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Il Guscio E5 Ristorante Pizzeria

90 Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0QR, England
+44 20 7502 3288
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (13 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
90 Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0QR, England
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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

I really recommend this place specially for the pizzas as they are quite worthy for the prices. Salads are bit overpriced. Nice environment and beautiful place

Thank Maria E
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Off the cuff lunch, never been in the area before and gave it a try. Massively exceeded expectations. A proper little trattoria with friendly service but more importantly superb food. Very pleased we popped in. Well done Il Guscio!

1  Thank carolyn_and_Keith
Reviewed July 26, 2017

Had a midweek date night at this lovely friendly Italian. Great service, good cocktails (cheap for London) and delicious fresh food. I'm vegan but there were at least a couple of dishes for me, and my partner (omnivore with a big appetite) loved his meal...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Il Guscio is a small, friendly, Sardinian restaurant on Lower Clapton Road, Hackney. They sell a lot of takeaway pizzas, but their main menu and special dishes are preferred by discerning customers. The starters are excellent, try the carta musica, and the main dishes reliably...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed June 5, 2017

I reviewed this place 18 months ago and thought it was very good. Recently went back and was less impressed. Still a warm welcome and simple decoration. However, I thought the place was less well maintained and could do with a good clean. Quieter than...More

Thank nge8
Reviewed June 3, 2017

I ordered from them last year and even though delivery didnt take ages the pizza was very indifferent (for a italian pizza restaurant) and extremely salty.

Thank Luana G
Reviewed April 30, 2017

This is a very small precious gem of Hackney, I suggest other travelers to make a booking if possible, cause the restaurant is very tiny and often very busy. But don't give up on them if they can't find you a place in the restaurant,...More

Thank Gabor V
Reviewed March 24, 2017

The restaurant is very small but I like the atmosphere and I have ordered take away pizza from her before and found it to be delicious, so was looking forward to dining here. The service was friendly and the food was ok, but that's it...More

Thank P0cket_Knife
Reviewed March 1, 2017

I went with a group of friends last night and had a great time. It is a small local restaurant with home cooked Sardinian food, which I had not had before. The salads were plentiful and the roasted vegetables fresh and delicious, my swordfish with...More

Thank Judithwald
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

It has been my favourite little Italian for years and only now getting round to leaving a review. Beautiful quaint Italian with authentic Sicilian food. Changing specials and very good pizza menu. Try the special Sicilian Red and home made meatballs. So so good!

Thank Rhys E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $20
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0QR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7502 3288
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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). A great place to go for a nice meal with friends or partner!
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