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.
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- 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
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!
This restaurant was great! Service was amazing and the food was great
That was a great experience after 6 months staying at home.
Sat outside on an unseasonably warm October day. Food was superb! A real neighborhood gem.
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.
Very accommodating !
From appetizer to main course.
Fresh and delicious !
I would recommend and I would go again.
Always great food: salads, pastas, pizzas. A wonderful escape from today's reality.
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.
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.
Food was good, but service was very slow.
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.
Best pizza in Boston ... and I am Italian!
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.
Great food with lots of outdoor seating. Service couldn’t have been more friendly!
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!!
Great patio and the food and service were outstanding!
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.
A great local Italian restaurant. Simple elegant and delicious.
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.
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.
As always the food was fantastic and we had a lovely evening. The social distancing and QR code menu work very well.
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.
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!
Excellent food,. Friendly Italian-speaking waiter. Highly recommended!
Gran Gusto is a hidden gem. Authentic Italian family run feel, with great service and great food.
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.
Outstanding food and service, as always. A treat to be able to eat there again.
The food and the service were outstanding! They have a very nice patio.
Great service, great food and drinks. Would come back again
Great time outside at gran gusto! Fantastic food, service!
Lovely outdoor patio with welcoming host and waitstaff! The food reminded me of Italy - supremely fresh ingredients prepared perfectly. Will definitely return.
Outstanding as always. First time having the lasagna delicious
wonderful team and the food is just delicious. Outdoor seating!
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.
What a treat was this meal. Food was was delicious and services was excellent and very attentive.
Very good food and service, quality ingredients and recipes adherent to the tradition. Very satisfied customer
Very good food! Sat outside on their makeshift patio which was lovely. I hope they can stay in business throughout the upcoming COVID winter.
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.
Food is perfect. Thats all I have to say. You can go there everyday and your life will simply be better.
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.