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Buon Gusto Ristorante

224 Grand Ave., South San Francisco, CA 94080
6507429777
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
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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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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Ventura, Cal
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I've been to Buon Gusto Ristorante several times in the past and always enjoyed the dining experience. This time I learned exactly how indifferent service can spoil an otherwise excellent meal. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere: music, tablecloths, flowers, attractive decorations; all of which make for a nice dining experience. Unfortunately, we had a waiter who did not greet... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

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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239 reviews 239 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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Additional Information about Buon Gusto Ristorante

Address: 224 Grand Ave., South San Francisco, CA 94080
Phone Number: 6507429777
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
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
Cuisine: Italian

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