Radici

4.1
223 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Group Bookings
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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Phone number
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

New Years Eve: 5 courses with welcome drink £65

New Years Eve set menu five courses for £65 per person, including a welcome drink and sharing antipasti

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

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 31 December 2018

Ends: 31 December 2018

Availability: Mon 17:00-22:30

Christmas Day menu: 5 courses with welcome drink £55

Special five-course Christmas Day menu including welcome drink and sharing starter for £55

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. CC details are required upon booking. The cost of the menu will be taken on the day. Cancellations made after the 22nd December will result in a full menu charge for the number of covers booked.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 25 December 2018

Ends: 25 December 2018

Availability: Tue 11:00-17:00

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

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: 16 February 2019

Availability: Daily 17:00-19:00 21:30-22:30

What 223 People Are Saying
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T
London
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Meeting my children’s partners... lovely opportunity to gather around a table together..

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T
London
17 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

foods and wines are good and it is reasonable price range.

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q
London
81 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is opposite Almeida Theatre and very handy for the theatre. They serve your meal very quickly and the food is delicious so it is definitely recommended.

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YB
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

pleasant enough for pre theatre. had pre theatre menu. food acceptable. however, tasteless tomatoes in starter salad. Good service. Terribly noisy. would go back for pre theatre because of convenience of restaurant but definitely not for a night out.

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a
London
14 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Would recommend for a romantic dinner in a nice environment

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eaten here twice, great food, delicious pasta, perfect pizza. First time we went it was very busy pre-theatre and we spotted 3 famous actors. Second time less busy so better for relaxing. Very good service. Loved it!!

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g
London
249 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Radici never fails to deliver with authentic Italia cooking, wines and cocktails. We love it!

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PG
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had a lovely brunch there with friends celebrating a birthday. Chose from the a la carte menu as the brunch menu meant we'd be having egg for starter and egg for main as the other choices were not to our palette. However the aubergine croquettes, meatballs and courgette frites were so delicious - highly recommend!

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KR
London
15 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner, second visit and food was perfect, really tasty.

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H
London
45 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. Warm and cosy atmosphere. Table a bit small for 6 people especially as there was no where to put coats.

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HB
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very handy for the Almeida Theatre and perfect for an early dinner. Good food, service and ambience.

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EB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was very good; the truffle pasta, in particular. Service was friendly but slow - they didn't bring menus until we'd been seated for more than 10 minutes. But overall, I would recommend and would return.

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g
London
249 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Radici's is the place to go for pre or post theatre dining in Islington. Great menu and perfectly portioned meals.

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Quiet lunch on a Tuesday. The restaurant was nearly empty but did not feel cold; the staff were professional yet friendly, and efficient. The food was high quality, made with good ingredients and well cooked, without being over-complex. An Italian's Italian.

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OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

8 people with one caeliac. They have gluten free pasta. For a little delay in the service, the chef offered us a pizza.
Lovely the pasta cacio pepe and truffles

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H
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

On a tour of Italian food in the neighbourhood, we chanced upon this lovely gem of a restaurant just of Upper street. A very spacious restaurant with a laid back feel and excellent service.

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B
London
11 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a delicious pre-theatre supper here. One of the specials was a cauliflower ‘steak’ - ie. a large piece of roasted cauliflower, served on breadcrumbs with a delicious white sauce. We had this and a portion of perfectly cooked spaghetti with a sauce made from baby tomatoes. Both dishes were really excellent. A real pleasure! We shall definitely go back again.

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g
London
16 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good although the black Alioil with my sardines felt a bit slimey!! The portions are not over generous but ok!

The place was busy and so the service for us was a bit slow.

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e
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The set menu was excellent value and while the choice is a bit limited the quality of food is really good

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K
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely meal at Radici. The set menu was fantastic.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A fabulous place for a family reunion with older relatives and little ones. The food and wine was exceptional, and great value too.

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DH
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, excellent service. Let down a little by the rather 'tired' looking cocktails served in very ordinary glasses.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was good, portions generous. Service a bit slow. Overall excellent.

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and so was the service. Lunch deal and the Bottomless Prosecco are brilliant (£15 unlimited)

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CF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Need more staff for a Friday night!! Service was good when it happened!

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G
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Great location, great building but sadly let down by decidedly average food and slow service....this is supposed to be speedy pre-theatre place! We were lured by the great value set menus and chose to upgrade to the standard menu. Although the restaurant wasn't particularly busy it took 25 minutes for our order to be taken. When the food arrived it was decidedly average and quite pricey given the quality/portions. There are plenty of great value restaurants in this area so I am surprised to see this place not taking full advantage of the fantastic (LARGE) kitchen facilities and lovely building. Soooooo much potential....

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p
London
79 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I found this place soulless to be honest, the service was incredibly informal, felt like a branch of Zizzi’s. I did not enjoy my parmigiana, not enough rich tomato sauce. Very disappointed as it was my birthday night out and a rare night away from our baby.

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W
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was as good as usual, however the service was poor – not enough staff for a big restaurant left us waiting for just about everything. It wasn't their fault, but they were clearly a few folk short. Still, we'll be back… after August!

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K
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Very poor service, food adequate but expensive for what it was; tried to overcharge for drinks. Very noisy.

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t
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

With the evening standard offer the food was average. In future if I want a £15 meal I’d just go full on cheap and cheerful

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent pre-theatre meal deal choice. Good value & service. Would def recommend.

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g
London
249 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We can't go wrong with Radici, they've got it just right. Good portion sizes so you can have plenty. Very tasty pasta dishes too

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M
London
72 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty food every time! Keep up the smiling service!

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G
London
45 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Radici was chosen as a Monday night get together with an old friend, with the criteria of being close to a mutually convenient Tube station, and Southern Italian, which is where we both met many years ago. Radici surpassed itself, mainly by the quality of the food, which is the most important! We started with an unexpectedly half price Radici-style Negroni, which was delicious, served beautifully with three olives, relaxed us and whetted our appetites for the meal to come. I started with the burrata, which was exquisite (although a little flat and squashed, was expecting its usual plumpness!) and my friend had the salumi, served on a wooden board, also declared delicious. My main course was the parmigiana melanzana, one of my favourite dishes when done well. The portion looked small, but I savoured every mouthful and incredibly, I was replete at the end. My friend had a Crudaiola pizza, which he could not finish, despite a big appetite and sporty physique! The service was absolutely delightful, particularly from our waitress from Sardegna. My friend had a beer, I had the house wine and we finished with an Amaro, a perfect end to the evening in this lovely airy restaurant, with calm and warm ambience. Would love to return soon!

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p
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A nice and relaxed trattoria-style restaurant, with superior food, tucked away from the crowds on Upper Street. I always really appreciated the spaciousness of the restaurant - lots of space between tables - in a part of London where you often feel like you're always on top of somebody else! It has a bit of an oasis feel, a bit off the beaten-track, and rarely full, which is a shame for them, but a bonus for diners.

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PH
London
28 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great pre-theatre. Fantastic pasta as always. Tagiolini delicious

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SS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Limited menu and quite overpriced. OK if you just want a pizza

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c
London
32 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Terrible pasta ‘cacio e pepe’: overcooked and bland. I had the same dish in Rome and absolutely no comparison. The pizza ‘Calabrese’ was another major disappointment: it was mushy other than crispy and overall bland. The workers are Italian but doesn’t mean they know about good food from Italy.

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g
London
249 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Radio our go to place when we can't be bothered cooking. Just like mamma's cooking

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DP
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Fathers day lunch. Food was delicious - every dish we had was great. The atmosphere was very relaxed and the restaurant is very spacious, so lots of other fathers day parties with children were not a problem.
The service was a bit slow, and it was difficult to catch the waiter's eye to order additional things.
We could have ordered everything we had from the set menus but because the order was taken piecemeal, we weren't able do that and paid for the a la carte menu. Having said that we felt it was value for money - if we had ordered set menus it would have been fantastic value.

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