Trattoria Buon Gusto

4.1/5.0
6 reviews

651-H Oak Grove Ave.

Menlo Park, CA

328-2778

Category: Italian

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January 27, 2010
Hay C.
shtown , Montana
100 reviews
For a place that serves such good Italian food, this place was very reasonably priced. Breadsticks, salads, you name it..all delicious.
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July 9, 2001
Anonymous
56943 reviews
Excellent food, very casual and friendly, portions were a little small. Dinner for 2 with 1 glass of wine and a shared salad was $66 including tax, but not tip
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July 28, 2000
Anonymous
56943 reviews
Food was excellent. The owners are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO nice. My siter had just come back from traveling in Sicily and we had a wonderful time chatting with the hostess.
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January 14, 1998
Anonymous
56943 reviews
Simple and hearty, as any Italian restaurant worth its name should be. I thought there were no true Italian restaurants to be found in the Bay Area, but then I came across Buon Gusto. They bake their own excellent bread, and the linguine con vongole I had were not an imitation, but the real Italian thing. The ingredients are very fresh, and the dishes are prepared with love. I'll definitely be back to try some of the other piatti on the menu.
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September 26, 1997
Anonymous
56943 reviews
The only Italian restaurant I know that is genuinely authentic. Quite different from others which cater to what Americans are used to. The pasta is truly al dente and is made from scratch for each order, not partially cooked in advance as at almost all other Italian restaurants. As a result, preparation time is longer than average. Go when you have time to relax. Lots of their customers are Italian-speaking or have travelled a lot to Italy. They bake their own bread on premises. Soups are all superb: Minestrone, garbanzo, or lentil. Lots of fish entrees. Swordfish has the lightest imaginable dusting of bread crumbs, with lots of fresh, crushed garlic and fruity olive oil. Pastas are all great, esp. pasta with Italian sausage, or penne alla norma. Try the pasta flambeed with vodka, which imparts a subtle burnt taste, and absolutely no alcohol taste. Children very welcome.
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August 29, 1997
Denise T.
4 reviews
Not well advertised but maybe that's a good thing because this is a find!! Owner/Chef Palma Costa is from Sicily and everything is authentic. Her minestrone is a homey vegetable soup. Very nice. We tried these deep fried risotto balls filled with meat, cheese and peas. Out of this world!! Incredible. Her homemade bread is to die for. Also tried the cannoli, yum!! Its address is Oak Grove but its actually on Maloney Lane. Give it a try.
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