Trattoria iL Gusto Wine Bar

4.4
211 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
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I chose Trattoria iL Gusto Wine Bar to celebrate my birthday with a friend. We had dinner here several times before. The food and service always excellent. We chose the frittata on the brunch menu which came with a nice salad. Later tea and a wonderful ice cream dessert. The ambience for these pandemic times is great The restaurant set off from the street with huge heaters. Although the day was cold we never felt it. Highly recommend!

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vipCMDNYC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with friends-veal is delicious! Great service. Very nice and warm outdoor dining.

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vipwillforfood
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A fine dining experience...food is always well prepared and served by a kind staff.

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vegandelight
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This dining experience has been the best relief from the pandemic so far! Food is fabulous , service is excellent and the outdoor dining experience has been so pleasant. Highly recommend them.

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Becs
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here 3 times and it is the BEST place on the Upper West Side for outdoor dining in the winter. The food is delicious and the heaters are perfect. The tables are perfectly spaced and the ambiance is just lovely. I cannot recommend it more highly! I had two delightful evenings there. A truly welcome break from the pandemic.

UW
UWSide
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid-safe, warm despite subzero temperatures, delicious food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Christmas Eve dinner at Trattoria. Sat outside with the heat
lamps which kicked off enough heat to permit us to take off our coats. They were busy - no empty tables - yet everyone
was spaced out. EverythIng we ordered was perfectly seasoned and prepared and we had the usual attentive service. It’s our neighborhood go-to restaurant for a reason.

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viphelenc
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A warm hearted outdoor dining experience. Grateful for a lovely space for an annual holiday dinner. Gracious service.

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vipDelish
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as or better than usual. We love this restaurant. The staff is always wonderful and the food and drinks are delicious.

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vipcarol
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The food has gotten bad and skimpy I just can’t stand there arrogant attitude Used to enjoy place but ate there Sunday was terrible Bloody Mary stunk my eggs were terrible and French fries were greedy and skippy for a charge of 8 dollars All and all not going there anymore

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was exceptional. The desert was fantastic. The drinks were delicious too. The guy who waited on us was short and condescending. outside of him the staff was very polite. The guy's mask wasn't on properly either and it was def uncomfortable. However as a whole I give it amazing ratings. The food here is perfect and so full of flavor. The outdoors spot has heaters too. Def check it out and pray you dont get the @$$ :)

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vipBarbara
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant as always. This is a convenient neighborhood place for us for lunch, brunch or dinner, and the food and service are good and a good value. They're managing outdoor dining well, even in chilly weather, so we'll keep coming for now.

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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
26 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
26 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
26 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
33 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
33 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
33 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!

FAQs

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

Trattoria iL Gusto Wine Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 211 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.