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Il Gusto

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Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza & Pasta
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North Rand | Key Largo Centre, Boksburg, South Africa
011 894 7847
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Today
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place to Dine

The food and wine here was superb. I thought this was the place to be for a decent dinner, if in this area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
raju1432
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Ahmedabad, India
Good for:
  • Romantic
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37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Johannesburg
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Starters I ordered the chicken liver. They were amazing! Friends had snails. They were good although too much cheese. Main I had a pizza which was great. My friend ordered prawns which was very good! Thanks for a good service and a great meal!

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Ahmedabad, India
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The food and wine here was superb. I thought this was the place to be for a decent dinner, if in this area.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Top Contributor
296 reviews 296 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We had dinner there. The restaurant is in a smallish complex. The food and wine selection was great and the service was excellent. We had lamb shank and kingklip fish, both were great. Il Gusto was a good choice and I will go there again.

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Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Very good restaurant with great menu. From classic Italian food to steaks and dezerts. We ate there 4 weeks every lunch and dinner and we still have lot of choice for order. My favorite food was seafood plater!

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Benoni, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Il Gusto is easy to get to and convenient parking. The back room is too dark to read the menus which are printed on a black background. Varied menu but stick to Italian. Service is excellent and the wait staff very helpful. Management not so! Wine list is good.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Surprised i haven't reviewed Il Gusto and have been going here for donkeys years, so here goes! This is the go to sit down place in the area if you have a craving for Italian or a decent grill. The ambiance within the restaurant is well suited to the cuisine, of which i especially enjoy the pastas and grills which... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It;s a good Italian food. Nice pasta, good steak and lovely wine and ice-cream and good waiters. Cafe for meeting with friends.

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The menu is varied and something for any one's taste. The food is of an excellent quality and well prepared by very friendly chefs. Wine menu also very good. Well worth a visit and excellent value for excellent food.

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Boksburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have never had a bad meal at this restaurant and George the owner is personally involved with his guests always ensuring they are happy and that flows through to his staff who are always attentive. The restaurant is small and cosy and you need to book to get a table. I would recommend their lamb chops. Best ever.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I visit Johannesburg 2 or 3 times per year and there is normally at least one night per trip spent in this excellent restaurant. I have never had a bad meal here. The service is attentive, but relaxed - as it would be in any decent restaurant in Italy. There is also an excellent wine list with some unusual and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: North Rand | Key Largo Centre, Boksburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Boksburg
  • Phone Number: 011 894 7847

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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