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Gustoso Ristorante & Enoteca
Gustoso Ristorante & Enoteca

Gustoso Ristorante & Enoteca Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://ristorantegustoso.co.uk/
  • Phone: 0207 834 5778
  • Hours of Operation: Monday to Thursday:
    Lunch 12.00 to 15.00
    Dinner 18.00 to 22.30

    Friday: Lunch 12.00 to 15.00
    Dinner 18.00 to 23.00

    Saturday: Lunch 12:00 to 15:00 and Dinner 18.00 to 23.00

    Sunday:
    Lunch 12.30 to 16.00
    Dinner 18.00 to 21.30
  • Payment Options: AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Danilo Lubrano
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Private room up to 16 covers
  • Private Party Contact: Roberto Piccinnu 0207 834 5778
  • Entertainment: Background music
  • Special Events & Promotions: Sicilian's Flavours 16th July 2014
    3 Course meal and three glasses wine £35pp

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rochester Row
  • Public Transit: Victoria Station is 2 minutes walk away. Other bus stops along Vauxhall bridge road.

    From Victoria Station enter Vauxhall bridge road then take 2nd left Rochester row then left again into willow place, the restaurant will be on the left in 50 metres
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: free on single yellow after 6.30 pm
A word from Gustoso Ristorante & Enoteca
Traditional Italian cuisine served in a comfortable and relaxed ambience. An extensive wine list with a large selection of wines by the glass and some great bargains.The bar serves a selection of Italian and European beers and classic cocktails in addition of some great grappas.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
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Diner Reviews
  • "We were going to the Tate Gallery and we have always found it difficult to find good food at a reasonable price especially on a Sunday. Lovely service and good food and even made us oldies romantic in the afternoon."
    dined on 20/07/2014
  • "Nice food, friendly and sufficient service as always. I am confident to bring any friends/clients to dine there. :)"
    dined on 14/07/2014
  • "This is the 3rd or 4th visit to Gustoso. The staff are charming and there is a nice relaxing ambience. Unfortunately after giving feedback last time, there was no change to the carpaccio starter - waifer thin and therefore overpowered by the rocket. The scallops & pea purée however was very good, as was the calamari & zucchini fritti. The calf liver main was too chunky/ thick, and the Beef joint "special" was just 2 large slabs of beef with spinach - felt like a sunday roast but with no roast potatoes or other garnish. Not a dish to call one of the day's "Specials" although was lovely and tender. But Gustoso are generous & welcoming, and we were offered a delicous assortment of desserts on the house including tiramisù. Will return soon. :-)"
    dined on 07/07/2014
  • "What more can I say - very good food, ambiance, service"
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "Visited recently with wife and young son for a 6pm booking on a Saturday evening. Friendly and attentive service, which incurred a 12.5% charge. A varied and extensive menu, specials board, a great choice of wine, but no consideration to meals for children, save for offering smaller pasta options. The food we had was very good, but as someone who enjoys their Italian food I found the portions a little too small. In summary, a wonderful little restaurant around the back streets of Pimlico that’s worth visiting. 8 out of 10!"
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "Second visit to Gustoso, but several months after the first. A welcome return. Great wine list, and superb food. We started off with a glass of prosecco. The starters of calamari and fried zucchini were delightful. The mains of ricotta filled pasts and a Italian sausage pasta and wild mushrooms were very nice indeed - in fact the sausage pasta was exceptional! Both went well with our bottle of Sicilian Red. Service was impeccable throughout, and there was a good break between the starter and the main. The tiramisu was scrumptous. This is an excellent restaurant which I shall try to visit more often, and go through their whole menu."
    dined on 02/07/2014
  • "Another good meal at this consistently good neighbourhood restaurant. I took two friends who live in Bayswater and they said that there was nothing comparable in their area. It's not haute cusine and the portions are not huge but there are some interesting and unusual dishes and the quality is always good."
    dined on 02/07/2014
  • "Rather noisy at lunch time. Half of my party liked their food the others weren't impressed. Quite a lot of emphasis on deep fried which is a bit heavy."
    dined on 30/06/2014
  • "We had the set menu which was excellent as a quick meal before going out. I would recommend this place to anyone for any occasion."
    dined on 27/06/2014
  • "Took my best friend to Gustoso yesterday as we both work locally and I'd been raving about it and as ever the experience was marvellous! Ensuring they've another dedicated fan. I would urge all who delight in fabulously prepared Italian (and especially Sardinian) food, warm, friendly informatively efficient service, great wines, a relaxed bistro atmosphere, and superb value to visit too! Grazie mille to all involved - we’ll be back again and again!"
    dined on 25/06/2014
  • "Gustoso is reliably good - tasty, good quality food, nothing too fancy but always hits the spot. Good value and very friendly service."
    dined on 21/06/2014
  • "This is our local cantina. Reliable, imaginative food, attentive service, fair value for food and wine. The fried calamari starter is excellent, as is the fritto misto main, though not at the same sitting! Pork belly also excellent. Daily specials consistently high quality."
    dined on 20/06/2014
  • "A very good "local" restaurant. Always a warm welcome and good service. Food up to scratch. There are better value (i.e. cheaper) restaurants in the area, but not with the same service etc. The discounts available do help though. Would always recommend Gustoso."
    dined on 16/06/2014
  • "Freshly-cooked, delicious and interesting food - this restaurant is a real bonus to this area. Specials always are special, and there is a good choice."
    dined on 16/06/2014
  • "This lovely little restaurant is light and airy and full of character. it's situated in a quiet little side street and feels a million miles away from the hustle and bustle. In the restaurant desert that is WestminsterVictoria this is a welcome find! The food is absolutely delicious and the service attentive and smiley. Highly recommended."
    dined on 10/06/2014
  • "Had a great evening at Gustoso catching up with friends. Food is excellent and reasonably priced. The restaurant has a pleasant ambience, the service is efficient but not overly attentive and we weren't rushed at all. Overall an excellent evening and we will definitely visit again."
    dined on 09/06/2014
  • "Back for another early evening meal. Exceedingly well looked after and most excellent food. Cant wait to return."
    dined on 06/06/2014
  • "Great Italian restaurant, high end food and service at midrange prices. Welcoming staff and nice atmosphere. "
    dined on 05/06/2014
  • "Easy to find and to book through internet. Very nice atmosphere. The staff where very friendly and service minded. The meny was very good. Everyone found something nice to eat and it tasted very well. The waiter found a perfect wine to match the food."
    dined on 31/05/2014
  • "Excellent. Freshly cooked food and a very good wine list."
    dined on 30/05/2014
  • "Had a fantastic lunch here. Outstanding food with the most delicious home cooked pasta. I will definately be back."
    dined on 29/05/2014
  • "Gustoso is a fabulous Friday evening choice for a post work date evening to set up the weekend in a wonderful fashion. The relaxed vibe made buzzing and cheering by the great quality of the food and friendly warm service showing off all that's best about Italy (be it Italy in the home of the UK's political classes here!). The set menu is outstanding value for excellent cooking of fine ingredients and always tempts. The whitebait so fresh and succulent with the salmon light and healthy but still luxurious. Marvellous all round and very much recommended. Thanks again to all involved. "
    dined on 23/05/2014
  • "A very good meal was had by all in our party. Addionally we were able to discuss buisiness without difficulty hearing and the ambeance and wait staff did an excellent job. "
    dined on 21/05/2014
  • "This restaurant is tucked away just behind Westminster Cathedral. It is a peaceful street and the relaxed atmosphere in the restaurant reflects this. Service was attentive and friendly. Even though it was a Monday, the place was buzzing when we left. Food was freshly prepared and very tasty. The mixed fried fish dish was enormous! Value was great with a 20% offer on food at the time that we went. In all, a good experience."
    dined on 19/05/2014
  • "This is one of those places that you just don't want to tell anyone about and yet, you want to tell everyone about. The food is great and the servers and owner really want you to just relax and enjoy when dining here. Great for friends, family or business - why go anywhere else?"
    dined on 17/05/2014
  • "This is our local now, we live in SW1 and love coming to Gustoso...they have recently updated their menu, simple choices, not too many items to make which improves the quality of what is cooked FRESH!! The fish, the game and the sauces (gravies) are all fresh and delicious. Using Toptable affords us 15% discount, which pays the service charge and a bit more, which is nice. I don't drink, but my wife thinks their Sardinian red wines are wonderful. Great ambiance, lovely food, good prices, friendly staff...what more does one need! "
    dined on 07/05/2014
  • "I had dinner with two friends in this local restaurant on 6 May. I had been there several times before but my friends had not. We had a great time, thanks to a wonderful ambience and excellent food. My friends were very impressed. The staff are very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this restaurant and the fact that it is a relative newcomer in an area which has so few restaurants makes it even more welcome. "
    dined on 06/05/2014
  • "It was an enjoyable evening with my family. Would go again, perhaps."
    dined on 03/05/2014
  • "Carpaccio starter very good but slithers were way too thin and therefore the parmesan shavings and rocket on top overcrowded and overpowered the star ingredient. Same for the Sea Bass main course - the fish piece was much too small in comparison to accompanying elements. Delicious tiramisù dessert. Overall very good, but must look to reassess the balance and proportions of the dishes, so as to avoid giving the impression that they are saving on costs and selling customers short."
    dined on 29/04/2014
  • "We had been to an exhibition at the British Museum and this restaurant was conveniently situated to Victoria station. It is tucked away, so not likely to be stumbled across. Our meal was very good and reasonably priced for London. We'd go back. "
    dined on 29/04/2014
  • "Will definitely go back, as the pasta was really good. Very keen to have the utterly wonderful lamb ravioli again and to get stuck into the starters and meat dishes. Service was good too."
    dined on 27/04/2014
  • "live around the area and heard when they were opening but never had a chance to go. Very please we went though. The service is very attentive, the food authentic. Lovely local italian restaurant. will be back!"
    dined on 27/04/2014
  • "This is a small family-run Italian restaurant, close to Victoria Station. We have been there several times now and will continue. The atmosphere is welcoming, the menu is limited and good - always a good selection of dishes of the day - and generally good value for money."
    dined on 26/04/2014
  • "I have been to Gustoso perhaps 10 times, and that's because this is a lovely local restaurant that serves excellent food in a very relaxed ambience. "
    dined on 14/04/2014
  • "Gustoso proved to be a winner. Four of us, including two teenage sons, picked this little gem about an hour before eating, early evening and were rewarded with a first class meal. Service was excellent, warm, friendly and knowledgeable. A perfect white wine recommendation was matched by delicious food and an atmosphere reminiscent of a local eatery. Just what we were after on a 2-day break in London. We would not hesitate in returning to this restaurant in the future and heartily recommend it."
    dined on 14/04/2014
  • "When you walk in the place has such a great look and feel to the place. The atmosphere is just perfect for a resturant. It was relaxed but had a nice evening buzz about the place. The food was pretty top notch and for the price it was excellent! I would 100% recommend it. We're still talking about how great it was 2 days after going!"
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "Food was ok but not worth the price. £17 for a sirloin steak which was poorly seasoned and absolutely tiny! I booked it because of the 20% off food but we were told we would only get the discount if we ordered two courses which we hadn't planned on having. Felt a bit like blackmail! The restaurant staff said that toptable stipulates this in the small print, but actually I went back and double-checked and nowhere does the booking page stipulate that this offer is conditional. I'm not sure that the restaurant could have got away with it, but I didn't want to make a fuss. I won't be going back - there are so many other fantastic Italian restaurants in London with better food at similar or lower prices."
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "We chose Gustoso Ristorante & Enoteca based on the other people's reviews. We were not disappointed. Although the place was packed, the service was friendly and efficient. The food was delicious but a little salty for our tastes."
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "Have been to this restaurant a few times now. The food is great! If you're looking for something tasty but in a restaurant where you can be yourself, you're not sat 2 inches from the next diners but still looks fresh, modern and smart go here!"
    dined on 11/04/2014
  • "I went for dinner with a friend on a Thursday evening. We shared some Bruschetta as starter, which were delicious - perhaps the pesto a bit on the bland side. We had different pasta dishes as main, which were excellent and also the selection of desserts was great. Ambience was good as we arrived and improved further as more customers arrived during the evening, creating a nice buzz. There was a relaxed atmosphere and service was friendly and attentive. With the 15% off food it was great value for money, but even without the offer we would go again."
    dined on 10/04/2014