Macellaio RC Union Street
Alongside with our already known Fassona beef, we have added the Bakery. We do PISSA not Pizza, which was invented before it following old Liguria traditions. Actually, pizza was first cooked in Italy for Andrea Doria, an important Admiral of Genoa’s Republic, before the discovery of America.
At the beginning pissa was only seasoned with anchovies, olives and onion and matured for an average of 60 to 90, using strong flour that helps the dough to rise slowly at fridge temperature with a small quantity of natural yeast. This results in a tastier pissa.
Moreover, we do Focaccia di Recco: a very thin layer of dough made just with flour, Liguria olive oil and with Stracchino cheese in the middle.
Come and lose yourself in this culinary journey full of flavours, history and passion.
Overpriced and under achieving - Will not be returning
Excellent steak, friendly service, and nice ambiance.
Food was tasty (and reasonably priced for steak), staff were friendly, wine was probably a little over-priced (balances out the food!) but good that you could get a glass, carafe or bottle.
Nice that the doors open and you get fresh air, but the night had got a bit chilly, and spent half the evening sitting in my coat... I think the staff realised and did at least close the door, but was difficult to close the windows because of table configuration... Probably need a slightly better process for this.
Would go back, but take layers!
Very nice place and high quality food!
If you go there you’re sure going for the meat, but please do not skip the bakery starters. Those are amazing!!! 😋
Over priced cold food with tiny portions at astronomical prices. Slow slow slow service.
Very bad service. It was my birthday and the staff asked about it only after the bill was paid. The receptionist welcomed us asking about the water and then disappeared .. So, we asked twice to have still water. The bottle of wine arrived after the starter,and the Digestive before the coffee ( which arrived obviously after a chase since we were waiting a bit too much). The food was very good and the staff, even if completely disorganised, was apparently kind. Price in the average of an Italian restaurant in London with good food quality but not in line with the service charge you should pay.
Gli antipasti erano molto buoni ma porzioni troppo piccole, ero abiatuato a più abbondanza in passato.
Starters were much better than mains . Overall not bad . But if you want meat for more than 50 gbp per person you re still better off at Goodman’s / Hawksmoor or M restaurant . My fillet was cold when served , and definitely not worth the money . Stick to starters / tartare and pasta .
Once again, the food, wine and service at Macellaio was excellent.
Highly recommended for a decent hanger steak, could have done with larger sides...
Top notch food at every course. Even the lower priced wines are good.
Our second visit to the RC.
We are fans of good Italian food and our expectations were met
Great atmosphere and the staff were fun and attentive
Good choice of wine with an excellent recommendation from the staff
Overall an enjoyable evening
The steak there is excellent but unfortunately their sides are ridiculously small. Our mash potatoes were only two spoonfuls
The service as usual is also excellent
Nice Resturant, good service. Reasonably priced wine list. Outstanding steak - leagues ahead of most of the the usual London steak offers.
Had a superb evening. Possibly the best steak in London (had the T bone) and great wine list all reasonably priced. Service was excellent.
Very well prepared but the portion sizes of the /100g steaks are too large for just 2 really, which feels wasteful.
Food is tasty but not a good value for money as portions are very small.
Visited the restaurant with a couple of friends and we were greeted very warmly. We shared a 1.2kg T-bone steak and it was wonderfully cooked to perfection. The range of beef on offer is excellent and the dry aging is superb.
The services was not intrusive - it was just right. I’m very glad to have visited this restaurant as it was a very welcome surprise. I will definitely be returning.
Only problem was it was too hot upstairs.
The best meat in London always with best service and atmosphere.
Gran bel posto!
Locale davvero stupendo, cibo di ottima qualità, selezione di vini molto ampia e servizio impeccabile!
Consiglio vivamente a chi cerca un posto dove mangiare di qualità a Londra.
Went early evening prior to cinema. Service very attentive. Steak quality was average for the price.
I went to macellaio for my birthday. I have been before to the place and i loved it. The meat is fresh and they have a good list of wines. It is a bit expensive but the quality of the food is excellent. The place is cosy and the waitress are very friendly. Very recommended
Delicious steak and the starters were good too. We had the bone marrow which was very nice
I’ve been to two Macellaio branches so far- Exmouth Market and Union Street. Both different in vibe but equally great!
Love the staff, service and most importantly the food. They take feedback really well and make every effort to fix it. Good quality food with the right pricing structure makes it a winning choice. I’ve yet to be disappointed here!
Oltre le aspettative! ❤️
Been here about five times and the food is always good. We sat outside for the first time which was lovely and i also tried the dessert for the first time which was also great. The only thing i did not enjoy that much was the ravioli dish-i always order the tagliatelle they are amazing, the rabioli were a bit dry and the meat a bit chewy.steak and focaccia were lovwly
Beautifully presented simple steak. Not that cheap but such places aren't. Maybe a tad noisy for some people?
So the food is really nice but there just enough of it. Rump steaks weigh in at 180g which is pretty small. The meat is definitely good quality and well cooked but even with sides and a dessert each we were not really full. The fennel and orange salad was really good but could have had more orange, potatoes were also really good as was the basil pannacotta. Apple cake needed more caramel sauce. Wine was ok but at £21 for a 500ml carafe it really should be no? Music was terrible but weather was nice so we sat outside, when the sliding windows got closed and we couldn’t hear the music it was much better. Food is really nice and they do know their meat but the portions detract from the quality and overall experience as it was the smallest steak either of us have ever been served, tapas style portion.
Great food and service. People were friendly and what I’ve eaten was worth the money.
Qualità della carne ECCEZIONALE!!
A great confirmation, the best meat in London at the proper price.
Excellent food, particularly the steaks and not too big portions of meat. We had a steak tartare with gorgonzola and balsamic vinegar, which was delicious. Friendly staff and the wine list was excellent an fairly reasonable. We had a delicious bottle of Negroamaro. A nice neighbourhood restaurant and we will definitely be back again.
3rd visit, superb each time. Previously had the rib, this time the T-bone, outstanding meat. What I like most is the variety on the menu as the Missus doesn’t eat meat, but here there are excellent pasta options plus the Ligurian bakery. Nice wine list too and good value for money.
This is in our neighbourhood so we go quite often. While the food is always superb, last Sunday's meal was the best we've had there.
Love coming here with my husband
Great Italian restaurant, outstanding steak in London. Top quality wine and food. Friendly service and lovely atmosphere. That's the way to export italian culture and cuisine. Bravi!
Very good food and the staff is very customer service focused. I have been twice now and will certainly be back.
Beautiful venue. If you haven’t been then it’s a must. I’ve been here a few time and I enjoy it even more every time.
Will come back again soon.