Reviews

We were greeted with “Ciao” and were immediately impressed. The atmosphere was so relaxing that it reminded us of being in Rome. The authentic menu items took us back to when we were in Italy and brought back memories that we shared again during our meal. Thank you for allowing us to relive our special trip to Italy. Thankfully, dinner isn’t a 22 hour flight away any longer. Chuck and Sondra

I want to commend the incredible service and food we received at a new restaurant at the beach last night. GUSTO, a new fantastic Italian spot had some of the best food I’ve had in a long time. Walter Bianchi, you have given Jax something to enjoy!!!! Karen Z.

Excellent food by Chef Tonino, ambiance is awesome, music was marvelous (my favorite, Chris Thomas was performing the night I was there). I would definitely go back. Great idea Walter. This is just the kind of place to go. Great location with lots of parking. My favorite Chris Thomas was performing the night I was there. Rose L.

Just had the best Italian dinner with my honey at Gusto at the beach. The best Italian food since Russo’s. Home made pasta and authentic Italian food! He had chicken parmigiana that was out of this world! I had a chicken dish with mushrooms, roasted red peppers in a lemon white wine sauce. Omg!!!! We will be back. Oh dessert we had the homemade almond tiramisu! Amamzing!!!!”

Well done to everyone! Sarah S.

My salmon was served with plump juicy shrimp and an amazing buttery brandy sauce. The sauce alone would be reason enough for me to order the dish again. It was rich and delicious and a bit of dill added a nice freshness to it. I was really most impressed with the preparation of the salmon. It was cooked beautifully. I’ve had salmon at other places before where the middle is either overdone and dry or the total opposite…mushy and undercooked. Neither is pleasant to eat. This salmon was cooked perfectly and was flaky and juicy throughout. Rhonda K.

Food Critic, Jacksonville Restaurant Reviews

As a self declared NY Italian food snob, I looked forward to trying Gusto’s opening. I was not disappointed…from the Calamari appetizer to the seafoos liguine it was all perfect. Great food, service and music. Already planning my next party there! Eric V.

A friend of mine and I were in Jacksonville for work and craved Italian cuisine. This place was just seven minutes from where we were staying and boy did we hit the jackpot! We ate mushrooms and a salad for our appetizer and a seafood pasta that was loaded with mussels, shrimp and calamari. The food was hot, fresh and tasted absolutely amazing. There was no doubt that whoever was cooking, was cooking with love! I have a feeling I will be making trips to Jacksonville more frequent to satisfy future cravings! Katherine T.

Absolutely the best! Good food and exceptional service! Highly recommended! Michelle P.

Some of the best Italian food I’ve ever eaten! Superb, friendly service. My wife said it was the best Eggplant Parmesan she’s ever put in her mouth. If you’re looking for an authentic Italian meal do yourself a favor and check out Gusto. One of the top restaurant experiences we’ve ever had! We will be back!! Chris A.

Great new Italian Restaurant at the beach. Wonderful place and food Walt and Chef Tonino!!! Regina M.

Never disappointed by Toni! Staff was great! Looking forward to next time! Awesome job Toni!! Phil S.

Jacksonville has many italian restaurants, but none better than Gusto. Every aspect is perfect!!!! Sandy P.

The food was great! I had a basic sausage sauce and pasta. I haven’t had a good restaurant pasta in a while, this was just what I wanted. Great food and atmosphere! Nicole K.

This restaurant no doubt will be the newest fine dining of Jacksonville Beach! I can’t wait to come back for a visit and take my new family to such a fine establishment. Jen C.

We were there tonight for my husband’s bday. Food was delicious!! We can’t wait to go back! Marie Claire A.