Wednesday, 25 July 2012


 GUSTO 101

  1. 101 Portland Street  Toronto, ON M5V 2N3
    (416) 504-9669

    Service: 2 . 5 / 4
    Ambiance: 4 / 4
    Food: 3 / 4
    Price: $$$
  • If you have ever driven down Portland then I'm sure you could not help but notice the crowds of people trying to get into Gusto. Located in a converted old garage, Gusto is what all local foodies are talking about.This new hot spot  provides a large indoor seating area in it's raw, industrial garage,  where diners can see right into the busy kitchen, which is always a nice touch. Gusto's street side patio and roof top terrance has led it to become a great summer spot.

  • To start we had the POLIPO. Char grilled octopus, served with olive tapenade, orange, and green beans. Although the octopus was tender, some parts were overly-charred. The tapenade was a unique addition to octopus; its saltiness of the olives provided a nice balance to the natural flavours of the octopus.

    The beef tenderloin CARPACCIO was accompanied by truffled canellini beans, and pecorino. The canellini were coated in a cilantro pesto which, while unique, overwhelmed the thin tenderloin. 

     THE SPAGHETTI CHITARRA ALLE VONGOLE E GAMBERI was a delicious rich pasta. The bowl was full of  manila clams, shrimp, and prosciutto, all tossed in a white wine sauce. We asked the server if we could have the dish split as we were sharing it, but she informed us that the chef does not like to split plates, so we were forced to do it ourselves. 

    Would we go back? I think so 

     Spaghetti chitarra alle vongole e gamberi 

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