14-18 Bothwell Street
Gusto is open:
Sunday – Thursday: 12pm–10pm
Friday to Saturday: 12pm –11pm
T: 0141 227 6270
W : http://gustorestaurants.uk.com/restaurant/glasgow/
Visit Date : 14 May 2016
There are many Italian restaurants in Glasgow, and Gusto is one of the new kids on the block. I have tried Prezzo, Zizzi, Tony Macaroni, Bella Italia, etc, and found them nice but nothing special. I have a special place in my heart for Italy and Italian food so not finding a good Italian was a little disappointing.
Recently though I did find an Italian that is the joint place with Gusto for me, but that’s another review.
I tried to get into Gusto a few weeks ago but due to it being very popular there were no tables free, but I have to admit the girl that was at the front was very pleasant. So I did the smart thing and book in advance.
The interior is very nice, it’s got a nice posh but casual atmosphere. It even has a small section outside at the front, that on a nice sunny day (granted Glasgow doesn’t get many) it would be nice to sit outside.
I started with the mixed olives while waiting for my meal, these were very nice but sadly they had seeds that put me right off them so I only took half.
Calamari deep-fried with lemon mayonnaise
My starter was Calamari deep-fried with lemon mayonnaise. This was very nice and was a good-sized portion something I would have again.
My main course was Spaghetti Carbonara, one of my favourite Italian meals. This was done the correct way with eggs, and not cream and very tasty. If you are a Carbonara fan get this, I also got a side of Polenta chips which worked very well with this.
Last I got a Chocolate Fondue which is to share and yes before you think what a pig I did share it with my friend. To be honest, it’s a good size, but I could have easily had one to myself.
Overall my first experience at Glasgow Gusto Italian was very good, this and the Italian Cafe are currently my 2 fav Italians in Glasgow.
Next time I go back I will try different items.