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Buon Gusto Ristorante

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224 Grand Ave., South San Francisco, CA 94080 (Airport Blvd)
CalTrain South San Francisco Station is located at 590 Dubuque Ave and Grand Ave, and is .26 miles aka walking distance. The South San Francisco BART station is 2.3 miles from the restaurant.
6507429777
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 78
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great, homey place near SFO

We stumbled into this place randomly on our last day in California. We'd gotten a one-night hotel stay near the airport to catch an early-morning flight, and we wandered the area looking for dinner. Good, plain-old stick-to-your-ribs Italian food. Very homey, casual, friendly atmosphere. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Stinton
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Chicago, Illinois
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85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

I have visited this restaurant a few times in the past couple of months working in South City and have never had a bad meal or poor service. The food is out-standing. If you are in town by yourself, go early if you can and get a seat at the bar, order and talk with the staff. Excellent service.

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We stumbled into this place randomly on our last day in California. We'd gotten a one-night hotel stay near the airport to catch an early-morning flight, and we wandered the area looking for dinner. Good, plain-old stick-to-your-ribs Italian food. Very homey, casual, friendly atmosphere. It seemed to be full of locals and regulars. Just what we needed.

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Kobe, Japan
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This restraunt delivers good pasta, pizza and also wines. Of course, little expensive but it's worth paying. Please have a try.

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Santa Cruz, California
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The sign on the wall pretty much says it all; "WE ARE FAMILY", and dining at Ristorante Buon Gusto can be so much more than something to fill your stomach, if you open up and interact with them.

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Granby, Connecticut
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My husband, son and I ate here in early April (sorry for the late review). From the moment we walked in we had exceptional service...our drinks order was taken and delivered immediately, the specials were recited promptly, our water glasses were continually filled without asking, the menu is extensive, and all our meals were served promptly, and were DELICIOUS!!! I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Booked in advance from UK advising that it was to celebrate a special Birthday. On arrival we said we had a reservation but weren't even asked our names, we were just invited to sit at any table we liked. The service was fast and furious. Our two course meal eaten and paid for in 55 minutes. The food wasn't anything... More 

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Prosperity, South Carolina
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The best Fettuccine Bolognese I have ever eaten. My grandson said his Lasagne was the best he'd eaten, and my wife loved her Manicotti. Our desserts of a Cannoli and a Chocolate Mousse were outstanding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I fly internationally as a pilot and as such eat in fine and (not so fine) restaurants all over the world from Paris to India to Hong Kong. Well, this restaurant is one of my favorite stops when I return to the states. The owner (Julian) makes it a point to talk to your personally and is great to have... More 

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howell, NJ
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

On my first trip to the area i ate here. Got veal parmigiano. So good!!! I wish I could go back on a regular basis very nice ambience also.

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South San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

You can't go wrong with the service and the excellent food this restaurant has to offer. I would recommend it to anyone looking to have a great Italian meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 224 Grand Ave., South San Francisco, CA 94080
    (Airport Blvd)
  • Public Transportation: CalTrain South San Francisco Station is located at 590 Dubuque Ave and Grand Ave, and is .26 miles aka walking distance. The South San Francisco BART station is 2.3 miles from the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
  • Phone Number: 6507429777

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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