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Gusto Italiano

263 Ponsonby Road | Three Lamps, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
+64 9-361 1556
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“bruschetta” (8 reviews)
“pizza” (22 reviews)
“ragu” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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263 Ponsonby Road | Three Lamps, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

If you're after some real and authentic Italian cuisine, Gusto delivers. There's no 'fusion-chai-latte-mambo-jambo' stuff on offer, but real Italian cuisine. We didn't check out the Pizzas, but pasta, salads and mains, which were freshly, home-made (like from la nonna) and absolutely how you would...More

Thank ub41_nz
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long day of travel from the US, we walked to this restaurant near our motel based on TA reviews. It was a cute place and we had high hopes. We had Bruschetta, which was okay. For our meals, we had the pumpkin gnocchi,...More

Thank letrips66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family had the pleasure of dining here on our holiday from Australia. The food, wine & service was excellent. Would definitely recommend and wished we lived closer so we could come here on a regular basis!

Thank BoinDe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect place for eat a real Italian foods and pizza!! For all the ppl!! Great staff, great food, great place, Italian style everywhere...

1  Thank Andrea P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Family of five, we ordered pizza and the gnocchi ricotta spinach special. The pizza bases were deliciously thin and crispy and the tomato sauce accompanying the gnocchi was simply perfect. Great service. Only sad thing is that we discovered it on our last night in...More

Thank melaussie2018
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Everyone needs a local Italian restaurant, and we are so lucky to have Gusto Italiano at the top of our road. Armando is absolutely delightful, as are his staff, and every time we go in we are reminded of family restaurants in Italy - the...More

Thank Mary-Kis
Gusto_ItalianoNZ, Manager at Gusto Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Thank you for taking your time to review us, it's our pleasure to make you feel home. Grazie again

Reviewed 21 August 2018

Great pizza. I love pizza, and this is my favourite style - thin base with a bit of crunch and a bit of chew. Yummy salad and good portion sizes. Lots and lots of authentic Italian dishes to choose from. The place is always busy...More

2  Thank Jo1232016
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Fairly authentic Italian in a city that has poor Italian food on the whole. Lovely staff and an old school atmosphere, warm, welcoming, not pretentious and buzzy especially on a Friday night. Very good prices. Wine choices excellent. My parents loved their food: gnocchi and...More

Thank NZfoodie2014
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

The Good Service was pleasant and warm.Our waitress was good The Bad Food was average with no real intense flavors. The chicken breast was bland however the vegetables were excellent.The dessert of the day which was chocolate cake tasted very eggy and not what I...More

1  Thank followme70
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

We visited with a group of friends. First time here. Great Italian food all round and very attentive service. It was a cold winter’s night but extremely cosy inside. We had specially booked for this night as our friends knew there was an opera singer...More

Thank Reynard1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:15 PM
12:00 PM - 10:15 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 263 Ponsonby Road | Three Lamps, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-361 1556
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