Cuisine: Italian
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35

Located in what is fast becoming the European corner of Ponsonby Village, Gusto Italiano is a local icon for its authentic food and home-away-from-home atmosphere.

With a huge variety of traditional and modern Italian dishes on their menu, as well as their daily and seasonal specials, you’re spoilt for choice at Gusto. From freshly made pastas, wood-fired pizzas and Mediterranean salads, to classic mains of grilled and marinated meats, there’s something for everyone to enjoy (gluten-free and vegetarian options are available too). Don’t forget to save room for their Dolci menu, like the house tiramisu, and make sure to try an Italian wine with your meal, just ask your friendly waiter for a recommendation.

Inspired by the charm of a traditional Italian restaurant, Gusto (which means taste and enjoyment) brings the true Italian experience to New Zealand. Found on Ponsonby Road, just 10 minutes’ drive from Auckland centre, make sure to give this cosy eatery a try!

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Gusto Italiano
263 Ponsonby Road
Auckland

Open Hours:
Every night 5:30 pm till late

Lunch: Thursday to Sunday from midday

Phone: 09 361 1556
Website: www.gustoitaliano.co.nz/

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Gusto Italiano
Location: Ponsonby
Cuisine: Italian
Mains: $25 - $35
Accepts:   Gusto Italiano accepts American Express

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Michael Painter

Lovely time. First time at this restaurant. We will be back there again. Loved it.

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Logan Stevens

Great service, food came out quickly and was delicious.

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Anita Sundararaj

Loved the food at Gusto! Can’t wait to come back again

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Leanne Martin

What a lovely restaurant with a great atmosphere. Food and service was wonderful. The only negative comment was that the calamari had very little flavour.

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Fernanda Costa

Fresh and delicious food! Recommended.

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Rachel Stuart

The food was delicious and the wait staff very attentive

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Enjoyed an awesome lunch yesterday! Wasn't busy, all our meals were delicious especially the chicken Alla Senape & the ravioli. Also ordered a pizza & the calamari. Didn't try dessert, as all were stuffed. No problems with service, overall a happy experience.

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Kate Rotella

Another excellent evening with the best pizza in Auckland
We’ll be back

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Sheralin Hodgins

Cute little restaurant, authentic Italian food with superb service. I highly recommend.

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This place has a really nice atmosphere and attentive friendly staff. The pizzas are a good size and very tasty and they made the best affogato I've ever had

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Rosanna Nieves

Food is faultless. We ordered osso buco, quattro formaggio pizza and beef tortellini in truffle sauce and all everything was superb!

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Joel Nieves

Cannot fault this place. Pasta and pizza both anazing.

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Celine Giovanni

Great atmosphere

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Ayla Raymond-Roberts

Great italian food and EXCEPTIONAL service despite the restaurant being busy. Had a lovely evening.

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Consistently good food and service. Always know it'll be a great night out. Thank you once again !

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Absolutely wonderful! food delicious & service exceptional.

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Yummy food and great service. Will be back.

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Nice food and friendly staff.

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Lovely evening out at Gustos.. great service, we were a group of 4 and we all had a different dish.
They were all delicious, the atmosphere was relaxing, and we really enjoyed our night out

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Mark Hattersley

We'd heard about this place, but had never been. We'll definitely be back. The snobby side of me thought it was going to be average when I saw the look of the menu (pictures of the food can spell a bad experience sometimes) but I was very wrong. The antipasto was great to share, both our mains (the other half and I went on a date) were excellent--we couldn't decide whose was nicer, my fettuccini or her ravioli--and the service was perfect. Friendly, accomodating... everything we wanted. Thanks for a good time.

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Kate Rotella

Regular haunt for us.
My partner had never tasted a proper pizza until we came here and now he’s hooked. That pleases my Italian heritage.
Grazie

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Shaun Hodgkinson

Awesome restaurant. Will be going again very soon.

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mojo malijan

Food was alright. I expect more on wood fired pizza. Dough was a bit soggy. Service was ok.

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Julie Bray

Great night....busy but still had good service.
The four of us were celebrating being new grandparents...so it was a night of fun and laughter.

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Great food, fantastic service. Will will be back.

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Delicious!

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Delicious Italian food in a delightful authentic setting. We love our meal at Gusto's.

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great food and service will definetly be back.

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Food served was exceptionally good & well presented. One of the best Tiramisu we have had. Would love to visit again.

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YITENG ZHANG

Good taste.

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Anoosh Franklin

Excellent food and best waitress I've ever had. Great sense of humour and excellent service.

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Sharon Marshall

Everything about our experience at Gusto Italiano was perfect. Outstanding service, food and location. Loved it. Highly recommend.

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Rachel Seow

Nice restaurant with friendly staff, good environment. The food was great and portion size also good. Left feeling soo full!

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Bryce Bartley

We had a warm welcome and a choice of inside or outside. The service was very good with options well described and the food was very tasty. An excellent leisurely lunch.

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Rovina Schofield

We had the pizza and the duck and they were both amazing. Service was great as well.
Tried their tiramisu and that was okay not the best.
But will definitely be back again for the meals.

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Natalie Bedggood

Amazing calamari! We'll be back.

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Alek Lisefski

Great home made pasta. Always love the food and service here. We'll be back for sure!

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Yee Wen Ong

The food is amazing! Loving our seafood pizza fruitti di mare and the tortellini and the rich truffle sauce! The ambience and decor makes you feel so welcome and the waitress served us well. Hope to be back again soon ! Keep up the good work Gusto Italiano!

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Cathy Louis-Marie

Enjoyed the meal, I found the waitress a little annoying, too over friendly and she kept interrupting our conversation.

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Joan Tan

My tortellini porcini was on point! My mum loved her spaghetti marinara. We also loved the garlic mozzarella pizza as an entree. For dessert, we chose to have a cup of coffee/mocha. Italian coffee is damn strong and we love it! If your a coffee lover, you should try their Italian coffee. We can't wait to come back again to tryout more pizzas and pasta. Definitely recommend this place :)

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Wendy Morrice

Great food and friendly staff

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Great family Italian experience.

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Fabulous... easily the best Italian food we have had in Auckland. Highly recommend.

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Oksana Zhang

Greeted before we were even inside the restaurant, the service from the girl was amazing!

Great Tortellini and Gnoccini, mains were good but there’s room for improvement!

Overall a very satisfying experience.

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Great atmosphere. We really enjoyed our meals. The garlic pizza was exactly the right combination of garlicky and salty. Pansotti was yum and the Mediterranea Salad was fresh and lovely. Weren't offered dessert or coffee though.

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Very delicious food (entre, main and dessert), lovely staff and good atmosphere. I would highly recommend dining here.

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Josh Findlay

Friendly accommodating staff and beautiful Italian food! Grazie Mille!

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Our dinner was great! We ate bruschette, melt scamorza (type of really good italian cheese). Then we got fettuccine with shrimp and zucchini, duck and meat (tagliata in italian). Everything amazing, only on the tagliata there was too much pepper, but we have appreciated every single plate.
Thank you so much for cooking italian delicious food :)

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Graham Barrett

We enjoyed our bountiful lunch and liked the fact that a house wine was offered by the 500ml carafe. A nice experience.

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Irene Calangian

My boyfriend and I went in for lunch and we were greeted by the friendly staff (who I believe is the daughter of the owner?) and we were seated immediately. We ordered the beef carpacio and thr garlic pizza

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