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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 246
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  • 112
    Very good
  • 34
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  • 13
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  • 4
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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
Fantastic food

Very tasty lunch and great service. This place is a little cramped inside but it is worth a visit as the food is so lovely!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
AlexHertfordshire
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Hertfordshire
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Hertfordshire
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85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Very tasty lunch and great service. This place is a little cramped inside but it is worth a visit as the food is so lovely!

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Herts. UK
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Good, honest, freshly prepared Italian food in a pleasant atmosphere. Have eaten as a family and as a couple and whatever the occasion, the service, food and surroundings are just perfect. Highly recommended.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Love it here so much I would recommend to anyone! The penne arrabbiata is very very good, I have never found another restaurant that does it as well as L'Italiana! Good location BUT you must always book!!

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

L Italiana is like being in Italy. Fabulous atmosphere and excellent food. All busy so you have to book in advance especially if there is more the 4 people. Staff are always happy and pleased to serve you.

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Alton, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A group od four, we were able to sit upstairs at the back of the restaurant which is my preferred option. I ordered a fungi mushroom pizza with extra garlic and it was delicious and of generous size. My husbnad ordered the calzone as he has been wanting to try one for a while but could not find one which... More 

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A cosy little (booking recommended) restaurant that feels like you are at home. Friendly & enthusiastic service. And the best is yet to come - the food. Generous portions of such flavoured, well cooked Italian food. I recommend this restaurant an will visit again and again and again.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Recently went to St Albans for a bit of shopping prior to Holiday, while walking around the very nice and extremely busy street market smelt the food wafting down the street. We came across this Italian Restaurant in French Row, it was absolutely packed to the rafters. The waiter came straight across and although they could not seat us down... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had some difficulties getting a place since we have had not reservation. Eventually we sat outside. The service car was very friendly and prompt We have had two starters and two pizzas which were one of the better ones in the UK. But the special touch was missing Price wise it was ok so there is in total nothing... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Arrived at about 2230 on a Saturday night, following a concert. Despite this late hour, and the fact the place was clearly winding-down for the night, all 4 of us enjoyed excellent food. The pizza was worthy of particular note. This place seems to have been open for years, and with good reason. If you are in St Albans and... More 

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New Ross, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We were visiting St Albans on a sad occasion . We had a lovely meal in L'Italiana surrounded by by friendly attentive staff. The food was delicious. Even though it was late on Sunday night and we were the last customers there we were not hurried in any way.

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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, Pizza, Pasta

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
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?