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Buongustaio

Esmeralda, Guaynabo 00969, Puerto Rico
787-731-1270
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Ranked #11 of 69 Restaurants in Guaynabo
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jun 28, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I have visited this restaurant about four times lately. The food is consistently top level. The service is friendly and quite good. The decor is outdated and a redo would be most welcome, but I go to eat and not to see and be seen at the hottest spot. The home baked bread is superb. Do not miss the scallops... More

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San Juan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

The restaurant is simple. , Nothing fancy with paper place mats and napkins. But you come here for the food. We visited on a Saturday afternoon about 2:00pm and to our surprise it was quit full with locals since they have good lunch specials. The wine list is very short with reasonable prices.. Service was good and friendly. We ordered... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

Great food!!! Best pasta fruti di mare ever!!! (And I have been to Italy several times...) highly recommended!!!

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The food is excellent. I have dined here plenty of times and everything I have tried is really good. The only drawback may be the lack of coziness. Decoration can be improved.

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San Juan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I bought a voucher on the Internet for a nice dinner at Buongustaio. I can definitely say the food is exquisite! My husband is Italian and he definitely loved every entree. We had fried calamari and the seafood risotto, which were both so good! We also had the Semifreddo dessert, which was tasty and brought us directly to the taste... More

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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49 reviews 49 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Family oriented restaurant with friendly wait staff. They have an ample menu with a vast selection of pasta fish and meat dishes. Overall the food is great and the prices are very reasonable. I have never had a bad meal here. They rarely make the pasta fajoli soup but when they do, you need to have it.

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Puerto Rico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

The place is small and quiet one, nice for great talks with your couple or friend. The food was delicious, a little high price but the serving was big so maybe the price is ok. They take a lot of time to bring the check and to process the payments.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This is a small family owned Italian Restaurant. My family and I visit it quite often. The food is fresh and very authentic. The service is a little slower than I would like, but that is what you get when you are being served authentic italian food with fresh ingredients. So, when you go, go without feeling rushed. Just order... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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58 reviews 58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Been here before and the quality of the food has suffered. Ordered the prosciutto and mushroom pizza and wasn't impressed. The dessert, a tartufo, was good but not as good as other times. The prices are going up but the quality is not up to par. The service was good but they took forever to bring the check.

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Caguas, Puerto Rico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

This restaurant is a hidden jewel, a great and refreshing choice when compared to the big "Italian" chains on the island. The owner personally greets you and serves you. The decor can improve a bit, but then again, you forget about that detail when the food is served.

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