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Buon Gusto Ristorante

224 Grand Ave., South San Francisco, CA 94080
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Close to our hotel and recommended by hotel staff. My wife had the sole and it was very good. The other 3 of us had the pappardelli special with smoked salmon and mushroom. It was very good. Accompanied by a nice Pinot Grigio. Waiter was attentive and had a good sense of humour. Would go here again if staying nearby.

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San Francisco
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

I grew up in SoCity and this is always my Go To place for local Italian food. It is delicious and always service with a smile. Many, many dinners here with family and friends, order the Sole, yum! The chicken Marsala is delectable and you'll want to bring home leftovers, but you'll eat it all. The staff here is extremely... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

I was stuck in So. San Francisco, and at the end of the day did not want to drive into the city and fight traffic to get the famous food. I found this gem and two (to date) most satisfying meals, and I don't like Italian. Perfect calamari rings, perfect calamari steak and clams and linguine to die for. All... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Leaving SFO after a long business week in the area randomly chose this spot. It was warm, relaxing friendly environment. Staff made me feel right at home. A wonderful neighborhood restaurant with many repeat customers all around us. Besides the delicious food the owner came by to greet us, and even entertained us with some excellent magic tricks. What a... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

While staying in South San Fran the hotel recommended this as a good spot for local family owned Italian food. Service was great, but the food wasn't. I ordered a basic staple - lasagna which was a bit bland. The wine was fantastic, and the company always make the experience but certainly this isn't a restaurant I'd return to for... More

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Beaverton, Oregon
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

One goes to a restaurant for great food and this place did not disappoint. Calamari was fried perfectly; mozzarella caprese had great flavor; the two entrees we had risotto pescatore and cioppino were flavorful. The only issue was my Tiramisu was frozen in the middle indicating to me it was made in bulk elsewhere ( I was hoping for fresh... More

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Charlestown, Rhode Island, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Upon the recommendation from our hotel staff at the nearby Courtyard, my husband and I decided to "go Italian" for our last night in San Francisco. Wow! The food, atmosphere, and service were a delight. Staff is friendly and outgoing, we feel like we made some new friends. The carpaccio is a must! My husband had veal, and I opted... More

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marion il
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

a random pick near our friend's hotel that turned into an incredible dining experience.great food and great service. this property has a very local feel but we outsiders were made to feel very welcome.a great selection of true italian dishes presented very well. our waiter was very helpful and attentive. all selections by our party of four were appreciated as... More

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Santa Clarita, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 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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