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Gusto is arguably Orchard Road's largest Italian restaurant in an al fresco setting. It features a chic bar offering a delectable array of spirits, wines and cocktails and a contemporary dining area set amongst lush greenery with menu featuring authentic Italian regional delights and Chef's favourites.

Sun - Tue: 11:00 - 12:00

Wed - Thu: 11:00 - 01:00

Fri - Sat: 11:00 - 02:00

$38 based on 25 submissions
Alfresco/Outdoor Dining (11 votes), Lunch (7 votes), After Work (6 votes)
wenz521

The competition of Italian F&B outfits is stiff, so Gusto needs to work harder

Went there for Saturday lunch, seated outdoor as the ambience outdoor is rather pleasant. It's a raining afternoon, so the weather was not hot and made outdoor sitting comfortable.
 
 Order 5 items:
 
 1. Tomato Salad with Feta Cheese
 2. Wagyu Steak
 3. Coldcut Platter
 4. Cabonara Pizza
 5. Prawn Squid Ink Risotto
 
 In an Italian restaurant which I have not been to and where Squid Ink items are avaiable, I will definitely ordered and this is how I gauge the skills of the chef. Results: It is decently done but a little too salty. Prawns are not entirely very fresh but it's acceptable (i hope it's not cos I am using a discount voucher and hence there is selective ingredient used here)
 
 The other items are ok but the wagyu beef is not impressive as it's cold when served and we are very sure it's not a cold dish.
 Servcie was ok..but it takes the serve staff long to refill our water and we needed to ask a few times. It's not crowded at all by the way.
 
 I indicated "recommended" as it's not that bad until I should put a thumb down. But I am hesitant to visit them again with so many other good Italian restarants around which serve much higher standard Italian food at the same price.

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  • Carbonara3 votes
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01 Dec 2014 • 100 reviews • 8 followers

The competition of Italian F&B outfits is stiff, so Gusto needs to work harder

Went there for Saturday lunch, seated outdoor as the ambience outdoor is rather pleasant. It's a raining afternoon, so the weather was not hot and made outdoor sitting comfortable.
 
 Order 5 items:
 
 1. Tomato Salad with Feta Cheese
 2. Wagyu Steak
 3. Coldcut Platter
 4. Cabonara Pizza
 5. Prawn Squid Ink Risotto
 
 In an Italian restaurant which I have not been to and where Squid Ink items are avaiable, I will definitely ordered and this is how I gauge the skills of the chef. Results: It is decently done but a little too salty. Prawns are not entirely very fresh but it's acceptable (i hope it's not cos I am using a discount voucher and hence there is selective ingredient used here)
 
 The other items are ok but the wagyu beef is not impressive as it's cold when served and we are very sure it's not a cold dish.
 Servcie was ok..but it takes the serve staff long to refill our water and we needed to ask a few times. It's not crowded at all by the way.
 
 I indicated "recommended" as it's not that bad until I should put a thumb down. But I am hesitant to visit them again with so many other good Italian restarants around which serve much higher standard Italian food at the same price.
Tuna Salad, come with wasabi dip.
26 Oct 2014 • 1 review • 10 followers

Lunch

Good service and decent food. Love the Tuna Salad. The carbonara was a bit too starchy and Aglio Olio was a bit spicy.
20 Aug 2014 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Great dining experience

https://kutzwashere.wordpress.com/2014/08/17/gusto-by-alfresco-gusto-at-ion-orchard-singapore/

Our dining experience in my blog :-)
20 Oct 2013 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

revamped menu

Re- opened recently with a new menu with interesting fusion like items like char siew pizza, chilli crab olgio, cauliflower cheese burlee etc Food quality is fantastic, loved the presentation Serving some items on chopping board a tad unhygienic as it's rather difficult to thoroughly clean it... There was an irritating fly that was flying around during the meal.,..
27 Aug 2013 • 55 reviews • 1 follower

Decent food but Horrible Service

Read my full review with more pictures on http://www.eatdreamlove.com/alfresco-gustro/

Al Fresco Gusto is an Italian restaurant in an al fresco setting. There is also a small air-conditioned area. The food is quite decent but the service was horrible…