Radici

4.2
257 reviews
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£25 and under
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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, Sicily, and Sardinia.
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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great ambiance and food variety. Great selection of wine. Service was quite slow, I felt the restaurant was understaffed. Food was great, everything tasted lovely, but their cake of the day (chocolate cake) was very dry and obviously not fresh. Overall great menu, great tasting food, but service needs to be improved for the price being paid.

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Berlin
8 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Friday lunchtime. Almost empty so can’t make much comment about atmosphere or noise as a generality. Despite the lack of patrons, the service was slow and included a waitress that seemed to either not listen or not understand English too well. Food was tasty.

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g
London
265 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was like visiting an old friend returning to Radici after not going for a couple of months. Great menu with lots of delicious Italian delights.

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MB
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked asking for a special table for my Dad's Birthday and were offered the Wine Cellar which was absolutely fab! Food was delicious and our waitress Adriana gave us really good recommendations. Will be back soon for sure.

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L
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easy Saturday lunch is a warm and friendly location. Loved the food and service.

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NA
London
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely delicious pork Ragu, rest of food very good as usual. Have been here a few times and always had a good meal.

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ZS
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good service, the food is average. Not terrible but not worth going again really...

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AM
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food is good, place is good too but the service is not great. Waiters were too pushy and seemed in a rush for us to leave the table, despite the fact that the restaurant was not full

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OT
London
18 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Basically a glorified pizza place... didn’t really live up to my expectations of D&D.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Food was nice, nice place but those few things that just let it down. Very uncomfortable chair (table 6), dogs in the restaurant, waiter leaning over you whilst eating to remove a side plate and for some reason the inner door to stop the cold coming in was open so you guessed it we got cold blasts every time the door opened. Seafood fettuccine was nice and the olive oil with the bread was very tasty even though there must have been something super spice on the bread that killed my throat a few time’s. Wife had alcoholic mojito that was not great as it tasted mainly if spirit and not much like a mojito. Otherwise not bad I suppose but then again we weren’t out to be wowed tonight but probably give this place a miss next time as there are loads of interesting places in the area.

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v
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Environment is good. Maybe because too busy, we were not be looked after after seated for 30 mins. Good tastes okay.

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V
London
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Poor service, poor interior and average value for money.

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N
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Waited 25 minutes for our food on a noisy Saturday lunchtime. Service was very offhand, waitress interrupting our conversation loudly (until we complained - it then improved). Food was very greasy, clearly cooked some time ago. No bread until requested, despite greasiness of the dishes ! We were offered a replacement salad, but this was also drenched in oil.

After complaining, two of the three dishes were removed from the bill, and the manager was genuinely sorry. But don’t spend money here, there are so many better places on Upper street.

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DK
London
65 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good Italian food in a neighbourhood restaurant.

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p
London
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I think it is a pleasant place to go but the service was a bit 'relaxed'

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. Gem in this location. Would visit again

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff, helpful and nice. Food was amazing and the restaurant itself was beautiful.

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EN
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent quality over the time. Excellent menu and food

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OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Good quality simple food but expensive with uninspiring and slightly unfriendly service. 7 pounds for zucchini fries are too much even if they were amazing!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food!

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice & authentic Italian restaurant in Angel with good dinner specials. Cozy & warm atmosphere, attentive service. A delicious & pleasant surprise.

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f
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was yummy. They did forget about a coffee at end of meal.

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SL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

The food is quite pricey for what you get. It was hard to flag someone down to get a drink or order and the food and drinks were okay but not great, certainly not as great as the price might suggest. The ambiance is quite nice and the restaurant has the potential to be quite amazing, it just seems like someone stopped short of making a complete experience.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent Evening Should Andres menu. Radici is a very comfortable and welcoming environment

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PB
London
20 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food & a great deal with 2 courses & a glass of wine for £15! What's not to like?

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R
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Generally pretty good although limited options mean it can be quite over priced. Also charged for water after requesting tap water.

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HM
London
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

New Year's Eve 5 course menu for two was not cheap with wine & tip (>£200) but still excellent value for money based on the quality, quantity and variety of the dishes, superb wine and ever attentive but nevwr intrusive waiting staff. Great meal and a nice relaxed, open but up-market canteen feel to the dining room.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ahhhhmazing!!! Must try❤️

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DB
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Christmas Day at £55 a head is great value. The staff were fabulous, the atmosphere was buzzing and the Barola was great. Soup delicious, anti-pasti excellent, pasta tasteless, turkey was like leather. Such a shame. But we still had a fantastic time.

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RP
London
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food, excellent service

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n
London
15 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Very ordinary food, noisy room. Service was fine.

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NB
London
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, good choice of alcoholic and soft drinks and mocktails, great service and nice atmosphere. Lovely place for a meal before or after a visit to one of the pub theatres in the neighbourhood. Thoroughly recommended.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Radici is fab zucchini fries are fab u lous

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T
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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W
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Radici is consistently good and this time was no exception. The food was great, although the service we a little hit and miss, with our side dishes missed off our order and we were hurried off the table. To be fair they did give us another half bottle of wine and moved us to the bar as a gesture of goodwill.

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

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

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q
London
86 reviews
Dined on December 1, 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 November 30, 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 November 23, 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 November 22, 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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