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1 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GF, England
023 8033 1543
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Ranked #181 of 652 Restaurants in Southampton
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
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This lovely Italian restaurant has recently been refurbished. I booked by phone and the staff were only too ready to accommodate us. On arrival they were most welcoming, even though they were busy coping with the inevitable pre- matinee rush. The menu is extensive and suited all of us and especially the vegetarians. The food was well cooked and presented... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Very disappointed with Buon Gusto after not being there for several years when it was a traditional Italian restaurant with atmosphere. The decor is shabby and is generally dirty; unfortunately, the upstairs smells of the men's urinals. The pizzas were unimaginative, lacked seasoning, cold and very expensive. Not worth the money, especially when they add a 10% service charge. It's... More 

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U.K.
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I lunched at Buon Gusto twice recently, in the Lounge Bar. Each time I was greeted warmly and service was prompt, friendly and efficient. The ambiance was pleasant, the wine and food (vegetarian) well presented and tasty - I enjoyed it so much on my first visit that I returned the following day to try a different dish and would... More 

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Dorset
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Popped in before seeing Riverdance - only sampled the garlic bread. Okay but... it was cold outside and we had nothing else to do to kill time so... probably return one day

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

After booking by phone for a table for 6 for 5:30 on a Saturday & specifically enquiring that pasta and pizza were available we arrived and were seated upstairs. We considered the table menu, ordered a drink and asked where the pizza and pasta menus were. We were informed that after 5:30 pizza and pasta were only served downstairs -... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I hadn't noticed this restaurant before so after checking the menu on-line decided to give it a try. Apparently only opened in September - the site used to be a Bella Italia and ideally placed opposite the Mayflower Theatre. Housed in an old style house so it is quaint, narrowish stairs to the upstairs restaurant and gents toilet. For us... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Being in close proximity to the Mayflower Theatre Gusto Lounge is ideal for a pre show meal. There is a large menu available catering for all tastes and a Bistro menu on the first floor. It does get extremely busy at 5-6pm so it is advisable to book a table to avoid disappointment. The staff are friendly and the service... More 

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Eastleigh, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

What a fantastic meal in the Bistro upstairs! We had the Cure beef fillet fo starter, and Pork medallions parma ham for main was well seasoned, was tender and yummy! I coud not say the same about the tiramisu it was average and desapointing, husband had vinilla panacotta that was alot better test really fresh. We agree that was good... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Although the service was very good, food was stunning and atmosphere was nice and relaxed, there was one thing that bugged our table of 6 on the 25/10/2014 our table was booked for 19:30..... after returning from the toilet a bit shocked and upset, my future mother-in-law was subjected to a subtly sexist remark made by you're manager, I unfortunately... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Came her for a meal before a night out with friends. We were seated after a couple of minutes wait. Such a variety of items on the menu. I had the chickpea burger while my friends had the shared platter (soon shut them up), another had lasagne and the other the pollo pesto dish. Everyone agreed how wonderful the food... More 

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Additional Information about Buon Gusto

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

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