Where: Gran Gusto – 90 Sherman Street Cambridge, MA 02140
When: September, 2011
I first heard about Gran Gusto the day I moved into my apartment in 2010 after going to Paddy’s Lunch to find out that Paddy’s Lunch didn’t serve lunch. Interesting. The bartender recommended Gran Gusto down the road. It’s in an odd little spot in a strip mall-like building with Comcast a couple doors down and connected to a few offices. The décor can be a little cheesy in daylight (nighttime makes it more charming) but everything else was exceptional.
The waiter was charming and would only take my order if I tried it in Italian which got me to loosen up after a day of moving and lifting boxes. We all ordered pizzas and, boy, was that a good decision. My dad claimed it was the best pizza he has had in Boston (or was it the US?) and I had to do everything I could not to eat more than half so I could enjoy it as my first dinner in my new place as well. I got the Arugola Pizza, which I have had every time I have been back since. Tomato sauce, bufula mozzarella, prosciutto, arugula, and parmigiano cheese. The dough is just the right amount of chewy, the prosciutto is salty, the arugula is peppery, the sauce is slightly sweet. Its like a taste explosion.
Did I mention it’s a couple blocks from my house?
Gotta go, my pizza is ready for pick up.