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
Grilled calamari, sautéed mushroom, lemon dressing
Lemon risotto, shrimp, scallops
stuffed with straciatella cheese, cherry tomato & eggplant sauce
The food was authentic and delicious. The restaurant has a large pleasant outside space for dining.
Wonderful food, excellent service, pleasant seating indoors and outdoors. Staff explained everything that we asked. A real special treat in Cambridge.
It felt as though the host and waiter did not want to be there and as customers we were an inconvenience.
We had an extremely loud table sit next to us, but other than that it was quiet. The food was good, the menu was slightly smaller than pre-covid, but the waiter pulled some strings and I was able to order a dish that I had been wanting to try that wasn't on the menu. The food was excellent, service great, and ambiance is good in general.
Great service and food! Such a nice spot for dinner!
Ottimo!! È sempre un piacere cenare qui!!
Food here is outstanding and the restaurant itself has a lovely traditional trattoria feel. I always chose quality over quantity but in this case you get both!
Food and atmosphere very good.
Our server was extremely unfriendly, borderline rude.
Delicious Italian food. You can sit outdoors or indoors. Menu items currently has been reduced but still many dishes to choose from.
Amazing, amazing, amazing!! The food was delicious, people were super nice. Certainly recommended 👏👏
We love grangusto! Would 10/10 recommend. Great food and friendly people.
Our visit to Gran Gusto was lovely as usual. We were celebrating Father’s Day, so I wanted somewhere nice to take my husband for dinner. We ordered the fish special and the appetizer special which were both delicious!! I would highly recommend this restaurant to friends and family.
An excellent meal. Great service and great food.
This is my favourite Italian restaurant The manager is outstanding And friendly.
We felt your menu was too limited. Otherwise, everything was fine.
Hands down, best pizza I’ve had in the USA, comparable only to pizza I’ve eaten in Naples Italy. If you want a truly authentic Italian meal that is not overpriced and comes with great, unpretentious and friendly service, this is the place. Consistently good each time I visit.
Small authentic Italian restaurant, family run: Satff very attentive . The owner present . Can’t wait to return
My wife and I have been coming here for years. This is a genuine Italian restaurant which one might find in Italy (as opposed to the usual "red sauce" places which one finds around this area. Our party of four ordered two appetizers -- d'Or truffled pizza, and calamari (not fried) for the table which were outstanding. Two pasta orders were happily halved to be eaten by four -- leaving room for dessert. While squid ink risotto did not appear on the menu, our server checked the kitchen and said that we could have it. (We didn't but will the next visit). On the minus side, the seafood in the scialatielli was overcooked, and gelato scoops were tiny -- order at least two per person.
Excellent, authentic, Italian cuisine in a lovely setting with great service. Gran Gusto is our favorite Cambridge restaurant!
We celebrated our anniversary on a rainy and cold spring evening at Gran Gusto. We always enjoy their authentic Italian dishes, made with the freshest ingredients. We had the swordfish with capers, olives and tomatoes served on a bed of spinach and the pasta Bolognese and started with a burrata appetizer. Everything was well-cooked and seasoned perfectly. We look forward to returning.
Wonderful delicious food and wine and excellent caring friendly wait staff. This is a real neighborhood gem. My wife and I can't wait to come back again soon.
Another lovely meal at Gran Gusto - great special on branzino with shrimp and spinach - cooked perfectly in a beautiful, light sauce. Great wine selection.
I don’t think the waiter we had wanted to be working last night.
The food is OUTSTANDING and reasonably priced
What a hidden gem! My husband and I had dinner at Gran Gusto based on a list of the top 25 pizza joints in Boston. This restaurant certainly lived up to its accolade! From the creative and refreshing mocktails created by our server, to the light and flavorful salads, to the delicious truffle pizza (with AMPLE truffles) with a perfectly crispy, doughy crust, our food was sublime. Moreover, the service was top notch - very personable, yet respectful of our dinner date time. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Don't order "standards" like lasagna which was so-so. The other dishes were excellent.
This is the real deal for Calabrian food, expertly prepared.
We had an excellent lunch here, the food could not have been better. I marked the service less than stellar because the restaurant was short-staffed that day. On the other hand, everyone was nice about it, and my friends and I were not in a hurry. But it was slow.
A pleasant eatery with very
careful COVID protection
Pizzas ok but ours was served lukewarm
Menu is just what you would expect and tasty, but not exceptional
Gran Gusto cooks Italian food as if you were in Italy, that' why native Italians go there!
The only Italian restaurant that I trust and is authentic in New England so far. Lovely Italian service.
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!
Very good about GF and dairy free. Delicious fish and good lasagna. We will be back again!! Anna
Food is very good and staff are helpful, we’ll be going regularly!
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.
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.
Really delicious. Looking forward to returning soon
Wonderful service, very tasty food and amply spaced outside seating. Very enjoyable dinner!
Gran Gusto offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 441-0400.
Gran Gusto is rated 4.7 stars by 924 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.