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Buon Gusto Ristorante

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$$ - $$$
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224 Grand Ave., South San Francisco, CA 94080 (Airport Blvd)
+1 650-742-9777
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Open now
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Sun 16:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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San Diego
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73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate here the night before leaving from SFO for Italy. The menu is extensive but unpretentious, and lots of locals speaking Italian were there for dinner. Not fancy, but clean and the classic style that you would imagine has been here for decades, which I think it has. The efficiency and sincerity of the staff is refreshing. I give... More 

Thank Leslie E
Atlanta, Georgia
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very good, authentic Italian restaurant with a full menu. On a street filled with restaurants, this one stands out. Unpretentious surroundings with very good food and friendly, attentive service.

Thank Richard G
South San Francisco, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Buon Gusto has a great restaurant with pretty authentic Italian dishes, they also have delivery of their dishes and their pizza's are one of the best in South City

Thank Raiderwoman16
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the fish special for dinner - sole with polenta and sauteed vegetables. It was very good. The place is small and the service, good.

Thank Susi P
San Jose, CA
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151 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here a few times on business - it's not bad, but let's say that the two other restaurants on Grand Avenue would be my preferred choice. It's really hit or miss with this restaurant. Their spaghetti with marinara sauce was lacking, and I don't care to get that again. On the other hand, their linguine tutto mare was... More 

Thank Shuweb-com
Norwich, Connecticut
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54 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I first visited this restaurant in 2013 when I was staying in a motel on Grand Ave on the other side of US 101. My wife and I stayed in the same place on April 12, 2017 and went out looking for dinner. This review is of this more recent visit. I knew from the first time that there was... More 

Thank David C
Boise, Idaho
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Ok, let me get this out first. I am Italian and I am fussy about my Italian food. I am not food snob but I expect good food if you are going to charge a pretty penny for pasta. This place is small inside and very nice. However, the menu's prices for you get is not worth it. I got... More 

Thank opdr444
San Francisco, California
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Had the calamari steak with pasta and split pea soup. Soup was very good. Calamari steak was tough and pasta was at best average.

Thank Michael S
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73 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Very dark setting, the food is fine, nothing to write home about. Very far from a true Italian experience. If you are looking for vegetarian options choose a different restaurant.

Thank Megan L
San Mateo, California
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160 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Returned again for lunch. Food is great and so is service. Easy parking in lot next door. Owner Vincenjo is great

Thank dcs1755

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 224 Grand Ave., South San Francisco, CA 94080
    (Airport Blvd)
  • Public Transportation: CalTrain South San Francisco Station is located at 590 Dubuque Ave and Grand Ave, and is .26 miles aka walking distance. The South San Francisco BART station is 2.3 miles from the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 650-742-9777

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