Radici

4.2
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308 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.

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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: November 16, 2018

Ends: November 29, 2019

Availability: Sun 5:00PM-7:00PM
Mon 5:00PM-7:00PM 9:30PM-10:30PM
Tue-Fri 12:00PM-2:30PM 5:00PM-7:00PM 9:30PM-10:30PM
Sat 5:00PM-7:00PM 9:30PM-10:30PM

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: February 17, 2018

Ends: December 21, 2019

Availability: Sun 11:00AM-4:00PM
Sat 11:00AM-2:30PM

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: September 9, 2019

Ends: December 23, 2019

Availability: Tue-Fri 12:00PM-2:30PM

What 308 People Are Saying
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g
London
290 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

KS
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
London
1 review
Dined on October 31, 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 October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

C
London
76 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Perfect for the Almeida theatre

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience4

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

g
London
290 reviews
Dined on October 11, 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 October 11, 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 October 6, 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 October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best and quality food

H
London
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 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 September 26, 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
290 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

RM
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 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 September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CM
London
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous, lovely staff and incredible food.

c
London
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 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 August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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

K
London
14 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food, nice setting

F
London
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Our waitress Sara was great!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 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 August 2, 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 August 2, 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 July 19, 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
290 reviews
Dined on July 14, 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 July 4, 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 June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

A
London
21 reviews
Dined on June 22, 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.

CC
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant with good food and easy to talk together

RD
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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 June 1, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience2

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 May 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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 May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love it, I’ll be back......

l
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

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 May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening....food was exquisite!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a nice environment with impeccable service

R
Hong Kong
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!