Radici

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276 Reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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

Pinsa Aperitvo: Carafe of Wine & Pinsa to share for £14 from 5-7pm

Enjoy a 500ml carafe of wine and a pinsa to share between two people for £14. Available at lunchtimes & during aperitivo hour 5-7pm only.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. available in the Bar & Terrace only.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 15 April 2019

Ends: 31 July 2019

Availability: Mon 17:00-18:45
Tue-Fri 12:00-14:30 17:00-18:45

Pre/Post Theatre: Two or three courses at £16/19

Pre/Post Theatre: Two or three courses at £16/19

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

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 16 November 2018

Ends: 30 June 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: 31 August 2019

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

What 276 People Are Saying
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CC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant with good food and easy to talk together

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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

Love it, I’ll be back......

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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!

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

Lovely evening....food was exquisite!

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

Great food in a nice environment with impeccable service

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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

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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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B
London
17 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It is fine for a quick meal before the theatre. But would recommend it as a restaurant for an evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing proper Italian food, very difficult to find better in London. The service is efficient, not stiff like in many other restaurant, perfectly matching the concept of this place. Will definitely recommend it

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London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely service from Em!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was below average quality

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great ambiance and food variety. Great selection of wine. Service was quite slow, I felt the restaurant was understaffed. Food was great, everything tasted lovely, but their cake of the day (chocolate cake) was very dry and obviously not fresh. Overall great menu, great tasting food, but service needs to be improved for the price being paid.

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Berlin
8 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Friday lunchtime. Almost empty so can’t make much comment about atmosphere or noise as a generality. Despite the lack of patrons, the service was slow and included a waitress that seemed to either not listen or not understand English too well. Food was tasty.

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g
London
271 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was like visiting an old friend returning to Radici after not going for a couple of months. Great menu with lots of delicious Italian delights.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked asking for a special table for my Dad's Birthday and were offered the Wine Cellar which was absolutely fab! Food was delicious and our waitress Adriana gave us really good recommendations. Will be back soon for sure.

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L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easy Saturday lunch is a warm and friendly location. Loved the food and service.

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NA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely delicious pork Ragu, rest of food very good as usual. Have been here a few times and always had a good meal.

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ZS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good service, the food is average. Not terrible but not worth going again really...

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AM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food is good, place is good too but the service is not great. Waiters were too pushy and seemed in a rush for us to leave the table, despite the fact that the restaurant was not full

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OT
London
18 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Basically a glorified pizza place... didn’t really live up to my expectations of D&D.

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London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Food was nice, nice place but those few things that just let it down. Very uncomfortable chair (table 6), dogs in the restaurant, waiter leaning over you whilst eating to remove a side plate and for some reason the inner door to stop the cold coming in was open so you guessed it we got cold blasts every time the door opened. Seafood fettuccine was nice and the olive oil with the bread was very tasty even though there must have been something super spice on the bread that killed my throat a few time’s. Wife had alcoholic mojito that was not great as it tasted mainly if spirit and not much like a mojito. Otherwise not bad I suppose but then again we weren’t out to be wowed tonight but probably give this place a miss next time as there are loads of interesting places in the area.

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v
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Environment is good. Maybe because too busy, we were not be looked after after seated for 30 mins. Good tastes okay.

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V
London
9 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Poor service, poor interior and average value for money.

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N
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Waited 25 minutes for our food on a noisy Saturday lunchtime. Service was very offhand, waitress interrupting our conversation loudly (until we complained - it then improved). Food was very greasy, clearly cooked some time ago. No bread until requested, despite greasiness of the dishes ! We were offered a replacement salad, but this was also drenched in oil.

After complaining, two of the three dishes were removed from the bill, and the manager was genuinely sorry. But don’t spend money here, there are so many better places on Upper street.

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DK
London
65 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good Italian food in a neighbourhood restaurant.

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p
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I think it is a pleasant place to go but the service was a bit 'relaxed'

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. Gem in this location. Would visit again

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff, helpful and nice. Food was amazing and the restaurant itself was beautiful.

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EN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent quality over the time. Excellent menu and food

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London
11 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Good quality simple food but expensive with uninspiring and slightly unfriendly service. 7 pounds for zucchini fries are too much even if they were amazing!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food!

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London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice & authentic Italian restaurant in Angel with good dinner specials. Cozy & warm atmosphere, attentive service. A delicious & pleasant surprise.

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f
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was yummy. They did forget about a coffee at end of meal.

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