Food That Satisfies Your Taste Buds

About us

The Founder, Vincenzo, was born and raised in Porto San Giorgio, in the Marche region of Italy. He grew up fishing alongside his father. He loves seafood, a fact clearly reflected in the Buon Gusto menus. Vincenzo’s motto is “Chi Mangia Bene, Vive Bene,” which means “He who eats well, lives well.”

In 1988, Vincenzo and his partner, Carmelo, opened Buon Gusto in its present location. The friendly South San Francisco Italian community assured them that there was more than enough room for a traditional Italian restaurant in their town. Right out of the starting gate, we achieved success – an accomplishment we continue to enjoy to this day.

Happily, many of the original Italian locals and their families are still regulars at Buon Gusto. They know authentic Italian cuisine and appreciate the level of consistency and authenticity maintained by our kitchen. Since the beginning of our company, our outstanding chef has been with us and has consistently cooked good food that people come to from miles to enjoy. Julian later joined Vincenzo, and together, they have retained the restaurant's quaint Italian charm. The majority of our vendors are local Italian merchants and companies, many of whom have provided us with fresh staples for years. Our employees with an average of 15 years of experience have been putting a smile on people's faces. With the ongoing global pandemic, we have made a few cosmetic changes that our customer base appreciates.


"Among the very finest Italian meals I've ever had... The calamari vinaigrette was so special I almost cried when it was gone".

Here at Buon Gusto, we hand-select the best pasta, the freshest seafood, the ripest vegetables, and the choicest cuts of meat. Whether that's an appetizer or entree, every plated dish is packed with flavor and aroma that will linger. If what you're craving is not found on our menu, ask us about it. You never know, our creative chefs might whip it up for you, just for fun! For those wanting to eat at home, you can order takeout.

Our Wines and Spirits

Without wine, your authentic Italian dining experience wouldn't be complete. With our full bar, you can now choose from our plethora of bottles. We offer the very finest domestic and imported wines priced to be enjoyed with your meal. Taste our own Buon Gusto label, and you will be delighted! Below you'll find a list of alcoholic beverages.

Book a Function Room

When it comes to special occasions, choosing a venue can have a significant impact on the atmosphere. If you're planning an event and want an Italian ambiance? Buon Gusto has the right place for private dining in South San Francisco, CA. We have two meeting rooms available either for private parties, business meetings, or banquets.

Are you organizing a get-together for a birthday, anniversary, or reunion? Do you need a location to conduct a meeting while having dinner? Contact us to reserve a room at Buon Gusto. With our pleasant ambiance, exceptional food, and hospitable staff, you and your guests will have a fantastic time.