Really interesting Italian restaurant with a good choice of dishes and a great wine list. Decor features the owner's art collection.
Food is well executed and the main guys running front of house are very friendly.
Great alternative to all the chains just a short walk away on Upper Street. Bags more character and much better food.
if you love creamy pasta, homie Italian food and friendly owner. This is THE place to be. Everything is just so extremely creamy that I want to roll around in it naked and drown myself with guilty pleasure.
Don't go if you're diet/carb/calories conscious. ok may be just once. Everybody needs cream and cheese once... or twice a year.
Came to Metro Gusto to celebrate a colleague's farewell party. Man what an experience.
I hated to go home.
MetroGusto is a real gem of a restaurant in a part of London that is saturated with eating places. I think that people who live in this area are actually spolit for choice.The restaurant is ideally located to make it possible for anyone to eat a 3 course set menu prior to going to watch a film. The price is very reasonable as well-I mean under 20 pounds.The décor is mainly of a rustic nature with the odd painting here and there.But in my honest opinion I think what sells in the restaurant is the service.It combines warmth and knowledge and is delivered in its truest friendly sense.
I thought that the menu was a progressive one and we had baby squid with Caponata,followed by Guinea Fowl and a vast bowl of penne all arrabiata.The wine was inexpensive and Italy's best selection at under 20 a bottle.
Metrogusto is a unique restaurant, a world away from the bright lights and stripped modern wood and metal interiors of Upper Street.
The dining room is all dark wood and surrealist art, the distorted and sometimes grotesque figures gazing down you mournfully as you eat. Not that you notice after the first few bites, because the food here is very good indeed.
It's very Italian indeed - and a mix of the very modern and very traditional. Chestnut pasta in a wild boar ragu sits happily alongside chocolate ravioli with a braised veal filling. It's all meaty, lip smackingly good stuff. Juicy meat, tasty sauce, toothsome pasta... It's the sort of thing to send you into a foodie fugue state.
Portions are also big enough to send you spiraling into a food coma. Don't attempt three courses (particularly if one of them is the pasta) unless you're really hungry. Gnashing your teeth and foaming at the mouth hungry that is.
What is common to all the dishes is the quality of the food. In this too, Metrogusto very Italian, the emphasis is on very well sourced ingredients well cooked.
And the wine list is a real treat, full of surprising and less well known wines. If you're in any doubt about what to order, ask the boss. He really knows his stuff.
Service is good, so long as it's the manager doing it. When he is around, it all works like a well oiled machine. If he's not there, it can slip a little sometimes, but always charmingly (not irritatingly) so.
My only complaint is that it's a victim of it;s own success. If it's full it's loud. Very loud. On one or two occasions i've been reduced to conversing with table mates in a confusing mix of charades, lip-reading and plenty of educated (if tipsy) guest work.
It's the perfect place for a mid week dinner, or if you like the buzzyness of a loud and popular restaurant, a Friday or Saturday night.
This is my favorite italian resto in Angel. Great authentic italian cuisine, great service and interesting surroundings/decor. Not cheap, but worth it was a special occasion!
It's a lovely airy, simple and delicious restaurant, the food is simple but amazing and the wine selection is very good, we had a lovely 2010 VERDICCHIO Santorelli and it was very good.
I'd highly recommend this restaurant for those looking for a relaxed meal with good food and wine
Had a fantastic dinner here. Cornish calamari was really good, sausage and bean casserole great and dessert quite tasty. Beer from Meantime as well as wine. Great service on the quiet night I visited. Easy to miss on a dark night, a few external lights help.
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