“True Italian finds a home at Gusto” - Los Angeles Times


Gusto is an authentic local Italian trattoria where friends and neighbors gather along with tourists and passers-by.

Located in the heart of Los Angeles, Chef Vic Casanova is not afraid to push the envelope with bold flavors and a welcoming and inviting atmosphere.

The menu at Gusto is a soulful, rustic collection of seasonal and local ingredients. We proudly showcase house made artisanal pastas, fresh seafood, wood fired Neapolitan pizza, roasted & grilled meats and homemade gelato. Modeled after the simple restaurants in Italy that serve as neighborhood dining rooms, the focus is on timeless classic Italian dishes such as Bucatini Carbonara, Cacciucco and Bistecca alla Fiorentina.

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We offer a full bar and craft cocktail menu that celebrates Italian classics. Similarly, our wine list offers a wide selection from across Italy that pair well with our food. The wine list represents an intelligent collection of small, artisanal vitners throughout Italy. Presided over by chef’s wife & General Manager, Jessa Casanova, the wine program demonstrates our love & commitment to all things Italian. Like the food, the wine list is constantly changing and evolving to offer our guests the very best of Italian wine culture. We focus on producers that embody organic, biodynamic and sustainable practices.

We live by the Italian saying, ‘In buona salute,’ meaning, in good health and, ‘A tavola non is invecchia,’ or, at the table with good friends and family you do not become old.