Gran Gusto

4.6
669 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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 ingrediants 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 Neopolotan-style pizza, ice cream and etc.
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C
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great excellent and reasonably priced. Great past dishes indeed

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CD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was excellent and owner was very attentive.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific evening...pasta is excellent, host charming.

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LG
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My friend and I had a mouth-watering dinner on Saturday night and could not be more satisfied or content. We shared the grilled calamari and ordered the braised lab shanks and the special Artic char with apricots and capers in a lemon sauce (unusual and delicious). The calamari was wonderful, the Arctic char a great combination of sweet and sour tastes, and the lamb shank just melted in our mouthes. It's such a gem!!

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R
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I’m s regular st Gran Gusto and I eat there often. It is my “go to” Italian restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite spot in the Boston area!

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F
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I’ll never ever go there again. Firstly, the owner/ manager/ worker doesn’t know that I’m a foodie who travels around the world for food adventure, and blog about my food journey. The menu states that they serve homemade pasta and that’s the reason attract me to the restaurant. However, the moment they serve the pasta on the table, I know that they do not serve me fresh homemade pasta. Hence, I want to give them a chance to explain themselves. They didn’t admit it was not homemade pasta but assure me once again that the pasta is 100% homemade. I don’t want to argue with them and dive into my food. They served me undercooked pasta, which you can see as the attached photo. They claim this undercooked pasta to be al dente. The white uncooked pasta is being circled. Also, from the picture, you can see that this pasta is either come from the Barilla or any other brand of pasta that they claim to be homemade. If it’s homemade, that tough uncooked flour wouldn’t appear on this picture. Unethical and dishonest restaurant!

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JS
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good food, portions were a little on the small side but would recommend.

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e
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant - the pasta is top notch. We go hear every time we are in the area!

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P
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love sharing Gran Gusto which friends and family.

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MM
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, different from the usual Italian restaurants, we got all different dishes, and the where all delicious. From the fried calamari to the specialty salads to the home made pastas

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SA
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gran Gusto is always amazing. Great food great value and terrific service. Highly recommend

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SW
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed. Absolutely delicious food - try the unforgettable grilled calamari that melt in the mouth and the short rib rigatoni. Exquisite.
I always feel treated as if they know me, in that true Italian way.
Will be my go to place now. I don’t drink alcohol so the bill always surprises with its reasonableness .

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N
New England
21 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great - great meals and luscious wines. Our first choice every time

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IB
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A delicious home made disches cooked with fresh ingredients and style. It felt like being in Rome with nice atmosphere. The owner Antonio was very welcoming and kind enough to care about my birthday. A place must to go if you like good home made meals and friendly staff.

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A
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gran Gusto never disappoints

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L
New England
24 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Consistently delicious food at this neighborhood spot. Terrific homemade pasta in just the right amount. I always feel satisfied but not stuffed. I love the spaghetti puttanesca. They also make a heavenly fettuccini with black truffles in season. Last night I had the stuffed calamari antipasto...tender and flavorful. Tuna crudo was also excellent. Tiramisu was delicious as was the pistachio gelato. . The tables are a little close together but not in a cozy way. They need to work on the ambience a bit. Some nights the service is great and sometimes it’s patchy. I go for the food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Overall, the restaurant was good. Great selection of food and drink, and the food was incredibly tasty. Portions were decent in size and moderately priced. The tables were a bit close together and there seemed to be too many tables per server, then again we did go on Valentine’s Day and it was rather busy. I would recommend this place.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Food was amazing and not overpriced. The host gave us weird looks as soon as we walked in and made us switch from one table that wasn’t great to another one that was slightly less terrible. The tables are too close together making it for intimate moments with strangers. Other than that, the service was good (minus the server mocking me for pronouncing something in Italian). Cool dude.

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JM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite neighborhood spot. I go there whenever I don’t have time to cook for guests.

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E
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most authentic Italian outside of Italy. Will definitely go back!

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T
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I love this place. They serve up pretty authentic Italian dishes, decent wine selection and adequate bar. Service could be faster especially given it was a slow night. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list and made great recommendations.

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EJ
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group and everyone enjoyed their dinner! We were concerned because we had one vegan and she found something she enjoyed! We enjoyed the recommended wine as well.

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SD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The caesar salad was pretty pathetic. It was romaine lettuce alright but it was chopped and not torn, and to make it even worse, it was chopped too small, with too much of the rib portions and not enough of the delightful green leafy parts that make caesar salad so good. And it tasted wet, as if it hadn't been dried properly before it was chopped. The dressing bordered on insipid, but to its credit, the salad was garnished with anchovies, a necessity that many restaurants leave off. Our entrees were good, no complaints there. The waiter, the one who presented the specials and took our order, was a bit of a ham, being overdramatic in a way that kind of turned me off. I felt some of the other wait staff to be kind of pushy too. The bussers were thoughtful and courteous. In the end, we had a good time, and we enjoyed our evening out. I'll try a different salad next time.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely and delicious!
Delightful and gracious!
Quiet and welcoming!

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G
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, authentic Italian food. Moderate price, excellent quality. Parking too! A hidden gem!

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Y
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food.

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R
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We are frequent diners at Gran Gusto because it is consistently very good in every way.

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MG
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Hands down the most delicious Italian food I’ve eaten anywhere in Massachusetts!

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f
New England
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Sadly upon entering the owner was embroiled in a rather loud disagreement over a bill that lasted for about 30 minutes during which time we were largely ignored

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LS
New England
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual it was an outstanding culinary experience with spectacular service

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant has consistently excellent food, creative dishes, very attentive service, very nice wine list.
A friendly, fun place for dinner.

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RM
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently wonderful . . . Gran Gusto never disappoints.

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ST
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, authentic and marvelous Italian specialties. The house-made pasta is to die for. The ambiance is relaxed and European. After several visits, we've had all hits and no misses.

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JG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We've eaten here several times. Food is consistently excellent, but service is spotty. It can sometimes be difficult to get a waiter's attention. Tonight the appetizers and entrees arrived simultaneously ; )

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MB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

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ML
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great neighborhood restaurant. The more we go, the more we love it. The ambience is wonderful and the food is authentic creative Italian food.

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TC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very cozy place with very good food that is well priced. I will definitely return.

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RM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Food was fantastic...authentic Italian we were looking for. Service staff was very engaging so we were able to practice our Italian while enjoying an awesome meal. We just wished they played Italian music over the PA. Just go..you’ll love it!

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EF
Berlin
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gran Gusto is the most authentic Italian restaurant there is around Boston. Highly recommended by Italians.

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