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Gusto Restaurant

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55 Ocean View Parade | New Plymouth, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-759 8133
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09:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 14:00
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

I recently dined at Gusto Restaurant. Being winter, it was a cold evening, but the restaurant exuded cosy winter comfort, as did the choice of food on the menu. Kim waited on our table, and was very happy to titivate the menu to suit diners' requirements, offering professional tips regarding food choices. Orders were all delivered together, which was great.... More 

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Thank c_hassallhomes
gustotaranaki, Manager at Gusto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear CHassallhomes Thank you so much for braving the elements to join us for dinner recently. And for again taking the time to comment so favourably on your experience. We are all thrilled to hear that you had such an enjoyable evening. Nothing is ever too much trouble at Gusto and we are always happy to adjust our meals to... More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Great atmosphere and service, staff (Kim) were so helpful and nothing was a problem, steak was AMAZING and deserts looked fantastic (couldn't quite manage one as main was filling enough!)

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Thank nedz3388
gustotaranaki, Manager at Gusto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Nedz Our entire team is happy to hear you all enjoyed your work dinner, especially your amazing steak! Sorry you couldn't fit in dessert on this occasion. Maybe next time you could have an entree and save some space? It was an honour looking after you all! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We have had many wonderful dinning experiences at Gusto. What has made our experiences so wonderful are the welcoming and truly friendly staff which always follows with sensational tasting food. It is always a pleasure to dine at Gusto restaurant.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
gustotaranaki, Manager at Gusto Restaurant, responded to this review

It is always an absolute pleasure for us to see you and your family too! Special regular customers like yourselves make our job worthwhile! More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

We had dinner in Gusto on our 1st night in New Plymouth. We were warmly greeted and well attended to by Kiren. The service was fast and efficient. Ordered the seafood platter for our entrée, good selection of shrimps, mussels, smoked salmon, oysters and bread. For mains, we had the pork belly, lamb and squid. Big portions, nice presentation and... More 

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2 Thank Gillieisha
gustotaranaki, Manager at Gusto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Gilliesha Many thanks for your positive feed-back following your Dinner By The Wharf on your recent trip to our very special province. We are all glad to hear you appreciated Kirens' service, your Fruits Of The Sea Tasting Platter entree & your generous sized main meals! We would love to see you again next time you are down our... More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Great service, helpful staff. Good meal for the family, good choice of kids meals and especially for the gluten free vegetarian! Phoned first to say we had a GF vegetarian and they provided a choice of meals and a GF dessert. Excellent!

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Thank integra896
gustotaranaki, Manager at Gusto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Integra 896 We are all thrilled to hear you had a memorable birthday dinner. Gusto is a great choice for families. Thank you for taking the time to phone ahead regarding your special dietary requirements allowing us to be nice and organised when you arrived. We hope there will be a return visit someday soon More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Just had a lovely 3 course dinner, everything was delicious and beautifully presented. Very impressed, we will be back!

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Thank 128kelsiv
gustotaranaki, Manager at Gusto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear 128 Kelsiv We are so happy to hear we hit the spot with everything the evening you chose to dine with us. You did very well to get through all three courses. We are all satisfied that we more than met your expectations and look forward to you coming back down here soon. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Despite numerous visits to Taranaki I'd never been to Gusto before. This gem is hidden away, right on the water not far from the port. Our table was right by the window, and I thoroughly enjoyed both the gorgeous winter sunshine and the ever changing view of the sea. I had crumbed fish with broccoli salad - then spent the... More 

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Thank Lynda B
gustotaranaki, Manager at Gusto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Lynda B How delighted we are that you finally found us. We do advertise extensively using various media. We turned on the sunshine the day you were with us and we are all pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your meal and appreciated our good value. We can't wait to see you again next time you visit Taranaki. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Talk about blowing expectations! My partner and I came in for lunch on Tuesday. The two young chefs who cooked up an absolute storm in there! I highly recommend the chicken open sandwich, there is something magical they do with the hollendaise sauce 10/10 Definitely will be returning in near future

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Thank MikkiSmith77
gustotaranaki, Manager at Gusto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mikkismith 77 The entire team at Gusto are elated to hear you both had such a fabulous lunch. Thank you very much for your out-standing review and for giving special credit to our two young chefs! (Head Chef had a medical emergency that Tuesday) We look forward to seeing you again very soon. More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Was a fantastic and very accommodating venue. Karla made organising a breeze. Both Betty and Peggy had an amazing day celebrating their 90th birthday. Thanks.

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Thank Megan D
gustotaranaki, Manager at Gusto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Megan The team at Gusto are thrilled to hear that the twins had an amazing birthday! It was an honour and a privilege looking after you all. Sincerest thanks for your very positive feedback. More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

We had a very pleasant evening at this restaurant recently. The service was first class and meals were very good as the portions were not huge but very filling. The potato bacon cream Soup was one of the best I have had and would recommend anyone to try. Ask for onion rings with your steak as they are nice and... More 

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1 Thank grumpy72nz
gustotaranaki, Manager at Gusto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Grumpy Thank you for another five star review! We are all ecstatic to read you found your meals and service up to their usual high standard and in particular enjoyed your soup and crispy onion rings. Next time pace yourself and leave room for a little dessert. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
Cuisine
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 14:00
Monday
10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Ocean View Parade | New Plymouth, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-759 8133
Description
Gusto Restaurant is a new spacious dining experience right on the waterfront, with plenty of deck space for outdoor dining on fine days, or warm, cosy waterfront dining indoors on cooler days or nights. We are open every day for breakfast, lunch or dinner with plenty of parking available. Our chefs source top quality ingredients fresh daily to ensure our meals are enjoyed by everyone, and they come back to Gusto time and again.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?