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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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  • 13
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  • 6
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  • 1
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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
Fantastic Place

We have visited L'Olivo a few times and have never been disappointed which probably explains the fact that the restaurant has been full or almost full every time we have been there.The customer service was excellent and the food was delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
MKing054
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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English first
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We have visited L'Olivo a few times and have never been disappointed which probably explains the fact that the restaurant has been full or almost full every time we have been there.The customer service was excellent and the food was delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

L'Olivo is a little gem. Fabulous food, quaint little restaurant, jovial atmosphere and fantastic service and great attention to detail. Will definitely visit again.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is a very, very popular upmarket restaurant and it’s very difficult to get a table. We booked months in advance to make sure for our anniversary. Bad points – car park not big enough, incredibly noisy, wait staff are in tight black jeans with braces which makes them look like hit men / bouncers who’ve popped in to do... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I have been meaning to dine at L'Olivo Ristorante Italiano since May 2012 when I took the photograph that TripAdvisor uses on the listing. But one needs to book two months in advance for a weekend booking and I am rarely that well organised. The restaurant was smaller, with tables closer to together, than I had expected – as a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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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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