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Gran Gusto

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90 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140-3264
+1 617-441-0400
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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Stockholm, Sweden
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156 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

i liked them as soon as i saw pizza salsiaccia e friarielli on the menu. (italians will understand 😄) pizzas were good,the price really ok,the staff nice. ingredients seem fresh and the dough was light and enjoyable. i recommend the place. and of course salsiccia e friarielli!

Thank terenity
Boston, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

For sure one of the best Italian places in Boston. I recommend their pizzas (best I have tasted with Flatbread) .Ingredients are fresh and good quality.

Thank Bruno568
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401 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Good quality southern Italian cooking. All pasta is made in the kitchen. Generous helpings at reasonable prices. The usual fare...spaghetti, fettucine, linguini etc. Location is a little difficult to find but there is a free public parking area across the street. Decor is traditional with contemporary furniture. Not so busy at lunch on weekdays.

Thank spencerusa
Arlington, Massachusetts
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475 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We were here on a snowy night so it was not too crowded. The bar was perfect as were the drinks - thank you Steve! We ordered two appetizers (a special with a very mild almost cream cheese type of cheese) and the grilled calamari. Both were very good. The service is excellent - we never felt like they were... More 

Thank Rhodymom2012
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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131 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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 

Thank Switzerdude
Boston suburbs
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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 

Thank JDLexington
Boston, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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 

Thank feelinlucky
Manasquan. NJ
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270 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 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 

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 27 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...

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!

Thank Andrea I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140-3264
  • 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?