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Gusto 101

#82 of 6,800 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Downtown West
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101 Portland St, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2N3, Canada
+1 416-504-9669
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by on a bike....aeemed like a nice patio... Everyone drinking.. Was told by waiter if I wanted to drink...had to do it at the bar. Not very Canadian.. Thumbs down

Thank Ken D
Paige A, Manager at Gusto 101, responded to this review

Hi Ken, Ciao Ken! Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are quite a busy restaurant, and during peak hours, we ask all our customer joining for a drink, to kindly have a seat at our bar. This helps the customers who are looking to dine with us for dinner to wait a little bit less,... More 

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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very lively and noisy restaurant, but the service is top notch and the food is delicious. The waiter/chef was able to make me a special dish based on dietary needs. They are located just off King Street just minutes from the CN Tower.

Thank Cardstunts
Waterloo, Canada
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a delightful lunch at Gusto 101. We started by sharing an Arugula salad that was wonderful. I usually find Arugula to be bitter but there was no hint of bitterness in this salad. My wife had the mushroom pasta and it was excellent. The truffle cream sauce was sinfully rich. I had the shrimp pasta and it was... More 

Thank WaterlooFrank
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's birthday month in our family and we made reservations at Gusto for an early dinner on a Sunday afternoon. We all enjoyed our meals. Kale salad with salmon on the side, arugula salad with steak on the side, branzino on lentils, juicy hamburger and agnolotti with butternut squash. It was all delicious!! Our starter was a fennel sausage pizza... More 

Thank Linda L
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very excited to come to this place for my friends 30th birthday. I can tell you it was a mission finding a place in the city to accommodate a large party for a Friday night. After months of searching and reading lots of party contracts from various restaurants we landed on Gusto 101. The reason we picked Gusto... More 

Thank ConstantTraveler1985
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had brunch at Gusto 101 and we absolutely loved it.This place is usually packed but because we came so early we got seated right away. The place had a very fun, hipster vibe and during the day, it had plenty of sunshine. I really like the atmosphere here. I had the Tagliata di Manzo aka the steak with bacon..and... More 

Thank MylynA
Paige A, Manager at Gusto 101, responded to this review

Ciao! Thank you for your lovely review! This is a great review for looking for more delicious information on our Bruch menu! Just reading your review, made us crave those Ricotta Pancakes! We hope to see you soon! More 

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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although we were in a great private room downstairs the resto proper was very inviting if you enjoy a lively bustling atmosphere with loud music that the filled to capacity crowd seemed to be enjoying, Great food, would especially recommend the pasta with mushroom sauce as well as the steak, sea bass and eggplant antipasta.

Thank Perry S
Paige A, Manager at Gusto 101, responded to this review

Ciao Perry! Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review! Gusto 101 loves to create an energizing experience, involving great food and amazing service! We hope to see you soon! More 

Bradford West Gwillimbury, Ontario
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138 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Gusto 101 on Friday night with my wife. They initially told us about an hour wait. We put our name on the list and they send you a text message 5 minutes before your table is ready. If you go upstairs there is a second bar as well as bar style seating around sky lights that you can... More 

Thank woodroffec
Paige A, Manager at Gusto 101, responded to this review

Ciao! Thank you for taking the time to write your review! I feel like your review is a great one for people visiting Gusto 101 for the first time. I agree, the Polipo is quite amazing! We look forward to hosting you in the near future, hopefully in the summer weather! More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

so much fun atmosphere...really good for weekend brunch too! ..always busy, always fun. Interesting twist on great Italian themed food. MUST EAST the MUSHROOM PASTA! MUST. one of my favourites in Toronto and in the coolest busiest neighbourhoods for dining and night life.

Thank TorontoTuanis
Paige A, Reservations at Gusto 101, responded to this review

Ciao! Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review! We are so happy to hear that you loved the Mafalde ai Funghi as it is one of our most popular dishes! We look forward to having you back soon! Grazie More 

Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Good value for money. Food is excellent. Service is hit and miss. Burger is excellent and pizzas are tasty.

Thank Alizeh123B
Paige A, Reservations at Gusto 101, responded to this review

Ciao! Thanks for taking the time to leave this review! We will be sure our servers our doing their best to accommodate all guests as soon as possible. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal, and we hope to see you again soon! Grazie More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Portland St, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2N3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-504-9669

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

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