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“Little cozy restaurant at the outskirt of the Old Town”
Review of Gusto - CLOSED

Gusto
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Restaurant details
Reviewed 29 May 2014

This is an Estonian family run restaurant in Italian style, perfectly located at the Hirve park 3 min away from the Toompea castle/Estonian Parliament. Established 3 years ago, just moved to the current location last summer of 2013.

We went there for dinner during the Old Town Days. It was great experience in the end of very hot day. We seat inside, the premises can actually served dinner up to 30 guests on the two floors plus the terrace outside. The menu and the list of wine are very carefully put together. The choice of wine is carefully selected. You can get the free drinking water there, what is rare in Tallinn establishments.

As appetitive we ordered two Aperol-spritzes. The cocktail was perfectly prepared and served. Plate of Italian antipasti for starters, selection of home-made raviolis and chicken with steamed carrots as the main dishes, accompanied with the bottle of white house dry vine. The house vine was nice: light, tender and with a great bouquet, perfectly fitted the dishes and the summer weather. The portions of the dishes were big enough, in home-made style.The antipasti were very good, well presented. The main dishes had less presentable appearance, but the chicken and carrots were actually great. However, the portion of raviolis (3 kinds, 9 pieces altogether ) were not that carefully prepared, it was a bit of disappointment.

The service was nice, however we did not get the bread over the antipasti. It was added together with the main dishes, in Estonian style serving the bread.

The price-performance of the restaurant is great. We got the all above described for 53 euro.

I would highly recommend this place for nice home-made style meals.

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Thank Licka K
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Small well run place in the corner of Hirvepark next to Old town. You could feel that owner really cares for clients and likes food. Tasty dishes with italian touch. Free water, fresh carrott bread. Very good and variable lunch offerings. Service is good. Perfect place to run away from city noises during the summer when you can sit outside in the park.

Thank Nina S
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Reviewed 20 October 2013 via mobile

New premises on Toompuiestee look good and the park setting is lovely. Although the house looks small, there is still much space for customers inside (on two floors!) Waiters are nice and speak also English; menu is in Estonian and English.

Food was nice but prepare to wait a bit, so don't be in hurry when you go here. We ordered salad and soup for starters and pastas for main course. Salads came relatively quickly, but after eating those we had to wait quite a long time for mains. But food was good and Creme brulee for dessert was excellent.

Thank ruikka
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

It was last summer visited this small, but splended restaurant.
5 minutes away from the old town, but easy to get eg. by tram.
If you can, go to the terrace, as it is much nicer to eat there.

The service was really excellent - the owner was so kind and helpfull.

We were very impressed by the duck breast salad - meat smoked by the owner -
it was FANTASTIC ! Also the main courses were great - desserts very sweet -
but I have to say that the quality of the wine list was impressive ! At the same time
when the pricing of the wines was very reasonable, we enjoyed a lovely Barolo
together with the dishes.
In the end when checking out , also the price level made you happy !
This is something you can really recommend to all of your friends!!

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1  Thank Sakari M
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Anu L, Owner at Gusto, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2013

Dear Guests,

We have moved to a new location. You can find us in the beautiful park at Toompuiestee 8, Tallinn.

Welcome

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Reviewed 6 January 2013

The food was made from the bottom and made properly. The menu was good and the prices were cheap.
I had pasta with broccolli, rack of lam. white wine and cola. 16 Euro.
There was nothing wrong with the service. The facade was nice, but I did´nt like style of the interior. It was more like a living room.

1  Thank Britta K
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