Radici

4.2
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304 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian

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Pre/post Theatre
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The much-celebrated chef Francesco Mazzei brings Radici, an authentic Italian trattoria to Islington; the area of London he has made his home. Radici translates as ‘roots’, and will reflect the Calabrian cuisine of Francesco’s heritage, as well as incorporating dishes from the southern Italian areas of Campania, Basilicata, Puglia, Sicily, and Sardinia.

Private Dining

Radici is an Italian trattoria, led by Francesco Mazzei, with 2 private Dining Rooms.

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Special Offers

Pre/Post Theatre: 2/3 courses for £16/19

Enjoy our Pre/Post Theatre set menu - 2/3 courses for £16/19

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. 1.5 hour return time for table.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 16 November 2018

Ends: 29 November 2019

Availability: Sun 17:00-19:00
Mon 17:00-19:00 21:30-22:30
Tue-Fri 12:00-14:30 17:00-19:00 21:30-22:30
Sat 17:00-19:00 21:30-22:30

Weekend Pizza Brunch: 2/3 courses £16/21

Weekend Pizza Brunch: 2/3 courses £16/21

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 17 February 2018

Ends: 21 December 2019

Availability: Sun 11:00-16:00
Sat 11:00-14:30

Set Lunch: 2/3 courses at £16/19

Set Lunch: 2/3 courses for £16/£19

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. 2 hour return time for table.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 9 September 2019

Ends: 23 December 2019

Availability: Tue-Fri 12:00-14:30

What 304 People Are Saying
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C
London
76 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Perfect for the Almeida theatre

OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Went for a birthday, nothing done from the staff. Really disappointed. The food tho was good.

g
London
286 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Radici is a no brainer for us. Close to home and amazing food. I love the caccio e peppe (excuse the spelling)

d
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The food was only ok - certainly not worth the prices they charge. Service was patchy - the second glass of wine we ordered never arrived (but, to be fair, it didn't appear om the bill either).

s
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food is amazing, service is great. We are a group of 8 and there are plenty of space, which is very important for a group gathering.

n
London
32 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best and quality food

H
London
12 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went here for a pre-theatre menu with a friend - excellent, speedy service, and good (albeit not outstanding) food. Excellent value for money though, and would definitely dine here again. Loved the ambience too. Many thanks.

GR
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Went there very soon after it opened and it was a fantastic meal. This time it felt too 'manufactured', courses came out too quickly after ordering like they were prepared so presentation was poor, wilted salad on starters and 'slopped' on tiramisu with too much coco powder. Main course pasta was small for price (not on pre-theatre menu) and no nut-free desserts meant wife couldn't have one. Overall didn't feel great value and disappointed compared to previous visit. Service was ok, but not proactive in offering a nut-fee dessert alternative.
Have recommended in the past wont be now.

g
London
286 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Radici was super busy for a Wednesday evening, but the food and service was impeccable

RM
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A delicious meal served by a very friendly waiter in lovely surroundings, just opposite the Almeida Theatre. The courgette flowers with ricotta were amazing, as was the aubergine parmigiana. Will definitely go back.

DT
London
13 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Radici!! We visit at least once a month. The whole experience is always superb!

CM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous, lovely staff and incredible food.

c
London
12 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The pretheatre menu needs to change more. Meatballs and mash is odd starter. £15 is great value but then £6 for a really tiny portion of green beans ( as no sides in set menu) is disproportionate.

TG
London
21 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food and location, and nice decor - great for groups

K
London
14 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food, nice setting

F
London
9 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Evening standard menu was fine, quite basic but nice enough. Good wine and good service.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Our waitress Sara was great!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We had an overall nice experience but the service was a little slow and at time inattentive.
The food was flavoursome and felt homely but the presentation could have been nicer.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The loud pop music definitely kills the ambiance a little bit unfortunately. It’s unnecessary given the great decor and food at Radici.

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch at Radici, as usual. I adored the Cacio e Pepe with truffles, and the delicious home made ice cream. Thank you again!

AL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Felt like a drifting ship, lacking in overall management with pleasant but inexperienced staff. The food was reasonable and the venue is fine, if not a bit spartan. Overall I had the impression that someone’s investment in this restaurant is not being fully exploited.

g
London
286 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time taking the family and they thoroughly enjoyed it. Great Sunday menu including 3 roast dinners. Perfect

P
London
29 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

It's strange to rate drinks better than food in a London restaurant but the half price cocktails were very good as was the Calabria wine. The food however was pleasant but hugely overpriced. I was offered a special as I gave a cheese allergy which was pleasant enough spaghetti with mussels and bottsrga or fish roe, not caviar! I was then charged £19.50 for a small enough plate. My friend had a squid plate which was also very small. They have a pretheatre menu which is hugely uninspiring with 3 offers which were either pasta and cheese and Pepper, chicken breast and mash or a pizza margarita with extra toppings at a cost. Surprisingly few customers seemed to take advsntage of it. Islington has no many good restaurants that over pricing seems a strange policy. Anyway wine is good!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Italian food, great service. Lovely view into the kitchen & great staff! Very authentic dining

A
London
22 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Nice place offering good food, however service was very slow and not prompt. We needed to keep asking them things rather than them coming to the table. Also, we were there with two of toddlers and when we asked them if they had crayons and something to draw they only brought one set instead of two.

CC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant with good food and easy to talk together

RD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Really good deal for theatre and lovely looking restaurant. I really enjoyed the pizza. However, my friend suspected his starter was microwaved and our polite request to fix the really wobbly table was ignored. Service otherwise was also lacking. Perhaps the look of the restaurant raised expectations too much as came away dissapointed.

T
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

My wife and I had our wedding reception here when it first opened. In fact we were the first event that they catered for. The food and service was amazing ( check trip advisor review).
Tonight was a complete opposite. We had to wait nearly 20 minutes between courses and my main course which was the special of the day, clam linguine had semi raw definitely not al dente linguine and one of the mussels served was not opened.
The staff couldn’t be more apologetic and did offer to replace the dish which I declined.
The manager took the course off of the bill, and said he would pass the comments on to the chef but never heard any feedback from the chef via the staff.
I only hope it’s a one off bad experience as we really liked this place although I am feeling really disappointed that it could really be so hit and miss when it comes to something that is so basic at this moment in time.

m
London
28 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very tasty pre-theatre dinner, we didn't have much to eat as it was early, but what we did have was swiftly served. The zucchini fries as a stand-out - delicious!

JP
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service, great selection of authentic dishes, and very nice wine selection. Fantastic service by errico, will return soon.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love it, I’ll be back......

l
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Such a good venue for a bottomless brunch (we sat in their wine room) - and very big portions of good food, nicely balanced between brunch-y and Italian food. Everyone was well fed, and we had plenty of prosecco!

J
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening....food was exquisite!

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a nice environment with impeccable service

R
Hong Kong
7 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked Radici for a later time but our plans changed and we arrived quite a bit earlier, the front of house team were so accommodating and arranged for a table immediately. The service was excellent and very attentive, wine recommendation was excellent! The food was amazing. Between two of us we shared a pizza and had the linguine lobster and roasted sea bream so so fresh, loved it all! The head chef even came around to the table to check everything was ok, a very nice touch.
We’ll definitely be returning, had a great evening and the atmosphere was fantastic too!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing also that atmosphere was really friendly,thank you to Adriana for reccomend the food and wine it was eccelent .We will come back again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Italian restaurant ever tried. Good food and amazing service! I highly recommend it!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere and nice Italian food. Nice deal for the pre-theatre menu

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food especially the pasta! A real Italian taste. Service also up to a good standard, very friendly

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