Radici

4.4
352 reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Due to the latest Tier 3 announcement we are sad to have to be closing our doors from Wednesday 16th December until further notice. However, now is the perfect time to enjoy a full authentic Radici experience delivered directly to your front door. Head to the website to explore our delivery menu in partnership with Deliveroo. We are also thrilled to be offering a selection of exciting kits including a special festive experience for you to enjoy at home. More details can be found on our website.

Thank you for your support over the last few months; we cannot wait to welcome you back soon. Stay tuned for news and updates and take care.

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.

Support Radici during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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 352 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.3
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vipRobi
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 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 4 November 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
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 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 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, wine and ambiance!

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vipChristianC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 15 October 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 13 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipgwc333
London
315 reviews
Dined on 11 October 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
153 reviews
Dined on 4 October 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
315 reviews
Dined on 15 September 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
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 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 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday treat

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vipShadow
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From starters to desserts: DIVINE ✨

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vipAnna
London
10 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Everything was great

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vipgwc333
London
315 reviews
Dined on 31 August 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
20 reviews
Dined on 31 August 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 29 August 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 24 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

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

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SeanA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

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

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Guidigiacomo
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 August 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 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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Josie
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipgwc333
London
315 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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

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vipBLDE
London
93 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyable pre-theatre dinner. I’d read a few reviews about small portions but we were so stuffed we couldn’t manage a dessert. We had the sardines to start which were great but the showstopper was the polenta, mushrooms and hazelnuts. So delicious. We took the special offer of two courses plus wine but also had bread. Lovely feel to the restaurant. Charming staff.

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vipgwc333
London
315 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The pizzas at Radici just get better, that dough, how do they do it? Great Italian food and a pretty good cocktail to go with it 👌🏽

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JackLM
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Set menu very average. One starter was literally two iceberg lettuce hearts smeared with a tiny bit of avocado and sprinkled with seeds. Couldn't believe it. Service not particularly friendly either, and they couldn't get us off our table fast enough. Beautiful restaurant but won't be going back. And by the look of the empty seats everywhere, think many others have the same idea

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EllenaS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The stand out aspect of this restaurant was definitely the service. What smiley, polite, lovely receptionists and waiters! Put as at ease and made us very comfortable. The evening standard deal was great value for money and the vegan options were delicious. Thanks for a lovely meal.

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JJCWE
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Radici is perfect for pre or post Almeida Theatre meal.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Everyone was friendly, I just think that for people on a budget - getting just a main and a dessert - there isn’t a lot of food for what you’re actually paying for. I’m aware this is an A La Carte but not everybody can pay for 5 courses plus beverages. Maybe the set menu could involve some more dishes. Also my girlfriends Tiramisu was really runny and watery and the presentation wasn’t great.

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bronaghg
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely food, lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend it.

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vippasht
London
31 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very convenient for the Almeida Theatre. The cooking is competent. I recommend sharing some zucchini fritti, which are crisp, not too oily and delicious. Main course dishes of sea bream (£22) and fettuccine with wild boar ragu (£16) could have been more generous, especially given their price. Service is friendly and efficient.

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Dcmo
London
19 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was excellent. Really very lovely indeed. The meatballs to start were so juicy and tasty and flavoursome, and also so filling. The portion size was generous to say the least.

The chicken was very good for the main, the sauce was powerful, slightly too strong for my pallet, but that’s me!

A really good meal and lovely staff, the only negative was it was rushed. It was such a quick meal that we were done in an hour, or just under. The food was not spaced out, and for starters to be brought within under 10 mins of ordering, felt too quick.

BUT food was delish!

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Duncan
London
9 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

The service was too efficient. Our starter arrived before our cocktail and our request to delay the main course until we had finished said cocktail was ignored. But the food was good!!

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BenR
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent place for pre theatre meal. The pre theatre set menu was understandably limited though all the dishes we had were delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Great food for very fair prices in London! There was a big stand up party in the restaurant and only two waitresses so it was extremely difficult to get service but the food was so good we will definitely return, hopefully on a less busy night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal with great service!

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vipForeignfoodie
London
63 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I’ve been a few times now and it’s consistently good food and usually easy to get a table.

This time we had the antipasto platter to share which was good, but a bit pricey for what was on the board.

For the mains we had pizza and it was good. Worth going for just the pizza alone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I had a very nice meal at Radici - the restaurant is beautiful inside and the polenta was fabulous. Would’ve given five stars for everything except the Evening Standard set menu was not given to me straight away (it’s such a good deal, they should definitely be handing that out first), and my meatball starter was not very hot when it came out.

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PHILIPPEF
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience4

Food was really nice, the service wasn't great at all which left a bad taste in the mouth.

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vipgwc333
London
315 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

We were seated in the Wine room and it was cold down there. The food was great as usual, can't complain about that.

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 352 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.