Trattoria iL Gusto Wine Bar

4.4
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170 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Authentic Italian restaurant located in the Upper West Side with an extensive menu to appeal to all! Featuring a collection of Italian and world wide wines, and authentic cocktails. Our menu offers a fresh and unique Italian cuisine. We offer casual and refreshing open air outdoor seating and, inside, a warm and intimate atmosphere offering the same great experience.
What 170 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
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4.3
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NitaN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and food. Did not have to wait for our table and I will be going back ASAP. Thank you to this staff for making our night memorable!

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vipJames
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

Host waiter has an attitude and not service oriented. Food is so-so. Unbelievably, when we tipped 15% the waiter returned to our table to say that 18% was the minimum. Very awkward and rude. Won't be going back.

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kvla
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good Italian food with a nicer ambience in the outdoor seating than most restaurants in the neighborhood. Not world-class, but it doesn't pretend to be.

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Olivia
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Trattoria il Gusto has a great sidewalk set-up on Columbus Avenue with an easy reservation system.

My table ordered the Barese and the Filetto di Pomodoro with two cocktails. Drinks were generous and service was attentive. The Barese was very good, but the Filetto di Pomodoro (spaghetti) tasted like the spaghetti you’d have at your football team dinner the night before the game — good, but not worth $16.

That describes my experience with Trattoria — good, but too expensive.

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vipKarenB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

lovely meal on a perfect fall evening. This is a great place on the UWS for outdoor dining, tables are set back from the street and covered , spacious outdoor seating area allows for social distancing, access menu through your phone. Felt comfortable and safe. Simple basic Italian food was fresh and well prepared. service was friendly and casual.

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viptravelingman47
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

The food was OK, nothing to get me to return, and nothing better than I can make at home. But when you don't want to cook or bother yourself this restaurant will do. What is needed however is a better attitude by the waitstaff. One doesn't get the impression that they are glad you came or that they are anxious to be of service. They don't go the extra step and even though they were wearing masks, they were definitely not smiling.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was very warm and friendly, and made recommendations that were on point. This was my second time dining here, and I will continue to support this terrific neighborhood restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I love this wonderful Italian restaurant. The food is excellent as is the highly personal service. It is a regular destination for us.

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sallyL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and service and tables far apart. It felt safe.

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DaveG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Trattoria is outstanding, and in this new Covid world, their outdoor setup is even more welcoming. The food is always terrific--consistently delicious, and the service is enthusiastic and cheerful. I recommend Trattoria to everyone.

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The host/server put out a negative vibe that tainted the evening, and ended with trying to over charge us for one of the three bottles of wine we ordered.

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Susan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a lovely dinner at a real neighborhood gem. The service was excellent and everything we ate was great! We look forward to returning!

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vipBGReview
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Pre-pandemic, we (self, husband, teenage kids) used to come here every few weeks because it was in the neighborhood, the food was pretty good, the wine list better, and we could usually get a reservation (or just drop in) without much trouble . Under current conditions I like it even better! It has a fairly spacious outdoor dining area (by NYC standards), most of which is under a roof, providing some protection from rain. OK, from light rain. You wouldn't want to be there in a downpour. Also, it is the only restaurant on the block, so there aren't a lot of people sitting/standing/milling around without masks, which makes me nervous in other neighborhoods. The food is still pretty good, and the servers do their best under more challenging conditions. As long as the weather remains mild, we will return!

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vipRajat
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Nice spaced out outdoor dining. Food was ok not bad overall. Good service.

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viporgelman
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Both food and service were excellent. Have been working in the city for the past month and eaten at numerous outdoor restaurants. This was by far the most comfortable. All 4 of us had the summer cucumber and mango salad to start. I had the lamb chops with mushroom risotto and my companions all had one of the chicken dishes. We were all very pleased.

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vipFatty
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The outdoor seating was pleasant and the service was good. Three of us had the seafood pasta but varying amounts of seafood and sauce.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is getting it right! Covid precautions visibly in place. Tables spaciously situated, staff are masked and take is seriously (not masked with nose exposed, etc.), service and food were excellent. Had a fantastic dinner and evening out without worrying! Bravo! We’ll be back!

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DanH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We went for my girlfriend's birthday dinner and were extremely disappointed. We arrived a little early (~15 mins) and instead of letting us know that the table wouldn't be ready until our reservation time, they just told us to wait on the side for a few minutes even though there were several open tables. We should have left at that point, since it only got worse. The service was terrible, we couldn't even get a refill on our water glasses after asking multiple times. To top it all off, the food had no flavor and reminded me why I've been preferring to cook at home instead of going out and supporting local businesses. Do yourself a favor and avoid this place unless you enjoy extremely mediocre food with atrocious service.

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Barbara
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Trattoria is managing the inconveniences imposed by the pandemic quite well. The food was good and the servers were pleasant and responsive. We were there at Saturday brunch time, so it was busy. The atmosphere was cheerful and family-friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints! So happy they survived the shutdown and really appreciate all the safety measures they put in place.

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vipvictorS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very pleasant. Food delivered well. Tasted very good, well prepared.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just fantastic

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vipEG001
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was good. Nice outdoor setting during COVID pandemic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Doing a great job during the pandemic. Tables are spaced well, all servers are masked and gloved. Food reliable and tasty. So grateful for a place to go to and feel comfortable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They made me feel like it was my own restaurant

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vipSaxman
New York Area
156 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice outdoor dining seating. Great food and great value. A fantastic neighborhood venue for brunch, lunch and dinner. Nice selection for vegetarians and pescatarians.

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vipLunabee
Birmingham
66 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

I would have given 4 stars to Il Gusto if the maître d’ had been more accommodating. We arrived on time for our reservation. The reservation had asked for a table under the awning, not out on the sidewalk. He had a table under, but said it was reserved for four. We noticed many other 4 tops with 2 people. He said if we waited there would be a table available as people were leaving. We waited 15 minutes for people to leave, and the table that was still empty sat there. Finally, we were seated, with a bit of attitude.
the food was very good. We were rushed through every course. Collection of dishes before we had finished, or questions as to whether we were. This pass by and swoop is annoying.
We ordered three courses and each had 2 glasses of wine. Our bill was $150+ tip. When we received the bill, the host came by and said that he needed the table. There was no one waiting. He was rude. I did not notice him rushing people out while we were waiting the 15 minutes. I get that they are trying to make up for loss of indoor seating, but this was a turnoff. We are out to help local businesses stay in business. They have to make us feel welcome. It’s a shame, but they lost our business.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always a great meal for a neighborhood restaurant for us

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vipJoanf
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Excellent food. Service was too fast. Very friendly staff

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viplightfoot
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Attractive neighborhood spot. Always something on the menu for anyone.

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vipzfood
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great neighborhood place.

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vipjohng
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant. Personable and expert service
Great menu and reasonable prices

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vipUWSdad
New York Area
149 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It's quickly become a neighborhood favorite! The food is excellent and the service is welcoming. The pasta's are delicious, salmon great, and there are always good specials. We had a stuffed chicken entree and a beet salad, both of which were very good. Give it a try!

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vipDelish
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favorite local Italian restaurant. It never disappoints. Delish food, very friendly staff, nice ambiance that's cozy in winter and lovely outdoor space in summer. We love it.

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Pommey
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredibly delicious lunch. Went with an Italo-American friend—who cannot wait to return for another great meal!!!

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vipJosephR
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My 1st time at Il Gusto. Great lunch specials! Chicken Marsala was delicious. Service was excellent.

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vipUWSdad
New York Area
149 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

This may become one of our neighborhood favorites - good food, good atmosphere and friendly service. We were there on a Monday evening, which may be quieter than others, but really enjoyed our meal. Salads were good, as was the baked clams. The salmon dish was very nice, as was the veal. We'll be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent. Benny and Jorge are the best. Took care of everyone very well.

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viplallvla
New York Area
124 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lunch with Mom....when she’s happy then everyone is happy. Food and service were great. We’ll be back.

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vipFoodie10
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious food, very good service, nice atmosphere. I will return! Thank you.

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Trattoria iL Gusto Wine Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Trattoria iL Gusto Wine Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 170 OpenTable diners.

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