Restaurants, Italian Central Manchester
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Now with ten restaurants to its group, Gusto's elegant doors opened in Manchester city centre at the end of 2014.

The design takes its inspiration from the traditional grand cafés of Europe, accessible and welcoming, but with a hint of decadence and a touch of luxury. There's a spacious open dining room with rows of cast iron columns - light and airy during the day, warm and intimate in the evening, with an island bar at its centre.

The kitchen is on display, enabling diners to witness the activity and hustle within the restaurant, so you feel part of the action. The private dining room seats up to 12 and is a welcome space if you're after something quieter than the hustle of the main area.

The menu is very reasonably priced and the food is delicious. Signature cocktails are better than the standards (which are also very good), so go for one of them, the wine choice is excellent, and the food is delicious. It's nice also to get a proper welcome on the way in.

By: Rob Martin


Venue name: Gusto
Address: 4
Elliot House
Lloyd Street
Off Deansgate
M2 5AB
Opening hours: 11am-midnight daily
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Average User Rating

4 / 5

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Elegant restaurant with wonderful food to match. I've been to Gusto a few times (as it's my mum's favourite restaurant!) and it never disappoints. The staff are always very friendly, and the food is always fantastic. The menu is extensive, and caters for everybody's tastes. A top quality Italian restaurant!


Although we'd pre-booked a table, we were still left waiting at the bar for 45 minutes before we were finally seated. Once we were seated, we pretty much had to grab a member of staff as they walked past when we wanted to order. The food was good, but the atmosphere and service lets it down a bit unfortunately.