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85 Old High Street, Hemel Hempstead, England
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 64
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  • 38
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 10
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food, a little expensive outside of London

This is a lovely authentic Italian restaurant in the Old Town part of Hemel Hempstead. The welcome and service was excellent, we were made to feel like regulars and old friends. The look and feel of the restaurant felt homely and original which I love. This is NOT a Strada lol. The food was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Rico E
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a lovely authentic Italian restaurant in the Old Town part of Hemel Hempstead. The welcome and service was excellent, we were made to feel like regulars and old friends. The look and feel of the restaurant felt homely and original which I love. This is NOT a Strada lol. The food was delicious, I started with a carbonara... More 

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Hertfordshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is the fourth time we have visited this Italian restaurant and every dish has been consistently good. Favourite starter is the asparagus with butter and parmesan. My chicken in red wine with mushrooms was superb and my wife enjoyed the king prawn with saffron rice and they offered to peel the prawns. The Pinot Grigio was the perfect accompaniment... More 

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Westford,MA, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The food was freshly made using fresh ingredients - and of high quality and flavorful. The wait staff and friendly owner Alberto made our group visit a pleasure. Treated us like their family! We asked for some special items not on the menu- they obliged gladly! The waitress/ hostess came from same province in Italy as my Grandparents !! Great... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Alberto,UMM what could i say, He is a lovely person but little in your face, food is good and set in romantic atmosphere.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had high hopes of this restaurant, but sadly we were left disappointed. We had a seat by the window - great because we could see out into quaint old Hemel, but bad because the smoke from those people who just had to have a puff between courses, wafted right in to us. The starters were all very good, although... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Great food ..... Lovely steak and Alberto is very funny friendly and entertaining would highly recommend.

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Margate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

great Italian food and very authentic. You are made to feel very welcome. One of my favourites in hemel

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Food was good and there was a wide choice on menu. Service average, a bit on slow side. The decor was very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Firstly the experience you get from this restuarant depends where you are seated. If I was seated downstairs first visit I would never of returned, unless you like being served by the owners wife who from what she says hates him. Dark atmosphereless basement isn't great. Get a seat upstairs and it is the best night you will have ever.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is an Italian that it traditional rather than one of the modern 'we focus on pizza and pasta affairs'. The food was all good, tasty and wholesome - classic Italian home-style cooking and was enjoyed by the whole group.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 85 Old High Street, Hemel Hempstead, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hemel Hempstead

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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