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“Mangia at Gusto” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gusto! Ristorante Italiano

Gusto! Ristorante Italiano
12022 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-1922
216-791-9900
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Ranked #135 of 1,705 Restaurants in Cleveland
Price range: $35 - $45
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Murray Hill
Bedford
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Mangia at Gusto”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

What a pleasant surprise. Despite the restaurant being booked for an event; the hostess sat us in a separate dining area and it was very romantic. Afterwards, the owner made his rounds to check on dinners and he was kind enough to provide a delicious after dinner drink celebrating our first visit there. He was even willing to take a photograph of the three of us. Had a signature house dish - boar bolognese and asked for some items on the side - the chef accommodated everything. The other dish was spaghetti and meatballs - not really on the menu, but made the Gusto! Ristorante Italiano way - YUM and I'm not even a fan of spaghetti, but I am here!

Visited December 2013
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Twinsburg, Ohio
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Saturday Special Date Night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

My husband and I chose Gusto to celebrate our anniversary. Gusto is a cozy place with lacy curtains and white christmas lights around the windows. The staff is super friendly and helpful and the owner is a strolling accordianist! The food is good. We had Saltimbocca veal and gelato for dessert. My only complaint was the low stock of liquor behind the bar. Gusto, check inventory.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Delight-filled Evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Ahhhh what an evening! The calamari was a surprise -- did not know if we would like it when plate arrived; however, it was the best we have ever eaten! Wow-good! Highly recommended. We dined outside at a little table on the street. Our dinners were very good but we shall choose another fare next time. The evening was soft and pretty, and the few passers-by, pleasant. Our server was new and eager -- very good. The owner checked on us several times, too. Then a marvelous surprise! The owner is a musician and he serenaded us with the loveliest music! What a treat! We did not go inside; however, it looked very nice through the windows. We shall return!

Visited September 2013
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Alaska
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Enjoyable Meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Had never been to Cleveland before. Who knew they had a "Little Italy" section of town? Visiting family there, a party of seven of us (two couples, one with three children) headed to Gusto! for dinner.

The menu had a nice selection of pasta dishes and other entrees. The kids enjoyed the spaghetti, while the adults had ravioli, tortellini, and pappardalle. Everyone enjoyed the food very much. Prices were reasonable, service was good, and we were treated to live accordion music.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cleveland, Ohio
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35 restaurant reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great Food and Festive Ambiance!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

A great family place with excellent food, nice wine list and personalized service! Ricardo, the owner will play his accordion for you upon request. One early evening the place was full of families and we asked "Rick" to play some tunes for us. Eventually he played the Tarantella, and the whole place was clapping to the beat of the music! Very nice experience.

Visited December 2012
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