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L'Italiana

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Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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3 French Row, St. Albans AL3 5DU, England
01727860609
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 256
    Excellent
  • 115
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bellisimo!

Our friends go this restaurant often and we tried it on their recommendation - we were not disappointed. Although the menu choices are very similar to national chain Italian restaurants, the quality and taste of the food was much better. We went on a Thursday lunch time and it was packed, so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Butterflyblue51
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Crawley, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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English first
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I was very hungy and I ordered their Mega Breakfast as a treat this afternoon. When it arrived it didn't look too bad but when I tried their 'lightly scrambled eggs' they were inedible, as they were totally overcooked, they were like rubber. On to the mushrooms and tomatoes, they were not grilled or fried, the mushrooms had been boiled... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Our friends go this restaurant often and we tried it on their recommendation - we were not disappointed. Although the menu choices are very similar to national chain Italian restaurants, the quality and taste of the food was much better. We went on a Thursday lunch time and it was packed, so booking is advised.

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Had lunch here today. Had no idea what to expect but my pizza was possibly the best I've had. Similarly my wife's lasagna was as good as it gets. Probably go back to st albans next week primarily to eat here.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Visited with friends. Food was ok and what I'd expect of a restaurant of this price. Nothing to shout about over and above others in the vicinity though. Very busy so service was pretty slow. Overall I would visit again but it's not what I'd choose as s special night out.

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st albans
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I have been to this restaurant countless of times as its just so fab. My parents eat in there once a week and so are very friendly with the staff. My most recent visit was last Monday as it was my parents 30th wedding anniversary. It was packed for a Monday night but luckily we had booked a table. I... More 

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Hertford
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A sunny warm day, an attractive restaurant with pleasant service, and excellent pizzas! Couldn't eat all our pizzas they were too large at lunchtime and the waiter was very kind and gave us a "doggie box" each to take away.

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Bedford, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Hate to do this but of the group six of us dining here none of us enjoyed our meal. The pizza was dry as was the lasagne, I had the risotto which smelled fabulous but was more like a paella than a risotto the mussels were still in their shells which were basically crushed and throughout the entire dish. the... More 

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61 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Food was well above average and certainly better than the Italian chains that are scattered around Main complaint is that there are no child seats/ facilities Staff were pleasant

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UK
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

First time in this restaurant and we were really impressed. We took advantage of their lunch offer and we were not disappointed. The very cheerful, helpful staff contributed to a great, dare I say fun atmosphere. The tortellini stuffed with ricoota and spinach served with sage butter was the stand out dish, but the other pastas including lasagna and amatricana... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We had dinner here as a party of four in early August. It was surprisingly busy for a Wednesday but we had booked and we're welcomed to our table. Lovely restaurant with excellent food and great value. Wide choice on menu plus specials on a board. Staff friendly and sang 'happy birthday' to our daughter with a sparkler in her... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 French Row, St. Albans AL3 5DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St. Albans
  • Phone Number: 01727860609

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?