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90 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 441-0400
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Ranked #47 of 548 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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English first
Brookline, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We came in after getting great recommendations from friends (some of them Italians) and were not disappointed. The restaurant is beautiful, loved the murals. The staff was friendly. Our waiter/owner? was very nice. We had carpaccio for appetizer. Pretty good. My spouse had lamb chops, which were delicious. I ordered the scallop pasta special. There was a misunderstanding and I... More

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The server/owner was solicitous and careful to explain origins and tastes of ingredients. Two of us shared a wonderful salad and pizza with truffles and prosciutto. Plenty to eat, delicious, and reasonable bill. We'll be bacccck.

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Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have lived in Cambridge for 7 years. Drove by Gran Gusto often, but never stopped. One mildly rainy night we walked to the restaurant.....was greeted with a warm welcome. The servers were wonderful. Nice Italian feel. I had the swordfish special which was tastey. My husband had the lamb and he loved it. The biscottis served with the cappuccino... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Off the boat Italians with off the hook food! Outstanding! Just like Roma! Bravo! WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW!

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This restaurant serves food you would only expect on the Amalfi Coast. The owners are from Naples and most of the customers are expat Italians. The pizza is exactly like you get in Italy. The clams and linguini are like sitting in Sorrento. There is no chicken parm, no meatballs, no Americanized Italian food, just real food from Italy.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Black truffles hand-shaved tableside over a simple home-made fettucine. The aroma explodes when the truffle hits the hot pasta. But the best dish is the grilled calamari. Don't quite get the reviewers complaining about the service. Hasn't been my experience over 4-5 visits, but then again, I'm not from Cambridge.....

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Winchester, Massachusetts
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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We had extremely high hopes for this place based on all the reviews (even the negative ones) - we called and made reservations in Italian, just for fun - went on a Monday night and was very impressed by how busy it was. We ordered a lot of stuff (for three people) - the scamorza was delicious but shouldn't list... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I've visited Gran Gusto from time over the last seven years and my experience has been consistent: excellent food, inexplicable service. I am drawn by the excellent food, but repelled by the service which has ranged from merely incompetent to downright hostile. A restaurant this tasty is hard to find so I don't write it off easily, but I am... More

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Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Worst pizza ever - cheese was gross, sauce was bland, dough was thick and undercooked, and overall there was no flavor. Bread had no flavor and horrible texture. Oil had an odd taste and no flavor. Caesar salad was disgusting - dressing was not at all flavorful and the salad was blah. Service was horrible - we were one of... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Two Italian friends and I ate here ten days ago. Then we went back a week later and ordered the same food -- it was that delicious! The server is Italian and says he makes everything in house. Pizza with truffles was a highlight! I'll go back again soon.

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Additional Information about Gran Gusto

Address: 90 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140
Phone Number: (617) 441-0400
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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