Gusto Italian Restaurant (Glasgow) – Review

14-18 Bothwell Street

Gusto is open:

Sunday – Thursday: 12pm–10pm

Friday to Saturday: 12pm –11pm

T: 0141 227 6270
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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

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.

Main :

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.

Spaghetti Carbonara


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.

Chocolate Fondue

Overall :

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.

Author: krismunro

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