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Buon Gusto

1 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GF, England
023 8033 1543
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Ranked #160 of 608 restaurants in Southampton
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The new phone number is as follows: 023 8063 4531 New website launch coming soon; new menus available from next week, including cocktails & food menus.

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Saratoga CA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

In Southampton one night pre-cruise. I found that several of the restaurants that I might want to try were closed on Sunday. About 6pm we set out on a walking search from our B&B located on the Polygon. Quickly ran across this restaurant and the menu looked interesting. It's a bit quirky as we were told that if we sat... More

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was my 2nd visit to this restaurant and was extremely disappointing. We started with olives and garlic bread which was fine, but went rapidly downhill after that. My chicken and pancetta salad was absolutely swimming in balsamic vinegar, which was the only thing I could taste. My sister in law ordered lasagne which should be safe in an Italian... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here many times in the past when going to a matinee at the Mayflower. However today was not a good experience. Both my sister in law and my main course was not good, in fact I only ate a few mouthfuls of my lasagne. I couldn't find the meat, all it consisted of was tomatoes which tainted... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Was taken to this restaurant by friends for birthday meal.Only good thing to say is young waitresses tried their best. Firstly ordered wine only to be told they only had one type left.then starters came.not too bad,ordered 4 steaks only to be told they only had one of the selected steak,which is terrible for a Saturday evening.Re ordered another 3... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

We had not booked a table, but we arrived early before Scooby Doo which my daughter was looking forward to. From the outside the restaurant looked promising with around eight people already eating. The staff served us quickly we ordered three starters from the sharing menu our six year old decided she did not like anything on the Kids menu.... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Buon Gusto translated means Good Taste. The risotto had no taste. It was an awful meal. Carbonara had to be reheated, the chicken in the risotto was like tinned chicken, over processed, you didn't need to chew it! They ran out of steak at 8pm. Would like to say it was because they were busy all evening. 9.30pm we were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

For a fussy Italian food loving mother. She was very impressed with all the courses. "This is the best restaurant meal I have had in ages". Thumbs up for a birthday lunch and tops marks. Defo a place to visit before the theatre for a snack or for full meal!!

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Poole, United Kingdom
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265 reviews 265 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

After a lovely matinee show of Warhorse at the Mayflower we had booked as a group of 11 to have a meal before catching the train home. The restaurant has been redecorated since our last visit and it looks really nice We had to pre order our food due to the size of the group and had been sent menus... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Popped in for an early evening meal in which we were the only people in the restaurant. Upon entering the restaurant we had to disturb the waitresses from their conversation toegther to even get a table. Not good first impressions. After being told that they had bookings we were offered a table that was supposedly the only one available for... More

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