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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

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Mill Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(905) 885-1198

Website:
http://www.trattoriagusto.ca/

Parking Details:
Small parking lot - easy access to street parking

Executive Chef:
Mathew Thompson

Additional:
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

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.4

Service

4.3

Ambience

4.4

Value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighbourhood Gem (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Waterfront (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for a Date (13)
Outdoor Eating (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Cozy (10)
Pre/post-theatre (9)
Romance (9)
Lunch (9)
Authentic (8)
Brunch (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Group Bookings (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Business Meals (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Seasonal (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Gluten-Free Options (2)
Late-Night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

If you are looking for great atmosphere, amazing food and professional culinary service - Trattoria Gusto is it!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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!

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic
Food3
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
Food3
Ambience5
Service3
Value3

 
·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Tasting Menu, Cozy
Food3
Ambience2
Service2
Value2

 
·Dined on September 24, 2017

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.

B. Mertens

Food3
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 20, 2017

A wonderful lunch. My mother was in a wheel chair but moved to a regular chair and the staff was very helpful!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Healthy, Cozy, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 15, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Vegan
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Scenic View, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 9, 2017

Excellent venue and food. Laura the manager was amazing! She went above and beyond. Wouldn't hesitate to come back

Food3
Ambience5
Service5
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 1, 2017

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!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on August 25, 2017

I would definitely recommend reservations. It was full.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Good Vegetarian Options
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on August 20, 2017

Fabulous food. Super service. Will be back. Worth the drive from Oshawa even if not going to the theatre.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
Food3
Ambience5
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on August 19, 2017

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.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Tampa)·Dined on August 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on August 6, 2017

Everything we ordered was delicious! Glad we came here for our stay at Port Hope.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Scenic View, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Excellent service and good ambiance. A little noisy - could do with some tapestry or wall coverings.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
Food4
Ambience4
Service2
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 22, 2017

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.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We had an awesome time... a friend joined us from Burlington and loved it as well..

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Waterfront
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Great food and great service! We highly recommend it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Best restaurant in the area. My wife's lamb was wonderful and I had the Punntatnesca which is a seafood pasta dish.

Food2
Ambience3
Service2
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 14, 2017

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.

Food5
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Dining on the riverside deck is a summer tradition. Food and service are always excellent.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 11, 2017

I always take out of town guests to Gusto . Love the patio , the food great service - Brook Heather Lee . Feels like family !

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
Food1
Ambience1
Service1
Value1

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 9, 2017

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.
Helen Matthew

Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 4, 2017

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".

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Vegan, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Afternoon Coffee, Late-night Find, Romantic, Casual, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Afternoon Tea
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 2, 2017

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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 17, 2017

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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