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L'Italiana

3 French Row, St. Albans AL3 5DU, England
01727860609
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Ranked #11 of 227 Restaurants in St. Albans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The staff are friendly, the ambiance is relaxing, and the menu authentic. The staff were accommodating of specific dietary needs, and the food is consistently well presented and full of flavour.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

Visited this restaurant with friends on a Tuesday evening - glad we booked as they turned away lots of people as it was very busy. I thought that the food was lovely and very plentiful. I really enjoyed everything about this restaurant and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone visiting St Albans.

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Shenley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

Went to this restaurant for the first time.it is not the most attractive restaurant but the food and the service are excellent

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

L'Italiana is certainly one of the best Italian restaurants around and it's pretty good value too. However, everyone in the area seems to know this and it gets incredibly busy so make sure you book well in advance. The restaurant itself is quite small so it gets cramped and noisy, especially on Friday and Saturday nights when you often get... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Lovely setting, pleasant service and good pizza. Also had the calfs liver, side veg and tomato salad (lacked dressing) which were slightly disappointing as too oily and overcooked, but overall nice lunch.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Impossible to get a table any night of the week without a reservation - enough said! Great food, great atmosphere, great staff, good prices!

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hertfordshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

As stated in the Title and it is currently my favourite Italian Restaurant. Only critisim would be is that when the restaurant is busy at peak times it can be lacking in ambience as it becomes a bit cramped for room and a bit loud. Undstandably when busy the service can be, although friendly, a bit impersonal. Apart from that... More

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We love this restaurant - fantastic pizzas and great pasta dishes. Note - you will need to book as it is always so busy!

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Luton, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Popped into St Albans for a girlie lunch with my friend. We were undecided as to wahat we wanted, but we were unable to resist the charms of this little restaurant. We both opted for a pasta special luch dish at £5.95. The service was excellent and the food delicious. I will definately dine here again.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Lovely little Italian restaurant in the centre of St Albans. Excellent range/choice of food and they were happy to tweak / change ingredients. Food very good. Lunchtime special made the meal a very reasonable cost too. The only slight criticism was that none of the food came out together. Restaurant very busy and booking essential.

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