Trattoria iL Gusto Wine Bar

4.4
199 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Authentic Italian restaurant located in the Upper West Side with an extensive menu to appeal to all! Featuring a collection of Italian and world wide wines, and authentic cocktails. Our menu offers a fresh and unique Italian cuisine. We offer casual and refreshing open air outdoor seating and, inside, a warm and intimate atmosphere offering the same great experience.
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLJRG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Very poor service, mediocre food, and high prices.

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GEBSDF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with current challenges of space and warmth, il Gusto creates a welcoming envirnment.

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vipJuliaM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The outdoor seating set up is great, and our waiter was also great. Appreciate the high level of service despite also being very careful. Our group of four felt very safe dining there. Nice atmosphere despite being outside on a chilly night.

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vipBarbara
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's becoming our go-to neighborhood place, moderately priced, good food, pleasant service, sheltered outdoor dining.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my boyfriend’s birthday with his family. The food was incredible (as always) and the wait staff could not be any kinder.

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vipKenM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We feel comfortable dining at this restaurant during this time. We have eaten here often. Always good service. Always good food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love our neighborhood GEM!

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vipBarbara
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great neighborhood place. We've been going for brunch or lunch. Not an extensive menu, but varied enough for different tastes and appetites. Managing pandemic precautions quite well with outdoor dining. Pleasant service. Enjoyable place to linger over coffee.

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vipPeterV
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Found this nice spot on the UWS - large outdoor dining area on a wide part of the sidewalk on Columbus Ave. We went twice recently. Service was very attentive, the meals were fine, particularly the veal dishes. Pasta could have been bit more al dente. Will go back.

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Zoner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really great outdoor dining!

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vipBarbara
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, not exorbitant prices. Sheltered outdoor dining observing COVID-19 guidelines. Strategically placed heaters take the chill off the air. Very pleasant service. Nice place for leisurely conversation or a celebration.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

My friends and I booked this place via individual reservation. Our group together was approx 20 people. We decided to go there at 4:00 last Friday hoping to help support our local businesses.

Sadly we were greeted by a very rude manager who seemed absolutely bothered that we were there. He instructed us to stay seated and not be loud. Throughout our stay he remained unbelievably rude to us. We spent a lot of money there.

The food was great. I will never go back. The manager’s attitude was like nothing I have ever experienced.

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vipdavidg
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

does a great job making you forget that we are in the midst of a pandemoc.

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vipscrcooks
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The real treat of the evening was definitely the cacio e pepe--even without the truffles it would have been authentic. We felt as if we were somewhere in Rome. The lamb chops were perfectly cooked and the sauce was absolutely gorgeous. We loved the delightful glass of limoncello to top off a perfect evening. Will definitely be back--the heaters kept us warm and comfortable.

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viptiffizz
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Impeccably attentive but unobtrusive service. Excellent wine list. Homemade tiramisu was 10/10.

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goodservice
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service is excellent. I'm a vegan and they made accommodations for me by leaving dead pig out of my yummy pasta dish, and replacing with beautiful mushrooms. So, that was nice. I think they could use a few vegan options, as the future is vegan as we all can figure out by now. Terrific wine list. Service is very top. Thank you for your efficient and knowledgeable service. Always a fun night there!

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vipcarol
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Eat there all the time find them very indifferent

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HedyS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The waiters could have been a bit more helpful in explaining the electronic menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant and covid friendly outdoor patio. The additions of heat lamps a big plus.

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vipcarol
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were not rushed and had great food and service! Great outdoor dining!

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vipAnn247
Seattle
49 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good. Will be back on our next visit to NYC. Highly recommend

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vipPicky
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I'm picky. I'd go back. Eggplant appetizer was particularly delicious. Staff very professional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So wonderful! We’re treated so well.

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vipcarol
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great it wasn’t busy so got great service and my fish was fresh and delicious

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vipAssuntaT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A bit of a slow start, service-wise, but everything was delicious and fresh. Our waiter suggested an excellent wine to substitute the one we chose but wasn't available. A really nice outdoor setting, so hopefully they'll have heaters as we approach cooler temps.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent birthday dinner experience. All 5 of us loved the food, service and ambience.

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vipNita
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. Did not have to wait for our table and I will be going back ASAP. Thank you to this staff for making our night memorable!

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vipJames
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Host waiter has an attitude and not service oriented. Food is so-so. Unbelievably, when we tipped 15% the waiter returned to our table to say that 18% was the minimum. Very awkward and rude. Won't be going back.

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vipTK719
New York Area
174 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed a really nice dinner at Trattoria il Gusto. The food and service were great, and the prices were very reasonable. The homemade tiramisu is a must.

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kvla
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good Italian food with a nicer ambience in the outdoor seating than most restaurants in the neighborhood. Not world-class, but it doesn't pretend to be.

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Olivia
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Trattoria il Gusto has a great sidewalk set-up on Columbus Avenue with an easy reservation system.

My table ordered the Barese and the Filetto di Pomodoro with two cocktails. Drinks were generous and service was attentive. The Barese was very good, but the Filetto di Pomodoro (spaghetti) tasted like the spaghetti you’d have at your football team dinner the night before the game — good, but not worth $16.

That describes my experience with Trattoria — good, but too expensive.

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vipKarenB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

lovely meal on a perfect fall evening. This is a great place on the UWS for outdoor dining, tables are set back from the street and covered , spacious outdoor seating area allows for social distancing, access menu through your phone. Felt comfortable and safe. Simple basic Italian food was fresh and well prepared. service was friendly and casual.

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viptravelingman47
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was OK, nothing to get me to return, and nothing better than I can make at home. But when you don't want to cook or bother yourself this restaurant will do. What is needed however is a better attitude by the waitstaff. One doesn't get the impression that they are glad you came or that they are anxious to be of service. They don't go the extra step and even though they were wearing masks, they were definitely not smiling.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very warm and friendly, and made recommendations that were on point. This was my second time dining here, and I will continue to support this terrific neighborhood restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love this wonderful Italian restaurant. The food is excellent as is the highly personal service. It is a regular destination for us.

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sallyL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service and tables far apart. It felt safe.

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DaveG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trattoria is outstanding, and in this new Covid world, their outdoor setup is even more welcoming. The food is always terrific--consistently delicious, and the service is enthusiastic and cheerful. I recommend Trattoria to everyone.

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The host/server put out a negative vibe that tainted the evening, and ended with trying to over charge us for one of the three bottles of wine we ordered.

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Susan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely dinner at a real neighborhood gem. The service was excellent and everything we ate was great! We look forward to returning!

FAQs

Trattoria iL Gusto Wine Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Trattoria iL Gusto Wine Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 199 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.