Il Gusto

Expanding Member
– Joined 2018

Founded in 2000 by entrepreneur Richard Mosconi, Il Gusto, has developed into a market leading specialty retailer, selling an array of quality oils, balsamic vinegars, liqueurs, exclusive spirits and gifts. The Il Gusto concept provides a direct link from quality producer to consumer and notably sells most produce direct from the barrel. IL gusto has stores nationwide with three UK based company-owned Il Gusto stores and five franchisee owned stores, which collectively have been in operation for over 15 years.

Il Gusto is now continuing its expansion domestically and internationally via master licenses worldwide. Following its first successful test in Centro Oberhausen, Germany, Il Gusto has now signed a master franchise in the Middle East with the Grand Opening of our Flag Ship location in Doha, Qatar April 2020. Projects for 2022 will see 10 more outlets to be opened in the UK and two additional master in Europe. Il Gusto understand that the concept has to have the right location, so we have researched and secured prime locations across the UK for franchisees to select from with a ‘ready-to-go’ business model.

£45,000 to £75,000 for a permanent shop or £25000 to £30000 for a La Carte seasonal Christmas ( Oct – Dec) package


Support Includes –

  • Central purchasing
  • Quality assurance
  • Product line planning
  • Warehousing and logistics
  • System support and development
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Continuous training
  • Full ecommerce platform for each territory (year long earning from online sales)
  • Full loyalty program, “turning shoppers into life long customers”
  • The security of a successful system


Il Gusto has been developing their successful franchise concept for the past three years and are now franchising in all parts of the UK. With eight locations in the UK, 15 pop up stores during the Christmas period, a presence in Italy and a flagship Store to open shortly in the Middle East, Il Gusto is quickly starting to dominate the sector.

What will I do as a Franchisee

Il Gusto is looking for independently minded entrepreneurs who are looking at investing in their own future. With Il Gusto’s professional guidance, friendly service and full engagement, potential franchisees emerge as trusted business partners.

On entering our shops, their senses explode with the smells of exquisite oils and vinegars and they are surrounded by personalised bottles of all shapes and sizes, wooden cask fill with fine whiskeys and glass balloons with exquisite gins and liqueurs – all ready to be packaged and delivered as a most memorable

Il Gusto’s fine products come direct from the producers meaning they of the highest quality and are as fresh as can be, everyone with a unique story behind them. Il Gusto offers an amazing sensory journey for adventurous foodies.

Key Information

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Franchise Type:

Premises based

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Investment Type:

Investment Franchise


B2B & B2C

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