To be honest, if we didn't live round the corner I'm not sure Gucce would have us travelling very far to get to it. Firstly it's ambiance is a bit strange - mainly because of the configuration of the building. It's high-ceilinged and the space is deep but narrow. The decor is nothing flashy - I recall three rather depressing urban black and white photos of, I presume, somewhere in Italy. They used to have a pizza oven here a while ago but replaced it with another table or two, which is a pity as it gave a bit of warmth to the place. The service on the whole is friendly enough but can be slow - it seems to be very popular with large groups celebrating something and they can sometimes take priority over smaller tables. I do like restaurants like Gucce that are not ashamed to have the kitchen on continuous view - though my view last night was mainly of the guy doing the plate-rinsing! The food here is generally good - though I'm not sure that an ordinary olive tapenade and hummus (with focaccia bread) should really qualify as special dips of the house! Tortellonis were pretty tasty; my wife's linguine di mare ($27) apparently "very good" and my son completely cleaned his plate of the surf and turf ($45). So, a bit of a mixture really - and we will be back but probably more because of its convenience than the out and out excellence of the overall experience.
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