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“Relaxed family dining”
Review of Gusto

Gusto
Ranked #5 of 95 Restaurants in Knutsford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $141
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Knutsford may be steeped in history, but Gusto is already somewhat of an institution - renown for its authentic Italian cuisine and lively cocktail bar. In a town famed for its restaurants and select social scene, Gusto has a dedicated discerning clientele.
Manchester, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Relaxed family dining”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Really enjoyed Sunday lunch at Gusto with family. Several tables had three generations of family and everyone was enjoying the ambience and excellent Italian food. We dined in the conservatory which was very light and bright. The waiting staff were friendly and the food was consistent. It is better than average but hit is really the atmosphere which is the winner here.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank 391ClaireB
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LivingVentures, General Manager at Gusto, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant and your overall dining experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Kind regards,

Mirek Bulka
General Manager
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great quality food and very attentive service”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Dinner for five on Tuesday evening was expected to be a very quiet affair. Not here, the place was buzzing with a very good vibe. We were seated quickly and presented immediately thereafter with the drinks menu. Our waiter provided valuable advice as to type of food, content, how it was cooked etc. Our vegetarian colleague was fully catered for - YES fully catered for not just the usual lip service. Our food was delicious as was the house red. The owner (manager ?) can over to say hello and thanks. By the time we left at around 9 p.m. the place was packed and deservedly so. I will go back.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Arny_Sacknusem
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LivingVentures, General Manager at Gusto, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Dear Arny_Sacknusem,

Thank you very much for your kind words regarding your recent visit to Gusto Knutsford. It is always nice to hear such wonderful feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Kind regards,

Mirek Bulka
General Manager
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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Gusto.....”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

We live close to Knutsford so we do try out the different restaurants quite a bit. We were at Gusto's this Friday to celebrate our son's 21st Birthday. Overall its perfectly pleasant experience, there were a few hiccups in service, however they did make a reduction in the overall bill to compensate.

The food is good, not jaw dropping, but still perfectly acceptable. Prices are similar to other restaurants in the area and I suppose the acid question is would we go again....almost certainly.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank David C
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LivingVentures, General Manager at Gusto, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Dear David C,

Thank you very much for your feedback. I am glad to hear that overall you enjoyed your evening with us. Here at Gusto Knutsford we aim to provide all our guests with the best possible experience whilst dining with us and so I am sorry to hear that there were problems with the service on the evening in question. I hope that this did not have a detrimental effect on your son’s 21st birthday. Should you like to discuss this further then please do not hesitate to contact me on 07850039020.

Kind regards,

Mirek Bulka
General Manager
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Yummy”
Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

We went here early on a Saturday night, despite what other reviews have said we found the service to be excellent and very attentive. There is one guy whose only job seems to be to check everything is ok and tell you how long your food will be. I had the lobster spaghetti which was lovely and my husband had seafood risotto which was soft and buttery. Couldn't really fault the visit

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Thank Nicole M
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LivingVentures, General Manager at Gusto, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Dear Nicole M,

Thank you very much for your lovely feedback regarding your recent visit to Gusto Knutsford. I am glad that you had an enjoyable evening and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Kind regards,

Mirek Bulka
General Manager
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Cheshire
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Looking Tired”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Oh dear dear it's looking very tired in here now - time for a refurb. Menu looking just as tired they must have been churning this stuff out for 5 years now. Why are they so busy? People with no imagination I guess!

  • Visited January 2013
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LivingVentures, General Manager at Gusto, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Dear Stephen R,

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback regarding your visit to Gusto Knutsford. We continually carry out improvements to the restaurant so that our guests have the best possible experience whilst dining with us and have recently carried out a full refurbishment of the main restaurant floor.

Regarding the menu, we change this twice a year so that the dishes we offer are reflective of the seasons but we do keep a number of dishes the same based on customer feedback.

Should you like to discuss this further then please do not hesitate to contact me on 07850039020.

Kind regards,

Mirek Bulka
General Manager
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