Gusto Italiano at 263 Ponsonby Road Menu

ANTIPASTO - STARTER
Antipasto della casa (2-3 people)
a selection of starters to share, two slices of assorted italian cured meat, a roman style artichoke, oven baked italian scamorza cheese topped with black truffle pesto, a bowl of marinated italian olives and the chef's choice, all in one plate
$35.50
Gamberi gustosi
Four prawns pan sauteed with vine tomatoes, italian parsley, red onion and green capsicum, finished in the oven with italian goats cheese topped with extra virgin olive oil
$20.50
Calamari in padella
Polenta coated calamri rings, pan sauteed in extra virgin olive oil, garlic and parsley accompanied with our home-made mayonnaise
$17.50
Scamorza alforno
Oven baked italian scamorza cheese topped with black truffle pesto, served with a side of garlic bread.
$16.50
Piadina romagnola
Authentic home-made italian flat bread served warm, stuffed with parma ham, stracchino cheese, rocket and parmesan shavings
$17.50
Carpaccio alfunggetto
Thinly sliced beef (raw), smoked with aromatic herbs, dressed with extra virgin olive oil, mushrooms and truffle served with rocket and bread crackers
$16.50
Carciofi alla romana
Three artichokes heart, stuffed with mint and garlic, braised with italian white wine, served on a parmesan cheese cracker
$15.50
bruschette fantasi
Four slices of flame grilled home-made ciabatta, rubbed with garlic, dressed with extra virgin olive oil and seasoned. Please ask your aiter for today's toppings
$13.50
Garlic pizza bread $8.50
Garlic bread $5.50
PASTA
Pappardelle al ragu
Fresh ribbon pasta tossed with slow-cooked meat ragout sauce. Finished with truffle oil and shaved parmesa.
$22.50
Panne all' amatriciana
Penne pasta tossed with italian flat pancetta, brandy, fresh chilli, red onions, extra virgin olive oil and fresh italian tomato sauce. Finished with pecorino cheese
$22.50
Spaghetti alla puttanesca
Fresh spaghetti tossed with tomato sauce, sicilian capers, cured black olives, anchovy, fresh chilli, garlic and parsley
$24.50
Gnocchi di zucca
Home-made pumpkin gnocchi pan sauteed with shallot, zucchini, vine tomatoes, cream, extra virgin olive oil, finished with parmesan shavings and fresh italian herbs
$24.50
Spaghetti fruitti di mare
Spaghetti with shrimps, prawns, mussels, calamari, vine tomatoes and fresh chilli, finished with extra virgin olive oil and italian parsley
$29.50
Pansotti burro e salvia
Made in-house fresh pasta pillows, filled with mixed mushrooms, italian ricotta cheese, sundried tomatoes and basil pesto, pan sauteed in a sage butter sauce finished with parmesan shavings
$17.50/ $25.50
Ravioli verde
Home-made fresh green pasta pillows, filled with spinach and chicken tossed with aromatic herbs, vine ripened tomatoes and parmesan shavings
$18.50/ $26.50
Fettuccine gustose
Fresh pasta pan sauteed with smoked chicken breast, sundried tomatoes, sicilian capers and champignon mushrooms in a red onion and chardonnay cream reduction finished with parmesan and fresh herbs
$26.50
Gnoccori ripieni
Home-made big potato gnocchi filled with italian ricotta cheese and truffle pesto, served with fresh italian tomato sauce, parmesan, basil and extra virgin olive oil
$13.50/ $25.50
Tortellini porcine e tartufo
Home style fresh beef tortellini pan sauteed in a truffle pesto and a porcini cream sauce, finished with parmesan shavings and fresh italian herbs
$18.50/ $27.50
Risotto del giorno
Carnaroli rice of the day as per blackboards
n/a
INSALATE - SALADS
Rucola
Rocket salad served with shaved parmesan cheese, with extra virgin olive oil and lemon dressing
$9.50
Mediterranea
Mixed salad leaves with tomato, onion, cucumber, olives, capers, oregano, feta, extra virgin olive oil and modena balsamic vinegar
$10.50
Caprese
Authentic italian buffalo mozzarella sliced, served with fresh tomato, oregano and extra virgin olive oil
$18.50
SECONDI - MAINS
Arrosto arrotolato di maiale
Pork belly, marinated with rosemary and white wine, seasoned then oven roasted. Dressed with a sweet and sour tomato sauce, served with roast potatoes, pumpkin and mesclun
$30.50
Tagliata di manzo
Sliced grilled beef sirloin with a red peppercorn sauce served with marinated eggplant, pecorino cheese and artichoke mesclum salad and balsamic baby onions
$30.50
Pollo alla valdostana
Free range chicken breast pan fried with white wine, layered with mushrooms, provolone cheese and fress herbs. Served with roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables
$33.50
Anatra suprema
Duck supreme marinated overnight with fresh italian herbs, oven roasted, sliced and served with red cabbage coked with orange, sultanas and potato mash
$32.50
Agnello allo zafferano
Lamb rump pan braised with white wine in a saffron cream. Served with soft spinach and gorgonzola cheese side, potatoes and the chef's choice of seasonal vegetables
$34.50
Scaloppine al profumo di bosco
Milk white scaloppini pan braised in butter with onions, white wine and fresh herbs. Served with button mushrooms and seasonal vegetables, topped with truffle pesto
$34.50
Pesce del giorno
Fish of the day as per blackboard
n/a
CONTORNI - SIDES
Seasonal vegetables and roast potatoes $7.50/ $13.50
SET MENU
Vegetarian set menu (for 2)
Antipasto/ Entree to share- Bruschette: Flame grilled sliced ciabatta, rubbed with garlic, dressed with extra virgin olive oil and seasoned. Please ask your waiter for today's toppings./ Scamorza al forno: Oven baked italian scamorza cheese topped with black truffle pesto, served with a side of garlic bread./ carciofi alla romana: Two artichokes hearts, stuffed with mint and garlic braised with italian white wine, served on a parmesan cheese cracker with our home made green sauce.- Pasta to share - Gnocchi di zucca: Home-made pumpkin gnocchi, pan sauteed with shallot, zucchini, tomatoes, cream and extra virgin olive oil. Finished with parmesan shavings and fresh italian herbs. - Salad to share - Mediterranea: Salad leaves with tomato, onion, cucumber, olives, capers, oregano, feta, extra virgin olive oil and modena balsamic vinegar.- Dessert to share - Tiramisu or Panna cotta. Suggested wine chianti albola $10 gls
$82.00
Gustoso set menu (for 2)
Antipasto/ Entree to share- Antipasto della cas: You will taste two bruschette, two slices of assorted italian cured meat, one roman style artichoke, oven baked italian scamorza cheese with black truffle pesto, a bowl of marinated italian olives and one chef's choice, all in one plate.- Pasta to share - Gnocconi ripieni: Made in house big potato gnocchi stuffed with italian ricotta cheese and truffle pesto, served with fresh italian tomato sauce, parmesan cheese, basil and extra virgin olive oil. - Main to share - Pollo all valdostana: Free range chicken breast pan fried with white wine, layered with mushrooms, provolone cheese and fresh herbs. Served with roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables. - Dessert to share - Tiramisu or panna cotta. Suggested wine barbera d'asti $10 gls
$98.00
Seafood set menu (for 2)
Antipasto/ Entree to share - Calamari in padella: Polenta coated calamari rings, pan sauteed in extra virgin olive oil with garlic and parsley accompanied with our home-made mayonnaise./ Gamberi gustosi: Four prawns pan sauteed with vine tomatoes, italian parsley, red onion and gree capsicum, finished to cook in the oven with italian goat cheese topped with extra virgin olive oil. - Pasta to share - Spaghetti frutti di mare: Pasta pan sauteed with mixed mushrooms, shrimp, mussels, italian ham, vine tomatoes and fresh chilli, finished with extra virgin olive oil and italian parsley. - Main to share -Pesce del giorno: Fish of the day as per blackboard. - Dessert to share - Tiramisu or panna cotta. Suggested wine pinot grigio s. margherita $12.50 gls
$107.00
DOLCI - DESSERT
Dolce del giorno
Home made dessert of the day
n/a
Tiramisu' della casa
One of the most popular italian desserts. Tiramisu is an elegant and rich dessert made by dipping savoiardi (aka lady finger biscuits) in espresso coffee, then layering with a whipped mixture of egg yolks, mascarpone and sugar and topped with cocoa
$12.50
Panna cotta del giorno
A cream based italian dessert served chilled, please ask for today's flavour
$11.50
Tartufo nero
Chocolate ice cream with a zabaglione centre, coated with crushed hazelnuts, dusted with cocoa powder.
$10.50
Affogato
Topped with espresso coffee
$13.50
Corretto
"Corrected" with a shot of amaretto
$15.50
Tartufo limoncello
Lemon gelato with a liquid limoncello core sprinkled with crushed lemon meringue
$11.50
Affogato
Topped with espresso coffee
$14.50
Corretto
"Corrected" with a shot of amaretto
$16.50
Biscotti tozzetti con vino dolce
Home made biscotti (plural of italian biscotto, roughly meaning twice baked) are crispy italian cookies containing nuts, raisin, flavoured with anise and served with a glass of sweet dessert wine
$14.50
Formaggi misti
Selection of italian cheese served with honey and mustards
$17.50/ $28.50

We make every attempt to keep menus up to date, but prices and items are subject to change without notice. This menu is to be used as a guide only.

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Below you'll find samples from menus of places nearby.

Nearby sample menus

Westside Grille (sample menu)
Bowl of steamed rice $2.50
Approx 400grams of lamb shanks marinated in red wine
served with gravy mashed or roasted potatoes and peas
$24.90
Extras
tomato lettuce onion $1.00/cheese egg $1.50/ham bacon $2.00
2 Sausages & french fries or salad $8.90
Mashed Potatoes $5.90
Spring Rolls & French fries + sweet chili sauce $8.90
2 pcs of Toast and Butter $2.00
Cheeseburger & Frenchs fries or salad $8.90
Clean Here for the full menu for Westside Grille
Japanese Kitchen Coo. (sample)
Soy sauce/ consomme/ black pepper/ corn potage $3.00
Tempura don
ask for a vegetarian option
$12.00
Salmon sashimi don
with avocado
$15.00
Teriyaki chicken don
spicy teriyaki chicken available on request
Chips (japanese style)
Side salad $4.00
Teriyaki salmon don
spicy teriyaki salmon available on request
Karaage chicken don
deep-fried seasoned chicken
Clean Here for the full menu for Japanese Kitchen Coo.
J's Tea (sample)
Spicy Diced Chicken on Rice
spicy diced chicken served on rice with egg, tofu, and vegetable side dish
$12.50
Chicken Shreds on Sesame
chicken shreds on sesame cold/hot noodles with carrot and cucumber
$12.00
Black Pepper Crispy Fish Cutlets on Rice
deep fried basa fish and potato with black pepper sauce and vegetables served on rice
$13.00
Stir fry Rice noodles with seafood
stir fry rice noodles with prawn squid fish onion and bean sprouts
$13.50
Bak Kut Teh soup with noodles
pork ribs with mushrooms and vegetables on noodle soup
$12.50
Crispy Pork Cutlets on Rice
fried pork cutlets served on rice with egg tofu and two vegetable side dishes
$12.50
Chive, Prawn & Egg Dumplings
special homemade dumplings with chives prawn and egg fillings
$12.00
Spicy Cumin Lamb on Rice/noodles $15.00
Clean Here for the full menu for J's Tea
Smith and Wong Takeaways (sample)
Onion $0.40
Oyster (in batter) $1.30
Steak $9.50
Savoury Fried Rice $8.50
Banana Fritter $1.20
Bami Goreng (Noodle) $12.00
Honey Chicken $10.00
Squid $10.00
Clean Here for the full menu for Smith and Wong Takeaways
Kuzhikkadan's Kitchen (sample)
●Veg
Ghee rice $7.00
Stew $8.00
Chilly chicken $10.00
Beef curry $10.00
Ghee roast dosa $7.00
2 x drumstick fry $5.00
●Veg
Clean Here for the full menu for Kuzhikkadan's Kitchen

Nearby restaurants

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Manhattan Catering
Westside Grille Takeaway Food
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Japanese Kitchen Coo. Japanese, Sushi
Thunder Burgers Hamburgers, Takeaway Food
Aladdin Kebabs Turkish, Middle Eastern
J's Tea Asian, Taiwanese

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Restaurant Details

Location
Auckland
Type
Service
Table Service
Price
$30-$40
Phone
093611556
Fax
None
Email
gustoitaliano@xtra.co.nz
Address
263 Ponsonby Road, Three Lamps, Auckland, Auckland, 1011, New Zealand
Features
Romantic, Wheelchair accessible, Reservations, After-hours, Waitstaff, Takeout, Private Dining, Lunch, Seating, Special Occasion Dining, Serves Alcohol, Dinner, Child-friendly, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Cuisine
Gluten Free, Mediterranean, Pizza, Vegetarian, European, Italian
Website
http://www.gustoitaliano.co.nz/

Opening Hours

Monday: 5:00 – 10:00 PM, Tuesday: 5:00 – 10:00 PM, Wednesday: 5:00 – 10:00 PM, Thursday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM, Friday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM, Saturday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM, Sunday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM

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