Gran Gusto

4.6
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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.
What 768 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We were pretty much ignored after we sat down and water was poured. Had to flag waiter (who is also the owner) down to place drink order. Also had to ask for bread. Some of us ordered the special, which was simply ok. The ricotta pie for dessert was the highlight of our evening. Bottom line - what could have been a memorable evening was just an ok night out given lack of hospitality.

C
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best Pasta Bolognese I've ever had! I would highly recommend Gran Gusto and will absolutely be returning.

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Great bartender. Good vibe.

C
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The pasta was horrible. I have lived in italy for 11 years and this was not good pasta. I am used to al dente this me pasta was heavy sort of dense . I was very disappointed

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza

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KV
New England
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food service and wine was excellent. i would reccomend for authentic italian food

NC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this authentic Italian restaurant! Several shared starters were the perfect start. The homemade pasta was delicious and despite the generous portions, everyone finished their meal!

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Poor manners on the part of the owner. Inattentive. Rushed us to give our order. When signaled that we were ready, he didn’t come back for 15 minutes. Pizza was undercooked, flavorless and cheese was not melted.

CM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food for great prices. Really can't beat it. I had the branzino - it was delish.

HH
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very good, as usual. And Antonio’s service was stellar - making the dining experience extra enjoyable.

I see why everyone raves about the Grilled Calamari. My first time trying. And my companion loved the Eggplant Melanzana, a go-to for me.

H
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Italian food - fresh, inventive, downright excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am Italian, here in Boston since less than 2 months, and I was feeling homesick, at most I was missing the good Italian food. Here the owners and chefs are true people from Napoli, they prepare pizza even better than in my hometown in the north of Italy, pasta with mixed seafood was amazing. I recommend to everyone, for having the best Italian experience Gran Gusto is really over the top! Grazie Antonio! Siete mitici! Forza Napoli!!!

SF
New England
23 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Another great Italian meal reasonably-priced. We like Gran Gusto for the quality of the food and wine - also for the family atmosphere and pleasant personality of the owner and the servers. The food is high quality. We started with the platter of antipasti - excellent prosciutto, cheeses and other antipasti. The salads and meals also lived up to the starter. The wine melded it all together. We will go back again...and again.

J
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Molto bene!

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GR
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Very good good food good service not too noisy ambiance good be more accurated

BJ
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Maitre d was peculiar and did not tell us price of wine, just open and poured what he selected for us. Otherwise very nice evening.

KK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food with a fantastic host! Don’t miss it!

LB
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Busy night. Warm welcome
Slow service

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful! Warm greeting from the host and the food is amazing.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. The service was great and the food was even better. Highly recommend.

JB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to place! Authentic and delicious. Fun atmosphere

M
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A favorite
Food is excellent
Always mobbed & reservation needed
Hence the noise

K
New England
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such a joy dining here!

JP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was sensational and I’m definitely going to go again! Delicious!

EC
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is delicious and very authentic. There’s plenty of people speaking Italian at various tables. There’s a nice Trattoria like feel to the meals. The wine list is very well chosen, and given the quality not too expensive.

Far and away superior to the North end restaurants that cater to tourists. Check it out.

M
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants. Great Italian food, my favorite appetizer is the squid. great salads and some daily specials. I have never been disappointed.
In the summer there is outside dining.
Highly recommended.

S
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice Italian restaurant

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M
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great price for a delicious meal! We will be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From appetizers to dessert, everything was wonderful! Food was excellent and authentic. Wait staff was very attentive and knowledge. Our kids pizza! North End feel but with better food! We will be back soon!

LW
New England
15 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live very close but this was my first time at Gran Gusto. Absolutely excellent all around for our large party. Each entree was perfectly cooked. The pasta was homemade and the sauce gently clung to each piece for full flavor in every bite. The calamari was gently and crisply breaded and tender inside. The gentleman who took our order explained the dishes carefully, offering an adjustment when someone in our group asked. Each dish was carefully made to order. We shared six entrees and three appetizers and everything was superb. We will be back!

BF
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. The wait staff was engaging and attentive and the meal was expertly prepared. Had a fantastic time and will return.

PS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great "authentic" food. Quality ingredients, perfect blend of flavors (not over powering), good portions, good service, and, the wood fired oven is skillfully leveraged.

IV
New England
29 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

There was no one to greet you or even acknowledge your reservation. Had to talk to a few people to get seated. The main dining room seemed busy and a bit noisy and, when we asked to be seated in a quiet area we were shown to an alcove with few tables and dim lights. Hardly a cheery atmosphere. The food was okay. The salads are good and the pasta dishes are standard fare.

CC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gran gusto has authentic Italian cuisine at reasonable price. We had a great experience there.

BT
Taiwan
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food is really nice. But the service tends to be a bit slow.

OT
New England
57 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A wonderful restaurant. Delicious food. Friendly staff.

EC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding, wine options are thoughtful and moderately priced.

LP
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Homemade pasta was outstanding! We were craving some authentic Italian food after traveling there this spring. Recommended by friends, Grand Gusto did not disappoint. Started with a salad, the eggplant appetizer and a artichoke pizza shared by our group. The pizza was full of tangy flavors in every bite, with a light crunchy crust and the eggplant appetizer was delicious. My friend and I had the CHITARRA- Thick spaghetti alla "Sciuè sciuè" Gran Gusto style, which we had a few laughs trying to pronounce. It was fantastic- satisfied all the pasta cravings with thick bite to the pasta, and a light sauce of fresh tomatoes, garlic and onion all underscored by the hot pasta having been stirred in the cheese wheel. Outstanding! PAPPARDELLE with 1/2 lobster rounded out the table, and was reported to be excellent as well. Service and vibe were friendly and fun- they enjoyed our attempts at Italian pronunciation.

AC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Friendly. Food was especially good and was creative, it’s a family run restaurant and we could tell.

PA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Italian restaurant in Great Boston! The staff is really nice and the food is awesome ! Pizzas, pastas, meat, mozzarella buffala, everything was really good and well cooked for a good price. I definitely recommend Gran Gusto!