Gran Gusto

4.8
892 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 892 people are saying
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AndreaA
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gran Gusto cooks Italian food as if you were in Italy, that' why native Italians go there!

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Gianluca
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only Italian restaurant that I trust and is authentic in New England so far. Lovely Italian service.

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vipLauren
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing atmosphere with true authentic Italian cuisine. My bf and I shared the eggplant, ceci and bolognese. The ceci with chickpea fritters, prosciutto, creamy cheese, figs and balsamic glaze was a 10/10!! Would definitely return to this restaurant!

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vipski50
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good about GF and dairy free. Delicious fish and good lasagna. We will be back again!! Anna

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AmzA
New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is very good and staff are helpful, we’ll be going regularly!

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vipKK1029
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect neighborhood spot for a family meal or relaxed date. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. The service is prompt and personal. Ask for a wine recommendation and you will not be disappointed.

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TimW
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was, as always, authentic and excellent. I had the braised short rib pasta and my wife had the squid ink risotto with seafood.

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KevinM
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Really delicious. Looking forward to returning soon

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Tricia
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service, very tasty food and amply spaced outside seating. Very enjoyable dinner!

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EnricoDG
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gran Gusto is an Italian food institution for Massachusetts. Besides the official acknowledgments from Italian food associations, they bring in authentic ingredients from Italy and provde a true-to-home experience for all passionate food goers. I've been dining with them with friends and partners over the years, and I'm still not tired.

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vipBillyK
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The nicest and most amazing people! Please go here for the food and the family service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

This restaurant is fine. The food was decent, but definitely not the best Italian I’ve had in Boston. My date and I both had a premi and secondi. I had the seafood mix pasta and the artic char. The seafood in the pasta was really good, but the pasta itself was thick and chewy. Chewier than I normally associate with al dente. The sauce was good though. The artic char was good as well—crispy skin, flaky but not dry in a yummy butter with perfect cooked cherry tomatoes. I’d definitely order it again. The real negative about our experience was the service. It took us an hour and ten minutes to get our pasta and then 10 mins after we got it, they asked if we were ready for the next plate. It just seemed like we ordered a pretty normal dinner for an Italian place and the pace was off from what I’d expect. It was almost like they didn’t expect us to order two courses even though that’s the way the menu is set up. With all the other Italian options in Boston, I probably would not go back, but it’s good in a pinch.

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StephanieP
New England
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great like always! Love this place!! Freshest ingredients!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service!

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LauraA
New England
14 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants! So reliable, service I great! I’m looking forward to next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing truly fresh and perfectly cooked Italian food. Owner was great and apparently all the staff is Italian. No precooked food here, all made fresh. We will be back. Would recommend.

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Nope
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Waited 1 hour and 45 minutes for mediocre pasta that was way overpriced. Ordered calamari as an appetizer and it wasn’t fried. Who doesn’t fry calamari? It tasted awful.

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Farafield
New England
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They are doing a wonderful job in the pandemic and gave us a memorable evening. Arctic char was super; ceci appetizer rich and delicious, not to be missed.

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vipLeoG
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, great service, and a very safe indoor dining experience (ample space between tables/parties, mask wearing the staff, etc).

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AnthonyD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing authentic food and great service, you can't beat it.

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vipEdwardC
New England
17 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food like you get in an a real Trattoria in Italy. Nice wine list and super friendly staff.

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SarahD
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for date night, or just a pizza and beer.

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JL0930
New England
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! The food, the ambiance, and the service are all great! Highly recommend this place for pizza as well as pasta!

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vipClaraC
New England
30 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
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 on November 27, 2020
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
56 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
2 reviews
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
6 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!

FAQs

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

Gran Gusto is rated 4.8 stars by 892 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.