Il Guscio Highbury

Restaurant description

Guscio is an Italian restaurant Located in Highbury London, very bright and youthful that serves dishes of traditional Italian Cuisine.

What we like

  • Start your   experience to Guscio tasting the "Paccheri di Gragnano alla Spargi" (Large tube Pasta with King Prawns, zucchini and cherry tomatoes) or  the "Fatti In Casa alle Vongole e Orata"(Hand Made short pasta with clams,dry fish mullet roe with a sea bream fillet on top)
  • We recommend "Orata ubriaca con Olive Taggiasche" (Sea Bream in wine with taggiasche olives. Served with roast potatoes);  Fegato alla Veneziana  (Calves liver with onions and red wine served with roast potatoes).
  • Delicious all the Pizzas, we recommend Il Guscio  (Tomato,Mozzarella,Sardinian sausage,pecorino cheese and aubergine)
  • An good selection of Wine

To know more

  • Pasta and Ravioli Handmade

What to do and see around

Arsenal Stadium, Arsenal Museum, Finsbury Park

How to reach us

Underground: Piccadilly line Finsbury park, arsenal

Bus: 4, 19, 236

Red Wines

Glass 75ml ------ Bottle


House Red4.50 ------ 14.50

Anfora Rossa Merlot 4.90 ------15.90
GambellaraItalia 11%

Nero D'Avola4.90 ------16.90 

Abbaia5.50 ------17.90 
UveCannonau, Pascale, Malaga e Monica
Colli del Limbara 2013 13%

Primitivo di Manduria 15.80
Terre Avare 2012 14%

Merlot del Friuli 16.50 
Aquileia 2012 13%

Bardolino Classico Zonin 18.50
2013 12.5%

Malbeck Lison Pramaggiore 18.90
Santa Margherita 2012 14.5%

Montepulciano D’Abruzzo 19.50
Borgo San Leo 2012 13%

Nepente di Oliena (Gianfranco Zola Village) 27.00
Cannonau di Sardegna 2012 14.5%

San Giovese Sassoregale  27.00
Maremma Toscana 2012 13.5%

San Giovese,Merlot Collezzione 24.00
ColliMarzaniUmbria 2009 13%

Chianti Albola DOCG 25.00
Albola 2012 13%

Cannonau di Sardegna 2011 13.5%

Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso 28.00
Ca’Rugate Veneto 2010 14%

Amarone della Valpolicella.DOC 58.80
Corvina,Rondinella and Molinara Grapes Zonin

Marchese di Villamarina 2008 64.00
Sella & Mosca (Alghero-Sardinia-Italy) 13%
Grape Varieties 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep garnet, with a cherry, pepper, tobacco and coffee nose. 
Produced only in top vintages, the character of the Cabernet 
takes on a distinctly Mediterranean slant, from the breadth and 
intensity of its aromas to the warmth and fullness of the highly 
complex palate. Vinification The grapes are harvested manually and mechanically in late 
Autumn and fermented for two weeks in stainless steel vats
at 68 to 82°F. Aging: The wine is matured 18 months in small 
French oak casks, followed by a further 12 months in large oak 
barrels. After bottling, it is aged an additional 18 months prior to release. Small Bottles 375 ml

Small Bottles 375 ml

San Giovese,Merlot Collezzione ½Bottle 13.50
Colli Marzani Umbria 2009 13%

Chianti Albola DOCG ½Bottle 13.50
Albola 2012 13%


White Wines

Glass 75ml ------ Bottle


House Red4.30 ------ 13.90

Anfora Bianca 4.50 ------15.00
Chardonnay Blend 11%

Soave4.80 ------16.00 
Cantina di Negrar-Dry-11.5%

Sinis5.40 ------16.50 
Cantina della vernaccia oristano Medium Dry 12%

Monte porzio Catone –Medium Dry-12%

Verdicchio 16.50
Dei castelli di Jesi –Dry-12.5%

Pinot Grigio19.50 
Delle Venezie eantonini Ceresa –Dry-12%

La Cala 19.90
Vermentino di Alghero Sella & Mosca-Dry 13%

Sauvignon Torresella21.90 
Veneto 2013 12%

Smeralda 24.90
Vermentino Doc Sardinia-Dry- 14%

Gavidi Gavi 25.30
PodereMerlina in Rovereto di Gavi Italy –Dry-12.5%

Karagnanj Vermentino di Gallura D.O.C.G 27.00
Vermentino Superiore 2012 14.5%


Rosé wines

Glass  ------ Bottle

House Rosé(Pinot GrigioBlash)4.90 ------15.00

Seu5.50 ------ 19.80 
Nieddera -Sardinia Medium Dry-12%

Sparkling Wine

House Prosecco5.50 ------24.00

Prosecco Zonin28.00 
Cuvee Regal Brut 11%

Opening times

Open: Mon - Fri 17:00 - 22:30 Sat - Sun 12:00 – 23:00

Close on: None


Address: 231 Blackstock Road, London N5 2LL

Telephone number: 020 7354 1400

Email: [email protected]

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