Trattoria Gusto

4.5
266 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary Italian
Top tags:
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

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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 266 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always excellent service and good food. Lovely patio on the river too.

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k
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

braised beef on pizza is a wonderful creation! creamy sauce with onion & mushrooms, fresh veggies made it so decadent

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E
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We hadn't been to the Waddell in a few years so I was hoping it would be as good as I remembered. It definitely was! We were celebrating my husband's birthday. Our server was professional but also extremely witty and made sure our teenage son enjoyed himself as they discussed the filming locally of a well-known movie. The food was well-prepared, the ambience was as we remembered. It was a cool evening and the French doors were open allowing flies in which was a little distracting: trying to keep them off one's meal. The server even surprised my husband with a birthday dessert on the house. We will definitely continue to return for special occasions.

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ND
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice surroundings, good food and service, nice location

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B
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Drove in from Toronto to see a play at the Capitol. I will definitely return! The bruschetta was to die for and those scallops were grilled to perfection. Thank you!

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PW
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

A bit disappointing this visit. The restaurant was very hot. Son’s pizza was bland. Large beet salad wasn’t really that large for a meal potion, though very good. Normally we love to eat here.

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RS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Not sure why but our meal, both appetizers and main courses, took forever to be served. We had a 1:00 luncheon reservation and weren’t done until approx 4:15. Food was very good, service was friendly but there were no real apologies for the delays. We’ll come back and hopefully have a better customer experience next time.

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MB
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favourite food, ambience and service. Gusto has never disappointed!

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JS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Didn't like the selection on the menu, found it lacking. To many vegetarian and gluten free options. Menu seemed too basic and not authentic. Expected better quality food for the vibe I got from the website and resturant environment. Value was good for what we got. Great bar and service!

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CR
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Sat on patio, beautiful day. Food was great.
Had indicated it was a special occasion when I booked (29th wedding anniversary).
But no mention of it from service staff which was slightly disappointing.
Would I go back?...... probably.

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VN
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was our first date and it was perfect. We will come back

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MC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I had dinner at Trattoria Gusto with my daughter who is working at the Capitol Theatre earlier in the week. Service was terrific, our meal was delicious and our waitstaff was very personable. Based on that experience, our family of four had dinner here on Saturday evening after coming to Port Hope to see the performance. We enjoyed our meals and overall experience - and had the same warm personable woman as our waitstaff. We will be back!

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B
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

great food and portions. It is definately the chef that keeps people returning. Waitresses could use a little more training.

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CL
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The meal was excellent and the wait staff could not have been more attentive. A terrific spot for an intimate dinner for two or a larger crowd. I do recommend this venue.

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KB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time diners and will certainly be back. The service was outstanding as was the food.

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DA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

A good spot to bring friends for brunch or lunch, especially in summer when we usually get a table on the terrace. Service is always good and the staff very pleasant and accommodating.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

All good but we ate outside and the flies were bad and it detracted from our experience. Maybe they could try to set some traps or something to reduce the flies. Everything else was good.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely river view from the patio. Vintage ambience inside. Friendly staff. Fresh food. What more can you ask for?

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k
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

the food was very tasty, but the kitchen was overwhelmed with only 1/2 the restaurant being seated. daily specials were not available & kitchen service was very slow, but waitress was very sweet and apologetic.

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JG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Accommodating staff. Great views of the town. Perfect patio atmosphere.

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JM
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing. Waitresses very polite. Going to go again.

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LA
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We day trip to Port Hope several times a year and almost always have lunch at Trattoria Gusto. Our food was delicious, the dining room is lovely and our server was delightful. We look forward to our next visit.

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EH
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Very hot and uncomfortable. The air conditioning was on but the door to the outside patio was open most of the time which let the hot air in. Penne with vegetables was 98 percent penne. Extremely over priced and just okay tasting. It was the same price of a glass of wine. $17. The olive oil dip for the bread had gone off and had to be replaced. All four of us said we would never be back. Lovely building and the bread was excellent but that’s it.

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BS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We made reservation since we had theatre tickets for matinee. We had great service and lots of time to have our lunch,did not feel rushed, the restaurant was busy but that didn't seem to matter.
Our food choices, mussels, pasta and salad with roasted portabello mushrooms were excellent.
We will certainly try to come back.

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LM
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you for a wonderful dining experience for my husband and I on our "anniversary". We wanted to experience a restaurant that we had never gone to before and this restaurant was recommended to us by a few friends. We were very pleased to see that the restaurant and staff were very knowledgeable concerning my husband's gluten allergy (celiac) and tried to find/suggest alternatives for him. This was truly a great dining treat for us as a couple. The waiter was very friendly, helpful and communicated with us on a personal level as the evening continued -- just the right amount of conversation too! Thank you again!

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TH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stopped in her for lunch before catching a matinee at the Capitol Theatre. Food was wonderful, dining room cool and classy, service caring and prompt. A terrific pre-theatre choice in Port Hope.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious, relaxed, and remarkable
From service to chef
Couldn’t ask for a better evening dining al fresco, alongside the rolling Ganaraska
We’ll return
Thank you so much for the experience

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MB
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Drove an hour to attend for my boyfriend's birthday. Our second visit. Food was good. The waitress made the occasion. The patio is awesome.

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TH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very nice menu, excellent service, and a very enjoyable evening.

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DC
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful time with friends and good food, conversation and ambience—all of us enjoyed our time here!

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ST
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I go to Gusto whenever I can! I used to think it was expensive, but then I went to a few other popular chain restaurants (Milestones, Casey's, even Lone Star, etc) and realized that for the quality of the food and the atmosphere (especially on the patio by the river) it's actually borderline cheap. Just be prepared to want to order several things... And take advantage of the complimentary crusty toasty bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar! I'm drooling just thinking about it.

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CG
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our food and service was great! My disappointment was when we over heard other customers being asked if they were going to the theatre and offered a special. We were going to the theatre and not offered that.

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KR
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great lunch on the patio overlooking the river. Our server Heather was wonderfully accommodating at getting us a table partly in shade and partly in the sun. Meals were interesting and tasty. Great pre-theatre location. Just try to give yourselves plenty of time - the food took a little while to come out, which wasn't a problem for us.

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LE
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Menu was limited, service slow, food average if not below.

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W
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Lunch for four, excellent service. Two of us had the daily fish special, tasty if a little overcooked. One had pizza and enjoyed it, the other had caesar salad, which was excellent, but the added chicken was seriously overcooked, which was a shame. There are not many places to have lunch in Port Hope that are not junk food or sandwiches, so always nice to go to a pleasant location. We will certainly return and would recommend this restaurant to visitors (and locals who should support a restaurant like this to ensure it continues to operate).

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EJ
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed a delicious meal, seated on the patio. Great service and lovely situation overlooking the river.

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DO
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a most enjoyable meal prior to going to the Capitol Theatre. Wait staff was very attentive, friendly and responded to all our inquiries in an informed, pleasant and timely manner. My sole complaint would be the cost of your wines which we found to be overly expensive. Would definitely come again and would recommend your restaurant to others.

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w
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Overall very Good. Bread was burnt.
Mussels sold out. Seafood linguine was excellent. Casear Salad ok (no anchovies).

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MA
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This is our regular go to place before the theatre. Great food at reasonable prices. We also love the outdoor deck - great place to stop on a bike ride.

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EE
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I reserved a table at Trattoria Gusto for a lunch with my uncle. We had both been before but they never disappoint. The food was delicious and savory and the service is always just the right amount of checking in but not overwhelming. My uncle had a sore neck and we were given the table in the front window with the comfy wing-back chairs which worked out perfectly. I love visiting Trattoria Gusto and most definitely will again.

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