Trattoria iL Gusto Wine Bar

4.4
304 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 These prices are no longer valid and they haven’t updated them.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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and attentive service

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

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

JB
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
23 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.

OT
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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vipAdamB
Philadelphia
13 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

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

The best place!

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vipBigdaddy
Denver
135 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

SG
vipStacyG
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This local restaurant is a gem! The food is delicious and the service is great! The specials are always worth trying and the prices are reasonable.

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vipEbwsunshine
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Such a great neighborhood spot you shouldn’t leave off your list. Delicious pastas and daily specials, good wine list and cocktails. Kind, caring staff as if they’re welcoming you into their home.

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Diningenthusiast
London
26 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal!! Everything was delicious, including the wines. We sat outdoors, which was delightful, but the indoor seating also looked very appealing. Will definitely go back.

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sooth
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely experience- we’ll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good as was our food

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vipCarrie
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to in the neighborhood. Love this place. The salads are amazing and fresh as is the seafood linguine. The hot eggplant appetizer is delicious. The waiters and hostess are so friendly and very efficient.

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LynnG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Since returning to dining, I have been to this restaurant twice in the outdoor area. Somewhat enclosed, it is tastefully decorated with a true sense of ambience. What really impressed me was the food. My companion and I shared two entrées, one a pasta dish and the other a chicken dish. Both were delicious. The sauces were really excellent. We finished it off with chocolate mousse cake for dessert. Also wonderful. A great place to dine.

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vipVvv007
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely homey experience, good food, but service could have been better

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sallyL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Main course linguine with white clam sauce was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had a very poor experience yesterday at 3. It was my birthday and expected a good meal as I had in past years. I have no idea what has happened to this restaurant but I will not be back. It appeared the waiter was not happy to see us there. It was difficult to get a glass of water. And no one refilled them. The Branzino was very good. But the other meal is just average. Nothing was mentioned of my birthday. I will never go back. Poor attitude

FAQs

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

Trattoria iL Gusto Wine Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 304 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.