Gustoso Ristorante & Enoteca
Definitely worth a visitThis is good Italian fare at a reasonable price. Traditional favourites and daily specials. Very relaxed and good, friendly service.15/05/2013 00:00:00Great but tiny lamb let-downThe service and ambience were great. I had booked the table to have a reunion with a favourite cousin and his wife, visiting from Australia so was nervous about having chosen a restaurant I had never used before but it was a great choice. The décor and positioning of the tables made it cosy and easy to talk. The food was very good except my cousin and I ordered the lamb loin steak on the specials board and were told it was medium rare - ideal. When it arrived it was millimetres thick, hard and very clearly not medium rare. However when we complained the meal was replaced with a new piece of lamb prepared for both of us, cooked medium rare and delicious. The other dishes were very good apparently. The staff were terrific so overall - great!11/05/2013 00:00:00Excellent dinnerWe went because we were in the area and Gustoso Ristorante had a 20% off food offer. They clearly have a seasonal changing menu and I could have chosen almost anything on the menu. Good food, excellent service and a great ambience.10/05/2013 00:00:00Luncj3 of us had the set lunch and it was very good value. It's the second time I have been to this restaurant and the food is good value and the staff Lways welcoming and attentive10/05/2013 00:00:00Friendly Italian, very good foodVery good and quick service, food was lovely and so was the wine. Good value for money too! The ambience is also quite spacious so you won't feel crammed and you can easily have a conversation without being overpowered by the nearby tables.09/05/2013 00:00:00Not half badWould we go back? maybe. Good: fabulous starters (perfect calamari, lovely bruschetta), nice atmosphere (down a little side street, where you'd feel lucky if you found this place while on holiday not in England), not too expensive, and some very, very famous fellow diners. It's also 10 minutes walk to Victoria Station, in an area that doesn't have a lot of decent restaurants. Not so good: so-so mains - an odd veal ragu without tomato (not unpleasant, but slightly tasteless), and a lasagne with something like plain passata tipped on the top. Bad: my pasta was all stuck together and the waitress seemed to think this was normal (it isn't). For really fine Italian go elsewhere, but at half the price, this isn't half bad.07/05/2013 00:00:00Great little secretI had not noticed the arrival of this super little Italian till walking past it after deviating on my route home from work. It looked interesting and a little research showed it was well-regarded. A Top Table deal was just the motivation to try it out. A varied menu with enough options to appeal across age-groups. Service was attentive but unobtrusive. Food excellent and I particularly liked the wine list which covered all bases. This could displace my current local favourite: I'll can't wait to go back just to check!27/04/2013 00:00:00Exceptional food and serviceWe took a party of six for dinner last Saturday nigh and enjoyed the food and the service very much. Our guestes loved Gustoso and found the pasta dishes to be outstanding. I had the mozzarella on aubergine and the mozzarella was out of this world. Nothing like the supermarket versions. The lamb dish which was also very good. The service was efficient and very friendly without being in any way intrusive. The restaurant was very busy, full of happy diners. We felt that all the staff took a pride in their jobs, rare to find in London. We will come back often aand we would deifinitely recommend this reatautrant.
Happy Neighbours27/04/2013 00:00:00An Italian reviewAs Italian, when I'm abroad I don't usually eat in Italian restaurant. For the special occasion of a pre-Marathon dinner, we choosed this one and I must really say that this place is worth the good reviews it has. Is far more better than a large amount of restaurants in Italy, so please go and try. I just hope it will remain as now, a little hidden place away from the big touristic zones, with a very good cost/quality ratio.20/04/2013 00:00:00Excellent food, great size portionsVery tentative service and stunning quality food. A lovely relaxing lunchtime meal with large portions. I would highly recommend this great little find to anyone for a fab quality meal.10/04/2013 00:00:00Lovely meal a great findWestminster needs a few more restaurants like this local good food with a friendly atmosphere and very attentive staff and at a good price.10/04/2013 00:00:00Very good food, great valueFood was great and good value for money. Only downside was that the menu was fairly limited.
Waiter spilled a little of our wine but offered us a glass each to recompense - great customer service. Very happy and would return.06/04/2013 00:00:00Fantastic find near VictoriaA great evening meal for 4 with wine at about 25 pounds per head. Excellent choices on the daily specials and the standard menu, brilliantly cooked and with a reasonably priced wine. This deserves to be very well supported by those in and around Pimlico and Victoria. much better than some of the places on Wilton Road down from the station.04/04/2013 00:00:00Nice eveningWent to this restaurant prior to going to see Wicked at the Apollo. I'd recommend the restaurant (probably not the show).
Food was good, not too expensive and the service good.
I'd definitely go again.29/03/2013 00:00:00Authentic tucked away ItalianGood authentic Italian food, tucked away in a side street just off Vauxhall Bridge Rd. We booked for a pre-theatre meal, so needed quick prompt service, which we certainly got. The staff were friendly and helpful. A 500ml carafe of wine was a good idea, as to down a whole bottle during a quick pre-theatre visit is often too much! The wine was at a perfect temperature too. The restaurant was quiet, but that's probably because it was early evening. If we're in the area we'll go again.28/03/2013 00:00:00Grazie to glorious Gustoso!Sensational scallops, fun frito misto, beautiful breads, wonderful wine, cheese worth celebrating - delicious dining and superb service. Sardegna and Bologna combined to make an excellent evening - thank you so much - my partner and I will be back & hopefully the sun will shine on you for long to come. Happy Easter/Bouna Pasqua!26/03/2013 00:00:00I took some clients to GustosoI took some clients to Gustoso on a Monday evening for a very late Christams celebration meal. A couple of them had been there before and recomended it.
I must say the food was fantastic as was the large Italian wine list , really good stuff , amazing flavors.
Service was good as well and very helpful, polite but not stuffy.
Will go back again as i had food envy and really wanty to try the other wines :)25/03/2013 00:00:00Had an excellent lunch atHad an excellent lunch at Gustoso Ristorante and very good food and value. Waiting staff very friendly. Would recommend21/03/2013 00:00:00Tucked awayGood quality food and nice service in an inexpensive restaurant just 5 minutes from Victoria
In a small street behind Vauxhall Bridge Road there is a modern Italian restaurant called Gustoso - in Italian "gustoso" means tasty and that is a fair reflection on what Gustoso is
Inexpensive at £72 inc 12.5% service for 2 starters, 2 meat mains, 1 sweet (cannolo) 2 apertivos and 2 glasses of drinkable house wine
Friendly service, well cooked, unfussy food18/03/2013 00:00:00Gustoso Ristorante & EnotecaWhat a little gem. Tucked away off Vauxhall Bridge Road I can only think its full of locals. And as I am a local I will be going back. The atmosphere is really great. Glad to see a business getting it so right.15/03/2013 00:00:00Gustissimo!Clean, friendly, efficient, with food cooked in view of customers. Very good inexpensive wine options. The lemon tart with pistachio ice cream was sublime - it was a "special" on the blackboard, and I hope it's available for your visit.11/03/2013 00:00:00Great food & location!Great choice of food, nice ambience and good service. Food was excellent and good value for money but wine a bit over-priced. Overall a great place & situated just a short distance from Victoria station08/03/2013 00:00:00Good food and friendlyWe were given a good welcome by friendly and knowledgeable staff. The food was good value and quality and the choices, particularly the specials, were varied from the standard Italian fare. Good, clean facilities.06/03/2013 00:00:00Great choiceHad a wonderful pre- theatre dinner here on 06/03/13,found it to be a very enjoyable, will most certainly going back .06/03/2013 00:00:00Gustoso is a a hidden gemGustoso is a a hidden gem tucked off the Vauxhall Bridge Road. It is charmingly yet stylishly decorated. The food was delicious and the ambience perfect for a catch-up with friends. It would also suit business meals and pre-theatre.06/03/2013 00:00:00A little gem hidden away in PimlicoWe chose this restaurant because of its location near the spa in Dolphin square, where I was having a birthday pampering experience. We had a wonderful meal and enjoyed the ambiance of this friendly restaurant.
Service was attentive and there was plenty of variety on the menu.
I will definitely visit again. Highly recommended!02/03/2013 00:00:00Highly recommended for pasta loversA good value restaurant with nice decor, pleasant ambiance, very good service and fantastic al dente pasta. Probably the best I've had in London. Just like being in Italy!26/02/2013 00:00:00A Hidden TresureIt's been so nice to dine with close friends, feeling cosy and welcome there. Foods and wine selection are fantastic! of course their service and ambiance, as well.
Recommend this restaurant but quietly... shhhhhh26/02/2013 00:00:00One to rememberStumbled on this lovely Italian restaurant while looking for a lunch venue on line. Spaceous and airy with a wide menu to choose from and unobtrusive yet very efficient service made it a very pleasant experience. A plate of linguini with prawns was perfect and companion's cod with puy lentils didn't dissapoint either. A hurried lunch unfortunately but will certainly return with more time at my disposal to explore the menu further.25/02/2013 00:00:0080th Birthday celebrationOn arrival, our group of 5 was warmly greeted by two extremely courteous waiters, William and Luca. After moments of being seated at very comfortable table for 5, we were offered a glass of complimentary Champagne each to toast the "Birthday girl. Thereafter, we were served in a very caring and unhurried fashion throughout our time eating. The food, which comprised starters, main course and desert was all exceptional. We had a wide range to choose from including "specials" of the day. Finally a pre-ordered Birthday cake was brought to the table and it was absolutely beautiful !!! I am already booked to return to Gustoso in a couple of weeks !!!!24/02/2013 00:00:00Wonderful experienceAlthough we had the table booked for quite late, there was no problem from the service. We end up alone in the restaurant but they didn't treated us to hurry, which we highly appreciate.
The food was amazing, especially the daily dishes.
We'll come back!23/02/2013 00:00:00Excellent value for money.Excellent value for money. Very nice atmosphere and very good food.22/02/2013 00:00:00Great find glad i did the researchwe were in London for a pre birthday weekend to see We Will Rock You, and had traveled by National Express Coach ,
we stayed at Premier Inn Victoria so i researched local restaurants in the Victoria area, what a find in an of the beaten track kind of way only a short walk about 10 minuets from the hotel. we arrived early and were seated down straight away the place was buzzing with dinners ( always a good sign i think ) we had some outstanding Italian food and wine and great service what a great start to a great weekend.22/02/2013 00:00:00First visit.First visit but will be back and would recommend. Three of us enjoyed everything ordered, and two very good wines. The food was more like proper Italian food rather than the usual Anglicised versions on offer. We could not fault anything about it. Portions are on the large side, so we never made it to desert. The room is very pleasant, and the tables not crushed in.
The service was excellent. Thanks!16/02/2013 00:00:00Great Hidden GemLooked on website for nice restaurant near our hotel in Victoria and this came up and we were not disappointed. Lovely food, nice welcoming staff and good value for money.
Would recommend a visit and we would certainly go there again.15/02/2013 00:00:00HIdden gemGreat food, good value for money and friendly waiting staff. It has a bistro feel and was surprisingly buzzing (we visited on a Tuesday night)12/02/2013 00:00:00Delicious!I love this place, this was my third visit since November and I cannot recommend it highly enough if you like Italian food. The pasta dishes are fresh and delicious and I cannot help keep choosing the same dish as I like the linguine with prawns and garlic so much! The Trebbiano white wine is very drinkable! I had the bruschetta with fresh tomatoes, basil and garlic to start, really tasty and fresh The tiramisu for desert was light and fresh11/02/2013 00:00:00Great atmosphere, friendlyGreat atmosphere, friendly service, lovely Italian food. The tempura squid and courgette was particularly yummy. The restaurant was very tucked away so a bit of a hidden gem. Now I know it's there I will definitely return as I often meet friends near Victoria Station. We took advantage of the 20% off food offer which made the overall cost better value.05/02/2013 00:00:00Food always better than expectedWe have been here a few times and the food is usually very good. You can pick a dish that isn't your taste but otherwise it's always been delicious. The menu changes regularly. I would recommend any of the veal dishes. Last time I had salmon fillet with lentils which also amazing, very light and healthy. The staff is very friendly and always concerned about your well being.03/02/2013 00:00:00Spur of the momentDecided to take advantage of the 20% off food offer following spur of moment decision to go out for dinner. We can only add to the already great reviews. Service and food both excellent bruschetta, salami and hand carved ham with pecorino, followed by the crab linguine and sirloin steak. All cooked served and presented to high standard. Would go back.01/02/2013 00:00:00Hidden GemGustoso Ristorante & Enoteca is a hidden gem in Victoria. The food was fab. I would recommend and will definitely be going back.30/01/2013 00:00:00Gustoso RestaurantGustoso restaurant in Victoria was a great find. Had great food and service reasonably priced with very good sized portions. will be going again.28/01/2013 16:00:00Excellent Customer ServiceI booked a table for 10 for my friends birthday. The service offered at this restaurant was excellent, we were served our meals promptly, everything was delicious, we will definitely return.25/01/2013 16:00:00Excellent Meal Pre-TheatreRather unexpected to find such a nice restaurant so hidden away. We booked this at the last minute because of a top table deal. We were pleasantly surprised both by the overall quality of the restaurant & by the excellent food. I would definitely recommend this as one of the nicest places I've found in the Pimlico/Victoria area.25/01/2013 16:00:00Very tastyThis restaurant cooks and serves Italian food as well as one finds in Italy, which I have found over the years is not easy to find. The portions are generous, the choices that we tried (there were six of us) were all deemed "delicious" and the wines were equally as good. Plus the rest rooms were exquisite clean and well equipped, the staff friendly and helpful and the atmosphere convivial.
All in all, a great place for a long lunch or an evening out and with the current 20% discount on the food bill, one that won't break the bank.24/01/2013 16:00:00Lunchtime treatThis restaurant is tucked away behind Westminster cathedral but was worth finding. Lovely meal - perfectly cooked fish and vegetables. Nice buzz and friendly service. Will go back!24/01/2013 16:00:00Gustoso performed really wellI took a group of 9 mates to Gustoso and we had an excellent, happy dinner. Great service, and excellent cuisine.22/01/2013 16:00:00Gustoso is a real Italian gemWe accidently found Gustoso the other day as it is hidden down a very quiet road close to Westminster Cathedral in Victoria. There is nothing accidental about this restaurant, however. It is a geuinely good Italian restaurant that delivers on all counts. That's why the locals rave about it!15/01/2013 16:00:00Solid Italian restaurant.Solid Italian restaurant. Delicious pasta dishes for lunch, we had seasonal homemade pasta with veal and a pasta dish with crab, both excellent. The bread basket is outstandingly delicious, so don't go if you are on a diet and the choice of wine by the glass is very good. The restaurant itself is cheerful and homely, the service friendly and the price was very reasonable. If I lived closer this would be my local.14/01/2013 16:00:00Great for meal near VictoriaHaving previously struggled to find somewhere decent to eat out near Victoria this's a great find
Really good food and good value with the 20% deal14/01/2013 16:00:00