Gran Gusto

4.7
924 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 924 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viphungryone
New England
38 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was authentic and delicious. The restaurant has a large pleasant outside space for dining.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, excellent service, pleasant seating indoors and outdoors. Staff explained everything that we asked. A real special treat in Cambridge.

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vipcarolynr
New England
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

It felt as though the host and waiter did not want to be there and as customers we were an inconvenience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food!

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vipmrslambs
New England
21 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food

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vipDMF18
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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AlfeH
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Such a nice spot for dinner!

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vipDaveN
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ottimo!! È sempre un piacere cenare qui!!

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TomW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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viplocal2013
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food and atmosphere very good.
Our server was extremely unfriendly, borderline rude.

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RositaS
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious Italian food. You can sit outdoors or indoors. Menu items currently has been reduced but still many dishes to choose from.

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vipSimgeA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, amazing, amazing!! The food was delicious, people were super nice. Certainly recommended 👏👏

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Claudia
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We love grangusto! Would 10/10 recommend. Great food and friendly people.

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AgnettaW
New England
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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StephenS
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

An excellent meal. Great service and great food.

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MichaelL
New England
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is my favourite Italian restaurant The manager is outstanding And friendly.

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JCott
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We felt your menu was too limited. Otherwise, everything was fine.

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vipMelissaS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MEMSDINNING
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small authentic Italian restaurant, family run: Satff very attentive . The owner present . Can’t wait to return

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JohnH
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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.

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CCBB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, authentic, Italian cuisine in a lovely setting with great service. Gran Gusto is our favorite Cambridge restaurant!

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vipEileenM
New England
205 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
17 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipbostonelsie
New England
62 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another lovely meal at Gran Gusto - great special on branzino with shrimp and spinach - cooked perfectly in a beautiful, light sauce. Great wine selection.

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vipLoringB
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I don’t think the waiter we had wanted to be working last night.

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NeilA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food is OUTSTANDING and reasonably priced
Service indifferent

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Katie
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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Sally
New England
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Don't order "standards" like lasagna which was so-so. The other dishes were excellent.

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vipJOHN02155
New England
45 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the real deal for Calabrian food, expertly prepared.

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Nimblejacks
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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.

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vipRonnieK
New England
19 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

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AndreaA
New England
2 reviews
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
2 reviews
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
11 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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vipAmzA
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
New England
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
New England
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Really delicious. Looking forward to returning soon

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Tricia
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

FAQs

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.