Truly one of my absolute favourite dining destinations in Toronto is Gusto 101 in the King West neighbourhood at Portland St. With Southern Italian charm, a beautiful glass upper deck and a great patio that can be opened up for perfect sunny days, it’s the perfect atmosphere for casual get togethers with friends. Of course they have great food and to make it even better, there’s always great house wine on tap that costs only a dollar an ounce. In fact I chose to celebrate one of my birthdays there.

Now event planners can rejoice with even more top catering options as Gusto has launched their new catering service, Gusto 54 with the aim of great food and even signature cocktails (like the negronis pictured above) beyond restaurant walls.


Gusto 54 Catering offers a variety of catering options including Special Events, a Daytime Menu and Drop Off Catering.

For more about Gusto 54 catering service including menu options and pricing visit and for more about the overall Gusto 54 restaurant group (which includes Gusto 101, Pai, Trattoria Nervosa, and more) visit

Read more about Gusto’s plans including expansion to Los Angeles with Janet Zuccarini in this recent Globe and Mail article

But first, we can look forward to a Gusto restaurant opening on the east end.

Gusto 101 is located at 101 Portland St just off of King West.

Check out more photos below of the launch of Gusto 54 Catering Kitchen on June 23rd at Gusto 101 by James Shay and Nick Lee.

Members of the Gusto 54 Catering team

Members of the Gusto 54 Catering team


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