The life for the Italians is what it is; nothing more, nothing less an intermission between 2 meals.
All our dishes are home-made according to the authentic Italian recipes, with fresh products chosen accurately by our chef!
Several other of our refined products and specialities are imported from Italy. For example, our mozzarella di Buffalo arrives by air directly from Milan every two weeks!
For all the rest, the meats and the fishes, we stock up the freshest food supplies with the most renowned local suppliers.
We have surrounded ourselves with a tremendous team. This is our great success. We spend more time at the restaurant then we do home. Gousto is one big family!
We thank you for your loyalty and your encouragement.
Gianfranco Di Nisio: Born in Italy in the region of Abbruzzes, un italiano vero, Gianfranco is a self-taught and passionate of food. At a very young age he accompanied his mom at the food markets in search of products to whip up with her delicious home-made dishes according to the Italian tradition. My passion for cooking was passed on to me mostly by my mother. She was an authentic master chef.
Besides teaching me and introducing me to the harmony of the flavors, she also taught me that it is the conviction of generosity and affection to cook for somebody, to spend time to prepare a meal not only to satisfy them, but also to be able to make them experience a gastronomic and amazing pleasure to the palate.
Fascinated by gastronomy and service, Gianfranco learned the ropes in most upper-class hotels of London where the taste of catering has expanded.
Further on he moved to Montréal with his Spouse Aurélie working in the best Italian restaurants of Montréal for a couple of years, his dream to open his own Italian restaurant was accomplished. Gianfranco always wanted to share his love for the kitchen and hospitality, he is a real passionate and worthy of an Italian the pastas are cooked perfectly al dente!!!!
CO-OWNER AND MAITRE D’HÔTEL
Native of Hyères in the South of France and stemming from the world of the hotel business and from the restoration, Gousto Bistro is the result of a long route which took place particularly by hotels Intercontinental and Ritz Carlton of Montréal where I acquired an acute sense of the five star service.
In the restaurant, you will see me roaming around to make sure that the quality of time that you spend sitting at the table is memorable.
The rare evenings when I am absent, it is that I am held to the administrative tasks or with our children.I believe in social and human values. At the restaurant, I give importance to people, I know everybody by their first name, I worry about the health of those who are missing….I am in the process of learning the family tree of the families whom founded the old Longueuil.
Gousto Bistro is for me a culinary Italian experience and comforting like the tradition the families want and I want to share this passion with our customers.
Not only passionate about gastronomy, I crunch into life with an overflow of energy! It falls well at Gousto the energy is us!