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Reviewed October 17, 2022 via mobile

I ended up in South SF completely by accident, staying in the Comfort Inn, walking distance away, before my flight the following day. A list of restaurants was provided along with walking instructions. As soon as I walked into Ristorante Buon Gusto, I felt like...I was in Nonna’s place! No, I’m not Italian but grew up near Utica, NY with a plethora of fine Italian restaurants. White linen table cloths, cozy atmosphere, and delicious food! Hubby and I had the house red wine (good), a house salad began our meal. The only drawback for me (which turned out to be a lifesaver!) was the huge amount of food provided for the main course. I had delicious homemade gnocchi and hubby had the tortellini house special. Both absolutely delicious but I could only eat a third (somehow, hubby managed to eat 2/3 of his dish!). I did not have the heart to have the rest of my food wasted in the kitchen so I asked for a box. The meal wasn’t over! A fantastic dessert was provided (complimentary) as well as a small glass of Vino Santo (sp?). WOW. Service was excellent. And the boxed gnocchi? It became our meal at 11pm the next day in Newark, NJ, having missed our connection by a couple minutes! Thank you Buon Gusto!!!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed August 20, 2022 via mobile

Nice and fine italian restaurant in South San Francisco, not far away from international airport. Good choice of pasta, meat & fish. Friendly staff & team. Reservation recommended.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed May 27, 2022 via mobile

Enjoyed our final dinner of a 12 day trip at this outstanding restaurant. There were 4 of us and every single meal was excellent. Two of our party had the chicken parmigiana and they both said it was the best they ever had.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 27, 2022

Had high hopes for this place. We thought of having a banquet here. Decided to sample a meal. Caesar Salad was decent. Had two of the house specialties, Gnocchi al Pesto and Tagliarini Carmelo. Sorry to say, these were very disappointing. Neither of us enjoyed...them. Ate less than half of them. Wines were overpriced. Cheapest bottle was $57. Had the house Chablis ($19 for half liter) as a cheaper alternative which was very poor quality. Only gave the second star for the service and the atmosphere. Had high hopes, but poor pasta is a red flag. Decided to host our group elsewhere.........More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed February 11, 2022

Still excellent. Great Italian food. Service also excellent. Vincenzo excellent host.. Should open for lunch

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 25, 2021

Have eaten here many times over the years, but it appears that the ownership has changed. Prices higher, food quality a tad lower and tables crowded cheek to jowl. Dinner for 4 (2 appetizers, 4 adult entrees and a bottle of wine, without tip) was...$175. None of us finished our entrees.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 17, 2021

This is a small family-owned place that has been around for many years. We ate there on a Thursday night and it was packed. My meal was terrible. The bloody mary was bland, the house salad was awful, and the pesto gnocchi was bland as...well. I was wondering whether I had COVID and had lost my sense of taste, it was that bland. My wife had the clams with linguini which she liked. (It was supposed to be mussels but they were apparently out of mussels. The waiter should have told her that when he took the order not when he delivered the plate with food.) I tasted the linguini and it was me'h. Parking is difficult in this neighborhood so be prepared to cruise around and walk when you do find something. We will not go back.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 9, 2021 via mobile

We love this place!!! The owner is a delight as is the staff! Authentic Italian 100%! When in SSF, go check it out if you want excellent Italian food!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed September 24, 2021

Great restaurant. Awesome food. Superior service. We stayed overnight at the AC hotel (on our way back to PA) on Oyster point Blvd., and this restaurant came highly rated and was only less than 10 minutes away. The food and wine selection was awesome. Our...server Basa was attentive, prompt, and knowledgeable. The owner was also up and about, and present to all the patrons. We had the gnocchi’s, and the rigatoni with sausage special… Both are fantastic dishes and done perfect. My wife couldn’t decide between the pesto and the marinara gnocchi, and our server Basa offered to split the serving and serve her both. I would highly recommend this restaurant anyone traveling in the area.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 17, 2021 via mobile

We were so excited when Buon Gusto opened after being closed during Covid. We want their opening night and it was packed with regulars. What a surprise when I looked at the wine list and the cheapest bottle of wine was $57. We ordered Verdicchio...for $66. The menu was the same, but the prices we’re tripled. The food was not the same, my grilled fish was dry. Where was Vincenzo? He’s usually here and this was opening night. Later, I found out from a waiter who used to work there (he’s works for our neighborhood Italian restaurant now) that Vincenzo sold his share of the restaurant. We’ve been going here since it opened and this made me very sad. Julian, the new owner, will lose all his regulars. He’s running this gem into the ground.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 8, 2021

We were staying at the Grand Hyatt at the airport and we needed a break from the hotel food. Buon Gusto was a short 10 minute Uber drive away and it was certainly worth it.My wife's cocktail was generous and the chianti perfect. We shared...the homemade cannelloni and found it delightful. So, if you are at the airport Grand Hyatt ad want a break in in the action, this is a great escape.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed March 9, 2020 via mobile

Restaurant looks nice. Our server is friendly and helpful. Food tasted great, I had the pasta with clams and mussels.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 8, 2020

The food was delicious. The server was very helpful and friendly but the place appeared short staffed and the food came out very slow. I’m giving them the benefit of the doubt that they had more diners than they anticipated on a Monday night.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 2, 2020

Went for lunch with a friend and this was my first time. Had the Bolognese spaghetti and it was delicious. The server was very attentive and gracious. Asked for blue cheese, got house dressing but error was easily corrected. May be a little bit pricey...for lunch but depends on what you’re looking for or expecting. Nice, clean, ambience and food is good.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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VincenzoV644, Owner at Buon Gusto Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2020

Thank you for this honest and positive review! We appreciate your business and we're glad to hear details about your last visit. We're proud to know that you absolutely loved our food and service. Please come back again soon!

Reviewed February 9, 2020 via mobile

Looking for a classy restaurant/bar at 430 in the afternoon on a weekday? This is the place - hands down! Empty when we got there as they just opened. Sat at the full bar with brother and ordered drinks. Jose, the bartender made awesome martinis...and was cordial and friendly. Ordered the calamari which was fresh and prepared perfectly! The warm bread given to us by the owner was to die for. Had great conversations with others that sat at the bar and all of a sudden turned around and the place was packed! On a Tuesday evening! Will absolutely return if ever staying by the airport and hoping to have a meal here next time! I would say it’s pretty authentic since we met and conversed with the owner from Italy. Try it!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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VincenzoV644, Owner at Buon Gusto Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2020

Hey! Thanks you so much for sharing such an amazing review! We really appreciate your wonderful and detailed feedback about how much you love our restaurant. We love hearing from our customers and we're so glad you took the time to let us know how...More

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There are gluten free items on the menu, yes. Visit buongustorestaurante . com and select the menu tab, then select lunch, dinner, etc... The gluten free items are marked as such. Hope this helps!
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Buon Gusto Ristorante is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4
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