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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
Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Hertfordshire, UK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Delicious food, not as pricey as you might think. You have to book well in advance however! A little intrusive when all the staff sing happy birthday dear 'customer' 3 times a night, but it wasn't my birthday so maybe I would have liked it if it was. Service felt a little rushed this time, we had to dine at... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Booked L'Olivo restaurant after reading a lot of positive reviews and it is not far from St Albans. It was our Anniversary meal and must say we weren't very impressed. Woudnt' say that this place is exactly suitable for a romantic meal, place is very noisy, tables are very close to each other (you hardly have any privacy at all).... More

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Visited yesterday and must say how much we enjoyed our evening. Service impeccable, staff extremely pleasant, and food absolutely delicious. When I made reservation I casually mentioned it was my husband's birthday and to my delight and without any prompting, when we sat down we saw there were happy birthday sprinkles over the table and when serving his dessert (baileys... More

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Barrow in Furness, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I should like to write a review for this delightful restaurant. My boyfriend booked a table for a celebratory meal for my birthday which was yesterday, the 9th September. The ambience & decor are conducive to a very pleasant dining experience & the food was divine! Upon our arrival, we were asked if we would like to order drinks and... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We have been here on many occasions always great food in a league of its own the owners and staff are fantastic, the only draw back is it is very popular so you have to book well in advance. I would recommend this restraint to any one

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St. Albans
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

...but this restaurant absolutely nailed it. The Rossini is one of the best meals I have ever had. Due to the popularity of this restaurant, and the relatively small size, it is very difficult to get a weekend reservation so think - and book - ahead. We will go back.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We ate at L'Olivio for the fourth time last week and enjoyed a delicious meal as always. Inspired by the very good reviews, we finally made a booking to eat here in June and since then we have made repeat bookings each month, as we find it one of the perfect ways to unwind after a busy week at work... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

We visited for an early Friday evening dinner for 5, even although there where only a few tables occupied at 6:30 by 7 more had arrived at the restaurant had a lovely atmosphere. We've eaten here maybe 4 times and the food has always been great at this met and exceeded our expectations. The specials included figs (amazing) and a... More

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Shenley, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It was really good to revisit after a long absence. We have tried several times to book but always full! We both had the fish soup which was excellent. Every bit as good as I remember and I would have quite liked to see a mains size portion offered as I could of had it over again! Next I had... More

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Having tried for a long while for a Saturday table we finally got one. This was not our first visit but it's been too long since we had the fantastic fish soup they make. It was just as we remembered it, very tasty with lots of tasty fish in it. Our mains were also very good, fillet steak and linguine.... More

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