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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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110 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW 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
25 reviews 25 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Senior Contributor
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
Senior Contributor
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
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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SF Bay Area
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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