Radici

4.4
370 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
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.

Support Radici during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 370 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.2
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4.0
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place to visit! Really enjoyed it!!

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ConorF
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Attentive staff, excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

I booked this place with my friends for my birthday. We were disappointed by the service that was given by the staff. Nothing was mentioned that we booked this for my birthday or even anything offered. The waiter kept rushing us to order the food and then left us waiting for ages to give us the food. We could tell that the people next to our table were not happy either.

The food was amazing but I won’t come back due to the service. It didn’t meet my expectations at all. I know there was a time frame for the reservation but there are ways to communicate with customers. At the end of the day, you are out for lunch to appreciate the space and also the food, not to rush!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food and nice staff

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Anon
London
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good blue cheese pizza!

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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George
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Lovely service and atmosphere, but the food was very salty and the portion size was disappointing for £15.

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MollyH
London
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant with great service and tasty food!

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vipELoise
London
155 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place - always amazing food and great service

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AmyB
London
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Slightly underwhelmed by the quality of the food [specifically the vegetarian lasagna]. Service was however impeccable. Additional outside heaters would be greatly appreciated.

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shamimc
London
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday lunch ... very good service. The pasta menu was slightly reduced could be due to post lockdown. Food was very nice I just wish they had a vegetarian ravioli dish.

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CriLondon
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Friendly and delicious local Italian restaurant in Islington. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great to be back albeit a bit chilly outside on the Terrace but happy to be there. Roll on 17th May

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courtneyl
London
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Sent pizza back as was so soggy in the middle! Pasta dishes lacked taste. Service great- lovely staff! V uncomfortable chairs outside. Delicious pistachio ice cream!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super lovely service and fantastic portion sizes for the appetisers! Really lovely venue, food, and staff :)

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bryonyb
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon having lunch at Radici. Tables are on the street outside the front of the restaurant but its a side street so traffic is relatively low and atmosphere is lovely

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Anonymous
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, very friendly and really good food!

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BiancaN
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food was really good, but our outside table was the only with no heating close. It would have been nice to have at least candles or something to keep us warm in a really cold night.

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vipRobi
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their lamb with polenta and cavolo nero is worth a weekly visit!

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AlexandraG
New England
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here is really professional and fantastic. Came here for a last hurrah before lockdown 2.0; they were incredibly busy and there were only 2 or 3 servers for the entire room, but we were warmly and promptly taken care of. That and the great food and cosy atmosphere made for a really enjoyable last supper.

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Matteo
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Unfortunately, the seafood risotto my partner ordered was undercooked, so we have to send it back.
Pizza was instead really good!
The waitress assisted us really quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine and ambiance!

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vipChristianC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a favorite for Italian in the city, and I'm loving the current Calabrian special menu. Always get the burrata to start and the fried zucchini on the side!

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AlisonB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. A warm welcome
In difficult times !
Great food and wine .

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vipgwc333
London
319 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Radici has a great set menu if you're on a budget, but also amazing pizzas. We love it here.

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vipELoise
London
155 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely my favourite local restaurant.

Fabulous, fresh food in a friendly, relaxed environment.

Every dish was wonderful - and very generous portion sizes.

We got a large collection of starters, plus a pizza to share, a main each and 2 desserts! (Obviously we couldn’t finish it all, but we had a wonderful time trying)!

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vipgwc333
London
319 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

What can I say it's our go to place when we are stuck for a place to go. Always great food, service and negronis

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Ness
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Very good anti-covid measures with staff wearing masks, spaced out tables, glass partitions and hand sanitiser. Feels safer than most restaurants at the moment.

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ElaineP
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday treat

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vipShadow
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From starters to desserts: DIVINE ✨

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vipAnna
London
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great

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vipgwc333
London
319 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love Radici so glad we live nearby - it's always our go to for a great meal!

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vipWill
London
23 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service is on par with the D&D brand of restaurants. Generally good, and it seems they try to rectify mistakes or small issues quite quickly which is a good ethos.

A nice setting for an Italian right opposite the Almeida Theatre. The interiors is perfect for a date.

Recommend the set menus, as good value for money. Sometimes though cheaper they can be disappointing compared to the main menus, but having sampled their 3 courses for £20 ( £10 with the August gov discount) it definitely is good. Meatballs as starter very good, juicy tender meat, flavourful njuda tomatoes. The tagliolini main is clearly homemade pasta with a nice blend of cheese and creamy sauce, seasoned just right to provide a satisfying richness despite the simplicity of it, tiramisu is also creamy but light with a sweet amaretto sponge.

My date had the truffle pizza which is very gastronomic being the signature item with real shavings of truffle and porcini mushrooms. This is a real treat. Nice sour dough like pizza base. The panna cotta presentation is nice, and a nice touch.

Key areas for improvement- the pizza I think should either be pre sliced, or there be a pizza cutter provided. It was very hard cutting through the dough base with standard cutlery knives. I think the tiramisu, could be improved in presentation, I wasn’t sure if the blob effect was intentional. Nothing wrong with the dessert, but I felt the other dishes were presented much better.

Overall, I would still recommend the restaurant. I would go back for sure.

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vipMinaA
London
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent - the place, staff, food, ambience & covid 19 prcatices were all spot on. A lovely and very good value for money restaurant. Definitely be back

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Brightburn
London
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Wouldn't recommend for vegans, a bit overpriced for what it is.

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SeanA
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Returning customer, love the atmosphere and location. We will be back!!

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Guidigiacomo
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Very noisy ambiance. Starters were good. Mains were disappointing. Wine was expensive. Service was very friendly but also with some problems like the food arriving to our table before the wine. Can't really recommend this restaurant. We spent £55 each for a very mediocre meal with a bottle regular wine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding - thoughtful and great quality Italian. Get out and support them

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Josie
London
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and accommodating - they went above and beyond to be Covid-compliant!

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vipgwc333
London
319 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Love this Radici - not because it's local but they do have amazing food and a good cocktail on the side ;-)

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Radici using the Order Online button. Radici also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Radici is rated 4.4 stars by 370 OpenTable diners.

Radici does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.danddlondon.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.