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1 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GF, England
023 8033 1543
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 102
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Another Excellent Pre-Theatre Dinner

I enjoyed another excellent meal here before going to see The Bodyguard at the Mayflower. This time I went for all 3 courses! Even more enjoyable than last time. Excellent quality food, piping hot and served by friendly and helpful staff. They have pre-theatre dining off to a fine art here... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
BEVERLEY S
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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230 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
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  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed another excellent meal here before going to see The Bodyguard at the Mayflower. This time I went for all 3 courses! Even more enjoyable than last time. Excellent quality food, piping hot and served by friendly and helpful staff. They have pre-theatre dining off to a fine art here, knowing that you only have limited time and they... More 

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Well worth taking a punt. Limited menu, but all good. 4 of us went and all had different meals. All commented on the calibre of the food. Service was good, staff extremely pleasant. And good value for money. When going back to Mayflower Theatre will definitely visit again. I would recommend this restaurant.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Had a good experience we last visited Buon Gusto so we thought we would go back again. Arrived a bit early, so had a drink in the bar. Unfortunately for the owner/manager a number of staff had called in sick, but we were made aware of this and as soon as the serving staff came in we were shown to... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We stopped here for a drink before heading to the theatre.. and then decided to have a meal... We hadn't booked but they were very accomodating and fitted us in. The food was fantastic, very tasty with good service. Would definitely go back

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Dorset
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had lunch here prior to attending a matinee at the Mayflower - it is very handy for the theatre. We hadn't booked, and although the upstairs restaurant was full (a good sign!) we were made very welcome downstairs and offered the same menu. Our party of three sampled the pasta, pizza and fish dishes and all were thoroughly enjoyed.... More 

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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

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
68 helpful votes 68 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
115 reviews 115 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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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: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?