About Us

Our History

Gusto Ristorante is a new Northern Italian restaurant at the fresh Market Plaza in Hilton Head Island.

The executive chef and owner Giancarlo Balestra with his wife Nancy bring the vibrant flavors of his native hometown of Rome, Italy to Hilton Head.  The couple who met in Rome 28 years ago discovered their shared passion for food and adventure and have since owned and operated restaurants in Aspen, Co, Winter Park, Fla and Saratoga Springs, NY.  They fell in love with Hilton Head while visiting the island serendipitously