Francesco Mazzei and D&D London have opened an authentic southern Italian trattoria on this site (formerly Almeida); he will remain as chef-patron at Sartoria too, and has brought in right-hand man Antonio Mazzone as head chef at Radici (which means 'roots' in Italian).
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“Newly rooted near the Almeida Theatre”, this rustically-themed, south Italian newcomer – D&D London’s replacement for The Almeida (RIP) – has made a tepid debut, despite the much-hyped involvement of Francesco Mazzei, and although its “competent cooking” isn’t terribly rated, Islingtonians in particular preferred its fairly middling predecessor: “I really wanted to like this place and I love the chef, but this looks like a chain using a famous name without being prepared to source quality ingredients or cook them with real love”. End result – “too expensive for a casual local, but not good enough for a special occasion”.
30 Almeida St, London, N1 1AD
tues-sat noon - 2.30pm & 5.00pm-10.30pm, sun 11.00am - 4.00pm