Trattoria iL Gusto Wine Bar

4.5
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$30 and under
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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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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Gus always goes out of his way! The food is always great, the service is incredibly proactive and positive, we can hear each other talk, we’re never rushed, and I always leave feeling glad that I chose to come there. Seriously. I am very glad to pop into TIG and was glad to introduce it to my friends tonight.

l
New York Area
124 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pleasant UWS neighborhood spot. We had an early dinner there on a cold Sunday night -- the atmosphere is pleasant, the service attentive and friendly and the pasta quite good. Good value as well.

LO
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently good food. Generous portions, at fair prices. Very good service. Energetic volume, but quieted down once the 7pm Saturday crowd departed. Good place to dine with friends.

r
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This lovely restaurant saved our evening; we thought we had a reservation somewhere else and needed a last minute Italian dinner before going to a Broadway show. Staff was wonderful friendly and accommodating, and all of the food was absolutely delicious we were a big group ranging in age from 15 to 55 and everyone was thrilled!!

CG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The salad was good, but the pasta dish was ordinary. For the price, it should be very good.

l
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good drinks, pleasant service, beautiful weather to eat outdoors. All made for a really nice evening with friends.

JE
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian on the upper West side

MS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good staff.
Good food.
Good martinis.
Table spacing excellent: not a crowded feel

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great staff

BH
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time here. Table of six, so extra patience from waiter was very appreciated. Highly recommend this wonderful restaurant! Enjoy!

g
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a scruptious pasta with red sauce with veal. My husband had a pasta with a butter sauce and sausage and brocolli rabe that he thoroughly enjoyed. The house chardonnay was especially good, and when hubby ordered rye, the bar poured him a generous amount. Some restaurants don't even have rye. We intended to eat outside, but when we walked inside, the restaurant was so lovely that we decided to eat indoors. Great location on Columbus Avenue. Good prices.

KP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming here

l
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lunch was delicious. The food was fresh....enjoyed ourselves very much. Service was great.

P
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined early on a weekend evening so don't know how if the quiet is typical or just a function of the restaurant being only 1/3rd full but at least the music was thankfully set at low. Food was excellent and the pasta was served hot and stayed very warm for a long time which is rare. Service was polite, efficient and appreciated. Portion sizes on the pasta were generous. Prices were middle of the road.

The only complaint I'd make is the dessert menu. "cheesecake on a sponge base"??!! Who wants spongecake with their cheesecake? Chocolate mousse also had sponge. What's with the sponge? Ended up not ordering dessert as everything was $9.00 and nothing really appealed.

s
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good food. Noisy inside but not outside. Nice service. I’d like to see a bit more variety in the menu.

JE
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Always delicious.

EA
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice dinner. Nice atmosphere. Our primary waiter was great. Breaking in a new assistant. May have been first shift. Kind young man nevertheless. I’m sure he’ll get better. Only had small impact as we were not in a hurry.

DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service; waitstaff very attentive and friendly; thoroughly enjoyed my veal dish as did my wife enjoyed the tortellini

G
Miami
73 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is one of our favorite UWS restaurants. The food is consistently delicious, the service top-notch, and the staff and kitchen go above and beyond to bow to guest's dietary issues. This is a warm, friendly, and inviting restaurant....so, GO! You won't be disappointed!!!

RF
London
71 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great local find! Food was fresh and delicious. We will be back for sure.

z
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice atmosphere, food and service were very good. Staff attentive

D
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite Italian neighborhood go to and we're even a bit out of the neighborhood but worth the trip. The staff, the food and the atmosphere is wonderful.

e
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Polite staff good food excellent experience. Will be back. Liked that you could reserve outdoor table

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great staff, family friendly, nice outdoor space

E
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good food, cozy atmosphere and they have outdoor seating available.

l
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pleasant, quiet ordered lamb chops and have to say it was pretty good.

s
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and consistent food and service

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem on the upper west side! Food was delicious and staff was very attentive

j
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We love Trattoria. We love the ambience.
The servers are great as well as service and food and beverages! We have taken several guests over the years.

B
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite places in the city. In nice weather (such as I enjoyed today), eating outside is heavenly. Everything was exactly what I expected!

J
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food4service1ambience4

I’ve been to this restaurant many times in the past before renovations & new owners, always a nice neighborhood restaurant.
Visiting the restaurant under new name & owners, I was impressed by the new decor & the food but the service was terrible. Our waiter took off, not to be seen after serving our first course, my husband wanted another coke & gave up, my second glass of wine took awhile to arrive, after I asked another waiter & at the end of my dinner. They took so long to bring us the bill that we walked over to cashier & then our waiter appeared, I used rewards to pay a portion of the bill & that took them another 15 minutes to figure it out & they seemed annoyed. I will give them another chance but was very disappointed.

MO
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! Great food and lovely people!! A joy for any meal!!

d
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to the "spot" for years. It was our neighborhood go to when it was Pesce Pasta. Since we moved, it has been given a face lift and is now under a new name but with the same (or even better) excellent food. The service was outstanding, and the food was even better. There is room in between the tables so you can have pleasant conversations with your table and not with the ones next to you. The wine list was very good and very reasonably priced. Salads, and soups were homemade and so fresh. Main courses were also outstanding and hot just off or out of the stove/oven. The prices are also very reasonable.
I highly recommend this restaurant if on the UWS or suggest making it a destination if not.

EW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I had a wonderful dinner here! We each loved our dish and the wine was great. Pretty authentic Italian fare, and I think I found my new neighborhood favorite!

GL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The cuisine seemed to take a step back. Blah tasting. Presentation not so good. Food just sort of slopped on.

P
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reserved for 9 in this lovely neighborhood gem. They were incredibly accommodating with owner Gus clearly directing with high expectation from his people. Attention to details was impressive. The service was discreet and thorough. As to the food, it is world class. It is as good as some of the 3 stars Michelin fancy restaurants I’ve been to. For a neighborhood restaurant it is an absolute gem!!!

EM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This restaurant used to be called Trattoria Pasta & Pesce. It was consistently awful. The owners and chef have changed and they've spruced the place up. I've given this new Trattoria a try several times in the last couple of months and we haven't had a bad experience yet. In fact, the food is excellent, the staff is polite and helpful, even when you have boisterous children with you. It's my favorite to local go-to place. Especially not that the weather is warming up and they have such lovely outdoor seating.

PG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed and quiet - a perfect dining experience at Trattoria iL Gusto Wine Bar! My husband raved about the Bronzino (Mediterranean sea bass) while I thoroughly enjoyed the Bolognese with a meatball - the sauce was perfectly seasoned and light, the meatball was spot on and cooked to perfection, and the pasta had a delicious, buttery flavor. Needless to say our wine selections were wonderful - Sancerre and Barbera D'alba, Marchesei Di Barolo. Our excellent waiter (from Croatia - I wish I could remember his name) was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. We met owner Gus who checked in on us to make sure everything was perfect. We will be back!

SG
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently delicious. I had the chicken solare which was wonderful. I’ve had the pasta bolognese, seafood pasta, salmon. Every dish has been great.
They serve a delicious tomato purée with the bread and at the end of the meal they offer a complimentary glass of port or limoncello.
The service is super friendly and attentive and the restaurant is charming.
It’s a great neighborhood place.

a
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian spots on the Upper West Side wasteland of restaurants. The staff is professional and always welcoming.