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About Trattoria Gusto
Fine Italian cuisine in beautiful downtown Port Hope.
Located in the historic Waddell Hotel, Gusto is the perfect location for a romantic evening, intimate family gathering or business event. First rate service combined with exquisite cuisine in a beautiful historic setting
Contemporary Italian, Comfort Food, Pizzeria
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:30pm
Lunch: Saturday & Sunday: 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Small parking lot - easy access to street parking
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Trattoria Gusto Ratings and Reviews
If you are looking for great atmosphere, amazing food and professional culinary service - Trattoria Gusto is it!
Did not get a very good table in spite of a reservation. Asked to move and was told no, despite the table we asked for remaining vacant for the entire time we were there. Good portion of well prepared lamb loin. Pasta was average, which is odd for a Trattoria. Nice waitress. Good atmosphere with nice music.
Great experience. This was our first visit and won't be our last! Hubs had the mussels and spaghetti and meatballs and I had bruschetta and chicken Parmesan. Very, very tasty! When we walked in we were wowed by the decor and ambiance. Service was great! Very friendly!
The wait staff was very friendly. Unfortunately when I asked for a change in the preperation to my meal I was told that it would be done and it wasn't. Appetizers were fantastic, salads amazing, drinks were perfect dessert was delicious. Just wish I hadn't ordered the risotto. I will definitely give it another try as short of the main course it was great.
Loved the mussels and the soup. Perfect! Nice selection of wine. Bread with oil and vinegar very nice. Dessert was divine with the honey comb/nice touch.
Our experience at this restaurant was excellent. I had been before and it did not disappoint! Great service, atmosphere and food. I highly recommend it for any occasion. I booked through open table and they had a wonderful table for us. There open spaces as well as cozy intimate ones. It has an old world charm but in a modern way...not stuffy or old fashioned.
there are only a few dishes I would had ordered, the trout, shrimps and scallops and chicken.
I like fish, but your trout is a cold dish, that's not for me, would not go to an Italian Restaurant
to order something cold except a beer. yes you beer was cold but not good, the William Street XXX Ale or Lager, must not be a good selling beer.
when I unpacked the napkin, I found my knife to be dirty, I asked for a replacement.
The waitress checked the other 2 sets of cutlery, and found the other knifes not clean enough, she replaced them all.
Sitting outside on this beautiful Sunday afternoon was in our mind the only way to have a meal. What we encountered was not funny, there were just too many flies around our dinner plates.
And finally there was something nice to say, you deducted $ 7.50 for the Birthday Cake,
our Grandson really appreciated the gesture.
Probably the best place to eat in Port Hope. The deck has been much improved by an all-covering awning. The food is acceptable but not outstanding. Service is inconsistent but is never bad.
A wonderful lunch. My mother was in a wheel chair but moved to a regular chair and the staff was very helpful!
Always enjoy our times at Gustos! A go to location in Port Hope, the food is always consistently good and the atmosphere during the day or evening just adds to the experience.
We went for our wedding anniversary, the manager went out and purchased chocolates for us and left a note. Dessert was also complimentary.
We have been there several times and the waitress remembered our wine preference.
My vegan requests are easily accommodated!
Food and service is always top notch!
Our favourite place in Port Hope
Visited for the for the first time and was very pleased with our lunch. Service was excellent, fast and servers were very pleasant. Our meals were also very delicious and we will definitely return.
Excellent venue and food. Laura the manager was amazing! She went above and beyond. Wouldn't hesitate to come back
The service and staff were excellent .
The Puttanesca was just ok.
The most frustrating was the poor wine choice. The wines did not fit the cuisine and the cost of any wine was not a problem.
One of the few places that serves an 18 year old scotch. The new barkeep was polite and friendly.
Not only was the view beautiful, and our table ready despite us being a bit late from the theatre, but we felt welcome from the moment we stepped in. Sierra our server, recommended our appetizer, wine and both entrees, as well as our dessert. She also made the dessert complimentary since it was a birthday celebration for my mom. We never felt rushed and the food was amazing! One of the best places I've eaten at!
One of the best restaurants in this town - "It is worth the drive to Port Hope"! Top notch service,
excellent food (Pasta Putanesca is to die for!), large portions. Nothing else to ask for.
I would definitely recommend reservations. It was full.
Fabulous food. Super service. Will be back. Worth the drive from Oshawa even if not going to the theatre.
The appetizers were wonderful. My husband's Cesar salad was good and I had the fried halomi which was excellent. My husband's steak was nicely cooked, but not really flavorful. I had the chicken parmesan. I found it to be a little dry and requested some more sauce. The portions were ample and the service was good. Bit of a drive for us, but if in Port Hope again we will visit it again.
Lovely evening sitting outside on the patio, the sound of the river flowing was pleasant, and the overall setting was very nice.
Food was very good, with generous, but not obscene servings, and very good quality ingredients.
Out server, Lee, made us feel special, and was always there when needed, but never hovered.
Highly recommend trying this restaurant if you have an opportunity.
Everything we ordered was delicious! Glad we came here for our stay at Port Hope.
Excellent service and good ambiance. A little noisy - could do with some tapestry or wall coverings.
Excellent and imaginative selection. Large portions. Delicious sangria! Went there for a birthday celebration and my dessert was complimentary, which was a nice surprise. Sat on the patio overlooking the river. Our server, Heather was awesome.
Unfortunately although the food was great and the staff very friendly, the wait to get the food jeopardized our evening. Seems like the Kitchen had a problem - even for simple dishes like pizza and lamb for a table of *two* (we weren't a large party of 8). We arrived at 6:15pm...ample time to order and eat prior to seeing an 8pm play at the Capitol theatre nearby. By 7:15, we had still not received our main course. We flagged the waitress...who promised to speed up the process. By 7:35...still no mains...so we asked for the bill and told them to forget the main course. At 7:40pm, the food arrived. We immediately asked for the bill & wolfed it down...and just made our show.
We had an awesome time... a friend joined us from Burlington and loved it as well..
We had supper on the patio on one of the few clear evenings we have had this summer. The service was very good both prompt and friendly. The food was good and with the river in the background provided a very nice setting for a great evening.
Great food and great service! We highly recommend it!
Best restaurant in the area. My wife's lamb was wonderful and I had the Punntatnesca which is a seafood pasta dish.
The patio was ok, by the river, but not too fancy. PLastic tablets etc.
The indoor area was extremely noisy. Certainly more suitable for a diner than a restaurant like this.
The food was ok, but nothing special. Our spaghetti were all broken. My main course had more salad than the main ingredient of the dish I had chosen.
Service was very good at the beginning but then got extremely slow and we had to wait too long for our main courses.I would not go back.
I like Gusto, have been a few times. Lovely spot on the river and just a block from theater. The service was slow this time, they had lots of staff and weren't totally full. Food always good.
Dining on the riverside deck is a summer tradition. Food and service are always excellent.
I always take out of town guests to Gusto . Love the patio , the food great service - Brook Heather Lee . Feels like family !
We were getting together with friends and family after 'Steel Magnolias', Sunday, July 9th; my mother was in a wheelchair and while I needed help, from strangers, getting in the front door it was all very comfortable and our waitress was very attentive and patient. Thank you.
My wife and I enjoyed our dinner at this restaurant. The view over the Ganaraska River cant be beat. The service was average - a little more polish would help. The food was very good, except the number of items we wanted to choose from is somewhat limited. The restaurant needs to offer a few more "main Line" Italian dishes. A seafood linguine or a lasagna for example. This applies to the Antipasta starters as well. Menu is trying a little too hard to be "downtown sophisticated".
This was our first time dining at this restaurant and what an experience. Our server was outstanding, food excellent and selection of wine list superb. Without question we will return again and in the next few weeks.
They obviously have an excellent chef as menu had a terrific selection and presentation was superb, food served piping hot and dessert's are to die for, especially chocolate brownie. I do highly recommend reservations as the place is so popular on weekends many walk in's had to be reluctantly turned away, staff were so apologetic and professional in dealing with such.
Thanks again to the chef, kitchen staff and all servers for making our first anniversary such a memorable and enjoyable evening, we will certainly be returning within the next month.
We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch on the patio. I ordered the beet salad with scallops which were cooked to perfection. My husband had the sausage hash and also loved it. Our server was delightful which just made the experience even better. I highly recommend this place!
What a special place! We had a wonderful lunch on the patio with the Ganaraska River flowing by. The service was attentive and the food well presented and delicious.
Was our anniversary dinner before heading to the local theatre. Servers were polite and friendly. Food was delicious and served quickly (the server has asked if we heading to the theatre before we order so she may have put a rush on it).
The place is a little noisy for quiet conversation between guests so you have to speak up to be heard, which in turn ands to the nooce level.
Still, would go back.
This was our first time visiting the restaurant which is located in an old hotel. The service was professional, the food was very good although not a huge menu, and the room had great charm with the exposed brick walls.
As a resident of Port Hope, I appreciate the convenience of dining at a local restaurant. I've been there for lunch or dinner on a number of occasions, accompanied by members of my family and with friends as well. Trattoria Gusto does not disappoint - the food is always very good and the service courteous and prompt. I recommend this restaurant without hesitation.
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