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“Authentic Italian”

Buon Gusto Ristorante
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Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Airport Blvd
Transit: 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.
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We were staying local and selected this restaurant based on Trip Adviser ratings and convenience.
Outside is not auspicious but there was car parking adjacent.
Inside we were immediately welcomed and seated, menus were presented and we settled into a very pleasant dining experience.
After a brief chat about wines our waiter brought two bottles for Mrs H to sample; a nice touch when just ordering by the glass.
The decor is old fashioned, interesting and attractive in its style with dark woods, subdued lighting and white clothed tables.
The waiter, authentic Italian, ( I suspect he may have been the owner except there was an Indian gentleman acting as greeter who seemed to be observing everything without direct involvement) was charming, had a good line in humour and was happy to make recommendations.
We both had the home-made minestrone soup ( included with a main course selection) which was great. I had spaghetti with bolognese and Mrs H had spinach & cheese ravioli with egg plant sauce: "its the lightest of our sauces and delicious".
Both were served in authentic style, al dente.
Mine was very enjoyable; the ravioli wasn't so good. It was overpowered by the sauce and undercooked so that the parcels were still hard.
Perhaps a matter of preference than fault.
So if you find yourself in this quarter and want a real taste of Italy try Buon Gusto. We could have been in Naples. And it was pretty much half the price of eating in the city.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

I have been coming here since the doors opened. The two original owners are gems. Food is great, service always good. One of the owners has moved back to Italy. Sold to his share to a sarcastic jerk, with a big mouth. But, he has great magic. He managed to charge nearly $60.00 for a bottle of wine that could be bought at retail for $10.00.
I am not cheap, but I don't want to get ripped off.
Stick with Vincenzo, great guy, with old world charm.
Except for the jerk partner, the place is fantastic

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Excellent food. Excellent service. Parking lot next door to restaurant. Vincenzo, the owner is a great personality. Will retun soon.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Thank dcs1755
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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant. The service was wonderful. The food was decent. They don't have a kids menu, but did accommodate us when we offered a suggestion.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Tenisha B
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite Italian restaurants, I frequent there regularly and have never been disappointed.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank ADemattei
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