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For 2
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Gran Gusto

4.5
514 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Monday - Saturday 12-3pm

Dinner
Monday - Thursday, 4:30 - 10PM
Friday & Saturday, 4:30 - 11PM
Sunday, 4:30 - 10PM
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Phone number
(617) 441-0400
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Giuseppe Castellano
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
After 6 PM free parking.
What 514 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

My friend and I were going to a concert and wanted Italian food. We decided to try Gran Gusto, which was nearby. We were given a lovely table by the window. The service was attentive. The food was authentic and delicious. We would probably go back if in the same area.

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Hannah (New England)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Worst restaurant experience of my life. We sat down and tried to flag down a waiter for 30 minutes, and the wait staff simply REFUSED to serve us. The two waiters would look at us and just look away. After 30 minutes of waiting, we left.

Not to mention, the tables were roughly two inches apart from each other.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

A little bit out of the way but once you find it, you'll keep going back. the food is all home made and Luigi and Antonio make you feel so welcome.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was delicious the service was very fast! Highly recommend this restaurant.

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traveler (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Good Italian food. Nothing over the top but good if you want dinner out as if in Italy.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

I go to Gran Gusto regularly so usually have an idea what to expect. But this night they were definitely off their game. Though it was not busy, the service was slow and irregular. We had to call our server over multiple times and even had to ask what the specials were. Since this was a birthday dinner I splurged on a fairly expensive bottle of wine which turned out to be a mistake. The 2009 Brunello had probably not been stored improperly and showed much more age then a Brunello from that year ought to. The tannins were gone and it had none of the rich textured flavors that that region is known for. The Gran Gusto wine list has a number of excellent wines for about $50 (e.g. the Foras Cananau) so I would stick with those.

The food was OK. I ordered the chitarra, which is one of their specialties, pasta prepared at the table in a large round of pecorino. But this time it was more gloppy and grainy than it ought to have been but the flavors were still quite good. My companion ordered the arctic char special, which sounded good when described, but the fish was a bit dry and overall she did not find the flavors much to her liking. I enjoyed the Tiramisu which had an interesting touch of almond extract.

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vipMikeG (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

I found Gran Gusto pretty highly rated on Foursquare. We arrived at a quiet time between lunch and dinner. The service was prompt and professional, but not overly friendly. We enjoyed a calamari and two pasta dishes, all of which were served piping hot and fresh. The restaurant offered a quiet warm ambiance with a few locals favoring the window seats. Overall, we had a good experience with satisfying food and service.

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vipmarper (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

As usual, food was excellent and service was on par. Ore pizza is outstanding and a good appetizer to share for small group. I highly recommend Gran Gusto.

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vipKevinM (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

It seemed to be an unusually busy night for the restaurant as the staff appeared a little flustered, but they pulled it off. The food was very good, the seating was a little tight, but it was still possible to maintain privacy in our conversation.

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Antoinette (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Love this place. Food is always cooked to perfection. Has the ravioli with eggplant and fresh tomatoes.

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EdwardC (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

This Tratoria style restaurant much calmer, and in most ways more authentic than the north end. Delicious. I go there often.

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badbacktraveler (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Couldn't have had better or more attentive service. Pasta (only thing we had) was good. Wine (chianti) so-so, but that's usually true of chianti. Many other options I will try next time. Good parking in back, although we found one on street. The evening we were there, a Wednesday, it was not crowded and not at all noisy which my friend and I appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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ahscruz (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Love this place. Excellent Italian food! Excellent ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 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.

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