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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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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (22 reviews)
“bruschetta” (7 reviews)
“ragu” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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263 Ponsonby Road | Three Lamps, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

I've eaten at Gusto a number of times. Its food is good, with an interesting wine list, and appears to do well. However, it lets itself down with its service which is way too slow - possibly due to having too few staff. Management should...More

Thank 52phantom
Gusto_ItalianoNZ, Manager at Gusto Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Thank you taking your time to review us ,sorry abut whats happen we taking in consideration and we hope to not disappoint you again thank you again.Grazie

Reviewed 18 January 2018

Our first visit to Auckland from U.K, and we were recommended this small Italian restaurant on Ponsonby Road. It doesn't look anything special from the outside, but the food was excellent. Superb calimari, wonderful pasta dishes and an historic tiramisu. The staff, led by manager...More

Thank abbooks
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Whilst visiting Auckland for our first family Christmas together since 2014 with our eldest, who is studying here, we were lucky to be allowed to stay in her friends’ house in Ponsonby. After a meeting with friends fell through we went looking for a place...More

Thank sawf93
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Reliable Italian food: Attentive fast service, tasty dishes - then and then the pasta seems a bit overcooked not „al dente“ as we would prefer it ... The wine list is OK.

Reviewed 8 November 2017

Great little Italian restaurant. Very authentic feel to the decor and the food. Didn't plan on eating here but stumbled upon it and was not disappointed.

Thank bfreisler
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Monday night, and not always a big choice of dining options. So, we were thrilled to find Gusto Italiano was open. We were dining early, so were the first customers. However it is obviously well known and equally well liked, as before too long they...More

Thank PatriciaJoy
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Two of us had been walking and stopped here for an early dinner to rest our feet before returning to our accommodation. Restaurant was warm and welcoming. Simple food was delicious and flavoursome. Well worth the visit and revived our spirits.

Thank Jane F
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

I ordered a take away pizza from this restaurant after visiting it during the day From the inside it looks like an authentic Italian restaurant However when I got the pizza it looked incredibly unappealing It had 5 pieces of canned pineapple on a Hawaiian...More

2  Thank KL1986
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Second visit here and it exceeded the first. A very homely feeling here. Food exceptional along with their staff. Nothing to complain about. Definitely be back

Thank Marilyn B
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here. Wonderful service. The staff knew the menu perfectly and could answer all our questions. Their wine knowledge was excellent and so was their coffee knowledge. The food was great. Loved the whole experience and will certainly be back.

Thank MHarding25
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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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, 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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