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Buon Gusto Ristorante

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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
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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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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only reason we came to this restaurant was because this was our last night in South San Francisco and wanted to have a nice family dinner before we headed home from our vacation. All the reviews online were 4 out of 5 Stars. We received our food and began to eat it and it was average. It wasn't something... More 

Thank Alfred H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely the best light fluffy wonderful best I have had anywhere! I've been coming here here for over years. Great food for a very fair price. Owner and staff are awesome. Don't miss out!

Thank Terry G
Vincenzo V, Owner at Buon Gusto Ristorante, responded to this review

Terry, thank you so much for sharing your review! We are so glad to hear that you’ve been coming here for years and consistently receive excellent service and delicious food. We look forward to serving you again very soon! More 

Sonoma, California, United States
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Great food. New-ish owner us a character. Good wine selection. We come here whenever travelling via SFO.

Thank Mike R
Vincenzo V, Owner at Buon Gusto Ristorante, responded to this review

Mike, thanks so much for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the food and wine selection. We hope you’ll come back to San Francisco soon! More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We had reservations for dinner for 3 people on November 28th. I called ahead to explain that we were flying in from the East Coast, so we selected the last seating at 9:30pm. I called again at 8:30 to say that we had landed but had not yet received our bags. I was told that this would not be a... More 

Thank Thomas O
Vincenzo V, Owner at Buon Gusto Ristorante, responded to this review

Thomas, we are sorry if there was any miscommunication between our staff and you. We typically close at 9:30pm on Monday’s. We would love to have you back so we can provide you with the true 5-star Buon Gusto experience. More 

Tokyo, Japan
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Looking for a place near our hotel (Comfort Suites) before flying to Tokyo. Found this place on-line. Really enjoyed the dinner. First class Southern Italian food. I had the lasagne; my partner had the special -- sole in a lemon butter sauce. Service was attentive without being overbearing. Great bartender who knew how to fix good martinis. Excellent bread. Just... More 

Thank Tag M
Vincenzo V, Owner at Buon Gusto Ristorante, responded to this review

Tag, thank you so very much for taking the time to share your review with us! We strive to impress with our delicious homemade Southern Italian food and friendly service, so we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the lasagna and your partner enjoyed the sole special. Thank you for giving us a try and we hope you’ll join... More 

San Francisco
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104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Have been to Buon Gusto numerous times and they can always be depended on to serve up hot, tasty Italian food, much of it fresh made. My Petrale sole with capers and lemon butter was cooked perfectly. My friends all had veal dish that were also well prepared.The broccolini sauted in olive oil and garlic was al dente and flavorful... More 

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San Mateo, California
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Food & service are excellent. Parking lot next door. Never had a bad meal. Owner Vincenzo is great. Veal dishes are excellent. Prices are fair for what you get.

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New York City, New York
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159 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Our hotel recommended that we dine here. The food won't blow you away but it's very good. Service was friendly but they missed a few things in our order. Corkage fee was $15. The salad that comes with the meal with the house dressing was great.

Thank Rabs22
Vaxjo, Sweden
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Was recommended at our hotel to have diner at this place. And then were right. Great personal service and really nice Italian food. Had they specials they recommended and we were really pleased. It was much beter than expected.

Thank Ola L
Vincenzo V, Owner at Buon Gusto Ristorante, responded to this review

Ola, thank you for your kind words. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us. We look forward to serving you again! More 

San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Fantastic food in an unexpected place. Wonderfully old-school in a city full of restaurants with live-edge tables and hipster servers. Highly recommend!

Thank btsnyder
Vincenzo V, Owner at Buon Gusto Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks so very much for sharing your compliments with us! We are happy you found us, so you could enjoy a delicious meal at Buon Gusto. We hope you’ll join us again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?