263 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland City
- Italian Pizza Dietary - Vegetarian Friendly
- Outdoor Seating Offers Early Bird Deals
05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
- mon 5:00pm - 10:00pm
- tue 5:00pm - 10:00pm
- wed 5:00pm - 10:00pm
- thu 12:00pm - 10:30pm
- fri 12:00pm - 10:30pm
- sat 12:00pm - 10:30pm
- sun 4:30pm - 10:00pm
- $$$ - Avg Main $30+
Gusto Italiano is an authentic Italian Restaurant suitably located in the posh locality of Ponsonby. Free parking is available.. You will have a wide choice of Italian wine to pick from while tasting home made bread with Olive oil and pepper. Our environment will make you feel like you are in Italy. We have 30 seats in the main restaurant and upto 25 in the function hall upstairs where we do special events
- Antipasto - starter
- Insalate - salads
- Secondi - mains
- Contorni - sides
- Set menu - vegetarian set menu (for 2) $80
- Set menu - gustoso set menu (for 2) $95
- Set menu - seafood set menu (for 2) $105
Antipasto della casa (for 2)
A selection of starters to share. Two bruschette, two slices of assorted Italian cured meat, a Roman style artichoke, oven bake Italian scamorza cheese topped with black truffle pesto, a bowl of marinate Italian olives and chef's choice, all in plate.Price: $33.50
Four prawns pan sauteed with vine tomatoes, Italian parsley, red onion and green capsicum, finished in the oven with Italian goats cheese topped with extra virgin olive oil.Price: $19.50
Calamari in padella
Polenta coated calamari rings, pan sauteed in extra virgin olive oil, garlic and parsley accompanied with our home made mayonnaise.Price: $16.50
Scamorza al forno
Oven bake Italian Scamorza cheese topped with black truffle pesto, served with a side of garlic bread.Price: $16.50
Authentic home-made Italian flat bread served warm, stuffed with parma ham, stracchino cheese, rocket and parmesan shaving.Price: $17.50
Carpaccio al funghetto
Thinly sliced beef (raw), smoked with aromatics herbs, dressed with extra virgin olive oil, mushrooms and truffle served with rocket and bread crackers.Price: $15.50
Carciofi alla romana
Three artichokes hearts, stuffed with mint and garlic, braised with Italian white wine, served on a parmesan cheese crackers.Price: $14.50
Four slices of flame grilled home-made ciabatta, rubbed with garlic, dressed with extra virgin olive oil, and seasoned. Please ask your waiter for today's toppings.Price: $13.50
Garlic pizza breadPrice: $7.50
Garlic breadPrice: $5.50
Pappardelle al ragu'
Fresh ribbon pasta tossed with slow-cooked meat ragout sauce. Finished with truffle oil and shaved parmesan.Price: $21.50
Spaghetti al ragu' kids servingPrice: $10.50
Penne all' amatriciana
Penne pasta tossed with Italian flat pancetta, brandy, fresh chilli, red onions, extra virgin olive oil and fresh Italian tomato sauce. Finished with pecorino cheese.Price: $22.50
Spaghetti alla puttanesca
Fresh spaghetti tossed with tomato sauce, Sicilian capers, cured black olives, anchovy, fresh chilli, garlic and parsley.Price: $23.50
Gnocchi di zucca
Home-made pumpkin gnocchi pan sauteed with shallot, zucchini, vine tomatoes, cream, extra virgin olive oil, finished with parmesan shaving and fresh Italian herbs.Price: $24.50
Spaghetti frutti di mare
Spaghetti with shrimps, prawns, mussles, calamari, vine tomatoes and fresh chilli, finished with extra virgin olive oil and Italian parsley.Price: $29.50
Pansotti burro e salvia
Made in-house fresh pasta pillows, filled mixed with mushrooms, Italian ricotta cheese, sundried tomatoes and basil pesto, pan sauteed in a sage butter sauce finished with parmesan shaving.
Home-made fresh green pasta pillows, filled with spinach and chicken tossed with aromatics herbs, vine ripened tomatoes and parmesan shaving.
Fresh pasta pan sauteed with smoked chicken breast, sundried tomatoes, Sicilian capers and champignon mushroom in a red onion and chardonnay cream reduction finished with parmesan and fresh herbs.Price: $25.50
Home-made big potato gnocchi filled with Italian ricotta cheese and truffle pesto, served with fresh Italian tomato sauce, parmesan, basil and extra virgin olive oil.
Tortellini porcini e tartufo
Home style fresh beef tortellini pan sauteed in a truffle pesto and a porcini cream sauce, finished with parmesan shavings and fresh Italian herbs.
Risotto del giorno
Carnaroli rice of the day as per blackboard.
Rocket salad served with shave parmesan cheese, with extra virgin olive oil and lemon dressing.Price: $9.50
Mixed salad leaves with tomato, onion, cucumber, olives, capers, oregano, feta, extra virgin olive oil and modena balsamic vinegar.Price: $10.50
Authentic Italian buffalo mozzarella sliced, served with fresh tomato, oregano and extra virgin olive oil.Price: $18.50
Arrosto arrotolato di maiale
Pork belly, marinated with rosemary and white wine, seasoned than oven roasted. Dressed with a sweet and sour tomato sauce, served with roasted potatoes, pumpkin and mesclun,Price: $29.50
Tagliata di manzo
Sliced grilled beef sirloin with red peppercorn sauce served with marinated eggplant, pecorino cheese and artichoke mesclun salad and balsamic baby onions.Price: $29.50
Pollo alla valdostana
Frees rank chicken breast pan fried with white wine, layered with mushrooms, provolone cheese and fresh herbs. Served with roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables.Price: $32.50
Duck supreme marinate overnight with fresh Italian herbs, oven roasted, sliced and served with red cabbage cooked with orange, sultanas and potato mash.Price: $31.50
Agnello allo zafferano
Lamb rump pan braised with white wine in a saffron cream. Served with soft spinach and gorgonzola cheese side, potatoes and the chef's choice of seasonal vegetables.Price: $33.50
Scaloppine al profumo di bosco
Milk white veal scaloppini pan braised in butter with onions, white wine and fresh herbs. Served with button mushrooms and seasonal vegetables, topped with truffle pesto.Price: $34.50
Pesce del giorno
Fish of the day as per blackboard.
Seasonal vegetables and roast potatoes
Antipasto/entree to share - bruschette
Flame grilled sliced ciabatta, rubbed with garlic, dressed with extra virgin olive oil and seasoned. Please ask your waiter for today's toppings.
Antipasto/entree to share - scamorza al forno
Oven bake Italian scamorza cheese topped with black truffle pesto, served with a side of garlic bread.
Antipasto/entree to share - carciofi alla romana
Two artichokes hearts, stuffed with mint and garlic braised with Italian white wine, served on a parmesan cheese cracker with our home made green sauce.
Pasta to share - gnocchi di zucca
Home-made pumpkin gnocchi, pan sauteed with shallot, zucchini, tomatoes, cream and extra virgin olive oil. Finished with parmesan shavings and fresh Italian herbs.
Salad to share - mediterranea
Salad leaves with tomato, onion ,cucumber, olives, capers, oregano, feta, extra virgin olive oil and modena balsamic vinegar.
Dessert to share
Antipasto/entree to share - antipasto della casa
You will taste : two bruschette, two slices of assorted Italian cured meat, one roman style artichoke, oven bake Italian scamorza cheese with black truffle pesto, a bowl of marinated Italian olives and one chef's choice, all in one plate.
Pasta to share - gnocconi ripieni
Made in house big potato gnocchi stuffed with Italian ricotta cheese and truffle pesto, served with fresh Italian tomato sauce, parmesan cheese, basil and extra virgin olive oil.
Main to share - Involtini di pollo
Free rank chicken braise slowly cooked with white wine and fresh herbs, stuffed with parma ham and artichokes. Served with tomatoes gratin, tomatoes and the chefs choice of seasonal vegetables.
Dessert to share
Antipasto/entree to share - calamari in padella
Polenta coated calamari rings, pan sauteed in extra virgin olive oil with garlic and parsley accompanied with our home-made mayonnaise.
Antipasto/entree to share - gamberi gustosi
Four prawns sauteed with vine tomatoes, Italian parsley, red onion and green capsicum, finished to cooked in the oven with Italian goat cheese topped with extra virgin olive oil.
Pasta to share - spaghetti frutti di mare
Pasta pan sauteed with mixed mushrooms, shrimps, mussels, Italian ham, vine tomatoes and fresh chilli, finished with extra virgin olive oil and Italian parsley.
Mint to share - pesce del giorno
Fish of the day as per blackboard.
Dessert to share
Tomato, Italian mozzarella, fresh basil.Price: $19.50
Tomato, chilli, capers, anchovy, black olives, oregano, garlicPrice: $21.50
Tomato, Italian mozzarella, cooked ham and mushroomPrice: $22.50
Tomato, feta, Italian mozzarella, capers, red onion, black olivesPrice: $22.50
Tomato, Italian mozzarella, eggplant, zucchini, red onion, capsicum, mushroomPrice: $21.50
Tomato, rosemary, Italian bacon, onion, Italian scamorza cheesePrice: $21.50
Tomato, Italian mozzarella, artichoke, cacciatori salami, chicken, chilliPrice: $23.50
Tomato, Italian mozzarella, provola cheese, rocket, prosciutto parma hamPrice: $24.50
Tomato, with mozzarella, gorgonzola, taleggio and provola cheesePrice: $23.50
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