At the very heart of Macellaio RC Northcote Road in London is infectious, unbridled passion. Passion for the meat they serve, where they source it, the dishes served and, well, just about everything. This cosy and traditional butchery and restaurant on Northcote Road in Northcote is reminiscent of the humble, family-run places found throughout Italy so, as you can imagine, authenticity is of utmost importance. The focus here is on quality so expect to find options like Fassona beef paired alongside some of the best handpicked Italian wines in town. If all this sounds like your idea of a mighty fine time, book a table, head to Macellaio RC Northcote Road and prepare yourself for a meal to remember.
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To begin with I have been here before and it was excellent so it was a huge disappointment to have such a terrible experience this time around. The service was atrocious as we had to ask multiple times for a glass of wine we ordered, it took forever to order our mains and we kept asking for water but never received any. The food was sub-standard and for what we paid it was terrible as it was ridiculously expensive. They also forgot to bring multiple sides we ordered. I can safely say I will not be coming here again.
We were very well looked after the whole time by the staff, the steaks we shared were huge and delicious although quite pricey. Worth it for a special occasion or get lots of different plates and share them. I can’t fault anything except that we were the only guests at lunchtime on a Thursday due to COVID, so lacking that buzzy atmosphere.
One of the very few places in London where you can taste a real Fiorentina.
So, let’s take a look at what you can expect to find on the menu at this Northcote Italian restaurant. Broken down into three sections, let’s begin with the Fassona beef. The premium cuts are sourced from artisanal farms between Monforte d'Alba, Serralunga, Roddi and Alba, where the standard is high and the methods ethical. The team at Macellaio RC Northcote Road draw on traditional slow-cooking techniques to maximise the flavour. Oh, and did we mention they butcher and dry-age each cut in-house? Once again, the passion is rife here. Then, when it comes to seafood, Macellaio RC Northcote Road is all about tuna. They butcher and age high-quality breeds in the cellars and the results are delicious.
In terms of dishes, Macellaio RC Northcote Road showcases charcuterie boards, Italian cheeses and a truly extensive wine list. We love tucking into a charcuterie board with creamy burrata to begin, before a Fiorentina steak, grilled rabbit cooked in plenty of garlic and white wine or ravioli al tocco stuffed with beef and spinach served with slow-cooked Fassona ragu. If all this takes your fancy, book a table and head to Macellaio RC Northcote Road in Northcote for one of the best Italian experiences in London. Buon appetito!
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