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1 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GF, England
023 8033 1543
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 104
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 33
    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
Buon Gusto, Southampton

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
pjjclarke2014
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Portsmouth, 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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237 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
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English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Very nice food, lovely staff. Relaxed atmosphere. Nicely decked out. Very reasonably priced. Made us feel very welcome. Top!

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Winchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Buon Gusto is well placed as restaurant if you want to eat before or after visiting the Mayflower theatre in Southampton, being just at the top of the same road, within 3 minutes walk. Good Italian food, fast service, and nicely laid out seating on the first floor of the building.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This a a great place for a pre theatre meal. Went early Saturday evening and it's only 100 yards from the Mayflower Theatre. The place is comfortable, the service was excellent, the food was really tasty with good sized portions. We were very impressed and the pricing was very reasonable. Highly recommended!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

It has recently been refurbished , if you come for dinner before a show you are best booking a table upstairs and ordering of the bistro menu as they priorities the food for theatre visitors , which is a bonus . Food was very nice , but not a huge selection . The staff were very busy and I couldn't... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Recently visited the Gusto Lounge for the first time. Arrived earlier than our booking & were seen to our table without an issue. Waitress seemed preoccupied with other things as got our drinks wrong twice & seemed uncertain on questions regarding the menu. Despite that, the food was lovely, attentive service after initial wobble. Exterior of building has more wow... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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

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
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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