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Gusto Restaurant

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Mediterranean, Pacific Rim
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Ocean View Parade | New Plymouth, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-759 8133
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups
Description: Gusto Restaurant is a new spacious dining experience right on the...
Gusto Restaurant is a new spacious dining experience right on the waterfront, with plenty of deck space for outdoor dining on fine days, or warm, cosy waterfront dining indoors on cooler days or nights. We are open every day for breakfast, lunch or dinner with plenty of parking available. Our chefs source top quality ingredients fresh daily to ensure our meals are enjoyed by everyone, and they come back to Gusto time and again.
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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good in bits!!

We were at Gusto as a large group, it was the annual staff Christmas party... I loved the location of the place, very peaceful and calm with large windows overlooking the water... The place is airy and the decor is minimalistic and elegant. The service can be improved drastically! The lady... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
debashreeh
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Waiters stuck up. Rude and un welcoming. At least smile a little. Definitely wouldn't be coming back.

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Thank Hasan O
New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Meal by Dylan our chef was some best food my wife and I have had in a long time. Beautiful atmosphere very peaceful and relaxing. Stacey our waitress was very professional and well mannered awesome service. Very well timed service no complaints at all.

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Thank JonoSpademan
gustotaranaki, Manager at Gusto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jono Thank you so much for your excellent review! It would appear that you both had a truly memorable experience and we look forward to you both joining us again very soon! More 

New Delhi, Delhi, India
Level Contributor
21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were at Gusto as a large group, it was the annual staff Christmas party... I loved the location of the place, very peaceful and calm with large windows overlooking the water... The place is airy and the decor is minimalistic and elegant. The service can be improved drastically! The lady serving us was pretty abrupt and sometimes bordered on... More 

Helpful?
Thank debashreeh
gustotaranaki, Manager at Gusto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Debashreeh, Thank you for your belated review. We are very pleased that you appreciated the atmosphere and ambience at Gusto. We apoligise that you did not develop a good rapport with your waitress. As you can understand it can be quite stressful serving fellow hospitality peers, especially when their time managements skills are out and the kitchen is waiting... More 

Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We used Trip Advisor and found this place. It came recommended so we thought we’d try it. It was a little disappointing. It’s a large enough space, but when there’s not many people, it doesn’t feel right. Admittedly there are outdoor tables and the view of the harbor and wharf area is great, but we expected a bit more. The... More 

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Thank Kevin H
gustotaranaki, Manager at Gusto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Kevin, Obviously you prefer the hustle and bustle of a busy cafe. It is like that down here quite often, but perhaps not on your occasion. Most people just appreciate the serinity and relax and watch the stingrays and orcas cruise by. We are pleased that you enjoyed your food and service but apoligise that there were not more... More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came twice in a week to enjoy an afternoon platter and drinks - once with family and once as a couple. The antipasto platter is very generous and feeds three easily with a great selection although we did ask for extra bread as it was disproportionate to the food offered but nothing was a problem and the second bowl... More 

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Thank Lois M
gustotaranaki, Manager at Gusto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Lois What a pleasure it was to have your lovely company two afternoons in one week! You may have noticed that we were recommending the Antipasti as the best value for money for this particular Grab One promotion. The seafood platter is a little smaller due to the more expensive ingredients. However most people who had two coupons chose... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful set up, scenery of ocean, lovely space with peace and quiet. However, kitchen had forgotten part of an entree that had to then be requested by the guest at our table, three guests had the fish, one of which person had a huge portion of fish much larger in size compared to another friend's meal not to mention each... More 

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Thank Briar M
gustotaranaki, Manager at Gusto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Briar, Thank you for taking the time to bring to our attention some issues for your recent 21st birthday dinner. Since your visit we have had a reshuffle in the kitchen and the issues of portion size and consistency have been addressed and rectified. As you would understand it is a challenge to cook and plate a dozen or... More 

New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't expect much in the way of vegetarian, being beside the sea (with fantastic view) but was delighted with the effort and content of their vegetarian platter. Well done and please add it to your menu instead of having to ask for it. Really worth it! Thanks.

Helpful?
Thank SPrimate
gustotaranaki, Manager at Gusto Restaurant, responded to this review

We are always pleased when we exceed expectations! So we are very happy to hear that you were so impressed with your vegetarian platter. We don't get many requests for them but are always happy to oblige. More 

New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us because of its excellent menu, which is nicely cooked and plated. But we would also like to recommend the attractive location, on the water's edge and watching all the activity of the harbour. Also the excellent service. I am gluten free and the standard menu was modified for my needs. Our waitress was particularly... More 

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Thank Glenys320
gustotaranaki, Manager at Gusto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Glenys, We are happy to hear how much you both enjoyed your visit and that we were able to modify our menu to make it gluten free for you. Thank you for your kind comments especially regarding your waitress who had a real rapport with you both More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for dinner twice in one week and both times were absolutely wonderful. The food was amazing, the setting and views were fabulous and the service was brilliant. Served by two different waitresses each time and both were very friendly, attentive and helpful. Already planning on a third trip back this week. Would highly recommend to anyone locally or... More 

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Thank Lesh20162016
gustotaranaki, Manager at Gusto Restaurant, responded to this review

Lesh Five stars what more can we say. We were privileged to have you join us twice in one week. We are very impressed to learn that we acheived such fine consistency in our food and service. Thank you so much for your recommendation. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. More 

Cairo, Egypt
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is awesome .. Good portion and tasty and yummy .. Oysters are nice too and the dessert is fantastic . Not only the food, but also the view is nice, sit outside and enjoy the ocean view and the boats ! Prices may be slightly bit high but it really deserve it

Helpful?
Thank Kemo0o
gustotaranaki, Manager at Gusto Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your very favourable review of Gusto. We are delighted you enjoyed not only all your meals, but also our breath-taking vista. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ocean View Parade | New Plymouth, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-759 8133

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 28
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups

Description

Gusto Restaurant is a new spacious dining experience right on the waterfront, with plenty of deck space for outdoor dining on fine days, or warm, cosy waterfront dining indoors on cooler days or nights. We are open every day for breakfast, lunch or dinner with plenty of parking available. Our chefs source top quality ingredients fresh daily to ensure our meals are enjoyed by everyone, and they come back to Gusto time and again.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?