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1 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GF, England
023 8033 1543
Website
Monday
Closed
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Wed 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 105
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good place to eat before a show

Had a meal there before a show. Clearly the restaurant is geared towards people visiting the Mayflower opposite. It has a fairly basic menu, but the food was good and served quickly. Recommended!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Patrick O O
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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246 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Had a meal there before a show. Clearly the restaurant is geared towards people visiting the Mayflower opposite. It has a fairly basic menu, but the food was good and served quickly. Recommended!

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Wondered where to eat and remembered the Italian at the top of Commercial Road - it had changed, now a Bistro with the bare essentials, wooden floor and chunky wooden tables, nice. Our host was a young chap who showed us to the table, mentioned something about a discount on the food menu and stated all orders are placed at... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We visited for a pre theatre meal and although the restaurant is now upstairs as my wife has difficulty with meals we were very helpfully located by the staff at a table downstairs in the bar area. The food was really good and the staff very helpful and the meal contributed to a very pleasant evening.

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Cherbourg-Octeville, France
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Had a great night out with lovely food and great service. The desserts were all to die for. A big thank you to our waiter, I think his name was Hugh. He was really attentive, helpful, polite and funny to boot! The whole group had a great night and we would recommend your restaurant to others. Many thanks.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

First time I have visited since it became Gusto Lounge and the bar area downstairs looks really good. The main restaurant is now upstairs and these diners get priority over anyone that eats in the bar area. Upstairs is very cosy more so as there was a table of 14 behind us who were also heading for the mayflower theatre.... More 

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This was our first visit to Gusto Lounge, previous visits were when it was just Buon Gusto. We went for a pre-theatre dinner, which means a reduced menu (and no pizza!). First impressions were good, the bar area downstairs looks nice. The restaurant upstairs seems a little claustrophobic compared to the open and light dining area of Buon Gusto. There... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The place is dated along with dirty, service is the worst I've ever come across, food overpriced. I'm sorry I ever had the misfortune of eating here!!!

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Bournemouth
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Welcoming friendly staff. Food hot and tasty. The shared dish was as good as previously. Main meal was large, and couldn't finish.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Very friendly service in a convenient location. Very good food. A slightly wider choice on the menu and I'd have gladly given it 5 stars.

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Romsey, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Pre theater is always a challenge, for the restaurant and staff, a flood of covers all aiming to arrive and depart at broadly the same time, Gusto as it now call itself is a place I had not been to for twenty years but the revamp was the draw. Expectations were not high, as it looks like its been done... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: 023 8033 1543

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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