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Buon Gusto Ristorante

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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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Will go elsewhere next time........

When we were in the area, we ate at 3 different Italian Restaurants on this very street. The other two were great. This one, which was the fanciest, was by far the most disappointing one. The service was good, but the food was very expensive for what you got and it was not that good.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
Traveler06232009
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Bangor, Maine
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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140 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bangor, Maine
Top Contributor
310 reviews 310 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

When we were in the area, we ate at 3 different Italian Restaurants on this very street. The other two were great. This one, which was the fanciest, was by far the most disappointing one. The service was good, but the food was very expensive for what you got and it was not that good.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I thought that the service here was the highlight of the meal. The waitstaff was very well trained. Everything was prompt and polite. The food was ok. Not as good as the prices they charge, but not bad. The atmosphere was nice, somewhat romantic. But I don't think that justifies the high prices in my opinion.

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Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We enjoyed the fresh ingredients and the interesting selection of beers. Nice people also. Atmosphere was warm and decor was well done.

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San Francisco, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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
34 helpful votes 34 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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243 reviews 243 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?