Best Known For

Gusto’s polpette meatballs in housemade tomato sauce. Fresh “made at the moment” Tortelli. Fresh pasta. Baby octopus “alla buzara” (slow cooked).

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 the cicchetti tapas buffet, expect dishes such as sautéed mussels in white wine broth, chilli and paprika croutons; while pasta lovers can twirl a fork around fresh housemade black tagliatelle with prawns and lime. For the main affair be enticed by plates like char-grilled beef fillet, rocket, cherry tomato, Parmesan flakes and balsamic vinegar reduction.

Specials & Events

Location & Map

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

Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  Closed
Wed  5:30:PM - 9:00:PM
Thu  5:30:PM - 9:00:PM
Fri  5:30:PM - 9:00:PM
Sat  5:30:PM - 9:00:PM
Sun  11:30:AM - 2:00: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 (1)

orly54556

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.