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About Gran Gusto

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.

90 Sherman Street
Cambridge, MA 02140
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Monday - Saturday 12-3pm

Dinner
Monday - Thursday, 4:30 - 10PM
Friday & Saturday, 4:30 - 11PM
Sunday, 4:30 - 10PM

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(617) 441-0400

Website:
http://www.grangustocambridge.com/

Parking Details:
After 6 PM free parking.

Executive Chef:
Giuseppe Castellano

Gran Gusto Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (25)
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Neighborhood Gem (21)
Casual (19)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Special Occasion (14)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Fun (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Cozy (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Romantic (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Business Meals (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

This is an absolute gem! One of the most authentic Italian restaurant in Boston area. It has such a warm, cozy, and welcoming aspect that makes nostalgic amd feel like I’m in Italy. The food is as authentic as it gets. Number 1 thing everyone should try is their pizza. Anyone that has eaten pizza in Napoli or anywhere in Amalfi Coast will be able to appreciate this place as much as I do! The owner and staff are very welcoming and friendly. Best of all, this isn’t the type of restaurant where everthing feels super rushed so they can turn tables as quickly as possible and this way you definitely get to enjoy the moment and the slow paced European style. Obsessed. A must try.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Really appreciate the after hours off-street parking!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

As always excellent food and service. Fresh and well prepared Italian specialties. Pizza is as good as their meu items.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This was my second time going to Gran Gusto and it was as good the first time we went. Love the homemade pasta😁

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Gran Gusto was terrific
Opentable did not come through for us. The restaurant had no record of our reservation
Very disappointed in your service

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We have eaten at Gran Gusto's a few times recently and have enjoyed it each time.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Nice neighborhood restaurant. Food very good. Menu interesting. Sadly it was quite noisy therefore not conducive to good conversation.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2017

pasta and risotto dishes were terrific- my first time there and very impressed with the food, wine and service- will definitely return!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Still the best at what it does.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Reservation for 7:45p; we were sat 8:40p. Kitchen was backed up. It took a while to get our dinner served. Would have appreciated some drinks gratis for inconvenience vs a small pizza

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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The owner himself came to the table and greeted us. All of the servers were kind and attentive. The noise level was a little high for my taste - lots of glass, stone and hardwood in a room with high ceilings means lots of sound reflection. But the sound was of happy dining conversations, and the room is lovely,

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Gran Gusto is authentic always fresh and delicious - have been many times and have never been disappointed. A great go to neighborhood restaurant. Antonio and Luigi are always helpful and attentive

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Usually good, authentic Italian food. Prices going up however.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Even with a reservation we waited for 45 mins in the back of the restaurant of what it seemed to be the building's lobby. It would have been nice to be asked if we would like a drink while waiting.
When seated, they were out of bread and out of the wine we ordered.
Customer service was mediocre/poor. I am Italian (Rome) and I have to say that the food was mediocre as well.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We have been there ~ 4 times since we found it ~ 5 months ago. Never failed to be 4 or 5 on 5 point scale. It seems a bit rustic, there are a few open tables, and it is relatively quiet - not like Guilia's and with at least equal food with higher plate-to plate variety.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a wonderful meal! There were so many great things to choose from that we decided to share a bunch. Appetizer special of figs stuffed with goat cheese wrapped in prosciutto served over arugula with balsamic glaze - out of this world delicious! Pizza with roasted eggplant was amazing - light crispy crust. Gran Gusto special pasta was delicious. Favorite was the Short Rib pasta - can't wait to go back again for more! All staff was warm and welcoming and very attentive. You can't go wrong with this place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great service and atmosphere. Food is transcendent. Best pizza I have ever had.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Fantastic food, the most authentic Italian outside the North End, as far as I know. The grilled calamari is killer. All the homemade pasta is top notch. They even made up a seafood risotto for me during lunch, when there isn't risotto on the menu. Give them a try, including their excellent margherita pizza and fresh salads.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Average Italian meal, big wine list. Didn't enjoy the smoked mozzarella appetizer, it was too little cheese.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Luigi is the best waiter!!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Seemed surprised by the reservation. Took over an hour for our mains to arrive after appetizers were quick.
Food was good. Room was loud.
Waiters never checked in. Water was often empty.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We've been coming here since the very beginning and were delighted to see how much more appealing the decor is since we first came. More comfortable chairs, more appealing dining rooms. The food was excellent as always. My fettuccine with lamb ragu was very good. By the time we left, both dining areas were full! Everything makes for a very pleasant evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

A nice place for a business lunch. Attentive but unobtrusive service, an authentic menu, good lunch portions, and excellently prepared food. We enjoyed the visit and plan on returning!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2017

The manager was so friendly and accommodating, it was an excellent meal :)

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Small intimate. Tables were close, but not intrusive. Good home made pasta. Thought I would get more seafood on the Seafood Pasta dish I had. Friday night, and they did not rush us out after we finished eating. So we were able to sit and talk with coffee.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Food was great, as usual. Service, however, was awful. We had to ask the server three times for balsamic vinegar. And it took forever to get our food, even though the restaurant was practically empty. I've been dining here for a while now and it's unfortunate to see the decline in service quality.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This was a pleasant surprise. The location is a bit off the beaten track but that is part of its allure. The service was fine, the food very good and best of all the noise level was low enough that you could actually hear one another talk. Parking was not a problem either.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This is a family favorite. It never disappoints. Great food and an authentic Italian experience. I've never had anything less than a great meal in a great setting. And there's plenty of street parking.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The cheese wheel pasta alongside the truffle pizza Ore are the most amazing dishes you’ll ever have. Weekly favorite and the BEST Italian restaurant in Boston area! Forget the North End, you’ll be in love with Gran Gusto!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent meal and great wine by the glass list. My dinner guest was very pleased with the menu and entree

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We've been meaning to try Gran Gusto for a while, and are sorry that we didn't come sooner. I have a feeling it will turn into one of our favorite places to go.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

My all time favorite restaurant

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 (New England)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Lovely place for a birthday dinner, authentic Napolitano cuisine, delicious pizza, pasta & sauces, great place for a serious wine person.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The gin and tonic was large, but not flavorful. The food was very good and well explained.
We asked for a glass of wine twice, didn't get it til we asked again. Service was quite slow. We waited 15 minutes for the check, waitress was outside on her phone.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Food was good but not as good as the reviews suggest. We hand an excellent bottle of Chianti Classico Riserva for $60..00.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Our experience at Gran Gusto was underwhelming. My caprese salad had anemic tomatoes, at a time of the year when good, red, juicy tomatoes are in great abundance (early September) and was lacking fresh basil, instead using pesto that had little flavor. The best part of their pasta is that it is handmade at the restaurant, and is delicious. But the "sauce" on my ravioli employed tasteless cherry tomatoes, as well as some eggplant, which existed entirely independent of each other. My dining partner enjoyed the smoked salmon carpaccio appetizer.
The restaurant was very busy, but the service was fine and very friendly.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2017

The food at Gran Guesto was simply put - delicious. The look and feel of the restaurant is like a comfortable dining room at your family's home. We had the Margaretta pizza and it was so wonderful - followed by the most tender pasta with seafood cooked to perfection. We will defiantly be going back. It may be our new weekly place to go.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Feels like I was back in Italy. Impeccable food and service. Comfortable atomosphere.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

I had dinner with 3 friends at Gran Gusto, and the food was delicious. In addition, the restaurant has a nice ambiance and is a little off the beaten path so therefore not too crowded. The only point of critique I have is that the service could have been a bit better. Our empty glasses (for water as well as wine/beer) often went unnoticed and the service was quite slow in general. Other than that, we had a good dining experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We always enjoy our meals here. The quality of the food and service compare favorably to much pricier restaurants.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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