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Gusto 101: Traditional Italian Cuisine

Gusto 101

Discover authentic Italian flavors at Gusto 101. Indulge in traditional cuisine crafted with passion and expertise. Buon appetito!

Gusto 101 is named after the Italian word for tasty combined with the number of Portland Street where they are located. Gusto, one of the trendiest spots in the Toronto Fashion District, offers real Italian cuisine with a global flair, influenced by the traditions of Southern Italy!

About Gusto 101

Gusto 101

In Italian, gusto (pronounced “goo-sto”) means “tasty.” Gusto 101 has been serving up contemporary interpretations of Southern Italian classics since we first opened our doors in 2012. Like Trattoria Nervosa in Yorkville, Janet Zuccarini combined her love of cooking with her vision for heartfelt, immersive dining experiences.

We treat our food and drink with the same thought and attention that we do our buildings and designs. Our restaurant, which is housed in a converted garage in the center of Toronto’s downtown, has grown to become a hub for community activities. We try our best to blend the ordinary with the extraordinary, whether your craving is for a glass of wine on our rooftop patio or the comfort of a wood-fired grill.

Gusto 101 Menu

Dish  Name Type Price 
STARTERS HOUSE MADE BREAD   Focaccia, made fresh daily    $6.00   
 ARANCINI   Spicy Tomato, Virgin Mozzarella, Basil Creme Fraiche   $14.00   
 MEATBALLS   lamb meatballs, tomato, ricotta cheese   $18.00 
 BRUSSEL SPROUTS   crispy brussels sprouts, black garlic, vincotto, chilli pepper   $13.00 
 CARPACCIO   beef carpaccio, pecorino cheese, cured egg, mushroom preserve, chives   $18.00 
 FRIED SQUID   Chickpea Flour, Lemon Aioli   $21.00 
 BURRATA   burnt orange, caramelized honey vinaigrette, pickled beets, candied walnuts   $25.00 
 POLYP   Grilled Octopus, Fingerling Confit Potatoes, Squid Ink Romesco, Spicy Green Sauce   $30.00 
SALADS   BLACK CABBAGE   Lacinato Kale, Zante Currants, Toasted Pine Nuts, Pecorino Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, Lemon Vinaigrette   $18.00 
 CABBAGE CAESAR   Purple Kale, Shaved Parmesan, Garlic Croutons, Crispy Salami, Avocado   $17.00 
 ITALIAN GREEN GODDESS   artisan mixed greens, snow pea, watermelon radish, pomegranate, green Goddess, Hemp Seeds   $16.00   
 MIXED SALAD   Gem Lettuce, Treviso, Castelfranco, Carrot, Cucumber, Mint Smoked Vinaigrette   $14.00 
PASTRY   SPAGHETTONI CACIO E PEPE   Pecorino Romano, Black Pepper   $21.00 
 CAVATELLI ALLA CALABRESE   tomato sauce, calabrian chili butter, stracciatella   $22.00 
 RIGATONI ALL’AMATRICIANA   guanciale, tomato, pecorino romano, black pepper   $25.00 
 MAFALDE WITH MUSHROOMS   portobello, porcini, oyster mushrooms, truffle cream sauce   $26.00 
 CASARECCE WITH RAGU SAUCE   San Marzano Tomatoes, Ground Iberico Pork, Black Pepper, Parmesan   $27.00 
PIZZAS   DAISY   tomato, mozzarella, pecorino cheese, basil   $18.00 
 SAUSAGES   mozzarella, sausage, calabrian chillies, dandelion greens, pecorino, garlic oil   $21.00 
 FUNGI   Shitake, Oyster Mushroom, Mozzarella, Taleggio, Pecorino, Caramelized Onion   $23.00 
 BUFFALO MOZZARELLA AND BRESAOLA   tomato, buffalo mozzarella, beef bresaola, arugula, aged balsamic   $23.00 
 PEPPERONI   tomato, mozzarella, pepperoni, buckwheat honey, fennel powder   $20.00 
 DEVIL   spicy sun dried tomato pesto, smoked provolone, calabrese salami, roasted peppers   $24.00 
SECONDS   “AMERICAN” BURGER FLAVOR   certified angus beef, herb remoulade, caramelized onions, American cheddar, dill pickles, arugula, tuscan fries   $22.00 
 STEAK   PEI centre cut striploin, maitake mushroom, bone marrow, brown butter   $43.00 
 SEA BASS   grilled sea bass, grilled escarole, anchovy emulsion, lemon, olive oil   $38.00   
 GREEN RISOTTO   hen of woods mushrooms, pine nut chlorophyll   $23.00 

Gusto 101 vs. Gusto 501

 Gusto 101 Gusto 501 
Environment and Ambience Situated in Toronto’s downtown. 
 
Located in Toronto’s Corktown district. 
 
 Located in a stylish, industrial-chic repurposed auto body shop. 
 
Located in a spectacular, contemporary multi-story building with an eye-catching architectural style.  
 
 
  A well-liked rooftop patio overlooking the city.  
 
 
Provides a variety of eating areas, such as a chic basement bar and rooftop patio.  
 
Cuisine   Specializes in modern takes on traditional Italian cuisine. Provides a wide variety of creative menu options to enhance Italian food.  
 
 Familiar with its homemade pastas and wood-fired pizzas. 
 
offers a wide selection of foods to suit a range of dietary requirements and tastes.  
 
 A carefully chosen assortment of wines, some of which are available on tap.  
 
 
Offers a large drink menu with a variety of wines and unusual concoctions.  
 
Atmosphere   Elegant yet relaxed, ideal for major events as well as everyday meals.  
 
A chic and modern setting perfect for a fine dining experience.  
 
 Bustling setting with a vibrant audience, particularly on weekends. 
 
Provides a more personalized and diverse eating experience throughout all of its levels.  
 
Unique Features Reputable for its rooftop patio, which is a popular place to eat in the summer.  
 
Has a multi-level dining concept and striking architectural style.  
 
 Enjoys a substantial fan base due to its reliable and amiable service. 
 
Charming interiors and an inventive, ever-changing menu draw in customers.  
 

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Gusto 101

Contact Details and Hours

ADDRESS 

Gusto 101 Downtown 
101 Portland Street 
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2N3 

+1 (416) 504-9669 

HOURS 

Working hours 

DAY, OPEN, CLOSE 

Sun, 11:00 AM, 10:00 PM 

Mon, 11:45 AM, 10:00 PM 

Tue, 11:45 AM, 10:00 PM 

Wed, 11:45 AM, 10:00 PM 

Thu, 11:45 AM, 10:00 PM 

Fri, 11:45 AM, 11:00 PM 

Sat, 11:00 AM, 11:00 PM

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Placing an Order: 

  • Use the Gusto 101 smartphone app or go to their website. 
  • Go through the menu and put things in your cart.  
  • As needed, alter orders to include extra toppings or gluten-free options.  
  • Select “pickup” as the delivery method.  

Procedure for Pickup: 

  • Reach Gusto 101 at the appointed time for pickup.  
  • Look for the pickup location that has been allocated; it is generally indicated at the entrance.  
  • Give the staff your name and order number.  
  • Before you go, make sure your order is accurate.  

Reviews Gusto 101

  1. Their Toronto-famous fungi pasta is a must. It’s super flavourful and creamy. Their seafood pasta is what made me fall in love with Italian food (it could be a seasonal thing; better double-check with the server). Their pizza is underwhelming compared to their terrific pasta.
  1. Finally, I got to visit this restaurant, which was quite different from what I expected. The interior had more of a bustling dining hall vibe rather than the cozy, intimate atmosphere I had imagined. It leaned towards a rustic industrial style rather than the traditional Italian aesthetic.
     

Conclusion

We treat our food and drink with the same thought and attention as our buildings and designs. Our restaurant, housed in a converted garage in the center of Toronto’s downtown, has become a hub for community activities. We try our best to blend the ordinary with the extraordinary, whether you crave a glass of wine on our rooftop patio or the comfort of a wood-fired grill.

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