The Il Gusto Experience


Your Hosts: George and Karolina
All About Il Gusto


If you love good food and great wines then il Gusto ristorante is the way to go. With a fusion of Italian and Mediterranean cuisine freshly prepared with the tastiest ingredients, boasting the biggest selection of wines on the East Rand, from rare, exclusive and old vintage wines to a big bottle selection. So sit back, relax, enjoy the Vino and have a wonderful dining experience

If you love good food and great wines then, Il Gusto Ristorante is they way to go. An edgy fusion of intimate wine and pasta emporium, this ristorante dishes up authentic Italian and Mediterranean food, that's good for the soul, hence Il Gusto - THE TASTE.

George Kounelakis

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Covid-19 Message

First and foremost, we want to express our sincere concern for everyone who has been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are continually evolving our efforts to ensure the highest levels of sanitation and safety and have implemented the following in our dining rooms :

Continuing wellness checks of all staff members before each shift, including temperature checks with a thermometer;

Reconfiguring seating in the dining room and patio to meet social distancing guidelines;

Providing all staff and managers in our dining rooms and kitchens with personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves;

Having hand sanitizer available in our lobby and restrooms for guests;

Providing a QR code for guests to scan to access a digital menu on their mobile device should they prefer not to use one of our sanitized menus

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Experience our Food

Some of Il Gusto's mouthwatering dishes

Grilled Calamari

Tender Falklands calamari plain grilled in our famous IL Gusto spices


Various sushi dishes available: Sashimi; Nigiri, California Rolls and more


Prawns, calamari, mussels & clams (in Shell) simmered in an olive oil base with a hint of garlic, chilli flakes, spring onion and a dash of vino bianco.

romano focaccia

A herb and garlic focaccia, tossed with blue cheese, rosa tomatoes, mixed seeds, cracked pistachio and rocket drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.


Char-grilled fillet steak, finished Italian style with a bit of olive oil & a hint of garlic, served with homemade chips & vegetables.


Baked dense custard, cooled then topped with caramelised sugar

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Let il gusto assist you in making happy memories

We specialize in all functions and requirements, big or small:

Small Conferences 
Product launches for all companies 
Company function
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Il Gusto Functions


The iL Gusto Experience

Il Gusto Functions and Happy Patrons

Check out our Ristorante and happy patrons

From the moment you walk in the door at iL Gusto Ristorante, you know you are in for something special. iL Gusto invites you to take a step back in time and enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere reminiscent of the Mediterranean.

The mood is laid back, the ambiance is upbeat, lingering aromas of food boast in the air. It's home away from home.
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News and Updates


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Best of Ekurhuleni 2021

Best of Ekurhuleni 2021 Reader's Choice -Il Gusto: Best Italian Restaurent; Best Restaurant for Business Lunch; Best Restaurant for a Little Romance and best affordable restaurant.

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Il Gusto Ristorante - Sluurpy

Il Gusto has been awarded a recommendation badge as best Italian Restaurant for 2021 by Restaurant Guru. Thank you to all our patrons for their support!

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Il Gusto has been awarded a recommendation badge as best Italian Restaurant for 2020 by Restaurant Guru. Thank you to all our patrons for their reviews!

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