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il Bongustaio

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Boulevard Racetrack # 605 Colonia San Benito | San Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador
+ 503 2528-4200
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Miami, Florida
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been going to Il Bongustaio since 2004, and it is truly an outstanding restaurant. It is one of my favorite Italian Restaurants in the World. They have the most extraordinary Gnnochi al Pomodoro. I highly recommend it! Their Burrata is fabulous, as well as their Rissotto and Carpaccio (all of them!). For dessert, try their homemade ice cream.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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78 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

I recently had a business dinner here and the food was delicious, the ambiance is relaxing and the staff was very accommodating. I had the Sea Bass and it was delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant and can't wait to go back. P.s. the Chocolate Soufflé is to die for, it's a must order! Enjoy

Thank GypsyDrifter
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

The best Italian food in El Salvador. Excellent service and menu with a lot of specials. Highly recommend for dinner.

Thank Alberto P
Antiguo Cuscatlan, El Salvador
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Finding a good place to eat that is tasteful and not a chain is a blessing in this town. This place has a nice decor, simple and clean. The food was lovely and service very good.

Thank Acebo R
Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Great Italian food. Nice ambience. A great place for family and friends. We had Fettuccine with Lobster and you must try that if you visit this lovely restaurant

Thank Vishal130280
San Salvador, El Salvador
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

We ordered a couple of entrees (Pate and tomatoes) small but excelent taste; in the main course we had a Fettucini al Fungi Porcinni, Salt cod and the Fresh Salt Dry Fish; the Salt Cod was not that good, the rest of dishes where espectacular the Chef Roberto did a great job, the service was good but not great, the... More 

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65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

The restaurant is italian restaurant, really classy, expensive, outstanding service, food is good; definatelly in my top 5 in the country

Thank Nelson S
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121 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Returning after some three years, I found il Bongustaio still a good choice. It's pricey, but the dishes are well-prepared and the service is good. The pasta cooked in squid ink was a big hit with two of our party. The wine list - mostly Italian vineyards - is varied and there are reasonably-priced alternatives. With security an issue in... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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195 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This little oasis in the heart of the city is a delight to walk into. Everything is sleek, modern lines inside a beautiful historic building. The gin bar was awesome, although I only had the wine - which was great. The food was okay, and given the prices - a disappointment. Service was great. So if you don't mind spending... More 

Thank Portlander
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

Not amazed....prices are high. Food is so so....service not the best. gin and tonic very good! Would not come back

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boulevard Racetrack # 605 Colonia San Benito | San Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador
  • Location: Central America  >  El Salvador  >  San Salvador Department  >  San Salvador
  • Phone Number: + 503 2528-4200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?