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.
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.
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.
The food was delicious the service was very fast! Highly recommend this restaurant.
Good Italian food. Nothing over the top but good if you want dinner out as if in Italy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Love this place. Food is always cooked to perfection. Has the ravioli with eggplant and fresh tomatoes.
This Tratoria style restaurant much calmer, and in most ways more authentic than the north end. Delicious. I go there often.
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.
Very great Italian restaurant that I recommend to everyone! The food is authentic Italian!
Love this place. Excellent Italian food! Excellent ambience.
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.