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stanborough lakes, Welwyn Garden City, England
01707 333223
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic Italian

Visited here on a groupon deal. Restaurant was a little lacking in atmosphere but it was a cold winters evening, I think in the summer with the lake view it would be better. So people have commented on the service not being great, I loved the service, it was traditional Italian no messing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
wolfboy27
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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WGC
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Visit twice, and once at Xmas & once two weeks ago had attentive staff and authentic Italian food. Great views over lake too. Special lunch menu available. All our party of 5 enjoyed our dishes, pastas, fish and meat. Portion sizes just right, came away filled on just a mains and dessert. Wine list varied but we had a bottle... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

How anyone could give this restaurant a half decent review is beyond me! Those unfortunate diners who commented upon the downright unfriendly service were understating the truth. I would recommend the Maitre d' seek a more appropriate career in a funeral parlour. Our mixed seafood starter was bland. My grilled fish main course was tiny, the sword fish was so... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Visited here on a groupon deal. Restaurant was a little lacking in atmosphere but it was a cold winters evening, I think in the summer with the lake view it would be better. So people have commented on the service not being great, I loved the service, it was traditional Italian no messing, just added to the experience for us!... More 

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Knebworth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The Terranova restaurant is a hidden gem serving delicious wholesome food in very convivial surroundings. Starters like prawns with advacado, tricalore salad are some choices which although typical, are generously proportioned and it is impossible not to finish your plate. Wide wine selection with cheaper options but for £25-£30 you can taste exquisite wines you would expect to pay double... More 

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North London
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I have been eating at the Terranova for about 20 years as a young girl (this is one of my parents favourite restaurants). The food has always been very fresh, tasty and authentic. It is incredibly good value too. There are often large groups here so if you want to ensure a very quiet evening I can't be sure this... More 

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Hertfordshire. Extensive menu, fast and pleasant and at a reasonable price. Enzo or Bruno definitely know how to look after you.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We visited the restaurant on 21st March and before we had even looked at the menus the waiter wanted our order. He returned twice more before we were ready & we felt under pressure to choose. I had prawns which I thought would b in a lovely garlic butter but iit was completely overpowered by the taste of lemon &... More 

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Welwyn, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I visited The Terranova for my fourth time last night. I was with a group of about 25 people who met at 20.00 and were ready to leave at 22.30. E Although the setting is fabulous and the food is good, the waiters really try and hurry you along. I had to hold onto the bread basket and at one... More 

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Hertfordshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I'm astounded at the glowing reviews of this place. I will say that we received a warm and friendly welcome and the service was good, however the food was dire. Tiger Bread from the local Tesco and Lakeland butter packets!! in an Italian restaurant..! King prawns in a very unpleasant overly lemony sauce, then Halibut served in exactly the same... More 

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Hertfordshire
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

This fabulous restaurant nestles beside Stanborough Lakes . The staff are very friendly , atmosphere is warm and good outstanding .

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: stanborough lakes, Welwyn Garden City, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Welwyn Garden City
  • Phone Number: 01707 333223

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 79
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
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 - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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