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Real Italian Gusto

4.4
4.4
209 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

We are Francesca and Matteo Ronzio from Italy, we fell in love with Boston after a trip to New England a few years ago. Here at Real Italian Gusto we love to expose patrons to authentic Italian food and dining customs. It will be just like coming to Italy if you enter our shop, which is exactly our goal.



Real Italian Gusto is a great place to enjoy traditional Italian dishes that feature both local ingredients and Italian import but it is also a place to find imported Italian goods, such as olive oils, sauces, pasta.



We have imported a fifth generation pizza chef from Naples, Ciro Langella, and an oven from Florence to add to the authenticity.



Thanks for sharing in this new adventure of our lives, and see you soon

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Tuesday-Friday: 5:00PM-10:00PM

    Saturday: 11:00AM -- 3:00PM

    Saturday: 5:00PM -- 10:30PM

    Sunday: 11:00AM -- 3:00PM

    Sunday: 5:00PM-- 10:00PM

    Monday CLOSED

  • Phone number

    (781) 396-1656

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ciro Langella

  • Neighborhood

    Medford

  • Parking details

    Big parking lot behind the credit union. Free after 6pm.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

Antipasti / Appetizer

  • Bruschetta$10.00

    Slices of toasted bread with different toppings

    • Caprese$12.00

      Sliced mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, EVOO, Basil, oregano, olives

      • Parmigiana$10.00

        Fried eggplant, mozzarella, tomato sauce, parmigiano, basil

        • San Daniele & Burrata$18.00

          San Daniele Prosciutto, Burrata cheese, arugula, balsamic

          • Tagliere Misto$18.00

            tasting of a mix of cheeses and cold cuts

            • Sautee Di Cozze$16.00

              Mussels steamed in their own juices

              • Spiedini Di Gamberi$15.00

                Shrimps skewer

                Pizze

                Our pizzas are baked in an official approved Neapolitan Pizza oven. All pizzas are 14 inches

                • Margherita$13.50

                  Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Tomatoes, Basil, Parmiggiano

                  • Marinara$11.00

                    Tomato Sauce, garlic, EVOO, basil, oregano

                    • Calzone$19.00

                      Folded pizza stuffed with ricotta, mozzarella, salami, tomato sauce, ham, basil, oregano

                      • Capricciosa$17.00

                        Tomato sauce, mozzarella, mushrooms, salami, artichoke, prosciutto

                        • Campagnola$18.00

                          Artichokes, ham, mozzarella, sundried tomatoes, olives

                          • Campania$19.00

                            Mozzarella, basil, mushrooms, garlic, truffle oil

                            • Emilia$16.00

                              Mozzarella, arugula, prosciutto, shaved parmigiano

                              • Abruzzi$18.00

                                Mozzarella, taleggio, pears, walnuts

                                • Puglia$18.00

                                  Mozzarella, broccoli, sausage, chili pepper, basil

                                  • Umbria$18.00

                                    Mozzarella, garlic, sausage, truffle oil, basil

                                    • Calabria$14.00

                                      Tomato sauce, mozzarella, spicy salami, basil

                                      • Lombardia$19.00

                                        4 cheeses, mozzarella, fontina, gorgonzola, provolone

                                        • Primavera$17.00

                                          Fresh tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, arugula, prosciutto, corn

                                          • Sicilia$18.00

                                            Tomato sauce, mozzarella, grilled eggplant, peppers, zucchini, basil

                                            • Toscana$17.00

                                              Tomato sauce, mozzarella, mushrooms, prosciutto, arugula, basil

                                              • Mezzaluna$25.00

                                                Mozzarella, ricotta, salami, tomato sauce, prosciutto, arugula, parmigiano

                                                • Tronchetto Al Pesto$25.00

                                                  Fontina, cherry tomatoes, basil pesto, mozzarella, arugula, figs jam

                                                  • Basilicata$17.00

                                                    Cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, ham, zucchini

                                                    Sfizi / Neapolitan Glimpse

                                                    • O'cuoppo$15.00

                                                      Mozzarella sticks, arancini small, croquette, fried polenta, fried vegetables and fried dough

                                                      • Mozzarella Sticks$6.00

                                                        fried mozzarella

                                                        • Arancini$8.00

                                                          fried risotto balls, peas, tomato, mozzarella, ground beef

                                                          • Crocchette$6.00

                                                            Lightly fried potatoes, pecorino, mozzarella

                                                            Ristorante

                                                            • Pasta Pachino$14.00

                                                              Cherry tomatoes sauce, shallots, fresh basil

                                                              • Linguine Al Pesto$18.00

                                                                Muddled fresh basil, pine nuts, parmigiano, evoo

                                                                • Pappardelle Alla Bolognese$18.00

                                                                  Classic Bolognese sauce

                                                                  • Risotto Al Gorgonzola$20.00

                                                                    Risotto with gorgonzola and pears

                                                                    • Risotto Ai Funghi$20.00

                                                                      risotto with wild mushrooms, parsley, heavy cream

                                                                      • Polenta E Salsiccia$18.00

                                                                        Polenta and italian sausage sauce

                                                                        • Vitello Ai Funghi$25.00

                                                                          Veal meat with wild mushrooms sauce, heavy cream and roasted potatoes

                                                                          • Cotoletta Alla Milanese$18.00

                                                                            Fried breaded chicken with arugula and cherry tomatoes

                                                                            • Minestrone$10.00

                                                                              Mixed vegetables soup

                                                                              • Pollo Al Marsala$18.00

                                                                                Chicken Marsala with carrots and mashed potatoes

                                                                                • Merluzzo Alla Livornese$23.00

                                                                                  Cod cooked in a tomato sauce with olives and potatoes

                                                                                  • Ravioli Dello Chef$18.00

                                                                                    Ask the waiter for the filling of the day

                                                                                    • Linguine Mediterranee$18.00

                                                                                      Seafood Sauce

                                                                                      • Spaghetti Alla Carbonara$17.00

                                                                                        Spaghetti home made, pancetta, eggs, cream

                                                                                        • Lasagna$15.00

                                                                                          Home made lasagna, ask the waiter the type of the day

                                                                                          • Saltimbocca Alla Romana$23.00

                                                                                            Sautee veal, with prosciutto, sage, melted mozzarella

                                                                                            • Filetto Di Tonno$25.00

                                                                                              Grilled tuna loin

                                                                                              • Filetto Alla Griglia$27.00

                                                                                                USDA choice tenderloin, grilled

                                                                                                • Filetto All'amarone$29.00

                                                                                                  USDA choice tenderloin, cooked in red wine sauce

                                                                                                  Insalate / Salads

                                                                                                  • Romana Salad$9.00

                                                                                                    Roman lettuce, tomatoes, mozzarella, EVOO, salt, pepper, Parmigiano shaved, olives

                                                                                                    • Siciliana Salad$9.00

                                                                                                      Mixed greens, balsamic, grilled eggplants, eve, sun dried tomatoes, eggs

                                                                                                      • Valtellina Salad$10.00

                                                                                                        Arugula, shaved parmigiano, bresaola cured meat, balsamic

                                                                                                        • Trentina Salad$10.00

                                                                                                          Mixed greens, chopped apples, walnuts, fresh cheese

                                                                                                          • Liguria Salad$12.00

                                                                                                            Spinach, shrimps, lemon, evoo, corn, tomatoes

                                                                                                            Dolci / Dessert

                                                                                                            • Tiramisu$8.00

                                                                                                              Lady fingers, mascarpone cream, coffee cream

                                                                                                              • Profiterol$8.00

                                                                                                                Puff pastries, chocolate cream topped with white chocolate

                                                                                                                • Sorbetto Al Limone$8.00

                                                                                                                  lemon sorbet

                                                                                                                  • Calzone Alla Nutella$10.00

                                                                                                                    Baked turnover pizza filled with nutella

                                                                                                                    • Cannoli$8.00

                                                                                                                      Home made cannoli filled with ricotta cheese

                                                                                                                      • Tartufo Nero$8.00

                                                                                                                        chocolate truffle gelato, with a vanilla heart

                                                                                                                        • Tartufo Affogato$8.00

                                                                                                                          Chocolate truffle gelato, with espresso coffee

                                                                                                                          • Gelato Stracciatella$8.00

                                                                                                                            vanilla and chocolate ice-cream

                                                                                                                            • Gelato Amarena$8.00

                                                                                                                              Cherry and vanilla icecream

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                                                                                                                              What 209 people are saying

                                                                                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                              4.4
                                                                                                                              4.4 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                              • 4.4Food
                                                                                                                              • 4.1Service
                                                                                                                              • 4.3Ambience
                                                                                                                              • 4.1Value

                                                                                                                              NoiseModerate

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                                                                                                                                MarkF

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on August 11, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                Excellent everything! Food was great and perfect sized portions. I love the Bolognese. Herself loves the carbonara. Nice drinks. Place is spotless too.

                                                                                                                              2. C

                                                                                                                                Cotuit

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on August 11, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                What a gem. I live one town over and this place is four miles from my house. Was lamenting the lack of really good Italian restaurant within ten minutes and friends suggested this place. Family owned and operated and the food, drinks and dessert all A plus. This is my new spot.

                                                                                                                              3. U

                                                                                                                                Uxbridgeite

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on August 3, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Great spot for dinner or drinks. The pizza here is authentic Neopolitan style and is excellent. If you are looking for true Southern Italian cooking and pizza, then I highly recommend The Real Gusto. Worth the trip!

                                                                                                                              4. S

                                                                                                                                Sticks

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on August 1, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                We love this restaurant. We have been 2 times now!!

                                                                                                                              5. A

                                                                                                                                Albatroid

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on July 27, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                Real Gusto is a gem in Medford Square. They feature an ever-changing, fresh menu. A great date night idea.

                                                                                                                              6. LO

                                                                                                                                LindsayO

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on July 27, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                The food was great. There was 6 of us and we all enjoyed our dishes. We even shared plates! The server was amazing! Drinks were great too! It’s a small place but really cool with the open kitchen.

                                                                                                                              7. Y

                                                                                                                                Yummo

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on July 25, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                The food was delicious but the wine offerings were very limited. I opted for a cocktail instead and it was not at all what I requested. After tasting several wines that I didn’t care for, I figured a basic vodka drink would be a no-brainer but, not so much... I’ve eaten here before and will probably eat here again. The restaurant is visually pleasing, especially the bar area. The food is really quite good. The service was, in my opinion, 7/10. She was fine but not outstanding. It was not very busy, maybe 3 or 4 other parties.

                                                                                                                              8. J

                                                                                                                                John

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                44 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                1.0

                                                                                                                                44 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on July 22, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                We made a reservation for 4, had never eaten at this restaurant. Pleasantly surprised at the ambiance, very modern, bright & clean. Unfortunately that's where our experience ended! We ordered drinks that were VERY slow getting to the table. Next ordered an appetizer that never arrived then TRIED to order dinner. We wanted to order Chicken Marsala & Chicken Limone & asked our server to replace the mashed potatoes for pasta. This proved to be a very BIG DEAL! Our server said that this wasn't possible, when we asked why she sent another another server to reiterate the same thing. When we weren't satisfied with that response the owner came to our table & explained that our request wasn't reasonable because in his country (Italy), mashed potatoes were authentic for the dishes we requested & apparently pasta was not. When we tried to explain that we preferred pasta, the owner became indignant & insulted at our request stating he had no choice but to adhere to his menu. UNACCEPTABLE for customers with a simple request not to be accommodated! His stubbornness & shortcomings alienated new customers who were initially excited about trying a restaurant we had never been to before. We will NEVER come to Real Gusto again & will be sure to tell our friends and family to NEVER step foot in this so called restaurant...extremely dissapointing!

                                                                                                                              9. OT

                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on July 12, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                My mother, my 2 preteen daughters and myself had a great end-of-camp dinner here! Will definitely come back again. The Cioppino was fantastic, and the Bolognese sauce outstanding. Highly recommended.

                                                                                                                              10. T

                                                                                                                                Teachcat

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                36 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                36 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on June 23, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                An unexpected surprise in Medford, a genuine great restaurant!

                                                                                                                              11. A

                                                                                                                                Alison

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on June 22, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                The service was slow despite our early reservation and the food was not in line with the cost.

                                                                                                                              12. AJ

                                                                                                                                AJCBoston

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on June 19, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Been here several times, and every time the menu, service and ambience is outstanding!

                                                                                                                              13. S

                                                                                                                                Sean

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on June 16, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                Pizza was delicious. Beautiful interior. Would definitely recommend to a friend

                                                                                                                              14. SF

                                                                                                                                SusanF

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on June 15, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Wonderful food ambience and hard working staff made it a very enjoyable dinner!

                                                                                                                              15. t

                                                                                                                                tedson

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on June 15, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Server was fantastic. Food and wine were very good. I got the gnocchi.

                                                                                                                              16. AS

                                                                                                                                AmyS

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on June 14, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Excellent dining experience. I found this gem while searching for a place to grab dinner near the Chevalier Theatre. They even offer a special menu on event nights. It's owned by a lovely Italian couple, who are warm & welcoming. Everything from the freshly baked bread, arancini, pappardelle alla bolognese, to the profiterole exceeded expectations for freshness & flavor! Loved it so much I bought my daughter & son in law a gift certificate for their upcoming anniversary. Can't wait to go back.

                                                                                                                              17. OT

                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                San Francisco

                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on June 10, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                Great food and service. Will definitely return soon

                                                                                                                              18. A

                                                                                                                                Altair

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on June 9, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                We have enjoyed Real Gusto several times. The restaurant sits adjacent to the mystic river and has very nice seating overlooking the river. The menu changes seasonally and is very good Italian food comparable to the North End.

                                                                                                                              19. a

                                                                                                                                alwynv

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on June 1, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                Service was unprepared for business of a theatre event the restaurant piggybacked on. Slow abs chaotic would describe it. The food was lacking in taste and the pasta was undercooked. Not a great impression.

                                                                                                                              20. P

                                                                                                                                Pasqualina

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on May 25, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                The one caveat is that the tables are a bit small; we were a party of four and plates had to be constantly shuffled around to allow room for the food. The food is very good and the atmosphere is bright and cheery.

                                                                                                                              21. DD

                                                                                                                                DeborahD

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on May 24, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                The food was delicious. We got an Italian medley for an appetizer which was fantastic and plenty of food for 6 of us to sample. The salads people ordered with apples and walnuts were gobbled up and raved about. Main entrees included pasta with pesto. The fresh basil was outstanding. The best we had ever had. Two ordered Pasta Cabonara. Generous portions that served as late night snacks at home. The Veal Marsala was very nice. More sauce would have been appreciated. Desserts were shared and very sweet. Coffee was very good. The one down side was that the poor waitress was by herself. Someone called in sick. It took a long time between courses which was fine for us but another table did leave . My grandson is 2 and needed a walk or two while waiting. I would recommend it and plan to try again on a weekend night.

                                                                                                                              22. R

                                                                                                                                Riccardo

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                53 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                53 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on May 16, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                We like going to Wine Dinners and this is the first one we have seen at this restaurant. Because of the fixed menu there were no choices. Ciro Perrone of Horizon Wines was there to explain the variety of wines being poured that night. We have been at other wine dinners where he was going over the wines and his insights are what make the dinner really special. The first two courses were excellent as was the dessert but the third course left a lot to be desired. It was a potato sliced cross ways into 3 sections with a thick slice of cheese similar in texture to mozzarella slipped in at each slice. Then the whole thing was wrapped in prosciutto and served hot. It looked interesting but except for the prosciutto the flavor was really bland. This was the first wine dinner I have been to where there wasn't a meat, chicken or fish course served. If we saw that on the menu again for a wine dinner we'd skip it.

                                                                                                                              23. KM

                                                                                                                                KellieM

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on May 14, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                EVERYTHING WAS WONDERFUL; MY KIDS ARE VERY PICKY AND THEY LOVED IT AS WELL,

                                                                                                                              24. G

                                                                                                                                Glitterbow123

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                13 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                13 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on May 5, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                Food was delicious~ the ingredients are so fresh and made to order. The portions are small but great if you don't want leftovers. We did however, feel rushed with ordering our meals and they brought the check over with out checking to see if we wanted/needed anything else.

                                                                                                                              25. D

                                                                                                                                Donna

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on May 4, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                Fresh ingredients, prepared well by owner chefs. Downtown Medford is charming and is easy to get to. Affordable selections on menu and wine list. Had a salad with bresaola as good as I tasted in Italy. Lovely place.

                                                                                                                              26. OT

                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on May 4, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Fresh, made from scratch, old world authentic Italian cuisine. Every item on the menu is worthy of ordering and the open kitchen is a plus!

                                                                                                                              27. O

                                                                                                                                Outtodinner

                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                19 reviews

                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                19 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on May 3, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                Probably good on a regular night. Live music was good but way too loud for the setting. Delicious food.

                                                                                                                              28. LA

                                                                                                                                LynneA

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on May 2, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                We visited this restaurant before a show. This place was a pleasant surprise. I chose it based on reviews & proximity to the theatre. They offer a special menu for those attending shows in order to make sure you can leave on time. The prices and portions were good. We all had homemade pasta- quite tasty! Nice wine list, but a glass was a bit pricey. $15 was average, but the pour was generous. The ambiance was lovely- white decor, modern & airy, with windows that overlooked the Mystic River. It was a busy night there, so I was happy we had made a reservation. Our food seemed to take a little bit long, however it came out about 20 minutes before the show began and the waitress processed our check immediately so that we could make it in time. I would definitely return to this restaurant and next time would save time to try one of the delicious looking desserts!

                                                                                                                              29. W

                                                                                                                                Wildminnie

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on May 2, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                Came here with a party of five before a show at the nearby theater. The space is clean and bright with a beautiful view of the Mystic River if you're fortunate enough or smart enough to reserve a table by the windows. It was very busy with a theater-going crowd. I will say that staff was efficient but not warm and friendly or welcoming. The wine list was good and the menu had a nice variety. Food was fresh and hot - but the chef needs to get over his/her fear of seasoning. Every plate that came to our table either had to be salted or cheesed to coax flavor out of it.

                                                                                                                              30. OT

                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on April 29, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Great place for dinner. Not your average Italian menu, which makes it stand out. Lots of choices and real Italian dishes. Plus, the ambiance was terrific. This was our second time at Real Gusto and we will be back!

                                                                                                                              31. GM

                                                                                                                                GerManny

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on April 24, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                One of my favorites in my Medford Square neighborhood. RIG started out as by far the best Italian in the area. Certainly the most beautiful simple restaurant in my eyes - German with a part-time upbringing in Italy. Great management, great wine, great food, and it is still great, although, the American adaptation has sadly started. The salumi disappeared from the menu. The "vongole" became a little less perfect.

                                                                                                                              32. ER

                                                                                                                                ElbertR

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on April 20, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Great place to go, especially if you’re attending the Theatre

                                                                                                                              33. OT

                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                35 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                35 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on April 20, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                Great food, wonderful atmosphere and good service. I highly recommend if you are looking for a great place to eat.

                                                                                                                              34. MA

                                                                                                                                MAUH

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                20 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                20 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on April 15, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Great place! Great wine and cocktail selection. Very flexible to accommodate vegetarian meal options. Great staff! I just love it here!

                                                                                                                              35. N

                                                                                                                                Natty

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                12 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                12 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on April 14, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Outstanding service as always! The owners and staff are very welcoming. The food is so fresh and amazingly delicious. We are always satisfied!

                                                                                                                              36. MC

                                                                                                                                MattC

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on April 13, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                Dinner before a show at the Chevalier Theater was great. Appetizers were solid but the homemade pasta was FANTASTIC. I got the fusilli with broccoli and sausage which was incredible and my wife enjoyed her bolognese. Desserts were delicious too. Very enjoyable time.

                                                                                                                              37. O

                                                                                                                                Out4dinner

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                85 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                85 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on April 13, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                First time dining at Italian Gusto with friends prior to heading to concert at Chevalier theater. They have a special theater menu which we all ordered from; everyone loved their food including the pappardelle and gnocchi. Appetizers and desserts were included, also very good and reasonably priced. Service was excellent! Highly recommend.

                                                                                                                              38. WM

                                                                                                                                WMGi

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                49 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                49 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on April 13, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                The food was delicious, albeit portion sizes were a little on the smaller side. May have been because of the sold out crowd, but my dish which had broccoli in the title, only had 4 small florets. Would like to try this restaurant again on a night where it isn't packed by a pre-theater crowd. The authenticity of the restaurant and of the food is what I enjoyed the most. It's an Italian restaurant where the Italian language flows freely amongst the staff. Medford has a new gem in town!

                                                                                                                              39. AM

                                                                                                                                AMFSept

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                30 reviews

                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                30 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on April 12, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                We ate at Real Gusto last night before a show at the Chevalier Theatre. We had a 6:15 pm reservation and as soon as I walked in, no one greeted me and a line of people quickly formed behind me - clearly with the influx of patrons, no doubt we were all heading to the show. While I really want this lovely little restaurant to be successful, it really needs to iron out a number of kinks. First, there was no one at the hostess desk to greet me - as a matter of fact, a young girl was ringing in someone picking up a to-go pizza order at the bar which is located well to the right of the hostess desk. Basically, I and the number of people behind me stood there awkwardly looking at each other waiting for someone to pay attention to us. Finally, she came over and checked me in and brought me to the bar. The bartender was running around behind the bar and didn't greet or pay attention to me until I flagged him over. There was another man behind the bar who was busy making salads and he and the bartender frenetically speaking in Italian but barely making any eye contact with me or other customers. It was obvious the place is totally understaffed and last night, I felt it was overwhelmed. When the bartender took our order, he never wrote it down and then had to come back and ask us again what we wanted. They did have a pre-fixe theatre option which was reasonably priced and quite good, however, the cocktails and wine menu were way too overpriced for a Medford Square restaurant - even Boston has plenty of restaurants where you're NOT paying $15 for a glass of wine! The ladies room had no paper towels, and the lock on the door was BROKEN.

                                                                                                                              40. DS

                                                                                                                                DianeS

                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                48 reviews

                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                48 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on April 12, 2018

                                                                                                                                overall4food4service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                Food was good. Waitress was not good at her job; she definitely needed more training.

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                                                                                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                Medford

                                                                                                                              • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                Tuesday-Friday: 5:00PM-10:00PM

                                                                                                                                Saturday: 11:00AM -- 3:00PM

                                                                                                                                Saturday: 5:00PM -- 10:30PM

                                                                                                                                Sunday: 11:00AM -- 3:00PM

                                                                                                                                Sunday: 5:00PM-- 10:00PM

                                                                                                                                Monday CLOSED

                                                                                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                Italian, Pizzeria

                                                                                                                              • Dining style

                                                                                                                                Casual Dining

                                                                                                                              • Dress code

                                                                                                                                Casual Dress

                                                                                                                              • Parking details

                                                                                                                                Big parking lot behind the credit union. Free after 6pm.

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                                                                                                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                              • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                Ciro Langella

                                                                                                                              • Additional

                                                                                                                                Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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