With its sunspot terrace and twinkly olive grove interior, Gusto’s Heswall branch lives up to the chain’s reputation for making the setting as much of a draw as the menu.
For smooth service and crowd-pleasing, mid-range Italian food – wood-fired pizza, steaks, mussels, calamari and so on – this is a safe choice. It has the capacity to handle groups and is well set-up for families with a children’s menu, including a ‘make your own pizza station’.
If you’re looking for a more grown-up night, start with cocktails in the bar. Options include the Italian classics, such as negronis and Aperol Spritz, alongside a range of Mediterranean-influenced G & Ts and mocktails.
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