Gran Gusto

4.6
869 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
After 8:30 pm the restaurant prefers to take reservations by contacting the restaurant.

At Gran Gusto, we pride ourselves on the best quality for a great price.

We are a completely in-house production, starting with fresh, basic ingredients in order to create homemade bread to desert.

Over 80% of our products come from Italy one time a week such as, olive oil, flour, truffles, specialty cheeses, bufala mozzarella for the Neapolitan-style pizza, ice cream and etc.

Support Gran Gusto during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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 869 people are saying
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vipClaraC
New England
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely exceptional experience. We had the best time. Romantic, authentic, and the food was even better. We had a great time and will be back ASAP!

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AyonnaZ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was great! Service was amazing and the food was great

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Jess
New England
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That was a great experience after 6 months staying at home.

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CalifCambr
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside on an unseasonably warm October day. Food was superb! A real neighborhood gem.

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MelissaS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good, authentic Italian food. By far the best Melanzane Parmiagana that I’ve eaten outside of Italy. The roast chicken was excellent and the salads were simple, fresh and delicious. Better than any Italian food in the North End. The service was excellent.

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PaulD
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very accommodating !
From appetizer to main course.
Fresh and delicious !
I would recommend and I would go again.

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vipcantabrigian1
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always great food: salads, pastas, pizzas. A wonderful escape from today's reality.

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vipCharles
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

This establishment should be take-out only. Outdoor seating with plastic chairs and flimsy tables. Traffic passing by. No candles. Dark tables at night. No heat-lamps. Paper table covers. Indoor dining at this time feels like a basement conference center. Zero atmosphere. Closed windows. No lightening. Piped in Muzak. But worse than all this is the service. Patronizing. Liking thought, follow-up, or care. A half carafe of Chianti? My server told me $25. Ends on $30 on the bill. No explanation. A small margarita pizza took 45 minutes ... and the place was empty when I ordered. The server never followed-up. Truly, consider for take-out only during this pandemic period. Spare your customers and yourselves from the unpleasantness.

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JeanC
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is certainly very good but over priced. I could not understand a word the waiter/host said due to his accent & the mask he was wearing (which I am very thankful he was wearing one). The outside seating is lovely & made me feel safe.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food was good, but service was very slow.

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vipbostonelsie
New England
55 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Gran Gusto - lovely specials including arancini in a parmesan truffle 'fondue' and a beautiful piece of perfectly cooked swordfish with blistered tomatoes, olives and capers. Front patio has been expanded and tables are really well spaced.

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EsterP
New England
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best pizza in Boston ... and I am Italian!

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gabrielac
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Staff was courteous but took longer than expected to serve us. The tomato sauce is not the best. The bolognese pasta was 5/6 ground beef and very little sauce and little pasta. On a good note, the restaurant was happy to accommodate our guests requests for gluten free and vegan options.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!

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Chelsea
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with lots of outdoor seating. Service couldn’t have been more friendly!

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TerrieB
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My fiancé found Gran Gusto about 2 years ago. He lived in Italy for almost 40 years and was impressed with the authentic Italian food he was used to.
We make the 45 minute drive to eat there fairly often. Our last visit was for his birthday...party of 5... outdoor dining. They have done a great job with outdoor dining.... and the food, ALWAYS PERFECTO!!

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vipMaryAnnG
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio and the food and service were outstanding!

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CY2013
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were amazed at the precautions they took for social distancing as the outdoor seating were more than 6 feet apart. I didn’t go inside so I can’t rate indoors. All staff had masks on appropriately and no time did I feel cautious. The food was delicious as always.

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vipmrcreosote
New England
39 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great local Italian restaurant. Simple elegant and delicious.

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Athena
New England
23 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The gentleman could not find my reservation and we had to point it out to him. A few seconds of heart stopping tension.
Tables separated well with distance and safety. All staff masked and friendly. The drinks are unusual, tasty but expensive. Our Main courses ranged from $28-30, and though flavourful, expensive for the offering. Small fish, much pasta and less protein than we expected for the price. Appetisers looked like art on the plate and delicious, again some dollars more than we’d expect. With tip it totalled almost $70 each, which surprised us. One drink each, one appetiser and main course and shared small dessert seemed high to our group.
Lovely nighttime ambiance despite Sherman St view and attentive staff. Be prepared to spend, enjoy the outdoor dining and staff, and you’ll leave happy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was SO delicious! We sat outside, the servers were kind and helpful, we got their specials and the lasagna and the arugula pizza and it was amazing. We can’t wait to come back.

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MichaelaW
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always the food was fantastic and we had a lovely evening. The social distancing and QR code menu work very well.

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freddieb00
New England
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Energetic and accurate service for our demanding sixtop on a busy Friday patio. Tasty, authentic, varied Neapolitan (and other regional) dishes: chickpea fritters, bresaola skirt steak and swordfish tasty and creative.

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JDWWfoodie
New England
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We ate outdoors on the patio and found it to be a very enjoyable experience. Service was ok, but the food was excellent!!! Best bang for the buck Italian in the area!

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SebastienV
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food,. Friendly Italian-speaking waiter. Highly recommended!

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vipMartinB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gran Gusto is a hidden gem. Authentic Italian family run feel, with great service and great food.

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vipAnne
New England
19 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a great job with expanding the patio. Service and food were great as always. We had a Brussels sprout special appetizer that was to die for. Both meals were great. No rush to get us out either.

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Hayes
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service, as always. A treat to be able to eat there again.

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vipMaryAnnG
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and the service were outstanding! They have a very nice patio.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and drinks. Would come back again

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LauraA
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time outside at gran gusto! Fantastic food, service!

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vipJennR
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor patio with welcoming host and waitstaff! The food reminded me of Italy - supremely fresh ingredients prepared perfectly. Will definitely return.

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JeanneB
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. First time having the lasagna delicious

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AngelaB
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

wonderful team and the food is just delicious. Outdoor seating!

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vipfoodiesnobmom
New England
62 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt very comfortable dining outdoors at Gran Gusto in early August 2020. The service and food were both excellent, and we were lucky to have a gorgeous evening. Save room for dessert - they are VERY good.

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vipMichelleD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat was this meal. Food was was delicious and services was excellent and very attentive.

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ValerioG
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service, quality ingredients and recipes adherent to the tradition. Very satisfied customer

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ResaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food! Sat outside on their makeshift patio which was lovely. I hope they can stay in business throughout the upcoming COVID winter.

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CarolineP
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This spot is a must visit. The atmosphere is perfect and comfortable. I felt very safe on their outdoor patio in terms of their adjustments due to COVID-19. Every dish was phenomenal, wine pours were generous and staff was friendly and full of charisma. Will be visiting Gran Gusto again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place.
Food is perfect. Thats all I have to say. You can go there everyday and your life will simply be better.

FAQs

Gran Gusto offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 441-0400.

Gran Gusto is rated 4.6 stars by 869 OpenTable diners.

Gran Gusto does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/SHWCJJXQ0AQME/order.

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.