We're very excited to finally reveal a little more about Francesco Mazzei's new trattoria, Radici, opening in Islington this spring.
Set just off Upper St, on the former site of Almeida, Radici will be serving dishes inspired by Francesco's southern Italian heritage (Radici is Italian for roots... get it?), including pizza, pasta and delicious small plates like burrata with purple-sprouting broccoli, anchovies, red chilli and hazelnuts. There will be a selection of sharing dishes, as well as Sunday feasts served family-style.
The pizzas and a number of other dishes will be cooked in the restaurant's traditional wood-fired oven and the kitchen will be run on a day-to-day basis by Antonio Mazzone, who has been Francesco’s right-hand man for over decade.
The space will be designed by the legendary David d'Almada's stuido Sagrada, who most recently redesigned both Bluebird in Chelsea and Francesco's Savile Row restaurant, Sartoria. There's also going to be a private dining space, a wine room and even terrace, ideal for sipping an Aperol Spritz or two...
We can't wait!