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Il Buon Gustaio

Boulevard del Hipodromo #605, Colonia San Benito, San Salvador, El Salvador
(503) 25284200
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Ranked #17 of 148 restaurants in San Salvador
Price range: $20 - $25
Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Il Buon Gustaio is a very elegant restaurant in a very attractive setting; the dining room is open and looks out onto a verdant garden. Décor is low key, elegant, staff are very friendly and professional without being over bearing. Authentic Italian food, carefully prepared, fresh and tasty. Not cheap but no overly expensive by San Salvador standards. The cocktails... More

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San Diego CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is an excellent restaurant often visited by the locals who are looking for top notch food in a pleasant atmosphere. The food is well-prepared and mostly made by the chef. If you want to sample Italian food in San Salvador do as the locals do and visit this restaurant!

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Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

If you enjoy italian food and look for that authentic feel of sea creatures, this place has it. The ambience is nice and has the San Salvador feeling with taste. I must say, it's a bit over priced, but if quality is your thing then is a must.

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I took my lady friend to dinner here on our first date. The foods is first rate and the setting is perfect for dates. We haven't been to their new location, but we frequented the old place on a fairly regular basis.

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Santa Marta
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Il Buon Gustaio's dining room looks onto a very nice garden and the building is designed with big arches, marble floors, and open architecture. It adds up to an extremely pleasant atmosphere that only gets better when the food arrives. All the pasta is fresh and cooked to perfection. Unlike some restaurants, it's hard to pick out a signature dish... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We go often to have diner with my husband. The atmosphere is very good,Its an old sort of colonial house, set in what used to be one of the best recidential areas in San Salvador. The service is very friendly and always they try to please you. The food is excellent, and consistent. The owner Roberto is always there. He... More

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Georgia
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

As a frequent traveler and someone that loves great food, I look for the best restaurants in each city. Without regard to country, city, or cuisine, this is the best meal, hands down, that I have had in the last several years. It's that good. I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. The atmosphere is elegant with well... More

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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Excellent Italian food including house made pastas, seafood and meat dishes. Bar area is separate from the dining room which overlooks a small yard giving it an open feeling. Service was top notch and the bartenders are excellent. I ate at the bar while doing some work and watching the bartenders make up all sorts of cocktails. If you want... More

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San Salvador, El Salvador
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Upmarket authentic Italian food with good quality wines and a wide choice. Here you will eat as well as in Italy, with a focus on Tuscany cuisine with no compromises to please uneducated costumers. One of the few places of international standard in the country also for the attentive but not intrusive service. Very nice setting with a view on... More

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Good for a nice night out with a bar and in a lovely art deco style house … kind of a boutique hotel … the garden and terrace are magnificent, the service is good attentive and friendly and the food has a delicate flavor well served and a good chef … very nice outing you need a reservation… make sure... More

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