About Us

Our focus is to bring creative and flavorful traditional meals to our community in La Plata!

Our Story

Our founders Walter and  Wilmer dreamt of bringing their expertise and passion for Italian cuisine to the community. Our Salvadoran-born owners came to Washington D.C. without a thought that their careers would take them through the creative and exquisite flavors of Italy. Their story began 25 years ago, where they learned the precise techniques involved in crafting delicious and enticing meals at an Italian restaurant in Dupont circle.

Their experiences flourished their knowledge for spice pairings, the creating of mouthwatering sauces all culminating in the artistic presentation of your favorite Italian dishes. At Il Gusto Ristorante we hope you will find their passion translated into the carefully selected menu house made and prepared with fresh ingredients daily.

Come enjoy a taste of Italy in La Plata, MD!

Our Specialties


Layers of espresso dipped ladyfingers and mascarpone cheese


grilled lamb chops with thyme, rosemary, & garlic


A passion to serve