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Gusto 101

Italian Restaurant$$$$
Fashion District, Toronto
  • Atticus S.
    "Awesome decor on the glass covered rooftop patio."(8 Tips)
    Janine B.
    "Great service, atmosphere, pizza and kale salad was amazing"(17 Tips)
    That girl ray
    "Try the mushroom pasta it's delicious!"(8 Tips)
    Jordan M.
    "Kale salad and pumpkin agnolotti were excellent."(3 Tips)
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  • Adam F.
    Adam FJuly 8, 2014
    A converted garage is the place for this tasty and fresh Italian joint. Start your journey with the Kale Salad and bruschetta and then move on to a pasta. Tried the Frutti de Mare. Just incredible.
  • Anna S.
    Anna SSeptember 3, 2013
    The kale salad with steak is absolutely great and so is Pappardelle ai Funghi - creamy yet not too heavy, with a lot of flavour. Came in before 5pm on a weekday, didn't wait long, great service!
  • Jennie K.
    Jennie KSeptember 8, 2013
    Love the vibe on the fab rooftop patio. More intimate inside. The staff are adorable (minus the guy in the Yankees cap...boooo). Order the kale salad. Have an espresso just for the cute cup!
  • Tyler Y.
    Tyler YangAugust 9, 2014
    Gusto 101 is a great spot for a more modern take on signature Italian dishes. Some excellent imported wines selected by their sommelier/owner. Good price points for the more frugal or frivolous.
  • john e.
    john econoOctober 4, 2013
    PAPPARDELLE AI FUNGHI. Wow. I drool thinking about it. Perfectly cooked pasta... so much flavour... goes great with their house wine. Other things can be hit or miss, but this is always perfection.
  • AskMen
    AskMenMarch 2, 2012
    Best to arrive early to enjoy the grilled branzino or quattro fromaggi -- both very good, when you finally manage to get a table. Mains start at $17, pizzas at $12. Read more
  • Danna
    DannaOctober 7, 2013
    Fave: Da Dee pizza (sweet potatoes, lacinate kale, local fior di latte, caramelized spanish onions, pecorino, rosemary) and Salmon (fava beans, escarole, pachino tomatoes, salsa verde)
  • ILYA S.
    ILYA SPEKHOVJune 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent place. Vibe, good service, location, interior, great food - all there. Tried pizza this time. Comparable to one at Pizzeria Libretto but still lacks something.
  • Nina I.
    Nina IordanovaJuly 30, 2016
    The house wine is surprisingly so good! The rooftop patio is really great - perfect for dates or spending time with the girls. Tasteful decor and good atmosphere.
  • Deb L.
    Deb LewisMay 26, 2012
    Food has been good but the bar and patio area are even better. Great place to hang and check out the king west scene. Lovely private room downstairs for dining.
  • Shannon S.
    Shannon SMarch 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The carpaccio & polipo (char grilled octopus) were fantastic. Their egg noodles were also phenomenal - had the Pappardelle ai Funghi. They make a great negroni too - but drink service was slow.
  • Senduren S.
    Senduren SJanuary 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great decor/atmosphere and service. (Getting a seat upstairs is a plus). I had the Carpaccio and Moroccan Chicken. Both were delicious. Definitely going back.
  • Karen N.
    Karen NAugust 10, 2013
    Amazing Italian cuisine with gorgeous rooftop! Pasta can be a bit too salty, so just ask for less.
  • AskMen
    AskMenMarch 2, 2012
    Best to arrive early to enjoy the grilled branzino or quattro fromaggi -- both very good, when you finally manage to get a table. Read more
  • Marvin
    MarvinSeptember 24, 2015
    The food menu could be bigger — relative to its drinks. If you're going for some grub, get the mushroom pasta.
    Upvoted Jun 24
  • Wendy K.
    Wendy K.June 24
    Get the mushroom pasta (mafalde ai funghi). The truffle cream sauce is to die for.
  • Max
    MaxAugust 21, 2016
    If you are not sure about the weather, use the roof top terasse. Good breeze out there.
  • Ken S.
    Ken SetoNovember 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best kale salad I've ever had. Pair it with a flatiron steak and you're golden.
  • Lisa C.
    Lisa ChristinaDecember 12, 2015
    Rigatoni, kale salad and arancini are to die for. I couldn't help but close my eyes after every bite to savour it. This place is good... Dare I say better than moms
  • Evelyn S.
    Evelyn SoMay 12, 2014
    Excellent service even during busy times. I had the ink pasta - 7 out of 10. Kale salad is popular and famous, apparently.
  • Syd H.
    Syd HeresyApril 17, 2014
    I had the Prosciutto Pizza and it was amazing! I definitely want to eat here again next time I'm in Toronto!
  • Michael B.
    Michael BourneOctober 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Incredible Fettucine with the mushroom pasta. It used to be good. Now it's better. TRUFFLE PASTE!
    Upvoted Jun 24
  • Renee T.
    Renee TJune 24, 2012
    Get the Avocado Lemonade. It's got an unique flavor with a kick. "My friend" swears by it as the ultimate hangover cure.
  • Jordan M.
    Jordan MNovember 15, 2015
    Kale salad and pumpkin agnolotti were excellent. Espresso to top it off.
  • Kenny K.
    Kenny KimJuly 29, 2013
    The seafood spaghetti was the best I've ever had. The server was totally on point w suggestions as well.
  • Tony L.
    Tony LanciaOctober 10, 2013
    Totally have the kale salad. It's amazing!! House red is a winner. Linguine al fungi is delish!
  • Mike V.
    Mike ViscontiAugust 23, 2014
    The mushroom and cream pasta is my favorite but the pizzas are stiff competition. Both lose out to the $1/oz house wine, though.
  • Eugene N.
    Eugene NAugust 7, 2014
    Surprising good pizza with a great bar to drink and chat.
  • Matt R.
    Matt RehmanAugust 26, 2012
    The brick chicken was really good... Get there early and you'll get a table, come late and have to wait.
  • yvonnnneeee
    yvonnnneeeeJanuary 24, 2015
    the mushroom pasta is amazing! but super heavy as well :(
    Upvoted Jun 24
  • Shawna L.
    Shawna LeeMay 6, 2013
    The Carpaccio is delish, the classic tomato salad very good, Margharita pizza was very good. Rooftop patio a warm weather must :)
  • Shawna L.
    Shawna LeeJune 17, 2012
    The tomato mozarella salad was yum. The beef carpaccio appetizer very good as well.The calamari tastes like chicken, not sure why.
  • Mala P.
    Mala PersaudAugust 11, 2012
    Get there early if you can and try to get a seat away from the kitchen as it gets really hot when they're cooking!
  • Lorraine S.
    Lorraine SOctober 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Sunday nite lasagna for the win! Also their in-house wine is delish - $1 per oz only too!
  • Chandana K.
    Chandana KunduApril 4, 2013
    Awesome In House tap wine...loved is pasta is d best.
  • Kaz B.
    Kaz BranscombeJune 6, 2013
    Try the mojito Gusto style - you won't be disappointed.
  • A L.
    A LNovember 5, 2016
    Kale salad with the currants and lemon vinaigrette - ahmazing. Great service and atmosphere.
  • Katie A.
    I love the vibe at this place. Great patio and delicious food. Can't go wrong!
  • Moe A.
    Moe AroraApril 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Rigatoni Luciani. The lamb is amazingly tender. Great food and awesome staff.
  • Laura S.
    Laura ShumJuly 12, 2015
    Everything was great but I prefer Nervosa, the sister restaurant
  • Michele C.
    Michele COctober 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Without a doubt, beef tartare is the way to go.
  • Samanta B.
    Samanta BriceñoAugust 7, 2014
    Pollo al matonne is really Good. The patio has a nice decoration. Kind of a man cave restaurant
  • Jennifer L.
    Jennifer LoveAugust 7, 2012
    Order the Flank Steak and Arugula Salad to go with the $1 an ounce red wine!
  • Boulos S.
    Boulos SoueidanApril 12, 2014
    Had the Octopus, Prosciutto pizza and Gusto burger. Everything was amazing!
  • Fatih K.
    Fatih KuranFebruary 4, 2016
    We made the reservation for the patio but they said it was full upon our arrival. Service is slow at times. Pizza and house wine is good
  • K D.
    K DNovember 27, 2015
    Arancini, kale caesar salad and the pumpkin agnolotti are all amazing!
  • Lindsay A.
    Lindsay AndersonMay 5, 2012
    Delicious and totally affordable. One of the only places that have real late night food
  • Eric M.
    Eric MitchellJune 20, 2016
    Everything is good here. Great open air rooftop patio too.
  • Rafaela C.
    Rafaela CoregioOctober 19, 2014
    The amazing pasta with sea and marguerita pizza
  • James
    JamesMarch 2, 2016
    Amazing pasta, absolutely fantastic service.
    Upvoted Jun 24
  • Mike T.
    Mike TurnerMarch 9, 2012
    Love the decor. Service was very very good. Food was very good. Go early.
  • Mazi M.
    Mazi MorenoDecember 20, 2015
    lovely place and stunning food. I got the pumpkin agnolotti. 👌🏼
  • ivor c.
    ivor cruzJuly 31, 2013
    Amazeballs!!! The sea bass was outstanding
  • Garson H.
    Garson HoffmanMay 1, 2014
    Fettuccini Funghi is very good. Pizza is so - so. Pulpo appetizer is tasty but not worth the price...they should increase the portion size for this dish. Ambience is cool but loud.
  • Katie
    KatieOctober 1, 2013
    Food is amazing and even better service! Staff is so friendly!
  • That girl ray
    That girl rayDecember 13, 2014
    Try the mushroom pasta it's delicious!
    Upvoted Jun 24
  • Stephanie G.
    Stephanie GareriSeptember 26, 2014
    Cool & lively atmosphere. Great patio. Love the kale salad.
  • Ishy D.
    Ishy DeeFebruary 13, 2012
    The strip loin is tender and the pumpkin soup is unlike anything I've had.
  • Janine B.
    Janine BeckSeptember 29, 2016
    Great service, atmosphere, pizza and kale salad was amazing
  • James
    JamesFebruary 29, 2016
    Great carpaccio and fantastic pasta. Not cheap.
  • Amanda A.
    Amanda AlbergoApril 28, 2013
    Really? You can't throw a sunny side up egg on my dish in lieu of poached? You don't serve regular coffee at brunch? And there's no ketchup? And the meal is flavorless and dried out to top it all off.
  • Kit C.
    Kit CarrauAugust 4, 2016
    Terrible place. The top desk isn't open until 6pm, cocktails by the pitcher, although on the menu, aren't available anymore as they're not "cost effective". Dreary and stuck up.
  • Laura S.
    Laura ShumNovember 22, 2015
    Ordered the Agnolotti di Zucca for takeout through maegan.
  • Karina E.
    Karina EncisoAugust 16, 2014
    Try any of the wood oven dishes!!! Amazing!!!
  • Caroline B.
    Caroline BretonMarch 22, 2012
    Beef carpaccio... To die for. Best waitress in town!
  • Laura J.
    Laura JuhaJune 21, 2013
    Delicious food and the house red is delicious!
  • Hammer
    HammerAugust 16, 2014
    Try the Kale Salad and the Arancini. Amazing
  • Natalie H.
    Natalie HerzingAugust 1, 2012
    Try the eggplant parmigiana on Tuesdays - it will blow your mind!
  • Rick B.
    Rick ByunMay 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    It is so much about the kale and arugula. A lot to want + crave for at this charming joint.
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BannonJuly 6, 2015
    One of the best kale salads I've ever had!
  • Phil P.
    Phil POctober 6, 2013
    Eggs in purgatorio is a delicious, satisfying brunch option.
  • Jamie P.
    Jamie PentlandJune 1, 2012
    Pizza was pathetic. (think Kraft dellissio). Fungi linguini honestly tasted like cream of mushroom soup. Cool decor. Obnoxious and douchy crowd.
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RaeymaekersMarch 4, 2012
    Sister resterant to cafe nervosa in yorkville. This place is great. Young loft vibe.
  • Cemre P.
    The mushroom pasta is delicious
    Upvoted Jun 24
  • Michael
    MichaelJuly 18
    Good pasta, truffle shit is dope, and def go to the rooftop 🕶
  • Jennifer P.
    Jennifer PowellFebruary 21, 2012
    Stunning atmosphere, lovely service, absolutely delish food!
  • Shannon S.
    Shannon SApril 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Go for brunch. Have the Uova in Camicia. Yum!
  • Adam P.
    Adam PSeptember 19, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Food is just average but with cheap wine and a great atmosphere who cares!
  • Helen B.
    Helen BellOctober 30, 2013
    Great atmosphere, good food. The salmon is tasty.
  • Hans C.
    Hans CramerMay 22, 2014
    Try the Ammaretto Sour! Its the bomb!
  • Jady F.
    Jady FDecember 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the house wine...very good, very cheap
  • David S.
    David StrasserAugust 29, 2012
    The Monday meatballs looked good. The mushroom pasta was tasty but not mind blowing.
  • Sam L.
    Sam LeungMay 17, 2014
    Wine by the ounce. Quite good. Worth trying.
  • Sky
    SkyNovember 15, 2010
    Best creme brule I've ever had. Comes as part of the special.
  • Love M.
    Love MarnieDecember 26, 2014
    The kale salad and polipo is a must!
  • Beth J.
    Beth JordanAugust 24, 2013
    Great atmosphere, decor and good food. 10+
  • Jess K.
    Jess KonoDecember 15, 2015
    Must get the kale salad and roasted califlower
  • elaney
    elaneyJune 17, 2016
    Great casual upscale restaurant!
  • Linda K.
    Linda KesslerJune 5, 2013
    Kalesl salad with flank steak is delish!
  • Ashleigh G.
    Ashleigh GardnerJuly 22, 2015
    The kale salad is basically perfect.
  • Vanessa
    VanessaJune 6, 2015
    Expect to wait at least an hour for a table if you arrive after 6pm. -_-" Mafalde ai Funghi pasta is good though.
  • Eliscia M.
    Eliscia MDecember 19, 2013
    The mushroom linguene is to die for!!!
  • Rock Lobster F.
    Tromba Tequila in the speed well nice!
  • Joris R.
    Joris R.5 days ago
    Sit upstairs on their rooftop patio.
  • Tab
    TabMay 23, 2014
    They accept Tab - download the app and never wait for your bill again:
  • Chelsea M.
    Chelsea MCNovember 25, 2014
    Mushroom pasta is delicious
    Upvoted Jun 24
  • Tab
    TabMay 23, 2014
    They accept Tab - download the app and never wait for your bill again:
  • Atticus S.
    Atticus SheaMay 29, 2013
    Awesome decor on the glass covered rooftop patio. Delicious food.
  • the BREL team
    the BREL teamMarch 4, 2012
    Get the arancini--rice balls you will NOT want to share!
  • Jake Tobin G.
    Jake Tobin GarrettJuly 9, 2014
    You can make reservations but only at noon and 6pm.
  • Mirella M.
    Adorei e recomendo! O roof top é super bacana, o atendimento bacana e a pasta é home made. Mais dicas de TO
  • Val C.
    Val ChâteauMay 8, 2016
    Trop épuisés, on a prit pour takeout mais service, qualité produit, look et ambiance sont 💯👌🏼
  • Tiago P.
    Tiago PinhalMay 15, 2014
    tudo excelente. para alguns o melhor restaurante de toronto. "kale salad"
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