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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 164
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    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
Worth A Visit

A slightly mixed bag, but overall a pretty good first experience: Good Bits: • Accommodated us at short notice at a time when they were pretty much fully-booked • Friendly greeting • All Italians (nice in an Italian restaurant) • Nicely decorated, good ambience, expensive cutlery. • Great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
RadlettGastronomer
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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226 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

A slightly mixed bag, but overall a pretty good first experience: Good Bits: • Accommodated us at short notice at a time when they were pretty much fully-booked • Friendly greeting • All Italians (nice in an Italian restaurant) • Nicely decorated, good ambience, expensive cutlery. • Great main courses (there were 5 of us, everyone enjoyed it). • Prices,... More 

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

...just working my way through the menu, everything is so good. Advice, book in advance, extremely popular!

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Managed to get a last minute table for two due to a cancellation, and considered ourselves lucky to do so as the restaurant was packed. A lot of cars parked in the area, but we managed to find a space easily enough. The interior is lovely and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious- the ravioli... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We went for a family dinner and enjoyed the standard of the food and service very much. From starters to dessert the quality of the courses was outstanding. We will definitely come back. We felt like being in Italy.

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Pinner nr London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had read the other reviews so had high expectations anyway but was so impressed. Set in a cute, stand alone pub-style building, the decor is bright and welcoming. The staff, from the front of house manager down, were superb. Attentive, friendly and with excellent timing too! The menu is not huge but clever and creative with a wide range of... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We come here on special occasions and last week we came for Valentines Day. As always it's was a superb meal. The staff are excellent and provide a great service every time. The food choice is very good. I have tried lots on the menu and never been disappointed. A local gem that always delivers in quality

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Visited here for my birthday having read very good reviews on tripadvisor and was not disappointed. Contemporary yet comfortable surroundings, wonderful food and first rate service, well adapted to each customer. The staff were absolutely excellent - engaging and friendly to those that were outgoing, attentive and unobtrusive to those that obviously wanted to be left alone. Lovely welcome from... More 

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Walkern, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

On Thursday 12th February, it was my wifes birthday and I made a reservation at L'Olivo to celebrate. This was out first visit to the restaurant, brave choice as it was a celebration, to use an untested venue. Take it from me, there is absolutely no need to worry, this restaurant is very well run, by focussed and passionate management... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My partner and I have been to this restaurant twice now, and it is still our favourite place to go for a celebratory meal. The first time, we struggled to make a reservation but thankfully on the night there was a cancellation. You do need to book about 2/3 months in advance because even mid-week evenings are fully booked. The... More 

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st albans
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I have always wanted to go to this restaurant but never been able to book always left it to late. It was ok, not really a fan of the service the waiter was always trying to be funny which is fine but not very professional. The food was good but I can't see why it's always so busy. I wouldn't... 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: 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?