Radici

4.2
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318 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian

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Pre/post Theatre
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

Valentine's Day sharing menu £40pp

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Radici and enjoy a special menu of sharing dishes for £40 per person.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 13 February 2020

Ends: 15 February 2020

Availability: Thu-Sat 12:00-14:15 17:00-22:15

Evening Standard Offer : 2/3 courses for £20/£25 with a glass of wine

Evening Standard Offer enjoy our menu of 2/3 courses for £20/£25 with a glass of wine.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 26 December 2019

Ends: 9 February 2020

Availability: Daily 12:30-14:30 17:15-22:15

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: 31 March 2020

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

What 318 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.1
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4.1
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3.9
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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Great food for very fair prices in London! There was a big stand up party in the restaurant and only two waitresses so it was extremely difficult to get service but the food was so good we will definitely return, hopefully on a less busy night.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely meal with great service!

F
London
60 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I’ve been a few times now and it’s consistently good food and usually easy to get a table.

This time we had the antipasto platter to share which was good, but a bit pricey for what was on the board.

For the mains we had pizza and it was good. Worth going for just the pizza alone.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had a very nice meal at Radici - the restaurant is beautiful inside and the polenta was fabulous. Would’ve given five stars for everything except the Evening Standard set menu was not given to me straight away (it’s such a good deal, they should definitely be handing that out first), and my meatball starter was not very hot when it came out.

PH
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Food was really nice, the service wasn't great at all which left a bad taste in the mouth.

g
London
296 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We were seated in the Wine room and it was cold down there. The food was great as usual, can't complain about that.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great pasta and pizza. Casual, everyday dining. Staff always friendly and good service.

LD
London
17 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely service and it was great to have a table that we could wheel in a wheelchair.

g
London
296 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Radici - find it hard to complain about this place, always great service and good Italian food.

FR
London
19 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Greatly improved since my last visit, with a low noise level, probably because this was on a weekday night, when the Almeida Theatre was playing, and the restaurant only about half full. What we liked most was that there were menu items at varying prices, so that you could eschew the white truffles, and order friendly-priced dishes that allowed us to drink a great (and accordingly priced) Barbaresco.

KS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was happy with vey friendly and decent staffs. In terms of food, I won’t complain if they increase the price 20% more.

HA
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience at Radici was absolutely wonderful, from start to finish. The host (i think her name was akron) was extremely bubbly and showed us to a lovely table by the window.
Food and drinks were perfect, the best pizza in London! Service was very attentive, the whole team were really helpful and made the night extra special. I will definitely return soon.

OT
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner visiting the area. We found the the staff terrific, almost as good as the food.

C
London
77 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Perfect for the Almeida theatre

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience4

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

g
London
296 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall3food3service2ambience2

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
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
33 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best and quality food

H
London
12 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
Overall2food2service2ambience4

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
296 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

RM
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous, lovely staff and incredible food.

c
London
14 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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
22 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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

K
London
14 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food, nice setting

F
London
9 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Our waitress Sara was great!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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
296 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

A
London
22 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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.