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“Excellent value” 5 of 5 stars
Review of L'Artista

L'Artista
Eastcheap, Letchworth, England
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Ranked #5 of 34 Restaurants in Letchworth
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excellent value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

This was a lunchtime visit but have previously been in the evening. Beautiful tasty food, really good value for money. We shared a starter then ordered half portions each of pasta dishes this was plenty and definitely left full up. Nice atmosphere and polite staff, will be going again.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Letchworth, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“For a tasty treat look no further...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Cheap and friendly with an excellent choice of pizza dishes. Great fun if your in a large group, maybe not for those romantic moments!

Visited December 2012
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Upper Gravenhurst
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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Good meals and good value.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Just back from Letchworth where my wife and i enjoyed 2 very nice pasta dishes at L'Artista. Nice family feel to the place, with a well set out room. Service was good and the meals were great value. We really enjoyed ourselves and recommend it to anybody wanting a taste of Italy.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, England, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Hustle and bustle of little Italy!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Love this place, full of hustle and bustle, always busy with an excellent and authentic feeling atmosphere. Food service is quick, tho not rushed, and the food quality is excellent with the best pizzas in North Hertfordshire.

Wholeheartedly recommend.

Visited December 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Genuine Italian Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Once again, based on recomendation, i had the opportunity to take time out and visit Letchworth and eat at L'Artisa with a few friends and family members
The first noticable thing was on entering this restaurant was the beautiful aroma of all things italian...garlick, baked dough, tomatoes, espresso....etc!

Restaurant is fairly big with a high ceilng which might explain why the restaurant was really noisy due to acoustics, though it was really busy, but this didn't put me off, in fact it added to the Italian atmosphere!

Our circular table was made of real marble and the chairs are typical italian with straw weaved seating.

I ordered a L'asagna & as well as a pizza Fiorentina as a side dish.

The best L'Asagna i've tasted was in Italy itself while on Holiday ,this one did not compare as the pasta layers were definatley overcooked and swimming in far too much sauce, but it was very enjoyable i have to say as i ate all of it anyway.

The pizza looked and smelt amazingly fresh.....though very tasty and moorish due to it;s freshness....it was just slightly bland, if that makes sense, maybe a dash more tomatoe base and a sprinkle of olive oil would have helped a tad but it was enjoyable anyway

Tiramisu for dessert was homemade and lovely and dripping in alcohol, but had trouble eating it to be honest.......as .the portion was MASSIVE, in fact looking at all the other diners including out table...ALL portions well very generous, starters, main & desserts.

Didn't mind paying the prices charged as the food was just fantastic and the portions were big (take note King William IV Pub in Bedford as in my review)

The staff seemed all to be of Italian origin or decent too which is a good sign and were happy to box up any leftovers to take home.

Having said what i said in this review, one of the best Italian Restaurants i've been to in the UK so a full 5/5 full marks

I will recommend L'Artista to anyone who has never tasted authentic Italian food.

It won't be long before i return back here without a doubt !! Well done L'Artisa

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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