Best Known For

Made-on-the-spot pasta, venetian "Cicchetti", slow cooked baby octopus.

About Gusto Italian Bistro

For a taste of Northern Italy without leaving Ettalong Beach, head to Gusto Italian Bistro on Ocean View Road. This is not your normal Italian ristorante - a sleek and vibrant colour scheme makes for a cheery entrance as guests enjoy a cheeky cocktail, imported wine or beer at the bar – before an intimate dinner at small tables in front of a crackling fireplace in cooler months. Whether dining from an ever-evolving menu or partaking in cicchetti tapas, expect dishes like slow-cooked baby octopus, garlic and tomato sauce; while pasta lovers can delve into tagliatelle di mare with fresh lobster, breadcrumbs, garlic and herbs. For the main affair be enticed by plates like marinated spatchcock and grilled vegetables; before dessert from a daily selection of traditional and unexpected plates.

Location & Map

Shop 54/189 Ocean View Road, Ettalong Beach 2257 NSW - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  Closed
Wed  Closed
Thu  5:30:PM - 9:00:PM
Fri  5:30:PM - 9:00:PM
Sat  12:00:PM - 2:30:PM
Sat  5:30:PM - 9:00:PM
Sun  12:00:PM - 2:30:PM
Sun  5:30:PM - 9:00:PM

Groups & Functions

  • Up to 150 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Conference
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Banquets
  • Buffets
  • Canapes
  • Cocktails
  • Degustation
  • Finger Food
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (2)


Fabulous food and service
A truly beautiful meal and service that went above and beyond what we could have possibly expected. They obviously have such a passion for food and their culture. In a time when attending local restaurants is not an option Gusto have made the fine dining experience translate into the home seamlessly. Our 10th wedding anniversary was gorgeous despite being in isolation. Whip out a tablecloth and set out the good plates, place an order and treat yourself. The meat and seafood was gorgeous, the pasta so good we've decided to purchase their make at home supplies too, the dessert was magic. Everything hot and fresh and marvellous.


Delightful, Delicious, Intimate
Delicious authentic Italian food; casual yet served with flare - The plates that chef Chiero brought us were both beautiful to view and delightful to eat. I enjoyed the most tender octopus, the freshest pasta with a perfectly matched Prosecco. Simple (as the Italians might consider it) but very very special.
The restaurant too is cosy, intimate and far from street noise, in fact a little hidden inside Ettalong Marketplace, but worth tracking down.
And the waitress, well she was just cute as a button.
All-in-all a wonderful dining experience.