
London
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dad's first choice. We wanted to take him somewhere special and this was his pick. We've been going for years - as ever perfect. Great food. Helpful staff.

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localesq
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

it was quite muggy out so we asked to be seated in the air conditioned "inside" area as opposed to the outdoor area that was set up during the pandemic. it was hotter in there with the AC barely operational. we were seated at a wobbly two seated table despite the rest of the area being fully vacant. The food was ok but the entree came out within moments of us getting our appetizer. we were in and out within 35 minutes because the heat of the place and the speed with which they served us. very unimpressed and i'm sad to say that as i live down the block and hoped it would have been a steady rotational place to go.

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AriH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is AMAZING, and the staff is wonderful as well. I would recommend to anyone for a casual delicious Italian meal

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vipAmandaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant and owner!! If I was on death row I would pick their fettuccine a la vodka as my last meal..it’s that good

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vipAmy1
New York Area
158 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely neighborhood trattoria.
Among the best ala vodka sauce ive had anywhere.
Excellent tiramisu. Bread, however, could be better

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vipFashionablefoodie
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious fresh pastas and sauces that are not too heavy. The service was friendly and not rushed.

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VivianV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were both excellent. The servers were friendly and attentive. The food was fresh and well prepared. The ambiance was pleasant. A good, reliable neighborhood favorite place.

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vipJamesD
New York Area
172 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Really, really good pasta ! Service was spotty. Fortunately, we were not in a hurry,
because we were there for three hours. All four of our dinners wer excellent.

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abrzez
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! We really enjoyed dining at Caffe Buon Gusto to celebrate our anniversary. Will definitely be back again!

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dupris
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic pasta and veal parm. Loved our meal!!!!

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Trie
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was average. Service was great at first, then no one was around

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service, and love that you can build your own pasta from the menu.

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vipMsMM
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sunday evening dinner was not rushed and quite good. Eggplant parm was tasty and not too salty. Trim color salad and decaf cappuccino delish.

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vipRobertA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual everything was outstanding. The service was quick and the food was magnificent. The staff was also incredibly amiable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was very nice and food was very good.
We weren’t rushed and enjoyed the experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mi piace molto, e una ristorante piu o meno veccia nella citta.

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vipFrancesca211
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food good service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Does not take Discover Credit cards

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Alanf
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I would recommend a restaurant to a friend. All the pastors are great and reasonably priced. I do wish they had a liquor license

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The pasta is to die for.

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RoseanneA
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and ambiance. Staff is warm and friendly. We will be back!

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vipManhattanGuy
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Scallops were not all that good (not terribly fresh). Second time Scallops were subpar. Next time I'll order another dish.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and knowledgeable staff with phenomenal food. A must try if you’re ever in Brooklyn Heights

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vipeatsout
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service can be erratic. Have had several bad experiences regarding getting everyone’s meals at the same time and being seated long after (45+ minutes) reservation time. Food is quite good and prices reasonable for the neighborhood

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!! Love Nando

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AM1636
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good good and great ambiance, but it took a long time for our server to take our order and seat us even with a reservation.

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vipGoodfoodguy1490
N. Ireland
14 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nando is the best host in Nyc. There’s no better service and care than CBG.

God bless them.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta was absolutely delicious and service was great! A hidden gem on 77th street. I will definitely be back and cannot recommend enough

FAQs

Caffe Buon Gusto - UES does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Caffe Buon Gusto - UES is rated 4.7 stars by 810 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.