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L'Olivo

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135 Marford Road, Wheathampstead, St. Albans AL4 8NH, England
+44 1582 834145
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Today
6:30 pm - 12:30 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 188
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    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
Birthday meal

Thoroughly enjoyed a family meal. The menu is simple, the food was excellent. The staff were attentive without being intrusive. Well worth a visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Snorbens S
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  • Special occasions
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259 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed a family meal. The menu is simple, the food was excellent. The staff were attentive without being intrusive. Well worth a visit

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Excellent meal and service, good Italian restaurant and catered for gluten free with no problem. Very busy plan to book well in advance.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Visited 9/5/15. Our second visit to L'Olivo; our first in March was an enjoyable experience, great food, lively atmosphere, good value. Knowing the popularity of this place we booked again immediately for May to celebrate a birthday. Arriving on the Saturday night for our table at 9pm, we were asked to wait for our table - no problem, we grabbed... More 

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Chiara_Perano, Owner at L'Olivo, responded to this review

It is disappointing for us to see you joined Trip Advisor to leave us a negative review, but not on your first experience at L'Olivo, when you clearly had an enjoyable evening. We were experiencing problems with electricity supply on the last evening you visited, and all our customers were made aware of this (you were informed when drinking at... More 

St Albans
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

An anniversary celebration booked over a month in advance, service and food were great at this very popular, and rightly so, restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Went here as a party of four for a birthday celebration and enjoyed a very special meal. There are a wide range of menu choices and the food was delicious, particularly the desserts. Service was just as you would wish, friendly, helpful and with a sense of humour. We will most definately go back for another special occaision.

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Harpenden, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

After hearing so many good recommendations we decided to have our Anniversary meal last weekend. From start to finish, it was a lovely experience. The atmosphere, the service, the ambience and the food was perfect. Delicious flavours and a huge range of dishes to choose from. The service was exceptional. Staff were attentive and extremely welcoming. We will definately be... More 

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Everything about this vibrant little restaurant is excellent. The service, ambience and most importantly the food were all A++. The staff were very accommodating and efforltessly cater for dietary requirements (coeliac, lactose free). They even had freshly baked gluten free bread to mop up every last little bit of their delicious sauces. Prices are pitched reasonably and we very much... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Been once before and it was great so went for my birthday. Lived up to expectations 3 courses of clean plates, impeccable service and authentic Italian fine dining

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Hertfordshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A great night, service, food and wine faultless. Great ambience a wonderful night out, thank you. Never disappoints.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

After waiting 2 months for a table at L'Olivo I was excited to see what all the fuss was about. The reviews are not wrong. The staff; awesome, the food; delicious, the restaurant; ambiance was just about perfect. Service was brilliant. Tables are a little close together but when you are getting it this right you want to get as... More 

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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: +44 1582 834145

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
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?