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Buon Gusto Ristorante

224 Grand Ave., South San Francisco, CA 94080
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Airport Blvd
Transit: 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.
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105 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Santa Clarita, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We visited San Francisco three years ago and ate at Buon Gusto. It was a random selection and we were very pleased with the food and ambience. So when we returned to the area last week, we wanted to eat there again. It was as good as we remembered. The food was excellent and the manager came over several times... More

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Gibbsboro, New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We flew to San Francisco to start our week long vacation and asked the Hotel for a recommendation. What a great surprise. Excellent authentic Italian food combined with exceptional service. Our waiter not only knew food but gave us good advice for the week ahead of driving the coast. We will return when ever we come back.

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SF Bay Area
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

My review echoes most of the others. The place was buzzing with people and activity; the service was immediate and warm; the food really good; and we knew we'd made the right choice (we think Buon Gusto deserves to be #1 in South San Francisco). Larry, our server, has been there for 25 years, which we learned after he brought... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We decided to eat here the night before our flight out of SFO. With many choices near the airport and in downtown we decided to give this local establishment a try. Glad we did. I'm not sure they even looked up our reservation but found a table for us when we showed up. Wait staff very friendly and with recommendations.... More

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new york city
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We rode there from the Hampton Inn that we stayed in at the airport. It was great. The prices were moderate and the service and staff were very good.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, we drove into South San Francisco after over 400 miles of driving that day, mostly over the Sierra Nevadas. We checked into the Hampton Inn to stay before our flight the next morning. It was after 8:00 PM, and we were nearly exhausted, but we were also pretty hungry. The lady at the front desk... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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395 reviews 395 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We stayed at a nearby hotel so this was convenient...and surprisingly delicious. They manage to keep the customers happy in spite of being very busy. We enjoyed every dish and had salads included which turned out to be pretty good size. They made every accommodation we asked for. Prices were reasonable.

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Atlanta, GA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We walked here from our hotel nearby and were pleased with our choice. It was crowded even at 6, but we only waited a minute. Each of our group of 4 had different dishes, which we all enjoyed. The waitstaff was attentive and prices were reasonable for the portion size. My only complaint was that it was stuffy and hot... More

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South San Francisco, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you really want some authentic tasty Italian food, come on over here! It's hard to choose though, there are many Italian restaurants close to this one, try to figure it out ahead of time, look a the menu online to avoid spending too much time trying to figure it out. Bring your own bottle of wine to make it... More

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South San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I've been several times only because other people chose it, I'm not a fan of southern Italian cooking. The food wasn't bad it's just not my cup of tea! It can get pretty noisy since the place is samll. They have one room you could use for maybe 10 people.

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