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1 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GF, England
023 8033 1543
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Monday
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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
  • 104
    Excellent
  • 66
    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
2nd visit. Still as good

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Joan P
,
Bournemouth
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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241 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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
134 reviews 134 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?