Sweet Review: Italy in Medford | Real Gusto

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Picture it, Italy, 1943…..Well, not exactly, but it very well could be, and if you got that Golden Girls reference then you’re my new bestie.

Francesca and Matteo Ronzio, natives of Italy, came to visit Boston on vacation years ago and decided to never leave. While here, they had the idea to open up a restaurant that brought a little piece of their beloved Italy to the Northeast, and I am happy they did. Thanks Francesca and Matteo!

One of my close friends has parents who are from Italy, and when they invite you over for dinner, you know to 1. not eat that day and 2. wear your stretchy pants. The Italians know how to throw down in the kitchen and at the table. Plate after plate, after meat, after pasta dish is brought out steadily as you stuff yourself with the magical flavors of the mother land.

That is exactly the authentic Italian dining style that you experience when you visit Real Gusto. Plates of homemade pasta and pesto, homemade pappardelle and meat sauce and deep red wine to wash it all back.

The real star to me was the pizza. Ah-mazing! 

I’m not just saying this…the pizza at Real Gusto can be described as biting into a fluffy cloud topped with bursts of flavors from the sauce, cheese and meat. Their pizza chef was brought here from Naples specifically to create circular masterpieces in their one of a kind (..not kidding, they’re the only ones with this in New England) pizza ovens from Florence.

Flavor. Authenticity.

That’s what I like when I go out to eat, and that’s what you’ll get when you step into Real Gusto. Check them out! And while you’re at it, shop around at the front of their restaurant where you’ll find imported Italian goods such as olive oils, pasta and sauces.

Enjoy the pictures from my visit with them below!

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I was provided a complimentary meal for review. All content and opinions are my own. 

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