Trattoria iL Gusto Wine Bar

4.4
314 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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betty
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have consistently good meals in a very friendly enviornment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
29 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
10 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
19 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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chuck250
New York Area
29 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
7 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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chuck250
New York Area
29 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
31 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
1 review
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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and frisée service

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Good service. Food tasted like it was frozen then they prepared. Bland or overly compensated with sauce.

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Lovenergy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Exceptional service! Pasta dishes were delicious. Definitely try the tortellini al funghi. I’d pass on the calamari - the pieces were cooked well, but sliced too thick.

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dianek
New England
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

food was mediocre.

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deegie
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Both the brunch and lunch menus offered great choices. Loved the poached egg with salmon. Party of five, which included three Italian-Americans, enjoyed the meal and the ambience. Very good value.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good food and reasonably priced - especially in light of restaurants hiking their prices “because of COVID”. Ambiance was very well attended, and service was attentive.
This is our second visit, and we plan to return.

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Diningenthusiast
London
26 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem! Good selection of wines by the glass, lovely setting, excellent service, and delicious food!! You'll be glad you went!!

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AdamB
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Pasta tasted like it was made in-house. Huge portions. We will come back.

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AllieG
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go to restaurant for a night out! love it and love the staff :)

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Molly
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, wine, location were very good. Waiters were very helpful when my friend passed out at the table :-)

KM
vipKathleenM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

As on my two prior visits, the food was quite good. However, as on my previous visits, the servers seem to completely disappear after the entrée is served. I know virtually every restaurant seems to have service issues these days but iL Gusto seems to have plenty of staff. They just don't seem managed or deployed in a very efficient manner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food choices. Good service. Nice location. Ate outside. It was Father’s Day dinner with family. Price was typical New York 230 for three which includes 3 glasses of wine plus dessert and tip and tax

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place!

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vipBigdaddy
Denver
138 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the food was good, small portions, nice place, good service.

FAQs

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

Trattoria iL Gusto Wine Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 314 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.