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L'Olivo

135 Marford Road, Wheathampstead, St. Albans AL4 8NH, England
01582 834 145
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Party of six and everyone of us had an excellent meal. The service is outstanding, as is the food. Only problem is you need to book the restaurant well in advance as it is always fully booked.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A very warm welcome awaits you at L'Olivo. We have eaten there several times now and can honestly say we have never had a bad dish. Last night was no exception. The restaurant was fully booked when we rang for a reservation but - no problem - we had a delightful table to the righthand side of the door on... More

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London
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I've got very mixed feelings about this restaurant! I really wanted to like it here as it's a local, independent business that tries hard, however the food simply isn't good enough and let's it down in a big way. Both my starter and main course were extremely below average especially for the expensive price tag and high end demographic that... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A packed restaurant on a Wednesday night speaks for itself. Good menu, good food and wine and first class service. Can't fault it.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by friends a few months ago and have now eaten at L'Olivo 3 times and on each occasion we have been very impressed. As my Mum is Italian I can assure every one that this is the real deal, fantastic fresh food, great staff (happy and attentive) and a vibrant atmosphere. You will have to... More

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Had a birthday meal in here but it would not be the place to go for a quiet romantic night as it becomes extremely noisy when busy. I went on a Tuesday evening and was amazed at how popular it is, but saying that the food really is lovely and you do get very good service.

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were very lucky to get a booking for Tuesday night with less than a week to book. If you want a Saturday you need to ring about 10 weeks in advance!!!!! We had heard about this place but hadn't been able to get in. Easy parking, lovely decor, considerate service, amazing food, as the kids say "it was lush".... More

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uk
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

family run, husband and wife team to my knowledge, small restaurant, need to book, which is annoying as you don't always want to plan your life months in advance, quite a 'serious' atmos, would return as food is fresh and carefully made and presented, would consider it a good place for dinner with friends, / romantic evening with hubby ….... More

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Luton
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137 reviews 137 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Had booked here for our anniversary but unfortunately could not make it but I really wanted to try this place after hearing about it. I agree it can be a little noisy and the tables are a bit close - ok if you do not have to listen to the next table's irritating voice and constant sneezing as it does... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Had been looking forward to visiting this restaurant, need to book well in advance for table , food was lovely , agree with other reviewers table quite close and noise in restaurant quite loud but true Italian style restaurant which is what we went for ! Can't wait to go back :)

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