Best Known For

Made-on-the spot pasta, slow cooked baby octopus, seasonal menu, game dishes

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

Features & Facilities

Payments Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Eftpos, JCB

Seats: 40   Chef: Mattia Secchiero  


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  12:00:PM - 3:00: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 (11)



Wow! What an amazing find!
Went for lunch with 2 friends and we wanted to stay for dinner. Absolutely first class food both in presentation and flavours. Menu is small but exquisite to suit a variety of tastes. It’s truly a hidden gem and I highly recommend you reserve a table ASAP.



Excellent food. Seats were rather hard on the backside
Food worthy of at least a star or more. My arse was definitely sore at the end of dinner. The seats were too hard.



Amazing to have such a meal in Ettalong. Would be a 2 Michelin stars on the Riviera.
Absolutely fabulous food. We were told that the menu changes regularly and so the wine list, so I cannot comment on future menus. When I went, all was absolutely great from the zucchini flowers, to the quail through the spinach gnocchi. The sorbets were fabulous. The choice of paring Italian wines by the glass was perfect.


This place is a gem - both the chef and front of house are first class. Menu rotates with the seasons so always delivers fresh surprises and always big flavours! Great Italian wine and beer selection -fantastic atmosphere as well.


Charming, cozy and warm - perfect Italian dining
Gorgeous little restaurant in the Ettalong Markets building - every bite just makes you smile and say oh! with delight - perfect date night or chillaxed meal with family and friends.


We ordered takeaway and what a treat. The meals were delicious and just like if we were eating in the restaurant. Definitely need to give this place a go


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.