Trattoria Gusto

4.4
313 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Pre/post-theatre

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About

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
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Cuisines
Contemporary Italian, Comfort Food, Pizzeria
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast : Monday - Friday: 8am - 11:00am

Lunch : Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:30pm

Lunch: Saturday & Sunday: 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Breakfast :Saturday & Sunday 8am - 10:30am

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(905) 885-1198
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Drew Greenfield
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Cross Street
Mill Street
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Parking Details
Small parking lot - easy access to street parking
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
What 313 People Are Saying
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4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AV
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

lovely attentive waitress..sorry forgot her name.
Delicious food...excellent service.

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JK
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been to Trattoria Gusto many times for lunch with family. The Staff are always welcoming and helpful, and the chef easily accommodates our requests for vegan food. The menu changes enough that the meals have not been predictable - there are always slight alterations and tweaks that result in an even better dining experience, such as installing a pizza oven! In the summer, you can sit outside on the patio, overlooking the river and enjoy the scenic view. If you want to experience a special meal with family or friends in Port Hope, Trattoria Gusto will not disappoint.

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Lunch was good but went for brunch at 1:00. Unfortunately no brunch items were left so had to settle for lunch.

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AL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Trattoria Gusto never disappoints. The food is always excellent and the service is never rushed or inattentive.

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SW
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Family lunch with four. We had pizza, pasta, quiche and a chicken parm sandwich with salad. Everything was delicious! Great customer service!

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GB
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice lunch we had on the weekend. Very accommodating staff for events. Food was great. Highly recommend!

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely place to dine with family. Great half way point between Belleville and Toronto.

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LN
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 1

Too many tables crammed into the restaurant caused it to be incredibly loud. We couldn't even talk to the person beside us or hear the waitress. The waitress was lovely though and did a great job. Most meals were good but my pizza dough was kind of raw. I took it home and cooked it the rest of the way which made it better, but definitely not worth the price. We were just visiting Port Hope. My sister, who lives there had recommended this restaurant as it was her favourite so maybe it was just an off night?

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DG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had great service and such a great meal. Our server was very attentive and pleasant. The meals were cooked perfectly and they were nice and hot at the table.

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DC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been to this restaurant seven or eight times for Sunday brunch; always for Sunday brunch with old friends. It is a convenient location - half way from Toronto; half way in from Prince Edward County. The restaurant of choice when meeting spot.

We are never rushed. The atmosphere is quiet and we can talk uninterrupted for two hours.

Yesterday I really enjoyed the Duck confit eggs benedict. Very tasty. It came with a side beet salad with greens, walnuts, slices of ripe pear and goats cheese. A perfect meal. Very reasonably priced.

The sun shone in. The river flowed pass. It was all charming and perfect

You can trust this restaurant

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Been several times, food usually very good. Had the steak for the 1st time. It was average. Service good...nice place and atmosphere

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GG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is a gem! The food is excellent and I suggest the chef special. Standard items on the menu include chicken Parmigiana which my fiancee adores.
The service is beyond expectation everytime.
The wine selection is also extraordinary including local county wineries including Huff and Sandbanks.
This is fine dining with good portion sizes and a diverse menu.
You will not be disappointed.

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LG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Customers should be made aware at time of booking that menu was limited on Valentines Day. Really wasn’t able to eat 3 courses. Wanted just a salad which was on menu but not without main and dessert. Otherwise it was good.

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j
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a awesome server.. and chef .. this is a wonderful place for a girls night out or lunch out.. Also can be a very romantic place.. Great in summer on outdoor patio.
Highly recommended

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W
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Top-notch service, very good food, good value. TG is one of our area favourites.

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RH
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

My husband ordered the steak dinner & my sister the fish both of which they enjoyed. I ordered the veal Marsala, I was not impressed, it had no taste of a Marsala sauce & the dish was overpowered by the taste of roasted red peppers which I’m sure came from a jar & granulated garlic. I will recommend the restaurant because I believe in second chances & two out of the three meals were good. Hopefully this feedback will reach the chef & he/she may want to rethink this particular dish.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife’s birthday. They set up a special table dir us with view of the river. Food and service were really excellent.

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JK
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We have eaten at Trattoria Gusto a number of times, and we always enjoy the experience. They start the meal with a piece of the best bread ever and we have always had excellent service. My husband and I are vegan, and, while the options are limited, we still enjoy our meals.

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JM
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was delicious. Our waiter was funny and attentive. Large enough menu for any pasta lover.

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JG
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I enjoyed the appetizer and the service but I had the veal marsala and I found the meat was thin and dried out. The stewed vegetables was it’s only saving grace

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BE
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very good food, but at the New Years was overpriced at $65. And the vanilla cake was somewhat dry, that is why there are four stars rather than five.

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LB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went with another couple a few nights ago. Food was fantastic! Beautiful ambiance in the Waddell hotel. Would definitely go again. Fine dining, but not over the top pretentious.

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CR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fantastic. Pickerel dinner cooked perfectly. Beet salad was amazing as always and the pear/parsnip soup sounds like a weird combo but it works. Service was fabulous as always. Come here every year to eat before going to the Capital Theatre with my husband and my mom and Trattoria Gusto will always be our first choice.

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KP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Really enjoyed our food & location was perfect for attending a theatre show at the Capital.

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LC
Naples
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Went here for dinner prior to going to the Capitol theatre with a group of eight. Most ate from the theatre special menu which was excellent.
We were given excellent service, thank you Dave!

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great food and service. On the loud side, but there were Xmas parties happening at the same time.

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JM
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Disappointed not to find the veal scaloppini limone as I had seen on website (must have been outdated).
Chef said he could make it but have never tasted anything so awful. Veal was over cooked and seem fried as was everything else on the plate - dripping with oil. My husbands pickerel was also oil saturated, terrible. Also didn’t have a couple of the appetizers and their bruschetta was served on soft bread ?
Have previously enjoyed Puttanesca for lunch on the patio but again overhanded with the oil. Chef should learn to let the food speak for itself.

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food was excellent however the value of my meal was very upsetting. I added scallops to my salad for $11 and I received 2 scallops! Had I known that it was $11 for 2 scallops I would not have ordered them. Very disappointing

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j
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff, food and atmosphere were all perfect.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The servers were lovely and quite attentive. Drinks were great! Food was served promptly and was prepared well. Once a large group left, the noise level was just right. Will definitely go back again soon.

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F
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

There was an extremely loud party happening in the room we were seated, lots of drinking. When we asked our server to be moved to the quieter, front room, she was very accommodating and we were moved quickly. Much appreciated.

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RC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

It was our first visit, our waiter was witty and friendly. The food was delicious.

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SR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I attended this past Saturday with my husband, and baby girl. We had such a fantastic time. Our waitress was so kind and sweet and the food was absolutely delicious (as always.) I ordered the chicken parm and it did not disappoint. We will definitely be coming back.

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KA
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Puttanesca is marvellous. Delectable scallops, fresh linguine and just the right level of garlic and oil.

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AC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We had a lovely meal. Our food was delicious. Will certainly go again

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IC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

our dining experience was our 30th wedding anniversary. wonderful ambience, our waiter David was fantastic, very informative about local history. food was delicious, we had the tuna tataki , primevera and the arrabiata pastas, all delicious and the wine was lovely.

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TB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A favourite of ours..you must try the brussel sprouts!

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RH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The restaurant was recommended by a neighbour and it was our first time. When we arrived they were not able to find our reservation record through OpenTable however they were very accommodating in finding us a table (we did show our confirmed reservation on our phone app). The first impression was a warm and lively atmosphere fueled by the pre-theatre crowd. Our server was friendly and very knowledgeable in answering our questions about the menu options. We started with the brussel sprouts appetizer that was uniquely prepared and delicious (recommendation from our neighbour). We both decided to order pasta and I had a Penne Alfredo with added Scallops while my wife had the Garden Rose. Both dishes were superb with great flavour blends and perfectly cooked. Based on our first experience, this is now our top choice in the Port Hope area and we will definitely be back.

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SL
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Ordered a Guinness beer and it was hslf full...not good value...service very slow.

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VM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was fabulous from her initial greeting to our final dismissal!
The food arrived in a very timely fashion, and was delicious!

Highly recommend Trattoria Gusto

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