Minus issues with getting the wrong bill, the experience was positive. Excellent food with a friendly waiter.
We loved every single person that took care of us. Really special.
The food was beyond good. The negative came about when service was just off. The restaurant was packed and so that may be part of the problem. We ordered the most delicious calamari and Italian sausages to split for an appetizer , a pear salad to split, and then we each had an entree.
Waiters brought several dishes to us asking if we ordered this or that , which we had not. We really enjoyed the bread with a wonderful nice sized pour red blend wine. Unfortunately, the wine was warm so we added a couple of ice cubes. It’s just a shame to water down a wine that good.
After our wonderful appetizer we received our entrees. We were enjoying those when they tried to bring the salad course. What? No room on the table plus we had just started our entrees. We sent the salad back. We were not charged and would still give Gusto rave reviews. The flavors were outstanding staff were so polite. They just need to fix service. We can’t wait to return.
First time going to this restaurant. Busy so waitstaff was slow. Enjoyed Caesar salad. Our 2 shrimp and pasta dishes were tasty but very similar. Will return to try other items.
Overall the food was good. Service was subpar. Servers (there were 2) also doubled as bartenders, which for a busy place did not lend well for guests at the tables. Seemed understaffed as we had to wait quite a while for our order to be taken. The chef/owner seemed to pay more attention to his friends at the bar than anyone else. I would choose another place before this restaurant if you want good service.
Our service was wonderful and the food was delicious. We were a little apprehensive as we were the only persons of color in the restaurant. But from the moment we walked in we were treated well. The greeter was jolly and inviting. Our waiter Tommy was attentive, kind, and accommodating. Just wonderful!!!!! And - did I mention the food????? EXCELLENT!!!!!!
Lovely little Italian spot in HHI. Excellent food, wine and service. Best sautéed calamari ever. We will most definitely be back.
If there was an option for something greater than 5 stars I would gladly give it to Gustos. To say we enjoyed it is an understatement and we dine out all the time. I have already recommended them to 5 other people. It was EXCELLENT! Just like the food you would get if you were dining in Rome. Awesome 👏 👏👏👏👏👏
I cant say enough about this place they make you feel like family you can feel the love for people in the atmosphere it is wonderful.. we ate here the 2nd night we arrived in HHI. The cannolis and food are out of this world so good we ordered take out the night before we left.. amazing restaurant chef and owners. Oh and the waiters. Amazing I could listen to them talk all day with there accent. It sets the scenery for Italian. Wonderful place for a date or just to enjoy an amazing meal
Very nice place. Service good. Food great. Overall a very nice dining experience
Mario the host made us feel like family. They gave us the best experience and the food was DELICIOUS. Left feeling full and like friends!
Excellent! Almost transported to a small Italian Village Restaurant! The place was packed! The GM, Mario, has more passion, enthusiasm and hospitality than 99% of GM’s I’ve met! The ambience was great! Food excellent! Service - spotless! Highly Recommended! Thanks Mario!
Busy Sunday night but we were seated on time. We did not get a menu for about 10 minutes. Waiter was friendly and experienced but had too many tables and rushed around like a crazy man. Two of my companions had traditional Italian dishes and enjoyed them. Two of us chose specials. My friend said his pork chop was “so so..” my mahi mahi was so dry I couldn’t eat it. I sent it back to the kitchen. Our waiter was apologetic and took the entree of the bill. I think they were just overbooked and perhaps on a different night it would be a better experience.
Loved our first visit. Very friendly staff and good food.
Excellent Italian dishes with outstanding service.
Amazing food great service
Mario is the best
Mario welcomes everyone with warmth and friendliness. He makes you feel like family. Antonio is an excellent server with helpful suggestions and such great service.
Great meal and outstanding service. Will definitely go there again!
Excellent in every way. Food is absolutely authentic Italian. Loved the burrata and prosciutto. Would highly recommend.
We had been to Gusto before and enjoyed it very much. On this occasion, we had friends with us and things didn’t go very well. I blame myself partly for this experience as my food was served cold. I should have sent it back, but there is no excuse for food being served cold. There is no question that my order was left standing and nobody was there to expedite it. Unfortunately, one of our friends order was sent back as the chicken dish was very tough. She ordered a Caesar salad and was billed for the original dish also. When we brought it to the attention of the manager, he told the owner about this and he refused to remove it from our bill. After my friend told the manager she would not pay for the entree, it was removed. All and all, not a pleasant experience.
While we had to wait a bit for our table, Mario provided us with wine during our wait and was a very gracious host. The meal was outstanding and we highly recommend this restaurant!
Service was fair, mixed up my order and I literally had to chase a server down. Food was just ok, nothing I would return for. So many great Italian restaurants in Hilton Head, this would be my last choice
Everything was outstanding! Unfortunately, this night they were short staffed, but everyone who was working were hustling to make everything exceptional! I really respect that. Not to mention, the food was impeccable. The wine was a very healthy pour! If this what it was like being understaffed, I can’t wait til our return when hopefully they’ll be fully staffed, I’m most confident it’ll be better than ever
Excellent meal, perfect for special dinner
We ate at quite a few places during our week on Hilton Head Island. Gusto was far and away the best. Great variety with nice plating and real warmth and welcoming atmosphere. Our table had pasta, chicken, fish, calamari, and vegetarian and all loved it.
Gracious welcome, personable wait staff, delicious food. Our only complaint was having to wait too long for our bill. We were completely done AT LEAST 15 minutes before receiving it.
Great service excellent food
This was our first time at Gusto. Why, I don’t know. Our food was amazing. Service was great, and we loved the vibe. Will definitely be back. Highly recommend.
My husband and I went to Gusto to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Restaurant was packed so we sat at the bar, which is our first choice anyway when it’s just the two of us. Mario was delightful and we enjoyed chatting with him and Antonio. The atmosphere was cheerful and friendly. The service was superb and the food was outstanding. Drinks were promptly and properly made and the house red wine was generously poured and delicious. Couldn’t have been any better and we will surely return.
The food and service is always consistently great! Highly recommend.
We visited GUSTO last weekend on a busy Saturday evening. It has become a regular spot for us since it opened. Hilton Head has about 250 restaurants, and about 25-30 really good restaurants, imho.
And of the 12 or so truly SUPERB restaurants, it remains firmly in my top 5 list. Because of the intense competition, that is impressive. We dine out extensively when on the island, and we always can't wait to get to Gusto. Mario welcomes us in such a wonderful fashion, and he always recognizes us as frequent visitors. Antonio is our preferred server (all are fine, though), and we love his enthusiasm and excellent service. The menu cannot be beat, and each dish is served piping hot and delicious. I could be extremely happy with anything on the menu, and I'm always torn. I've had about 6 or 7 items already, and seem stuck lately on the Osso Buco, whether bone-in or Pappardelle.... Wow. Wife loves the Pappardelle Bolognese. Desserts are awesome too. And oh yeah, the bread and olive oil/balsamic is amazing, as good as it gets, and reminds us EXACTLY of what we had last year all over Italy. In fact, all the food at Gusto is absolutely like what we had in Italy. After all, Gusto's owner and staff are all Italian and know how to prepare delicious meals. There are three other great Italian restaurants on the island, imho, all three a bit fancier and more pricey, but Gusto is our absolute favorite. We still dine at the others with friends occasionally. Gusto has the food, the service, the intimate & cozy atmosphere, and the vibe which is consistently amazing. And the house wines are truly wonderful----you don't need to get an expensive bottle unless you prefer it. The Super Tuscan Sangiovese or the Cabernet are great. Enjoy
Very good food, not overly heavy. Antonio - our waiter was very attentive. My wife had the 5 Cheese Heart shaped Ravioli (for Valentine's Day) and I had Chicken Marsala. Both excellently prepared and outstanding! Looking forward to returning
My wife and I had Valentine's dinner at Gusto. I will say that hands down, this has been one of the best dining experiences on Hilton Head. Food was amazing, service was prompt and friendly, management was the best! This will easily become one of our "go-to's" when visiting Hilton Head! I would HIGHLY recommend paying them a visit! You won't be disappointed.
Wonderful dinner! We had a late evening Valentines day reservation and were immediately greeted at the door with a smile and a handshake from Mario. He apologized profusely for the table not being ready yet and offered us prosecco at the bar for our short wait. Bruschetta, veal piccata and rigatoni were excellent, accompanied by great cocktails and cappuccino. We will be back!
It was Valentine’s Day We we’re so much anticipating the menu. However, they had a limited menu. They took away every entree we were interested in, all the popular italian dishes. So it started off disappointing. It was very loud and the tables were close. I know it was a busy night and they were trying to accommodate as many as possible. Not sure I would try it again. Also if they were going to change the menu they should have posted a menu on the website. Had when known we couldn’t order what we wanted we would not have wasted our time.
Excellent dinner and service. The best lasagna I've ever had. Fresh bread out of the oven! I highly recommend Gusto's!
Visited for Valentines Day- SO disappointed! We were crammed in like sardines- I would hope that they only did this for the holiday and it’s not always this crowded?? Closer than a cruise ship, felt like interlopers with the couple next to us.
Service was inattentive and impersonal from the older male waiter, who seemed overwhelmed. The food was passable but nothing outstanding. Portions were very large.
We love Gusto! Great service and excellent food!
Have been there several times with friends. Went with wife for Valentines Day. Mario and Antonio are the best!
First timers at Gusto and were very happy with the service and food. Would definitely plan to return!
OpenTable ダイナー451名によるGusto Ristoranteの評価は4.7☆です。