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Il Guscio Restaurant

4.3
4.3
34 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian

This colourful Italian restaurant specialises in the food and wine of Sardinia, and has a dedicated clientele who, frankly, would rather keep it to themselves. Not surprising, really, because this place near Hackney Central and is a true gem. As a general rule, drink Sicilian and eat Sardinian. Excellent pasta dishes and oven baked bread. The atmosphere at this stylish place is serene, the service charming. Il Guscio Pizzeria devotes equal attention to the grape as to the food, which means that each dish, be it a delicious seafood risotto or one of the freshly baked pizzas, comes recommended with a particular glass of house wine (or you can pick from the enormous wine list if you have ideas of your own). Il Guscio Pizzeria is based at 90 Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0QR - It's a great place to go for a nice meal with friends or partner!

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Menu

Starters

  • Antipasto Di Terra£9.95

    Selection of typical Italian cured meats

    • Bresaola E Bufala£6.95

      Air-dried beef with buffalo mozzarella cheese

      • Bruschetta Al Pomodoro£4.95

        Toasted ciabatta bread topped with marinated fresh tomatoes, garlic, fresh herbs and extra virgin olive oil

        • Burrata£6.50

          Fresh Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream served on a bed of rocket and fresh tomatoes

          • Calamari Fritti£7.95

            Deep fried squid and courgettes served with tartar sauce

            • Caprino£7.95

              Warm goat's cheese served with grilled vegetables

              • Carta Musica£8.95

                Crispy flat Sardinian bread with Sardinian sausages, pecorino cheese, mushrooms and marinated olives

                • Misto Formaggi£8.95

                  • Moscardini Alla Diavola£8.95

                    Baby octopus in a spicy tomato sauce served with crostini bread

                    • Olive E Pane£3.45

                      Marinated mix olives and home made bread

                      • Vegetables Soup£5.00

                        Vegetables soup served with crostini bread

                        • Zuppetta Di Cozze£7.95

                          Fresh mussels soup in a spicy tomato sauce served with crostini bread

                          • Zuppetta Di Pesce£8.95

                            Fresh mix fish soup in a spicy tomato sauce served with crostini bread

                            Pastas

                            • Cannelloni Vegetariani£8.25

                              Ricotta and spinach cannelloni oven baked with parmesan cheese and tomato sauce

                              • Culurgiones£13.95

                                Typical Sardinian ravioli filled with ricotta, pecorino cheese, potatoes, mint in a rich tomato sauce

                                • Gnocchi Alla Sorrentina£9.95

                                  Homemade potato gnocchi with tomato sauce, parmesan cheese, topped with mozzarella and basil (Oven baked)

                                  • Lasagna£8.75

                                    Home made oven baked layers of pasta with ragu', bechamel, Parmigiano Reggiano and tomato sauce

                                    • Linguine Alle Vongole£10.25

                                      Flat spaghetti with fresh clams, cherry tomatoes, garlic in a white wine sauce

                                      • Malloreddos E Salsiccia£10.25

                                        Short Sardinian pasta with fresh sausages, pecorino cheese, garlic, chilly in a tomato sauce

                                        • Melanzana Alla Parmigiana£7.25

                                          Oven baked sliced aubergines topped with parmesan cheese, tomato sauce and basil

                                          • Penne Al Salmone£9.75

                                            Penne pasta with smoked salmon, onion and cream

                                            • Penne Arrabbiata£6.95

                                              Penne pasta with spicy tomato sauce

                                              • Penne Carbonara£7.95

                                                Penne pasta with pancetta, egg and parmesan cheese

                                                • Penne Contadina£8.75

                                                  Penne pasta with aubergines, courgettes, mushrooms, olives, peppers, garlic, rocket in a tomato sauce

                                                  • Ravioli Panna E Rucola£8.25

                                                    Ricotta and spinach ravioli with rocket and cream

                                                    • Risotto Ai Funghi£9.25

                                                      Risotto with porcini mushrooms

                                                      • Risotto Pescatora£11.25

                                                        Seafood risotto with fresh mussels, fresh clams, squid and king prawns in a white wine sauce

                                                        • Spaghetti Bolognese£8.50

                                                          Spaghetti with beef mince sauce

                                                          • Spaghetti Con Polpette£10.25

                                                            Spaghetti pasta with home made meatballs

                                                            • Spaghetti Mare£11.25

                                                              Seafood spaghetti with fresh mussels, fresh clams, squid, king prawns in a white wine sauce

                                                              • Spaghetti Pomodoro E Basilico£6.95

                                                                Spaghetti pasta with tomato sauce and fresh basil

                                                                • Tagliatelle Boscaiola£9.25

                                                                  Egg pasta with pancetta, mushrooms, in a creamy sauce

                                                                  • Trofie Gamberi E Zucchine£10.25

                                                                    Short thin twisted pasta with king prawns, courgettes, cherry tomatoes, garlic in a white wine sauce

                                                                    Main Course

                                                                    • Grigliata Di Pesce£17.50

                                                                      Grille mix seafood with squid, king prawns, langoustine, tuna served with sauteed spinach

                                                                      • Pollo Milanese£12.95

                                                                        Chicken breast in breadcrumbs served penne in tomato sauce

                                                                        • Spada Alla Mediterranea£13.95

                                                                          Swordfish steak

                                                                          • Tagliata Di Manzo£14.95

                                                                            Mature Sirloin steak sliced served with rocket, cherry tomatoes, pecorino shaving, balsamic vinegar reduction and side roast potatoes

                                                                            • Tonno Alla Griglia£13.95

                                                                              Grilled tuna steak served with mix fresh vegetables

                                                                              Pizze

                                                                              • Baya Sardinia£8.95

                                                                                Tomato, mozzarella, marinated fresh tomatoes, rocket and parmesan

                                                                                • Bianca£9.25

                                                                                  Tomato, mozzarella, speck, cherry tomatoes, rocket and olives

                                                                                  • Bufalina£9.95

                                                                                    No mozzarella, tomato, buffalo mozzarella, rocket and cherry tomatoes

                                                                                    • Calzone (Folded Pizza)£9.25

                                                                                      Tomato, mozzarella, ham, pepperoni sausages and mushrooms

                                                                                      • Capricciosa£7.95

                                                                                        Tomato, mozzarella, ham, artichokes and olives

                                                                                        • Fiorentina£7.95

                                                                                          Tomato, mozzarella, spinach, egg and garlic

                                                                                          • Garlic Pizza Bread£4.25

                                                                                            Pizza bread with tomato and garlic

                                                                                            • Il Guscio£10.25

                                                                                              Tomato, buffalo mozzarella, smoked cheese, parma ham, rocket and parmesan cheese

                                                                                              • Kenze Neke£9.50

                                                                                                Tomato, mozzarella, Italian fresh sausages, gorgonzola and pecorino cheese

                                                                                                • Margherita£7.25

                                                                                                  Tomato, mozzarella and fresh basil

                                                                                                  • Messicana£9.25

                                                                                                    Tomato, mozzarella, pepperoni sausages, jalapeno, peppers, sweetcorn and dry chilly

                                                                                                    • Montalbo£10.25

                                                                                                      Tomato, buffalo mozzarella, sardinian sausages, onion and pecorino cheese

                                                                                                      • Montanara£9.75

                                                                                                        Tomato, mozzarella, goat's cheese, mix roast peppers, aubergines, courgettes, and olives

                                                                                                        • Napoli£7.75

                                                                                                          Tomato, mozzarella, anchovies, capers, olives and oregano

                                                                                                          • Parmiggiana£7.95

                                                                                                            Tomato, mozzarella, aubergines, parmesan cheese and garlic

                                                                                                            • Ponebi Tottu£10.95

                                                                                                              Tomato, buffalo mozzarella, gorgonzola cheese, ham, pepperoni sausages, mushrooms, rocket and olives

                                                                                                              • Quattro Formaggi£9.25

                                                                                                                Tomato, mozzarella, gorgonzola, parmesan and pecorino cheese

                                                                                                                • Quattro Stagioni£8.95

                                                                                                                  Tomato, mozzarella, pepperoni sausages, ham, mushrooms and olives

                                                                                                                  • Saporita£8.95

                                                                                                                    Tomato, mozzarella, ham, pepperoni and jalapeno chilly

                                                                                                                    • Spagnola£8.50

                                                                                                                      Tomato, mozzarella, chorizo and mushrooms

                                                                                                                      • Squisita£9.75

                                                                                                                        Tomato, mozzarella, courgettes, gorgonzola cheese and speck

                                                                                                                        • Su Marineri£8.95

                                                                                                                          Tomato, mozzarella, tuna, onion, capers and cherry tomatoes

                                                                                                                          • Vegetariana£9.50

                                                                                                                            Tomato, mozzarella, aubergines, courgettes, spinach, mushrooms and mix roast peppers

                                                                                                                            Drinks

                                                                                                                            • Coca Cola£2.00

                                                                                                                              • Diet Coke£2.00

                                                                                                                                • Ichnusa Beer£3.50

                                                                                                                                  Outstanding and popular beer of Sardinia

                                                                                                                                  • Lemon Ice Tea£2.00

                                                                                                                                    • Peach Ice Tea£2.00

                                                                                                                                      • Peroni Nastro Azzurro£3.50

                                                                                                                                        Premium Italian Beer

                                                                                                                                        • San Pellegrino Aranciata£2.00

                                                                                                                                          Fizzy orange

                                                                                                                                          • San Pellegrino Aranciata Rossa£2.00

                                                                                                                                            • Sparkling Water Smeraldina Ml£1.80

                                                                                                                                              Premium bottled artesian water for highly health-conscious people

                                                                                                                                              • Still Water Smeraldina Ml 500£1.80

                                                                                                                                                Premium bottled artesian water for highly health-conscious people

                                                                                                                                                Sides

                                                                                                                                                • Caprese£6.25

                                                                                                                                                  Buffalo mozzarella, tomato and fresh basil

                                                                                                                                                  • Chips£2.95

                                                                                                                                                    Fried chips

                                                                                                                                                    • Green Beans£3.95

                                                                                                                                                      Green beans

                                                                                                                                                      • Green Salad£4.25

                                                                                                                                                        Rocket, lettuce, spinach and cucumber

                                                                                                                                                        • Mix Salad£4.75

                                                                                                                                                          Fresh tomatoes, lettuce, rocket, spinach, onion and cucumber

                                                                                                                                                          • Rocket and Pecorino Salad£3.95

                                                                                                                                                            Rocket and Pecorino cheese

                                                                                                                                                            • Tomato and Onion Salad£3.25

                                                                                                                                                              Tomatoes, onions and fresh basil

                                                                                                                                                              • Tricolore£5.95

                                                                                                                                                                Avocado, mozzarella, fresh tomatoes and basil

                                                                                                                                                                • Verdure Grigliate£4.95

                                                                                                                                                                  Grilled aubergines, courgettes, peppers and mushrooms

                                                                                                                                                                  Desserts

                                                                                                                                                                  • Cannolo Siciliano£4.00

                                                                                                                                                                    Cannolo is a typical Sicilian pastry dessert. Consist of tube-shaped shells of fried pastry dough, filled with sweet, creamy filling usually containing ricotta

                                                                                                                                                                    • Pecan Pie£4.00

                                                                                                                                                                      Pecan Pie is a pie made primarily with corn syrup and pecan nuts

                                                                                                                                                                      • Sacher£4.00

                                                                                                                                                                        Sacher is a combination of two layers of soft and light chocolate cake separated by apricot jam and coated with a chocolate icing, often accompanied with unsweetened whipped cream

                                                                                                                                                                        • Seadas£5.00

                                                                                                                                                                          Seadas is a traditional Sardinian Dessert made with flour, fresh sheep cheese, honey and lemon zest

                                                                                                                                                                          • Strawberry Cheesecake£4.00

                                                                                                                                                                            Strawberry cheesecake is a sweet dish consisting primarily of a mixture of soft cheese, eggs, sugar and strawberry

                                                                                                                                                                            • Tartufo Nero£3.50

                                                                                                                                                                              Typical Italian ice cream made with chocolate and zabaione

                                                                                                                                                                              • Tiramisu'£4.00

                                                                                                                                                                                Tiramisu' is made of ladyfingers dipped in the coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of eggs yolks, mascarpone cheese and flavoured with cocoa

                                                                                                                                                                                • Torta Della Nonna£4.00

                                                                                                                                                                                  "Grandmother's cake is a traditional Tuscan dessert, a soft flat cake made with creme patissiere and flavoured with pine nuts

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                                                                                                                                                                                  What 34 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                  4.3
                                                                                                                                                                                  4.3 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                                                                                  • 4.3Food
                                                                                                                                                                                  • 4.3Service
                                                                                                                                                                                  • 4.2Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                                  • 4.4Value

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                                                                                                                                                                                  96% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                                                                                                                                    oven

                                                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on February 17, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Staff amazing as per usual. Great food and great setting.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    EdAS91

                                                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on January 7, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Great service, good food and portions - would recommend!

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                                                                                                                                                                                    ASco

                                                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    2.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 15, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall2food3service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                    Average food and very slow service. Our food took over 45 minutes; the couple next to us, over an hour. We asked how long the food would take as we had somewhere to be only to be told "about 5 minutes" multiple times. My recommendation to the restaurant is to let customers know if the kitchen will be slow, and to give them some indiciation of how long they will be waiting.

                                                                                                                                                                                  4. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 21, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Really lovely cosy family run restaurant. Food andfriendlystaff

                                                                                                                                                                                  5. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on September 22, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                    Superb, as always. It was incredibly busy, so service wasn't as good as usual, but the staff still did well.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    DavidC

                                                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on July 30, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                    We went for pasta the night before the RideLondon 100 cycle ride. Very relaxed friendly atmosphere in spite of it being extremely busy. Friendly service, excellent food with no pretentiousness, good wine and great cocktails!

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                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on July 20, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                    Gorgeous food and drinks. Great service courtesy of Giuseppe. Value for money was next level. Def going back.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Nicola

                                                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on July 2, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                    Always a pleasure, no frills just great pasta and brilliant service. Really cute little local restaurant definitely worth popping by if you're in the Hackney area.

                                                                                                                                                                                  9. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 27, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Very cosy restaurant and attentive staff. Would go again.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    liza

                                                                                                                                                                                    Atlanta

                                                                                                                                                                                    16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 7, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                    When Il Guscio opened a few years ago on our street we were thrilled. A real local place - fresh pasta, perfect pizzas, always buzzing with people, friendly service.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Nicola

                                                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on September 16, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                    Lovely quaint little Italian. Very homely, tasty dishes and a relaxed cosy environment. Perfect for when you want to dine out but you want to feel at home.

                                                                                                                                                                                  12. LJ

                                                                                                                                                                                    LollyJ

                                                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                                                    178 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    178 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on September 11, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                    Great seafood pasta at Il Guscio enjoyed with olives, bread and glass of wine at lunch. Less than £20 per head and really worth it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    mstokes

                                                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on June 11, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Have been here a couple of times before, as usual it was lovely - exceptional pizza, wonderful service and great value.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Pepe

                                                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on May 16, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                    Enjoyed the meal at this little restaurant. Non chain, Italian feel. Food was tasty which is what chain restaurants promise but fail to deliver. House wine good value at £12.00 ish. I would recommend.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    mstokes

                                                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on May 11, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Second time at El Guscio - a really lovely restaurant with great (huge) pizzas, the loveliest (and most generous) starter of olives and bread, friendly and attentive staff, and all at a great price.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    tsktsk

                                                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 17, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                    You can't go wrong with Il Guscio, our favorite Restaurant in Lower Clapton, great quality food, very friendly staff, traditional "home-made" Italian, and also Sardinian Kitchen. Whether its Pasta or Pizza, I love it both for going there or take away!

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                                                                                                                                                                                    mat1103

                                                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on January 24, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                    This is a tiny little place offering a wide range of Italian food. The portions are really big and it's average prices. Good value for your money.

                                                                                                                                                                                  18. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on January 17, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                    This was a very good experience for all my family (2 adults and 3 kids). Staff very friendly. Food is home made cook and prepared only when you order. May take longer to come to the table than other restaurants, but it is worth waiting. I would strongly recommend it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Smithy

                                                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 28, 2014

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    We (a family of 5) booked a table in advance in that small and busy restaurant. Excellent service, always friendly and amazing food. We loved it.

                                                                                                                                                                                  20. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 15, 2014

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Great food. Rood size portions. Friendly and efficient service. Busy but friendly ambience. Will definitely come again.

                                                                                                                                                                                  21. EA

                                                                                                                                                                                    EdAS91

                                                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on December 5, 2014

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                    Great food. Great service. Always a good place to come with a changing specials list.

                                                                                                                                                                                  22. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on November 20, 2014

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                    Great local Italian place, one where you can go back time after time

                                                                                                                                                                                  23. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on November 1, 2014

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                                                                                                                                                                                    We arrived on a Saturday night when the restaurant was very busy. Although we had booked a table it did take a while for us to be seated, but the waiter was very apologetic once we had been seated (they were one man down hence the slight delay). Once we had been seated though the service was excellent. The food was outstanding, and incredibly good value (they definitely don't scrimp on portion sizes)! They also gave us some local liqueur to end the meal with, which was a nice touch. It's pretty small inside, but has a lot of character and wonderful ambiance - will definitely be going back again!

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                                                                                                                                                                                    FrankandRona

                                                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 31, 2014

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    Excellent service, always friendly and above all, great food.

                                                                                                                                                                                  25. L

                                                                                                                                                                                    Lexie

                                                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                                                    17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 26, 2014

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                    In a rather unlikely area, this is a real gem. A small but busy restaurant (it was packed out even on a Sunday night), with a large pasta and pizza menu but other dishes too; we only had main courses but the food was lovely. Great service, friendly but not intrusive. The tables are rather packed in but well positioned so you're not eating on top of someone else. Good value, solid cuisine, nice atmosphere.

                                                                                                                                                                                  26. MH

                                                                                                                                                                                    MH87

                                                                                                                                                                                    Exclusive

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on September 7, 2014

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    The food and service here was excellent, lots of choice and not just the usual italian fare either. Loved it!

                                                                                                                                                                                  27. F

                                                                                                                                                                                    Foodie

                                                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                                                    20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on August 30, 2014

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                    Great food, great service. I like the ambience. Nice house wine

                                                                                                                                                                                  28. HH

                                                                                                                                                                                    HungryHorse

                                                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on May 18, 2014

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                    We have so far only tried the pizzas - the best pizza base ever, delicious! Drinks reasonably priced. We will be back for more, and to explore the menu further.

                                                                                                                                                                                  29. JC

                                                                                                                                                                                    JamesC

                                                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 18, 2014

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                    We went for a special occasion and were not disappointed. Fantastic food, delicious wine and great service. Goats cheese and roasted veg started was amazing as was the wine recommended for my pasta dish. We will be back

                                                                                                                                                                                  30. MM

                                                                                                                                                                                    MeMe

                                                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 7, 2014

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                    The food was very good. Freshly prepared.

                                                                                                                                                                                  31. C

                                                                                                                                                                                    Canagooner

                                                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on April 4, 2014

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    I have been to il Guscio several times. The food is excellent and reasonably priced, and has the seal of approval of many Italian friends (and mothers!) who have been. The staff are super friendly too, I can't rate it highly enough. Huge pizzas and delicious desserts to boot!

                                                                                                                                                                                  32. D

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dun1

                                                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                                                    60 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    60 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 21, 2014

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                    We were disappointed by Il Guscio after having read some good reviews. A cold meat and cheese board starter had to be chased up and then came to the table straight from a very cold fridge. Pasta mains were so-so, but had too much sauce to too little taste. Nice cosy room and friendly service, but there is far better Italian food to be had quite close by.

                                                                                                                                                                                  33. P

                                                                                                                                                                                    Pidduebubi

                                                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on March 9, 2014

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                    The food is delicious as always. The pizza was amazing but the service was a lil' bit slow.. It wasn't busy but we have waited for long to be served. The waitress anyway was lovely and soo sweet! I'll definitely recommend your restaurant, as I've always done! Thank you guys, W SARDEGNA!

                                                                                                                                                                                  34. L

                                                                                                                                                                                    Lamchowder

                                                                                                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                                                                                                    56 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                    56 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 16, 2013

                                                                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                    We were immediately impress with the small looking rustic, dimmed lighting cafe the moment we saw it. It felt authentic. Staff were friendly and Italian and provided us with complimentary olives- a nice touch. Although there's more to meet the eye the food did not disappoint. The tuna steak was mouth melting, soft and tender and really well seasoned and flavoured. It came with a healthy pretty portion of grilled vegetables too. My tagliatelle with bacon mushrooms & cream was surprisingly light, not smothered in cream like some but done properly with lots of flavour from the herbs used and the generous amount of mushrooms. The whole experience felt like an authentic experience and i would love to go back to try their massive pizzas.

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