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L'artista

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

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Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 11
    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, Good Service."

The food is great and the service is very good. The atmosphere is good, but if you're planning to have a quiet, intimate meal with your partner, be warned, it is very busy and the tables are very close to each other.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
11thebrowns
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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226 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Not a lot of space but service is good. Food wasn't extraordinary but still really tasty. Prices are average. Good location.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Good italian restaurant in Watford, good food quality. Nice people. Prices are fair. A pleasant dinner with friends

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We've been twice and it's super! We're moving to Watford and plan to visit more often! The ambience is fab and the food super.

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The food is great and the service is very good. The atmosphere is good, but if you're planning to have a quiet, intimate meal with your partner, be warned, it is very busy and the tables are very close to each other.

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london
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Have always loved this place, great food and great atmosphere. However the friendly staff seem to have left in recent years and been replaced with new staff who seem disinterested. Service also seems to have suffered, be prepared to stay 3-4 hours of you are in a group.

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Love this place, food is AMAZING and spilt for choice of a great menu. Staff are friendly always helpful. Seen a few sportsmen in here before, I believe people come from far and wide to here. The tables are a bit close but the generous portion sizes make up for any uncomfortableness. Toilets are clean. Would recommend this to anyone,... More 

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Croxley Green, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I had the Pappardoni mare e monti and my partner the spaghetti alla carbonara couldn't fault the dishes or the service, if being somewhat picky the wine seems a little over priced for what it is but an evening at £20 a head still seemed reasonable. Loved the buzzy atmosphere of this place and had fun people watching from the... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

So much more and so much better than the traditional Italian fare of pizza and pasta. Magnificent salads, tender veal and beautiful fish dishes (my favourite is Haddock Vesuvius). L'artista has built and maintains an excellent reputation locally. Yes it can get very busy and quite noisy at times but the food is great. There is an automatic 10% service... More 

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Watford, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We were celebrating my sister's birthday and she fancied an Italian meal so we headed to L'artista but we came away slightly disappointed. Most of the food was very good, apart from the serving of avocado and prawns which was in comparision to the other starters, very small. The rest of the food was very good but what let the... More 

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windsor
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We went here for a hen party. ! As apparently this was the place to go,we travelled from windsor just to come here!! So disappointed for the hen,we arrived and we had to wait 20 minutes for us to ask if we can have a drink,then that was as if we were bothering them They then came over another 10... 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, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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