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L'artista

Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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61 The Parade, High Street, Watford WD17 1PL, England
01923 210055
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
great food friendly atmosphere

called on the off chance early on a Friday having passed in the afternoon and it was always busy. Seated by friendly owner and although asked often was given plenty of time to peruse a varied menu. food and wine arrived promptly (maybe too quickly) but was fresh and really tasty and plenty of it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
bigladYorkshire
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yorkshire
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I'm well know for coming here weekly! I love the relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and amazing food. A great place for a dinner with friends, you are never told off for making too much noise! :-)

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yorkshire
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

called on the off chance early on a Friday having passed in the afternoon and it was always busy. Seated by friendly owner and although asked often was given plenty of time to peruse a varied menu. food and wine arrived promptly (maybe too quickly) but was fresh and really tasty and plenty of it. waiters attentive and cheerful and... More 

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Orpington
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We visited this very busy restaurant on a night out with friends in Watford, we were drawn to this restaurant as it was very busy and had a buzzing atmosphere. No tables available at that time so we were told to come back in 20 minutes which was certainly not a problem, staff all very attentive and on our return... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The place is always busy. Food is fine (i felt like some starters were supermarket bought) but portions are big. Service is fine. On cold days I wish they cover metal tables with the clothes.

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London
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Have visited here numerous times and have yet to have a bad meal. Food is as close to authentic food IN Italy as you can get, service can be a little slow but it's all cooked to order and the super pleasant staff and mouth watering food more than make up for a short delay. Especially good is the "Calamari... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Not much to recommend this sub standard Italian. The portions emphasise quantity over quality which is a big no no with Italian cuisine and the waiters aren't very professional. The food is by no means bad but it's ordinary in the extreme.

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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We do try to try different places and like to give restaurants a chance, but unfortunately this place has let itself down twice out of two visits. The first issue was the staff. They are polite, but just seem uninterested in you as a customer. Our starter came correctly and was lovely....but then they brought just one of the two... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Visited this place on 1st July. In short: slow service, meals delivered at different times, bland food, overpriced menu, noisy/hot/cramped environment and uncomfortable chairs. Avoid!

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Huddersfield
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I've been here a few times. It's a busy place with excellent food and lots of choice. Tables are close together but service is excellent and quick. I've always had good food here. I highly recommend it and it's well priced too.

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We have been coming back to this place for the past 18 years and in that time we have always enjoyed our visits. It is noisy but has a great atmosphere and the staff are great and friendly even when under pressure. Pizzas are brilliant as is the spag Bol. Great place for eating with friends but not a romantic... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 61 The Parade, High Street, Watford WD17 1PL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Watford
  • Phone Number: 01923 210055

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?