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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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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Open now
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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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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Old World charm

In South San Francisco on business with colleagues and Buon Gusto was recommended to us. Turns out to have been an excellent choice! We arrived on a Thursday evening without reservations, and luckily some tables were available. The bar served up an excellent Manhattan and the special of the day... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
talkslikeaduck
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Santa Clarita, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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
2 reviews
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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Santa Clarita, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

In South San Francisco on business with colleagues and Buon Gusto was recommended to us. Turns out to have been an excellent choice! We arrived on a Thursday evening without reservations, and luckily some tables were available. The bar served up an excellent Manhattan and the special of the day was fillet of Sole which was delicious. My colleagues enjoyed... More 

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Adrian, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were here with a large group to celebrate the life of a family member. We were treated great and given a bottle of wine to celebrate with. Food was excellent (including Gluten-Free Menu). I would definitely return to Buon Gusto!

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Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The food was very good and it was nice to see the owner greet the customers and interact with them. I was very surprised at the soup as the broth was very tasty and clean. The pasta was very much enjoyed by our children. We would definitely go back but it was a bit pricy.

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Bangor, Maine
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317 reviews 317 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

When we were in the area, we ate at 3 different Italian Restaurants on this very street. The other two were great. This one, which was the fanciest, was by far the most disappointing one. The service was good, but the food was very expensive for what you got and it was not that good.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I thought that the service here was the highlight of the meal. The waitstaff was very well trained. Everything was prompt and polite. The food was ok. Not as good as the prices they charge, but not bad. The atmosphere was nice, somewhat romantic. But I don't think that justifies the high prices in my opinion.

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Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We enjoyed the fresh ingredients and the interesting selection of beers. Nice people also. Atmosphere was warm and decor was well done.

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San Francisco, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I visited this south San Francisco restaurant with a friend from out of state who used to work with me in South San Francisco. We were going to go to our old favorite Italian restaurant but it was closed. When we walked in, the place had a nice "fancy" appearance with table cloths and dark wood. The food was very... More 

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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: Romantic, Families with children, Doing business, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

Questions & Answers

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