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L'Olivo

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135 Marford Road, Wheathampstead, St. Albans AL4 8NH, England
01582 834 145
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6:30 pm - 12:30 am
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Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 12:30 am

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  • 176
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Olive oil, spinach and a singing sommelier, Popeye would have loved it here!

Dinner at daughters favourite restaurant, a real treat, (for her anyway!) Wonderful food in convivial surroundings fantastically friendly staff, who couldn't do enough to make the whole experience wonderful. Pasta dishes delightful, as we're the starters and deserts! Very popular place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Robert C
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Late Night
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245 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
St. Albans, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

we booked 2 months in advance. The food and wine was very good. There was not any atmosphere and we were presented the bill before being offered dessert. Very disappointed that they wanted the table for the next guests. We will not be returning.

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Dinner at daughters favourite restaurant, a real treat, (for her anyway!) Wonderful food in convivial surroundings fantastically friendly staff, who couldn't do enough to make the whole experience wonderful. Pasta dishes delightful, as we're the starters and deserts! Very popular place, attracting clientele from miles around and like us further afield, all these people can't be wrong!

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dunstable
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

lovely restaurant,lovely staff,very ordinary food,went on the back of the reviews and we were disappointed small portions and a little bland not what you expect at this price point,

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Hertfordshire, UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We went there for our wedding anniversary, and would not go again. The next table was only 12" from ours, much too close and made it impossible to have an intimate conversation. The service was intermittent - we had to ask for water several times before it came. There were lots of waiters and waitresses but they did not seem... More 

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our second visit with friends and again we all had excellent food and a lovely evening. The service was first class and all our various requests catered for in a charming way. If you like Italian food cooked exactly to your own taste this is the restaurant for you. As with all good restaurants you will need to book.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It is fast becoming our dining out venue of choice to celebrate family occasions. The staff are always welcoming and the service excellent.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I've just had a brilliant evening at this fab restaurant. Food, ambiance, service & welcome all 10/10. I really can't fault this place, and it fully deserves all it's great reviews. Nothing more to say really, just get in if you can, and sample it, you won't be sorry.

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

always delicious food and great service - a real favourite of ours for special occasions as a couple or in a group!

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had a great meal and were well looked after. Food was to die for. Our only problem was getting a booking. We have now booked two months ahead to go again.

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St Albans
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Book well in advance to be sure of a table but it is certainly worth it. A really good evening, from the warm welcome, relaxed and friendly atmosphere to the great menu choices and excellent food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 135 Marford Road, Wheathampstead, St. Albans AL4 8NH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St. Albans  >  Wheathampstead
  • Phone Number: 01582 834 145

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 pm - 12:30 am
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday
6:30 pm - 12:30 am
Friday
6:30 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
6:30 pm - 12:30 am

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