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Gusto Ristorante -- Report

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Gusto Ristorante -- Report

sam | Jun 18, 2005 08:47 PM

My wife and I tried this new-ish restaurant on Greenwich Street (near 7th Ave.) for dinner. Service-wise, they are still getting their act together. THe hostess had a bit of an attitude, which turned me off. How hard is it to be friendly to customers, especially when the waitstaff is still learning? One of us was given the lunch menu, the other the dinner menu. They were out of at least one wine by the glass and a few of the menu items. The food was good to very good. About $155 with tax and tip (included a few glasses of wine).

Specifics:

Apps: I had the fava bean salad (w/ pecorino and mint), wife had an ordinary-looking green salad. My fava salad was an interesting flavor, quite good and unusual.

Pasta: We shared one order of the lemon risotto. Highly recommend it, but it wasn't too lemon-y.

Mains: Wife had sicilian meatballs (made w/ pine nuts and raisins). Just ok in my opinion. I had the branzino which is on the menu at dozens of italian restaurants in nyc. This one was well executed. It came with a side of wilted greens.

Dessert: A crostata with some sort of preserves (strawberry?) It was just ok.

Overall: In roughly the similar price range I prefer a place like Hearth.

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