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Radici

4.2
178 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Monday: 17:00 - 22.30
Tues - Fri 12:00-14:30 & 17:00 - 22:30
Saturday 11:00-14:30 & 17:00-22:30
Sunday 11:00-21:00
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020 7354 4777
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Pay and Show parking
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Public Transit

The nearest tube stations are Highbury & Islington station or Angel station
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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

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Special Offers

Half-Term Set Lunch: Two or three courses at £15/18 & an Aperol Spritz

Set Lunch: Two or three courses for £15/£18 with an Aperol Spritz

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. 1.5 hour return time for table.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 28 May 2018

Ends: 8 June 2018

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

Father's Day Sunday Wild Feasting: £22.50 pp with Aperol Spritz

Sunday Wild Feasting: £22.50 pp including the seasonal meat of the week with sides and an Aperol Spritz

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 17 June 2018

Ends: 17 June 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00-16:00

Bank Holiday Pizza Brunch:2/3 courses £15/20 & bottomless Prosecco £15

Join us for the May Bank Holiday, Monday 28th May where you can enjoy our Pizza Brunch: 2/3 courses £15/20 with bottomless Prosecco £15

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 28 May 2018

Ends: 28 May 2018

Availability: Mon 11:00-16:00

Pre/Post Theatre: Two or three courses at £15/18

Pre/Post Theatre: Two or three courses at £15/18

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. 1.5 hour return time for table.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 19 February 2018

Ends: 3 November 2018

Availability: Mon-Sat 17:00-22:30

Weekend Pizza Brunch: 2/3 courses £15/20 with bottomless fizz £15

Weekend Pizza Brunch: 2/3 courses £15/20 with bottomless fizz £15

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 17 February 2018

Ends: 3 November 2018

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

Sunday Wild Feasting: £22.50 pp

Sunday Wild Feasting: £22.50 pp including the seasonal meat of the week with sides.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 10 December 2017

Ends: 31 May 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00-16:00

Set Lunch: Two or three courses at £15/18

Set Lunch: Two or three courses for £15/£18

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. 1.5 hour return time for table.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 12 February 2018

Ends: 3 November 2018

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

What 178 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.0
service
4.0
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3.9
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4.0Dined on 2 May 2018

I keep coming back it's great and convenient. I had the vegetarian lasagne and it is amazing! Great menu and friendly bi-lingual staff!

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1.0Dined on 29 April 2018

Although I gave one star it’s only as I could not leave just a comment.
Booked the restaurant for our first anniversary as we had held our reception there the year before. About an hour and half before our reservation I was called and was informed that they had to cancel the reservation. Was deeply disappointed but was nothing to be done as they said they had problems with their toilets.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

We have been a number of times to Radici mainly pre-theatre. I thought I should write on this occasion and we were so very warmly greeted by Lorenzo and his fantastic team. The food was better than ever with the most delicious pasta and mains of lamb and guinea foul. The chef Giuseppe came to say hello. I mentioned to him that my very close friend’s son, who is 8, had commented that the pizza he ate at Fiume, Francesco Mazzei’s restaurant in the new Battersea power station (which we have also enjoyed hugely) was the ‘best ever’ - Giuseppe explained the intricacies of the flours used. Delicious. Both are fantastic local Italian delights to share with friends and family.

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5.0Dined on 22 April 2018

Gem of a restaurant, great pizza and interesting brunch options. Added bonus is that you can see ham cut and chicken carved in front of you and pasta made right there in front of you too. I recommend zucchini frites and pizza. Children’s menu has large size pizza.

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Had a wonderful lunch, wait staff were super friendly and very accommodating to anything we wanted. We had the tuna tartare/avocado Pinsa and Grilled Mixed Seafood, both were amazing, the Pinsa was a cool twist on traditional pizza and so delicious.
Fantastic fresh food, good value for money, plus friendly staff - will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Great food and service at the table was very good. The welcome/departure and general tidiness of the restaurant could be improved. Would def recommend.

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5.0Dined on 3 April 2018

Excellent food, lovely staff and fair prices!

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4.0Dined on 2 April 2018

Radici for brunch at the weekend is the best, great bloody Mary's and pizza - can't do wrong

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5.0Dined on 18 March 2018

Lovely family lunch on Sunday - amazing food, super friendly staff, all fresh and made in house, including butcher.

I just keep going back again and again. Highly recommended

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5.0Dined on 13 March 2018

Delicious - we shared a few of the starters and then the vegetarian pizza. Nice wine list too!

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5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Beautiful, fresh, authentic, simple and delicious Italian food. Everything tried on the menu was fantastic, and the venue is gorgeous. Could have stayed all afternoon, will come back again with the rest of the family for a proper long visit.

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5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Wonderful from start to finish.

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4.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Radio is our favourite for weekend brunch, it's not the same old boring brunch menu and the bloody Mary's are pretty good too

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5.0Dined on 4 March 2018

Had brunch there today. The restaurant is open and large, great seating options for just two or larger groups. The decor is rustic Italian modern style. Food was fabulous. Started with the spiced meatballs, perfectly cooked, not dry in the least, and just the right amount of heat. Had pancetta and egg pizza, pancetta was plentiful and very nice flavor, sauce lovely, cheese and crust all nice. Service friendly and knowledgeable.

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5.0Dined on 2 March 2018

Amazing, attentive service. The restaurant had a wonderful atmosphere - perfect for delicious food and cocktails with friends.

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4.0Dined on 23 February 2018

A very good value pre-theatre menu and the dishes we chose were delicious. The staff were very friendly and showed an appropriate level of attentiveness. However, we seasoned diners were pretty shocked by the price of the wine.

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5.0Dined on 18 February 2018

Really enjoyed our brunch on a Sunday. The "brunch pizza" one of their new creation was amazing. Quality service by Lorenzo who was very helpful with the recommandations.

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4.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Radici ticks all the boxes - brunch, lunch, dinner, great Italian food delivered by a passionate bunch of chefs and service staff. We love this place!

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4.0Dined on 15 February 2018

Solid dining option in north London. Radici's is so much more than your average Italian. Would thoroughly recommend!

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4.0Dined on 14 February 2018

We had a lovely evening at Radici.
The food was delicious and the service warm and friendly, especially Lorenzo the delightful waiter.

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5.0Dined on 5 February 2018

Great location, nice and quiet, perfect for a friend catch up.
I had some amazing burrata ravioli!! fantastic! I will def get back there soon!!!

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2.0Dined on 3 February 2018

My third or fourth visit. The quality of the food on the last two occassions has been really quite poor.

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2.0Dined on 1 February 2018

We didn't eat pizza, which is maybe the thing to order. One waiter was excellent but the other was distracted and forgot to bring my friend's main course which she then had to eat after the other three of us. The same distracted waiter didn't seem to know anything about the menu. Food was perfectly ok Italian stuff, but poor relationship quality and price. The desserts were terrible - Tiramisu was all cream and the rum bad inedible with ancient ricotta on top of drenched baba. The chef came to the table and apologised, which we appreciated. Large place, suitable for young people - except seemed pricy to us.

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5.0Dined on 1 February 2018

Friendly staff and service who were very accommodating to the table of 6's needs. Good food and wheelchair access.

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4.0Dined on 20 January 2018

Lovely food before seeing a play at the almeida. We used the evening standard menu and though the choice was limited we all found something we liked. Service was smooth and the venue is spacious and pleasant. Would go again.

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4.0Dined on 19 January 2018

Friday night was busy and very noisy. Service was poor. Waited for 30 minutes and only after complaining got our food which was just ok. The waiter was apologetic and didn't charge for the side salad.
Won't bother to go again.

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1.0Dined on 19 January 2018

The main course took too long to arrive and we had to leave. The restaurant was very apologetic

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2.0Dined on 19 January 2018

Food was more like a microwave meal, preheated and very mediocre.

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3.0Dined on 18 January 2018

We had read that this restaurant was a hidden jem and were excited to see how this differed from what was the Almeida restaurant.
On arrival we both had a cocktail and both were very good, my husband said his was outstanding.
We moved to our table and ordered the house specials. Mine was a clam dish which was mediocre, it lacked real flavour and if we were to return I most definitely would not order again. I was really surprised as it looked like it should taste incredible.
My husband ordered a house special which had so much breading that the true flavour of what lay underneath was lost.
The manager came over and spoke with us and brought over a chocolate cake on the house which although a kind gesture -
I would have preferred to enjoy a really delicious meal out with my husband.
We both left feeling very disappointed with the food and not keen to return. Hopefully at some point we do and have a better experience.

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4.0Dined on 14 January 2018

Really child friendly. Nice spacious restaurant with a sleek design. Nice touch of live sausage and pasta making to occupy you whilst you wait.

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5.0Dined on 14 January 2018

My third visit to Radici; the first was their opening week, it was good but not in my top ten, the second was an event I booked for my husbands birthday, he enjoyed it and it was good but not all I expected it to be. Yesterday was the best so far and I look forward to returning to sample more of the same. The portions are a good size, the ingredients are spot on and service is very good. Radici is now within my top ten because of quality food, location to home and lovely ambience; I can see it becoming a Sunday lunch favourite.

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5.0Dined on 14 January 2018

Superb. Great all round

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3.0Dined on 11 January 2018

The courgetti fries were the star of the show but unfortunately the pizzas were doughy and the toppings too rich and heavy. Disappointing.

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4.0Dined on 10 January 2018

Tasty food. Excellent service. At last! a restaurant where they will turn down or off the background Muzak and one can enjoy intimate conversation.

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3.0Dined on 9 January 2018

Admittedly, we were on the discount menu, so very little choice. Wine was good, food a bit on the "HEAVY" side for Italian although good quality ingredients. Good bread. I wouldn't pay more for this than I did.

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4.0Dined on 5 January 2018

Everything was good. All food ordered was tasty. Even though my special clams spaghetti was under cooked: Al dente I like but not like that where it was constantly sticking to teeth! Loved the strawberry lemonade 😊 Will be back

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5.0Dined on 2 January 2018

Absolutely sensational Italian food. Fresh ingredients, beautifully prepared and with stunning flavor. My girlfriend and I came here on the back of a great review in the Guardian and it did not disappoint. HIGHLY recommend this place if you love Italian food. You can also get tapas style sharing options, which makes for a great date. Can't wait to come back.

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5.0Dined on 31 December 2017

Radici was a lovely restaurant. The food was superb and the service couldn't be faulted. Food came out in a timely manner and was reasonably priced. The only thing I would say is the menu was in Italian, which of course it would be being an Italian restaurant. However, a small description in English might help those not experienced in Italian dining. We had to Google what things were before we ordered them, although I'm sure if we'd have asked the staff they would have translated for us.

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2.0Dined on 28 December 2017

Food was bland, maybe this was because we were vegetarian? The pizza bread starter had way too much salt and literally had to be scraped off. The aubergine parmigiana in contrast was bland and needed salt and then some. The tortellini burata was nice but the hefty Parmesan spread on top was unnecessary and totally overpowered the subtlety of the burrata.

As for the service, it could be forgiven if there restaurant was normally busy. However, this was midweek between Christmas and New Years on the coldest night of the year. The restaurant was completely empty, yet we were chasing waiters to make our order and shockingly spent 20 minutes flagging down waiters to get the bill. No excuses, the service should be better than this.

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4.0Dined on 20 December 2017

We had lovely post theatre cichetti - and a very pleasant afternoon with cocktails. Zuchini and Arincini. Would definitely go again.

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