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Reviews for Gusto at The Grand
29th April 2014
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We arrived at Gusto at around 6pm, and were promptly seated (a group of seven). We were waited by the manager of the restaurant who’s service was faultless all evening.
We all shared dishes which started with a mix of the ricotta, bruschetta, calamari and olives.
We then had the Lamb cutlets, The Veal, Mushroom Risotto, The Wild Boar Ragu, Roast Potatoes, and the Linguini. All of which were superb – but worth a special mention were the Potatoes and the Ragu!
We then had a dessert of the Rum Baba.
Overall, the experience and service was faultless.
by Jess B.
9th June 2014
The food was excellent and the restaurant beautifully decorated. The two young waitresses who served us were very friendly and welcoming. The whole experience was ruined a bit by an extremely rude host. He had short brown hair and an earring… was extraordinarily rude. We were all very polite so were unsure what would warrant his behaviour. Perhaps he shouldn’t be working in the service industry. If not for him would have given 5 stars.
by Wolfie W.
5th May 2014
We dined here on Friday night, arriving at 7.30pm. There seemed to be a little confusion over our booking but we were shown to a table quickly and seated. On this point I would have to say they are certainly ensuring the person per square metre ratio is high… we were in very close proximity to our dining neighbours as is oft the way, unfortunately.
We ordered the Pea, Mint and Ricotta Bruschetta to share and it was a revelation – an explosion of flavour, to die for. Worth going for that alone! This was followed by the Spinach Ricotta Gnudi with fresh tomato and basil sauce for me, and the Papardelle with Wild Boar Ragu for my husband. He pronounced it delicious and proceeded to devour every last bit. My gnudi was delightful – full of bursting flavours and fresh, clean taste – not at all heavy, it was perfectly executed and I would have it again in a moment.
The fit out is stylish, and reminds me of our recent trip to Melbourne where EVERYTHING oozes chic and sophistication, however unlike our dining experiences across the ditch Gusto seems to have got it just a bit wrong in terms of ambience, with music too loud, too upbeat, and just a bit too 20 something. That combined with the tightly squeezed tables disappointed me, but the food is most definitely very, very good. A little more engagement from the waiter would have been nice too, he was perfectly good at the technical aspect of his role, but could have been a touch more friendly. All in all, a great addition to our dining scene.
by Hamish C.
28th April 2014
We celebrated the birthday of one of our best friends with a meal at Gusto, Skycity. We left the choice of appetizers to the kitchen and were not disappointed – the calamari and the meatballs were stand-out dishes. My wife’s pappardelle with wild boar ragu was outstanding but I was slightly disappointed with my ravioli. Service from our Italian waitress was friendly and efficient. Wine list was extensive and while not cheap we managed to find very good wines at a reasonable price.
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