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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

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Quiet Conversation (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
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Local Ingredients (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Romantic (5)
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Very great Italian restaurant that I recommend to everyone! The food is authentic Italian!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Love this place. Excellent Italian food! Excellent ambience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Grangusto always delivers. I am Italian and we are regulars there. The pizza is better than what I could get in many many places in Italy. Appetizers are to die for. Antonio and his team do everything they can to make you feel home in this absolute best-Italian-pizza-in-Boston spot! We just love it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Casual, Kid-friendly, Fun, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Welcoming atmosphere.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Al dente fresh pasta and actual neopolitan pizza. Salads just ok. Grilled calamari is nice.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The chef and wait staff are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about their food. The pasta was exceptionally well prepared and flavorful. There is a large selection of Italian wines and Amari.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We LOVE Gran Gusto. This is a friendly neighborhood place. The whole staff is wonderful. The menu is short but seems to only include dishes at which they excel. Our favorite is the "Chitarra"- thick home-made spaghetti served from a large bowl of pure parmesan cheese. This has to be the best way to serve pasta: simple and infused with flavor. Pair it with a meat dish and share. And Gran Gusto has parking - rare in Cambridge.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

My husband and I had dinner with our son and his new wife at Gran Gusto, as part of our celebration of Christmas 2017. The excellent food and service and charming ambiance made the evening a success. I am sure we'll return soon to this neighborhood gem.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We have been here a number of times and it never fails us. The menu always offers interesting choices, the food is reliably very very good, and the service is excellent. This is a charming restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Birthday. Thanks!

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Outstanding food and service. Great people!

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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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food2
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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Luigi is the best waiter!!

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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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