Trattoria iL Gusto Wine Bar

4.6
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135 Reviews
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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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D
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite local Italian restaurant. It never disappoints. Delish food, very friendly staff, nice ambiance that's cozy in winter and lovely outdoor space in summer. We love it.

P
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly delicious lunch. Went with an Italo-American friend—who cannot wait to return for another great meal!!!

JR
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 1st time at Il Gusto. Great lunch specials! Chicken Marsala was delicious. Service was excellent.

UW
New York Area
146 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This may become one of our neighborhood favorites - good food, good atmosphere and friendly service. We were there on a Monday evening, which may be quieter than others, but really enjoyed our meal. Salads were good, as was the baked clams. The salmon dish was very nice, as was the veal. We'll be back.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Benny and Jorge are the best. Took care of everyone very well.

l
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with Mom....when she’s happy then everyone is happy. Food and service were great. We’ll be back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!! Food is amazing and reasonably priced.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with awesome food. This is my new go-to place.

TB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars, as this restaurant is in our immediate neighborhood. We have never been disappointed.

R
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Great food and service. Great food and service.

DJ
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good Italian restaurant at 90th & Columbus on the UWS. Nice and cozy and good service. A top spot for the neighborhood.

l
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We had to request service a couple of times. Overall, a good neighborhood restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
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
129 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
40 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
7 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
31 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
29 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
19 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
118 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
37 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
29 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
16 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

D
New York Area
20 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
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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

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

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

s
New York Area
37 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