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Trattoria Gusto

4.4
196 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary Italian
Top Tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Fine Italian cuisine in beautiful downtown Port Hope.
Located in the historic Waddell Hotel, Gusto is the perfect location for a romantic evening, intimate family gathering or business event. First rate service combined with exquisite cuisine in a beautiful historic setting
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Italian, Comfort Food, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:30pm

Lunch: Saturday & Sunday: 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(905) 885-1198
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mathew Thompson
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mill Street
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Parking details
Small parking lot - easy access to street parking
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 196 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

I require gluten-free with no cross-contamination. I was so impressed with the pasta as it is not boxed it is fresh (a first for me) and I loved it. I also had the beet and arugula salad - my favourite when I go there. Thanks for all your help with my anxiety about it being gluten-free.
Linda

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Nancy 
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Gusto can always be counted on for a great meal and attentive service. My only complaint is the noise level in the main dining room.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Awesome food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The best patio in the county hands down! Great food and wine, always good ❤️

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We chose Gusto for Valentine's Day. Pros were: a quiet table not overly close to others; very friendly servers; effort to accommodate special requests and substitutions; really delicious food for all three "prix fixe" courses; mainly attentive service without being obtrusive; and prompt presentation of the bill when requested.

Cons were: waited nearly 15 minutes on arrival despite having a reservation without being offered a place to sit; slightly longer wait than it should have been to receive bread and then starters; vinegar/oil for bread never came; at least one starter selection was not available; tea light on the table left unlit until almost the end; cutlery not automatically replaced for second course; and chairs hard to sit on for 2 hours.

It was very nice - the room is warm and welcoming and we enjoyed the meal but recently had one of similar quality elsewhere in Port Hope for about 15% less. Nevertheless, the food speaks for itself; the logistics side of things merit some refinement though the points raised are offered as constructive criticism. They did not ruin the occasion or come anywhere close to doing so.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Trattoria Gusto staff was beyond amazing! Took the time & attention to ensure my selected “seat preference” was catered too! Food was delicious, wine selection terrific, ambiance is perfecto. #datenight delivered with perfection. With heartfelt gratitude. Will be a returning customer.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

We asked for the table by the window with the comfy red chairs and they reserved that table for us. We were celebrating our anniversary and also we had just got married on Saturday, the surprised us with an amazing dessert and a candle. Our server Hailey was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The food as always was very well prepared. The disappointment this time was the menu was recently changed. There are now less than half the main course dishes offered than in the past. Mostly pasta and pizza now. Even switching to several appetizers is not an option as than don’t offer selections that can make up a meal. Dessert was excellent as always.

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Neil (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food and location. Very friendly staff. Beautiful town.

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notsoslimjim (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

It was a truly enjoyable evening had drink selections from the seasonal menu, Fantastic lamb carpaccio, the Cesar salad and portobello mushroom were very good. The mains were a bit slow coming out but we were quite happy to visit and enjoy our wine between dishes. Finished the evening with some birthday brownie and port. Congrats to the staff and kudos to the chef for his abundance of flavours in traditional Italian fair. Best beef Ragu I have ever had will definitely be back for seconds.

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OpenTable Diner (Naples)
2.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Gusto is coasting and needs to up its game. Should be menu changes more frequently. Its just okay; could be a lot better. There are better options in Port Hope now

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

We love this place and go at least once a month.

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JohnP (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We booked this restaurant well in advance of New Year's eve as were staying in the hotel and attending theatre. We were informed upon our arrival that it would be a prix fixe menu at $65 per person, The service was slow (it was very busy). We both ordered the steak entrée. The meat probably needed a chain saw to saw through and was served atop watery overcooked potatoes and extremely undercooked broccolini. My dessert (pana cotta) was gross and I observed other diners quite literally sawing through their yule log.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

An excellent 3 course New Years Eve meal with choices for every taste. Very artistically presented and tasty. Attentive service, with the only hiccup being one diners main being delayed due to it being delivered to another table. A thoroughly enjoyable dining experience before attending the Capital Theatre.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Great service and food. A little noisy when full. By 9 pm the restaurant was empty.

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Animallover (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

I enjoyed coming here and love the appetizer selection!!!!
I had the Verede salad and found it to have way to much dressing on it.
But overall it was a great evening!

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Hilbee (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent food. Poor service and ambiance.

The servers were not as interested in the customers as they should have been. A good one is engaging and welcomes the customer to a promising positive dining experience. We were disappointed to find our servers treating the evening as a series of tasks (we witnessed this at other tables as well) and not wanting to know the clientele. What a difference it would have been to have been asked at the beginning, “What brings you to our restaurant?” (A special birthday celebration and the birthday girl requested a nice pasta dinner) or “Is this your first time to our restaurant?” (Yes, it was).

Because our overall experience was a letdown (despite the wonderful meals), we are all in agreement that we would not return to this establishment. When one doesn’t feel valued, It is not worth the drive.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Great ambiance, excellent food, good variety at a reasonable price

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ShirleyA (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

My guests had never been before and they were very impressed with atmosphere and food.
I have been for lunch before and this was my first time for evening dinner.

Thank you to everyone who made our evening special.

Our go to restaurant when visiting the theatre in Port Hope.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

Good food and great service. Just very loud. Not suitable for a business meal. Only a small quieter area available.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

Excellent little Italian restaurant in picturesque downtown Port Hope right by the Ganaraska river. We have been here many times and always love it. The food is excellent and freshly made plus the service has always been absolutely top notch. We love going in the warmer weather and sitting out on the patio enjoying our meal and listening the running river right beside us. Very nice restaurant and I would gladly and highly recommend it. It is just a little bit on the pricier side but nothing out of the ordinary for a restaurant of this calibre... for that it is quite affordable!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 11, 2017

this was an enjoyable experience and we will return

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

great restaurant, great food and great service ... as always ... thanks!

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Our lunch was delicious. Our server was efficient and friendly. The food was expensive and the wine very expensive

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 4, 2017

Both of my friends from the city where very impressed, especially with one being Italian.
Thank you for a wonderful and leisurely lunch.

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Andy (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on December 4, 2017

The lunch was excellent, with good service and a comfortable environment.

I have eaten supper there several times, and found it to be excellent.

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vipSueD (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Very good restaurant to go to before a play at the Capitol Theatre.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

We always have fabulous service from the friendly, professional and charming staff. The atmosphere is comfortable and beautiful. Great wine selection and delishish healthy food options.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Very close to where I live. Friendly staff and great food.

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TwoMacs (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on November 30, 2017

Great experience!!

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