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“Elegant restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of il Bongustaio

il Bongustaio
Boulevard Racetrack # 605 Colonia San Benito | San Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador
+ 503 2528-4200
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Ranked #26 of 244 Restaurants in San Salvador
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Elegant restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Good for a nice night out with a bar and in a lovely art deco style house … kind of a boutique hotel … the garden and terrace are magnificent, the service is good attentive and friendly and the food has a delicate flavor well served and a good chef … very nice outing you need a reservation… make sure you get the right place they have moved few months ago...

Visited October 2012
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Santiago
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111 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good Upscale Italian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Il Buno Gustaio is rather expensive, but a good alternative if you fancy Italian on a trip to San Salvador. Located in a converted house near the prominent hotels, the tables are on a terrace facing an attractive garden. The food is generally excellent (high marks from 6 of 7 in our party), from pastas to fish and meat dishes. Try the pasta with squid ink sauce or the grilled octopus. Beware of pricing on the specials. The wine list has a good selection from the Italian regions, but is a bit pricy. It is currently the In Place with locals, so be sure to book a reservation.

  • Visited August 2012
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank SheriffSantiago
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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Il Buon Gustaio Gets it Right”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

I would highly recommend that any visitors to San Salvador try Il Buon Gustaio. Great wine list, several vegetarian options on-menu, and attentive staff. A must!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“One of the better restaurant in San Salvador!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

Hungry for Italian? Try this charming restaurant in an upscale neighborhood of San Salvador! The restaurant is part of B&B and serves primarily Italian dishes, I had pasta with scallopers and my friend had his usual fish cooked in salt casing. I truly enjoyed my pasta, I tasted the fish and amazingly it was not salty at all. In fact, it was moist and sweet. I was told that the BB is a converted Convent? Looked at some rooms and it was beautifully done, it includes breakfast, served in the restaurant. Highly recommend it!

Visited February 2012
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Montreal
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84 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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“Upscale, Refined Italian, superb service - a real winner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

Attentive yet unobtrusive service adds to an experience which was highlighted by excellent Italian cuisine with a Salvadorean slant... Now also a boutique hotel, setting is in a beautiful garden. Can't go wrong with this one!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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