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Buon Gusto Ristorante

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Buon Gusto Ristorante
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224 Grand Ave., South San Francisco, CA 94080
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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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4:30 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, Reservations, Late Night
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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice option in South San Francisco

We didn't find many close options (nothing within walking distance to hotel), so decided to give this a try with our family of 5 - (boys ages 20, 17, 12). Every one likes Italian! We were greeted by a gentleman who appeared to be the owner or manager and seated immediately. We had gnocchi... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2014
RxJP3
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Edina, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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135 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Edina, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

We didn't find many close options (nothing within walking distance to hotel), so decided to give this a try with our family of 5 - (boys ages 20, 17, 12). Every one likes Italian! We were greeted by a gentleman who appeared to be the owner or manager and seated immediately. We had gnocchi bolognese (excellent), spaghetti marinara (good), sole... More 

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Boston
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232 reviews 232 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

Friendly and welcoming service with nice ambiance, Sinatra music playing, so we were really looking forward to a great meal but that's where it ended. My pasta was over-cooked, so ended up a sticky soggy mass on my plate. For an "Italian" restaurant, There should have been attention to serving pasta al dente. Disappointing first, and only, visit.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

On a recent trip to San Fran my wife and I had the opportunity to eat at this establishment. Upon arrival we were greeted by a very confused person who pushed us past a group in front of us because we had a reservation and they didn't. He wouldn't even talk to them once he found out they did not... More 

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South San Francisco
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My husband and I came here the day after Thanksgiving. It was quiet but has few tables was occupy that mean this restaurant has business. South City downtown at night usually quiet and many restaurants are not doing that well, but this one is not too bad. We didn't wanted to eat a big meal after Thanksgiving, no appetite or... More 

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Rockland, NY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We were disappointed that the food was not creatively seasoned, and the fish special was soggy and heavy. The prices are too high for the quality of the food, but their homemade tomato sauce is delicious, so stick with pasta and tomato sauce.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Our family had an unexpectedly wonderful dinner together after picking up our youngest from SFO, college return for Thanksgiving. The entire meal was excellent for each of us- calamari, minestrone soup, salad, tortellini, chicken Marsala, petrale sole, chocolate mousse, fruite debasco de Carmel, and spumoni ice cream, finished with excellent cappuccinos. We plan to make this a family tradition!!

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Windsor, Colorado
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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

So I'm staying at my usual spot near the airport, (the Best Western Grosvenor), but this time some friends are taking me to dinner. We asked the front desk for a recommendation and she suggested Buon Gusto Ristorante. What a find! It was only a couple of miles away from the hotel, but it was a couple of blocks off... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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118 reviews 118 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The restaurant has a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere, and overall friendly staff. Unfortunately, we seemed to have the one waiter who seemed a bit grouchy and impatient. Nonetheless, we enjoyed our meal... the food was a solid B+. Note: The neighborhood that is home to this restaurant is a nice little area. But if you intend to walk over from the... More 

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Rogers, Arkansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

I have eaten here a number of times over the last 6 years but this is my first review. Being originally from Boston, always loved going to the North End for a great Italian meal. Now on the other side of the country Buon Gusto is like I am in the North End. The service was excellent and the food... More 

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San Bruno, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Buon Gusto Ristorante is fresh, authentic Italian food. The waitstaff are all friendly and attentive. We've been going here for years and really have never been disappointed in a meal. Love this little neighborhood place!

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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, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, 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

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