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Gran Gusto

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90 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140
+1 617-441-0400
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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122 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Some new friends have been urging us to go to Gran Gusto for about 6 months, but we hadn't followed through. But last Friday was our initiation. Wonderful! We've been depriving ourselves. It's in an out-of-the-way location, and the decor is pretty basic. But the food! WOW! The five of us shared two salads to start: the Campo (shaved artichoke,... More 

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Thank Switzerdude
Boston suburbs
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Getting the downside out of the way first, this is not the greatest location--a long walk (or drive through urban streets) from Harvard Square, Porter Square, Alewife, indeed just about anywhere you're likely to be in Cambridge. It also has somewhat uneven service, based on my experience and also on these other reviews--everybody is friendly and eager but not all... More 

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Thank JDLexington
Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Took my family there for dinner a few weeks ago. Food was average. We shared eggplant parm appetizer which I would rate as poor. Too much bread crumb. Mushy. Just not good eggplant parm. Shared a margarita pizza as an appetizer just to try the pizza after reading all the raves about it. It was similar to pizza you would... More 

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Thank feelinlucky
Manasquan. NJ
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260 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We came here for a repast following a memorial service at Mt. Auburn Cemetary and sampled several different personal pizzas. The owner was welcoming and a gracious host. The atmosphere was charming. I tried the Quattro Stagioni (tomato sauce, bufola mozzarella, mushrooms, ham, black olives, artichokes) and found the combination of tastes exceptional. My daughter had the Eggplant Parmigian and... More 

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Thank JerseyShoreJohn
New Jersey
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Went for an small Repast. Owner very attentive and charming. Food was amazing, we were not rushed and treated like family. Really, quite lovely...

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Thank M1N2E3
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Lived in Boston for many years I can guarantee that Gran Gusto has the best pizza in town! Known for its Neapolitan cousin this restaurant is the closest to what real Italian food tastes like. The only problem is the location which is pretty far away and hard to find. Just use a GPS!

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Thank Andrea I
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I have been to this restaurant three times, the last one was last night. I have finally made up my mind. The decor is charming and intimate. The food is good, not great. But the service has finally turned me off. The first time it was just OK, but the last two times I paid extra attention. It was not... More 

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Thank aneczypor
Squantum, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

After reading reviews we decided to try it. Not disappointed!! Very nice space, our waitress was great, service excellent, food wonderful, owner delightful......all this and free parking after 6:00pm too. We will be back.

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Thank Smaartone
Vero Beach, Florida
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142 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The pizza here was very good, Neapolitan style. Ambiance: warm, friendly, busting Food: very good especially the pizza Service: mixed. They greeted us, sat us and took our order in a very timely fashion. And they brought our food out in an appropriate amount of time. However, service got really slow when it came to lifting our plates or asking... More 

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Thank Joseph P
Cambridge MA
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146 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

This place has been here for ages, but I had never been before. Mistake! The main courses (e.g., grilled hangar steak, branzino) are good, but the starters are excellent. And the pizzas are honestly terrific, maybe the best bang for the buck around. I'd return just for the pizzas and a bottle from their excellent, reasonably priced wine list. Lots... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-441-0400

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