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.
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.
Best Pasta Bolognese I've ever had! I would highly recommend Gran Gusto and will absolutely be returning.
Great food and service. Great bartender. Good vibe.
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
the food service and wine was excellent. i would reccomend for authentic italian food
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!
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.
Great food for great prices. Really can't beat it. I had the branzino - it was delish.
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.
Fantastic Italian food - fresh, inventive, downright excellent.
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!!!
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.
Very good good food good service not too noisy ambiance good be more accurated
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.
Wonderful food with a fantastic host! Don’t miss it!
Busy night. Warm welcome
Delightful! Warm greeting from the host and the food is amazing.
Fantastic restaurant. The service was great and the food was even better. Highly recommend.
Our go to place! Authentic and delicious. Fun atmosphere
Food is excellent
Always mobbed & reservation needed
Hence the noise
Always such a joy dining here!
Food was sensational and I’m definitely going to go again! Delicious!
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.
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.
Nice Italian restaurant
A great price for a delicious meal! We will be back!
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!
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!
Wonderful experience. The wait staff was engaging and attentive and the meal was expertly prepared. Had a fantastic time and will return.
Great "authentic" food. Quality ingredients, perfect blend of flavors (not over powering), good portions, good service, and, the wood fired oven is skillfully leveraged.
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.
Gran gusto has authentic Italian cuisine at reasonable price. We had a great experience there.
The food is really nice. But the service tends to be a bit slow.
A wonderful restaurant. Delicious food. Friendly staff.
Food is outstanding, wine options are thoughtful and moderately priced.
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.
Great restaurant. Friendly. Food was especially good and was creative, it’s a family run restaurant and we could tell.
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!