Trattoria iL Gusto Wine Bar

4.4
328 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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vipLewisP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service !!!

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vipMike
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A well choosen menu with consistently very good food! Dependable service.

You will be pleased dining at iL Gusto.

One of our go to places when in NY.

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RichardL
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Over all our dining experience at Trattoria Il Gusto was satisfactory. The ambience was fine and the service by our waiter was outstanding. The wine was good and the dessert excellent. Our party of four ordered three spaghetti with clam sauce and one bronzini fish. The three who ordered the clam sauce found them all right but nothing to praise to the skies. In other words, "only fair, could have been better." The party who ordered fish said it tasted like it had been waiting for someone else before it came to her. It was just "okay" but "not topnotch.

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RobertI
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food — friendly and professional service——-

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vipJENNIFER101
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Hard to imagine anyone could mess of fried calamari. Just cheap ingredients. Costco?

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vipSME123
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was OK, I got the bolognese but could have made it myself. It was boxed penne and some sauce. They have gluten free pasta on the menu but they actually don't serve it in the restaurant, so don't come here if you're gluten free and you want pasta.

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vipchuck250
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Neighborhood place. Always good food, good drinks and good service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is amazing and food is delicious(specials and regular menu)

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GlenK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A comfortable neighborhood restaurant with ample outdoor seating.

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Eqpicker
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Definitely recommend you eat hear.
Food was wonderful.
Servers are extremely helpful and entertaining.

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vipLainee
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. However, I ordered the medallion steak dish from the special menu, where no prices were listed, except for a note about truffles on one dish being x amount extra. Usually
on printed special menus prices are shown.
Imagine my surprise when the bill came and my special dish was $50!!! I don’t think anything on the regular menu is more than mid or high 30s. There should have been a notation on the special menu that this dish was $50. In the future I will always ask the price of specials I am interested in, no matter how annoying this may be. I even doubled checked with the waiter when the bill came, and he confirmed that it was correct.

Ambience was very pleasant but there was one table of ladies who were quite loud throughout most of our meal.

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vipStanleyG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Mediocre , not much competition on the UWS

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betty
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great nght for eating outside on the patio.! Restaurant was full. Ordered
veal frances with veggies and potatoes..delicious.! For dessert lemon sorbet that was
really tasty..Melted in my mouth. Eaten here many times and food consistently good.

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vipdancer97
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have consistently good meals in a very friendly enviornment.

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vipErma
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This retaurant was an awful experience.
The service was rude, the food was less than mediocre - pasta cacio et pepe was nothing more than some overcooked fettucini with a cream sauce and pepper. The fennel in the fennel salad was ice cold and absolutely tasteless. Complaints went completely unaddressed.
When I came home, I realized i was overcharged for my pasta - I think by $15. My call to the restaurant was unsatisfactory.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my kids- aged 9 and 18 months and my father and we had a wonderful dinner. The service was good, the food was great and the staff was very accommodating. We will certainly be going back!

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Madelyn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Just ate at Trattoria el Gusto the first time and enjoyed my dinner there. Service was great, ambience lovely and my dinner was very good.
Fabulous Eggplant Parmesan, veges that came with my entree, and good chicken franchise.
My chicken dish tasted very good no, but could’ve been a bit more tender.
Next time I’ll try something else.

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mimita
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time here and could not have been better. Sidewalk dining but with beautifully set table-clothed tables. The food was delicious, especially the seafood. The waiters were attentive, but the pace good. Again, all praise to the food. Only downside was that they were out of the first three wines we chose! We will be back, and often.

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vipRoxy
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This has become a neighborhood go-to place for me and my friends. They've done a terrific job of creating a substantial outdoor space that is both attractive and practical. The service is attentive without being overbearing which is becoming rarer these days. The food is well prepared. The Cornish game hen was quite tasty and portions are appropriate. Give it a try!

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DanaS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just picked this restaurant based on location and convenience for some friends we were meeting. Our experience went way beyond our expectations. Attentive service like I haven’t seen in ages, delicious food, reasonably priced. Will be back very soon!

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vipamyr
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have lived on the UWS my entire life. I used to frequent this restaurant quite a bit. NEVER AGAIN!! I was there this evening and it was the worst experience of my life. (1) They were not asking for vaccine cards for indoor dining. (2) Most of the staff were unmasked. That really bothered me but here is the really horrible part. When we were seated we asked for a cocktail menu and a dessert menu. Our server instantly got furious. His whole demeanor changed. He instantly dismissed us at that point. He basically ignored us. I flagged him down, we made eye contact and he immediately turned away. When we were able to get his attention to order he told us “we don’t have that dessert.” Less than 10 minutes later the table right next to us ordered the “dessert they didn’t have.” What a lie!! We were completely dismissed, ignored and lied to during this visit. I am horrified. Just completely unacceptable.

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vegandelight
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone in our party of five enjoyed their dish and the service was exemplary.

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vipNYCMaven
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Trattoria iL Gusto is an oft-overlooked neighborhood gem, located a bit further north from the Columbus Ave "strip". It has a beautiful outdoor dining patio off the street and sidewalk. The service, food,, and ambience are worthy of a much pricier restaurant; it's a great value and our go-to place for out town guests, with its warm staff, great food, and perfect outdoor dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service, lovely outdoor seating

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vipchuck250
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Eat here several times a month. Good food, good service, reasonable prices. Lots of good outdoor table space.

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hermionelovestoeat
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

was very nice, outdoor seating area had fans and was pleasant even on a very hot evening.

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viplarryD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Party of 5 on Friday night.
Positives: nice outdoor space and lighting.

Food: cachio pepe pasta special was terrible. I have had this dish probably 50+ times, in US and Italy. This sauce had way too much pepper and they used parmigiana cheese instead of pecorino. Ugh.

Salads were large and the Italian dressing was great but the others were just ok.
Entrees were just ok.

Serving staff was lame.

Our last group dinner was at Scarpetta, that was fabulous.

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vipPleasePassTheSalt
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Huge disappointment! This used to be a neighborhood gem. The prices listed here on OpenTable have gone up by 25-40%. These prices are no longer valid and they haven’t updated them. The food went downhill. My shrimp was over cooked and the waiter didn’t even offer ground pepper for my meal. Nor did he wear a mask.

I will not be returning here.

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vipchuck250
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good Italian food, very good service, reasonably priced. Have eaten here several times. Good outdoor space for seating.

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vipJENNIFER101
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely fantastic Wine and food. Thank you

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Chelo
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food, nice ambiance as usual

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vipjohng
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Trattoria
Go there often

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

My Caesar salad was very good but was served at the same time as my entree. When asked if my entree could be kept warm, the waiter said no. When asked again he said yes. My entree was delicious. I ordered a double espresso. It had a slight burnt taste. Overall I enjoyed myself, would return and recommend to a friend and family.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and attentive service

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vipRMA300
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu & service. Really delicious food. Will definitely go back.

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JonB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! We ate outdoors. All 5 of us cleaned off our 3 appetizers and main plates.

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Soups
Chicago
72 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was good. Sitting outside was very nice. Service and food always good

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EdileneC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding! I highly recommend this restaurant

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vipap060
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best spots on the UWS. Food is great, prices are reasonable, service is friendly. The large outdoor patio (which pre-dates COVID by at least two years, BTW!) makes for a fantastic dining experience.

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

Trattoria iL Gusto Wine Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 328 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.