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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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A taste of Italy in Southport

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At a glance

Open all year
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

Gusto is a trattoria with a nice line in cheerful bonhomie and some good and proper Italian cooking. The two rooms are looked over by the charming service team and the open kitchen adds to the buzz of the place. The food does not attempt to reinvent the wheel, just to do things properly. The pizzas are very good - the 'ortolana', for example, topped with grilled vegetables - while octopus salad is a first course filled with the flavours of the Med. Pasta is made in-house and desserts such as pannacotta with raspberries and caramel sauce hit the spot.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Mon (excl BH)
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 5
  • Dinner served until: 10

Chef

  • Chef(s): Giorgio Lamola

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern Italian
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 10
  • Wines over £30: 10
  • Wines by the glass: 6

Price guide

  • Starter from: £3.95
  • Main course from6.25
  • Dessert from: £3.95
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 38
  • Off-site parking available: On street

Additional information

  • Seats: 38

Getting here

In centre of Southport

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