Taste buds can easily turn into viciously passive-aggressive taste frenemies without proper attention. Keep your tongue from gossiping behind your back with today's Groupon to Buon Gusto Ristorante & Bar, located in Mission Hills. Choose between two options:
- For $9, you get $20 worth of Italian fare and drinks, good during both lunch and dinner hours.
- For $16, you get two tickets to a wine and appetizer tasting, hosted at the restaurant on Saturday, April 2 from 3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (a $32 value).
Buon Gusto's classic Italian menu mollifies appetites with a spread of savory pasta plates. Start off with flavorful appetizers such as crab cakes with lobster sauce ($6.95), bruschetta ($5.50), and a belly-warming bowl of pastina in brodo (chicken broth with pasta; $7.50). With your appetite aptly antipastoed, try out pasta dishes such as the fusilli alla fantasia, a magical ride through toasted pine nuts, cream, brandy, shallots, and gorgonzola ($12.50). Sink seafaring pearlies into the linguine with clams or mussels ($17.50), or opt for the alla paillard, its tender veal kissed with extra-virgin olive oil and lemon ($17.95). Buon Gusto also tops tables with pizzas ($8.50–$16.95), calzones ($10.50), and family-style dinners ($10.95 per person), just right for patrons who prefer to control the migratory patterns of their dinner plates. Alternately, for the special wine tasting, guests will stop by to sip from a selection of four notable Spanish wines, each handpicked to tango with complementary appetizers.
Modestly tucked into an unassuming strip mall, Buon Gusto's interior welcomes patrons with a profusion of natural light streaming in through floor-to-ceiling front windows. Feel free to park at the bar, where an extensive wine list is available for perusal while you plan your meal and silverware acceptance speech.
Buon Gusto Ristorante
Benito Prezia founded Buon Gusto Ristorante because he wanted a place where families of any size could gather and enjoy great Italian food. The dining room can seat parties of up to 100 and the menu of Italian classics continues to keep up with the times. But it's what happens behind the scenes that really counts. Chefs select their herbs and vegetables from the restaurant's own garden, filling dishes with fresh-picked flavors. And to keep diners of every age happy, the menu offers a variety a dishes such as spaghetti and meatballs, brandy-soaked beef tenderloin, seafood paella, and vegetarian manicotti. The chefs even make a few gluten-free pastas, helping everyone in a family enjoy a meal at the same table, even when someone is going through a parachute-pants phase.
15535 Devonshire St.
Mission Hills, California 91345Get Directions