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“il Gusto - Pasta Bella!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Il Gusto

Il Gusto
Timiou Stavrou, 6 | Lanitis Carob Mill, Akrotiri 4640, Cyprus
+357 25 952638
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Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Akrotiri
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Bringing the exquisite cuisine of Italy's' finest homes to your table, Il Gusto manifests the flavours and sensations for a superb dining experience. The rustic Italian menu with generous portions is flavoured with the well-known hospitality of the dedicated Il Gusto team. Located in Akrotiri area (near British Bases). A new kid's area offers an inviting option for family, fun and children's birthday parties.
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“il Gusto - Pasta Bella!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Hi, I have eaten at il gusto many, many times. I do actually prefer the style of the older restaurant, just because it seemed more intimate and authentic italian, but the view is much better from the new place. If you could perhaps consider remodelling the new place then that would be a great improvement. The food though is absolutely stunning. That il gusto salad is amazing, the freshest and most exciting salad, worth going alone for it. I would like to get hold of the recipe, but will be trying it myself anyway.

The food is good quality and the experience is also excellent, and there is always plenty of it too. The pricing is good, and offers very good value for money. Overall, I think that it is unbeatable.

It is one of those places that we miss the most about Cyprus, along with the friendly people. I can't really remember having a desert as I was always so full!

Best regards,

Jim Reeves

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Carob Mill R, Manager at Il Gusto, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear Mr. Jim,

Thank you very much for your letter and for your kind words regarding your visit at Il Gusto at Akrotiri.
We are pleased to read that you always enjoy your dishes at Il Gusto and that you find everything of a high standard.

Your comments regarding the restaurant are well noted and we can assure you that we will are constantly improving the interior.

We hope that you will visit Cyprus very soon again. The staff of Il Gusto will be waiting to serve you their best dishes.

Sincerely Yours

Nicole Efstathiou
Sales & Marketing Manager
Carob Mill Restaurants Ltd.
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  • English first
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English first
Limassol, Cyprus
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A Taste of Italy in Cyprus”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We have been visiting Il Gusto for over 7 years and it still is consistently simply the best Italian restaurant in Cyprus. The service is second to none and the food is as good if not better than we have eaten in Italy. On our last visit it was our anniversary and we decided to have Gusto el Misto which is the Italian equivalent of a Cyprus Meze.Two dishes stood out the mushrooms with mozarella and the pasta a creamy pesto sauce.Great value and friendly service

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Carob Mill R, Manager at Il Gusto, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Dear Mr. Len,

We are delighted to hear that you and your wife have enjoyed IL Gusto for so many years. To choose Il Gusto for your anniversary is a big honour for us.

We cannot thank you enough for you kind words regarding our great team and the quality of the food offered in Il Gusto. Rests assured that we will pass your comments on to them all.

Once again thank you for having taken the time to write to us and we look forward to welcoming you back to La Pasteria “Il Gusto” Italiano in the not too distant future.

Sincerely Yours

Nicole Efstathiou
Sales & Marketing Manager
Carob Mill Restaurants Ltd.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Amazing food more than a decade on!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

It has been more than a decade since I had the pleasure of eating at this restaurant. The restaurant has since moved to a slightly different location and a more modern building. However, it now has a lighter and more classier and sophisticated ambience. The mood of the restaurant inviting and the music soft and unobtrusive.

We were made very welcome on arrival and seated immediately. Offered drinks and handed a menu. They brought out a basket of freshly made warm bread, white and brown with a plate of dips and spreads. (Oil, garlic butter and a wonderful pepper butter)

We ordered drinks which arrived promptly. Then our starters of the Funghi al forno and the Bruschetta con pesto di rucola e mozzarella, both hot and very flavour some, no skimping on portion size either.

For the main event we ordered a side of the Insalata il Gusto, the sight and flavour of the salad took me back all those years, the taste still as amazing as ever, they should bottle that salad dressing... The mains Spaghetti ai pesci freschi and Linguine con gamberetti e peperoncino. The look and smell of the dishes delightful. The taste amazing, the fish fresh and plentyful, no skimping on the prawns either, absolutely delicious.

Not sure how we managed to do all dishes justice, but not much left. My partner ordered a mix of ice cream for desert, which was in his words lovely. We had coffee each, a latte and a normal filter coffer, both hot and very fine coffee.

The service second to none, nothing to much trouble and also unobtrusive. Couldn't have asked for a more perfect meal. When they brough out the bill we were told the coffees were indeed on the house. What more is there to say, only if you are ever in Cyprus the restaurant is well worth a drive.

Thank you!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Carob Mill R, Manager at Il Gusto, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Dear Mrs. Heidi,

We cannot thank you enough for your very kind feedback of your dinner at Il Gusto at Akrotiri. We could not have asked for a better review. Such comments are very encouraging for all of us and enhance even more our commitment for constant upgrade of our facilities and services.

We are also happy to hear that you like the new location and that the modern interior has been approved by you.
We have received many good comments about the Italian menu and we are glad you have approved the dishes also.

Thank you again for your very nice words and we look forward welcoming you back again at the Il Gusto Pasteria Italiano in the not too distant future.

Sincerely Yours

Nicole Efstathiou
Sales & Marketing Manager
Carob Mill Restaurants Ltd.
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Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
“Good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Renovation served the restaurant good. Nicer view on a salt lake and excellent food. A bit more attention from the waiters would make it perfect.

Visited June 2013
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Carob Mill R, Manager at Il Gusto, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Dear Mrs. Natalia,

We appreciate your comments regarding your visit at Il Gusto at Akrotiri. We are glad to hear that the new location of the restaurant has been approved by you.

I will forward your constructive comments to our team members at Il Gusto as service is one of our top priorities and therefore we are very sorry to hear that the service was not what you expected it to be.

Once again thank you very much for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back at Il Gusto Pasteria Italiano very soon.

Sincerely yours

Nicole Efstathiou
Sales & Marketing Manager
Carob Mill Restaurants Ltd.
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“PERFECT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I sagest to my friends to visit it. The food is the best I ever eat.Cooked by specialist chef.the produces were fresh and the dessert also was nice .About the view I can't say is beautiful because the area is almost desolate.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Carob Mill R, Manager at Il Gusto, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Dear Mr. Antonis,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to submit your review and for choosing Il Gusto for your dinner.

We are pleased to read that you have enjoyed your visit with us and that you were impressed with the quality of the food. Our aim always been to provide the best possible service and facilities to all our guests, at all times. Our new kid’s area is one of the new additions at Il Gusto.

Once again, thank you very much and we look forward to welcoming you back to Il Gusto in the nearby future.

Sincerely Yours,

Nicole Efstathiou
Sales & Marketing Manager
Carob Mill Restaurants Ltd.
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