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Il Gusto

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11 Craven Road, London W2 3BP, England
+44 20 7402 2111
08:00 - 23:00
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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

During my recent annual stay in London, I discovered this lovely restaurant. To be truthful, I only had breakfasts (many of them!) there. The food was excellent and very reasonably priced. But outstanding was the friendliness and efficiency of the morning staff. I shall recommend this restaurant to all family, friends, and acquaintances.

Thank Loobers
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Due to my work I am in London virtually every week, and this is my favourite restaurant. The owner is very friendly and very professional, always catering to the customers needs. The Pizzas are fantastic as are the pasta dishes, a great find in a great location. For those with a sweet tooth, I recommend the cheesecake.

Thank hen702
Helston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying in the area and this restaurant was very handy for us. Three of us visited, I went on two nights. We went early which is advisable as it fills up very quickly and we were served before the rush. Service does get a little slow when the restaurant is full but if you are not in a hurry it... More 

Thank Muriel S
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Location: just opposite of Paddington train station Service: OK sometimes faster and sometimes a bit slow. Food: decent quality and reasonably cheap to be in busy neighbourhood in London Summary: nice place to go. I have been there many times

Thank jenskoopmann
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After arriving from Toronto and checking in at our hotel, it was almost 11pm when we were welcomed into Il Gusto by a pleasant young woman and an exhuberant young man from Palermo. We had Pasta Arrabiata; simple but a sauce that was beautifully spiced and as fresh as if Mama made it. Our waiter was warm and enthusiastic and... More 

Thank keithbrown2017
White Rock, Canada
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So this is an Italian dive. The atmosphere of the restaurant screams "mediocrity", and its clear that the restaurant is trying to pick of "Joe and Josephine" tourist straight of the train from Paddington. It's not exactly fine dining, but for a quick lunch or informal dinner the food is fine. I had the pizza and it was excellent. I'm... More 

Thank LucBjorn
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After being in London for only 2 nights we have already eaten here twice. The food is to die for. After travelling to a few places in italy i can definitely say this restaurant come close to if not better than some over there. I had raviolli and my partner had a pizza. Just amazing. Definitely recommend The customer service... More 

Thank Brittney F
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Delicious lasagne and garlic bread before the train home, friendly attentive service and a good price

Thank Lucy Elizabeth B
Penang Island, Malaysia
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Lovely staff. It was a cold day in the winter. The staff stood outside and greet every customer. It must be tough. The menu is flexible, I ordered a pasta but requested for pesto sauce (which is not found anywhere in the menu) but they managed to make one for me! And it was delicious. The minestrone soup was excellent... More 

Thank TJoo
Redruth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Was made very welcome staff were very friendly and the food was excellent cooked fresh and very tasty and great wine. The portions were just the right size would definitely go back when in London again

Thank Joy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Italian, Pizza
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Craven Road, London W2 3BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7402 2111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?