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3 French Row, St. Albans AL3 5DU, England
01727860609
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Ranked #13 of 238 Restaurants in St. Albans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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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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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Leverstock Green
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Have been here so many times in the past I thought it was time to write a review Just the best Italian restaurant in St Albans, always very busy, booking advised. The food is first class, a very good varied menu. A board with daily specials Good wine list this all comes together with great service If you have not... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a brilliant little restaurant, always busy and no surprise, the food is not michlen star but it's always very very tasty and served in good time even when the place is packed. I'll be going back time and time again. The atmosphere is exactly what a small busy Italian restaurant should be, full of conversation and the occasional... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I can't recommend this restaurant highly enough. The menu is huge and varied, everything is cooked to order, the service is great and lovely relaxed atmosphere. I have recently discovered intolerances to gluten & diary and the waitress and chef could not have been more accommodating. They offer gluten free pasta and will cook any of the pasta sauces without... More 

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Harrow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a very friendly restaurant with a wide variety of food on the menu. Feels genuinely Italian. Very friendly and helpful service. Great variety of Pizza and Pasta.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We ate here at lunchtime attracted by the good value lunch offer. The restaurant was quite full on a Monday lunch which suggested a good restaurant. The portions were hearty and well cooked. We would come back another time to sample a wider menu. The seafood pasta not included in the lunch offer looked excellent

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Cheap and cheerful with good food and family friendly. Never disappointed. I've never been for an evening meal but it's great for lunch.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I had high expectations, given other reviews, but on my first visit I was disappointed. The food was only OK, the service was only OK, the music was too loud, some of the seats had huge rips in them that were actually uncomfortable. We had booked and were told we'd have to have a table by the door - in... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

....but book first! Popped into this quaint Italian restaurant without booking and we're lucky enough to get a table that was free. However throughout our time there, dozens and dozens of people were turned away unless they had a reservation. Was a busy day there for sure. The starters were Aubergine Parmesan and calamari, both of which I have had... More 

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St Albans
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65 reviews 65 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Visited this busy restaurant for pre christmas lunch. Service was friendly and efficient. The food is standard Italian fare but of good quality and served in large portions. The seafood spaghetti was as good as any we have tried in Italy and the pizzas probably the best (and the largest) available in St Albans. Regrettably, none of us could manage... More 

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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

went for a late lunch, had a margarita pizza and a pasta carbonara, which was absolute lovely. Staff is friendly and professional, will definitely recommend this place!

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Additional Information about L'Italiana

Address: 3 French Row, St. Albans AL3 5DU, England
Phone Number: 01727860609
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St. Albans
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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