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L'Olivo Ristorante Italiano

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135 Marford Road, Wheathampstead, St. Albans AL4 8NH, England
+44 1582 834145
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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: Dinner, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 54
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
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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
A Proper Italian Restaurant

L'Olivo is fairly local to us (20 minutes drive) and we've become fairly regular customers. Their menu is a refreshing alternative to the run of the mill Italian chains that always seem to lack imagination. Their seafood dishes are especially good, as is the lasagna. Be sure to book in advance on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Rob G
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

L'Olivo is fairly local to us (20 minutes drive) and we've become fairly regular customers. Their menu is a refreshing alternative to the run of the mill Italian chains that always seem to lack imagination. Their seafood dishes are especially good, as is the lasagna. Be sure to book in advance on Friday or Saturday night because the place is... More 

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Northampton
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Went here with a group on offer and without and it was lovely. Really nice atmosphere always busy and good food. Always seems busy do best to book

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We absolutely love it here - food is always gorgeous and the staff are very attentive. Great restaurant to celebrate an event with friends. Finish off the night with a limoncello !

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

From the moment you walk through the door you are treated to a really enjoyable dining experience with a great atmosphere. Sergio and all of his many staff are so friendly and attentive. L'olivo is always full and you need to book at least a week in advance. The menu is well balanced allowing you to enjoy 3 delicious courses.... More 

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Third visit to this restaurant , consistent excellent food and service.Not cheap but you get what you pay for.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We booked late and Sergio managed to fit us in eating early about 7.15pm. This was our first visit and chosen after reading other TripAdvisor reviews. Agree with most of the positives and the service is just right and matches the quality of the food. My favourite is scallops and they appeared as a starter. I then had the duck... More 

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Wheathampstead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I went with a group of 6 two weeks ago and had a fantastic night. The food was superb, the duck is amazing. The service was wonderful and a great atmosphere, I can't recommend it highly enough.

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Hertfordshire
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Our very first visit to this quite popular restaurant and yes lived up to our expectations. The staff and Sergio were all well trained in their service roll and not too over the top. Decor is very tasteful and of course nice linen tablecloths. We were a party of three so choices were varied my son had the trio of... More 

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Gorgeous food with fantastic service every time we go to L'Olivo...just wish we could afford to go every week!! It's difficult to get a table at the weekends but I can understand why...its the best place to eat for miles around. There are so many restaurants to choose from in Harpenden and St Albans but this place tops the lot!

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Outstanding customer service with all the Mediterranean warmth and Italian passion you'd hope for...plus exquisite food and drink! Upon our arrival we received an enthusiastic and warm greeting before being shown to the bar and shown a drinks menu while awaiting a table. We ordered cocktails and fizz while the attentive staff kept us informed on the availability of a... More 

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Additional Information about L'Olivo Ristorante Italiano

Address: 135 Marford Road, Wheathampstead, St. Albans AL4 8NH, England
Phone Number: +44 1582 834145
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St. Albans  >  Wheathampstead
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
Cuisine: Italian

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?