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58-62 Lord Street

Restaurant interior - Southport - Gusto Trattoria - pasta




 Tuesday to Friday

Saturday and Sunday

Closed Mondays
(except bank holidays)

A selection from our contemporary Italian menu

Feeling hungry? At Gusto Trattoria we have something for everyone, from wood-fired pizzas to hearty pastas. We serve genuine Italian food using fresh, local, seasonal ingredients whenever possible. To complete your meal we have delicious desserts and a comprehensive wine list.

We welcome children but rather than a kids' menu, we offer smaller portions from our main menu at a reduced price. Here is a selection of our dishes, we also offer seasonal specials. To view the full menu, click here.


Quattro Stagioni £7.95
Tomato, mozzarella, artichokes, mushrooms, ham and olives

Napoletana - £6.95
Tomato, mozzarella, anchovies and basil

Fiorentina - £7.75
Tomato, mozzarella, ham, spinach and egg

Ortolana - £7.00
Tomato, mozzarella, grilled vegetables and mushrooms

Boscaiola - £7.75
Tomato, mozzarella, ham and mushrooms

Gusto - £8.00
Tomato, mozzarella, anchovies, olives, chilli, garlic, rocket leaves and shaved parmesan

Paesana - £8.00
Tomato, mozzarella, gorgonzola and parma ham

Diavola - £7.75
Tomato, mozzarella, pepperoni and fresh chilli

Frutti di Mare - £8.50
Tomato, mozzarella, assorted seafood and garlic

Calzone Classico - £8.50
Folded pizza with tomato, mozzarella, ham and mushrooms

Piccante - £7.45
Tomato, mozzarella, grilled chicken, garlic, chilli and peppers

Margherita - £6.50
Tomato, mozzarella and fresh basil

Alpina - £8.00
Tomato, mozzarella, bresaola, rocket and shaved parmesan

Extra Toppings - 0.75p
Chicken, parma ham, ham, anchovies, egg, aubergines, rocket, parmesan, pepperoni, spinach, artichokes, chilli, gorgonzola, peppers, mushrooms, olives, red onions


Fusilli al Sapore Affumicato - £7.45
Pasta in a creamy tomato and smoked bacon

Penne al Gusto - £7.95
Pasta in a light spicy tomato sauce with rocket leaves, olives and goats cheese

Pappardelle al Carciofo - £8.25
Fresh artichokes, sautéed with garlic and parsley, topped with shaved parmesan and scented with truffle oil

Conchiglie del Mare - £9.25
Pasta shells with king prawns and mussels in an aromatic subtle tomato and wine sauce

Penne Arrabiata - £7.25
Spicy tomato sauce with chilli and garlic, your choice; mild, medium or hot!

Polpette al Sugo - £8.25
Succulent meatballs in aromatic tomato sauce served with a pasta shape of your choice

Gnocchi al Pesto - £7.25
Potato dumplings in creamy basil sauce with sundried tomatoes and toasted pine nuts

Lasagne al Forno - £7.95
Layers of flat pasta laced with bolognese meat, ragu and creamy béchamel sauce

Salse Classice/Classic Sauces
Served with a pasta of your choice Penne, Linguine, Rigatoni, Spaghetti, Fusilli, Pappardelle, Tagliatelle, Conchiglie

Tomato & Basil - £6.50
Bolognese - £6.95
Pesto - £6.95
Carbonara - £6.95
Aglio e Olio - £6.00
Amatriciana - £6.95
Risotto of the Day - £8.45

Arborio rice sautéed and simmered with fresh seasonal elements


Sandwiches made with freshly baked focaccia, ciabatta, wraps or regular toasting bread

Salme e Rucola - £3.75
Salami and rocket

Vedure - £3.75
Grilled vegetables and salad, seasoned with oregano and extra virgin olive oil

Panino Uovo e Pancetta - £4.75
Breakfast sandwich with fried egg, bacon, lettuce and tomato

Tonno e Pomodoro - £4.00
Tomato, tuna, fresh basil and oilve oil

Cheese & Tomato - £3.75

Ham & Cheese - £3.75

Al Cotto - £3.95
Roast ham, gorgonzola and mascarpone cheese

Polpette - £4.75
Meatballs in an aromatic tomato sauce with rocket leaves and red onions

Pollo Condito - £4.75
Sliced chicken supreme marinated and lightly grilled, with lettuce and anchovy mayonnaise

Prosciutto Crudo - £4.75
Parma ham and mozzarella

Club - £4.75
Chicken, bacon, lettuce and mayonnaise

Gusto - £4.75
Roast peppers, goats cheese, rocket leaves and sundried tomatoes

Only Served until 5pm

Insalata / Salads

Insalata Giardino/Garden Salad - £3.95
Mixed leaves and tender vegetables served with Gusto’s special tangy dressing

Insalata Pomodoro/Tomato Salad - £3.95
Tomatoes, scented with herbs, fresh basil, red onions and balsamic dressing

Insalata di Pollo/Chicken Salad - £5.25
Mixed leaves in a caesar dressing topped with grilled chicken and toatsed focaccia bread

Insalata di Vedure/Vegetable Salad - £4.25
Grilled vegetables scented with basil on a bed of seasoned mixed leaves

Insalata al Carciofo/ArtichokeSalad - £4.95
Fresh raw artichokes on a bed of rocket leaves topped with shaved parmesan cheese and drizzled with balsamic vinegar and olive oil

Insalata di Polpo/Octopus Salad - £5.75
Fresh steamed octopus and potatoes, seasoned with garlic, parsley and olive oil on a bed of mixed leaves

Insalata dell’Orto e del Mare/Seafood Salad - £5.95
Assorted seafood on a bed of tender vegetables and leaves, dressed with lemon, garlic and olive oil

Insalata Caprese - £4.95
Mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, basil and extra virgin olive oil

Rucola c Pomodoro/Rocket & Tomatoes - £4.25
Rocket and tomatoes with parmesan shavings and balsamic dressing

Insalata Gusto - £5.25
Assorted leaves with roasted peppers, sundried tomatoes and goats cheese, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil

Soup of the Day - £3.95
Served with freshly baked bread

Champagne & Sparkling Wine

Cristal Champagne, Louis Roedererr - £190.00
(Champagne, France)
Cristal bursts from the glass with fresh hazelnut and apple scents

Laurrent Perrier Brut Rose - £65.00
(Champagne, France)
One of the world most sought after pink champagnes

Taittinger Brut Reserve - £44.00
(Champagne, France)
A benchmark champagne; peerlessly elegant and fresh

House Champagne Hennriot Brut - £36.95
(Champagne, France)
Fresh, well-balanced and harmonious on the palate

Moscato d’Asti, La Spinetta - £23.95
(Piemonte, Italy)
Honeyed, semi-sparkling Muscat; ideal as an aperif or dessert wine

Ruggeri Quartese - £23.95
(Valdobbiandene, Italy)
Elegant, dry fizz from north east Italy

Appetizers / Starters

Antipasto Gusto! - £12.95
Suitable for two people sharing.
A selection of delectable cured meats, vegetables, fish and salads. Served with freshly baked garlic bread.

Affetato Misto - £5.95
Assorted sliced cured meats; salami, parma ham, pancetta, prosciutto and mortadella

Vegetali Parmigiana - £5.25
Layers of grilled vegetables baked with mozzarella, parmesan cheese, tomato and basil

Gamberoni Gratinati - £7.95
King prawns baked with garlic and herbs

Cozze Gratinate/Baked Mussels - £5.95
Large mussels on half shell, baked with a light crust of parsley, garlic and parmesan

Asparagi con Pecorino/Asparagus and Pecorino Cheese - £5.95
Steamed fresh asparagus over a nest of mixed leaves topped with shaved pecorino cheese and balsamic dressing

Trio di Breuschetta - £4.45
Homemade bread, toasted and flavoured with garlic and extra virgin olive oil, topped with assorted seasonal combinations

Carpaccio di Bresaola al Balsamico - £6.95
Traditionally cured fillet of beef accompanied by rocket leaves, parmesan shavings and drizzled with balsamic dressing

Polpette Piccanti - £5.75
Succulent meatballs in a spicy arrabiata sauce served with mixed leaves and crispy focaccia

FreshlyBaked (HinCrust) Focaccia
All’aglio - £3.95


Rosmarino - £3.95

Cipolla e Pomodoro - £4.25
Fresh tomato and onions

Alla Ligure - £4.75
Light tomato sauce flavoured with anchovies, olives, capers and garlic

Al Pomodoro - £4.25
Garlic and tomato sauce

Al Formaggio - £4.25
Garlic and mozzarella cheese


Cantuccino/Traditiona lTuscan Biscuits - £1.25
Chocolate or almond flavour

Tartufo Nero/Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream - £4.50
Vanilla and choclate ice cream truffle, coated with cocoa and ground hazelnuts

Cassata/Pistachio Ice Cream £4.50
Cream and pistachio ice cream with candied fruits

Frutta Carmellata - £4.50
Fresh fruits pan-fried in caramel, flavoured with amaretto topped with mascarpone cream

Torta de Mele/Apple Tart - £4.45
Delicate soft short crust pastry topped with sweet apple. Served warm with a dash of cream or vanilla ice cream - add 75p

Homemade Tiramisu - £4.25
Sponge soaked in coffee and liqueur covered with mascarpone cream and dusted with cocoa powder

Lemon Sorbet - £4.45
Refreshing frozen lemon juice dessert in skin casing served with a dash of vodka - add 75p

Crepe al Cioccolato - £4.50
Chocolate flavoured pancake filled with mascarpone cream and drizzled with raspberry sauce

Fresh Pineapple - £3.95
Freshly cut pineapple quarter

Cacio & Pere/Assorted Cheese Platter - £5.25
Served with pears and homemade bread

Tea & Coffee

Espresso - £1.75
Single short espresso

Espresso Doppio - £3.25
Double espresso

Espresso Macchiato - £1.95
Espresso with a dash of cold milk

Espresso Corretto - £3.00
Espresso with a dash of grappa or cognac

Americano - £2.00
Espresso in a large cup with added hot water

Cappuccino - £2.45
Coffee with hot milk and froth

Café Latte - £2.45
More milk than coffee

Hot Chocolate - £2.25
Creamy cocoa made with milk

Teapot - £1.75
Breakfast tea, earl grey, lemon scented or green tea

Irish Coffee - £6.00
With any liqueur of your choice


‘Pago’ quality natural fruit juices 200ml bottles

Orange, Tomato, Grapefruit or Apple - £2.25
Mango, Banana, Peach or Strawberry - £2.65

Soft Drinks

Aranciata San Pellegrino £1.95
Sparkling orange drink

Chinotto San Pellegrino - £1.95
Bitter sweet sparkling citrus drink

Limonata San Pellegrino £1.95
Rich sparkling lemon drink

Coca Cola - £1.65
Diet Coke - £1.65
Tonic Water/Soda Water - £1.45
Natural Mineral Water - £1.95

500ml ‘Monteforte’ sparkling or still


330ml Bottles
Moretti - £2.95
Corona - £3.45


Campari - £2.75
Martini - £2.75
Aperol - £2.75


Limoncello - £3.00
Sambuca - £4.00
Sambuca al Caffe - £4.00
Amaretto - £4.00
J&B Whisky - £3.50
Bacardi - £3.50
Smirnoff Black Label - £3.50
Gin Gordon’s - £3.50
Courvoisier V.S - £4.50
Grappa Fantinel - £4.20
Tia Maria - £4.00
Baileys - £4.00
Vecchia Romagna - £4.00
Drambuie - £4.00
Port (100ml) - £4.00

Rosé Wine

Rosato Veronese, Veritere - £15.00
(Verona Province, Italy)
Light and fruit driven dry rose
By the Glass 250ml £5.00

Red Wine

Barolo ‘Fontanafredda’ - £39.95
(Piemonte, Italy)
Perfumed on the nose and well balanced light in colour but with great power and ripe tannins

Chianti Classico 'Fonterutoli’ - £29.95
(Toscana, Italy)
Rich and superbly balanced, one of the finest examples of this typical wine

Valpolocella Classico Ripasso, Acinatico DOC, Accordini - £28.95
(Veneto, Italy)
Red cherries, spice, vanilla. Warming, fruit-forward with a floral twist

Rioja Reserva ‘Marquesde la Concordia’ - £27.95
(Rioja, Spain)
The palate is concentrated, intense and velvety with a long elegant finish

Barbera Bricco Tondo, Fontanafredda - £22.50
(Piedmont, Italy)
Old school Italian with modern twist

Sangiovese, Mandrielle - £19.95
(Marche, Italy)
Full-bodied spicy red from Italy’s stunning Adriatic coast

Billi Billi Shiraz Mount Langi Ghiran - £19.50
(Victoria, Australia)
Medium bodied with soft blueberry fruit, spices and subtle oak

Nero d’Avola, Mandrarossa - £18.50
(Sicily, Italy)
Wonderfully diverse wine made with Sicily’s signature grape

Cabernet Sauvignon, De Gras - £17.95
(Colchagua Valley, Chile)
Classic Cabernet brimming with notes of cassis and cedar wood

House Wine

Torre Nova, White or Red - £13.80
(Sicily, Italy)
By the Glass 250ml - £4.60, 125ml - £2.30

Pinot Grigio-Bianco, Il Molo, Delibori - £16.50
(Lake Garda, Italy)
Refreshing Pinot with crisp, herbaceous notes and a twist of lime
By the Glass 250ml - £5.50, 125ml - £2.75

Merlot, La Place - £16.50
(South West France)
Approachable, soft red that’s packed with spicy fruit
By the Glass 250ml - £5.50, 125ml - £2.75

White Wine

Chablis Domainede Vauroux - £27.95
(Bourgogne, France)
Aromatic with crisp apple and pear notes finished with classic steely dry finish

Gavi di Gavi La Minaia - £26.95
(Piemonte, Italy)
Pale gold in colour, crispy and dry with a mouth watering refreshing and lengthy finish

Vermentino Villla Solais, Santadi - £20.95
(Sardinia, Italy)
An unusual and delicious wine from the islands best etstate

Sauvignon Blan de Gras - £16.95
(Colchagua Valley, Chile)
Quintessential new world sauvignon dry and flowery

Chardonnay Reserve, Tooma River, Warburn Estate - £16.50
(South Eastern Australia)
Packed with grapefruit, lime and melon flavours, all bound up with a zesty, crisp, citrus balance which cuts through to the finish

Chenin Blanc, Stormy Cape - £15.95
(Western Cape, South Africa)
Smooth medium dry white top Cape producer

To experience these dishes for yourself, call us on 01704 544 255 for a reservation.

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