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“One of the best Italians in St Albans”

Alloro Saint Albans
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Ranked #29 of 332 Restaurants in St. Albans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $48
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“One of the best Italians in St Albans”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

Hidden away down a long corridor is one of the best italians you'll find in St Albans. Very nice staff, great food and a nice atmosphere. The food portions can be a bit hit and miss, for example if you order the calzone, it comes with a giant pot of bolognese sauce, so much that its easily twice as much as you'll get with an actual bolognese dish. But if you go for a filled pasta, make sure you have a starter or you'll probably leave still quite hungry.

the special offers can be equally amazing or unimpressive. On the right day with the right voucher you can get a starter, main and glass of wine for less than a tenner. But around christmas they put out their festive menu where you get any starter, main and dessert on a set list for a somewhat painful £25, but depending what you pick, a lot of the choices actually work out cheaper to just buy normally from the standard menu.

Free limoncello at the end is always nice.

  • Visited November 2012
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Delicious”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

Very nice food. Lovely environment, Always good deals on. Staff are friendly foods quick. I dont understand how the place is never that busy. It's so nice.

The shot of limencello is a nice extra at the end of the meal.

Will be going back! And soon

  • Visited December 2012
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St Albans
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141 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Very Impressed”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

Went there for a Birthday meal. Very impressed with the quality of the food, service and general good feeling. Will nmost certainly be going back

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Ted H
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Luton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing Italian food!!!”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

I visited restaurant in December with my friends, it was a Christmas dinner. We all enjoyed the food, it was delicious (I love seafood and so I ordered ling pescatore and it was amazing), the service was great as well, very friendly. I would definitely recommend it. Thank you and see you soon!!!

  • Visited December 2012
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Herts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
“Oh dear - what happened!?”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

I had eaten here some years ago and it was good; today things went rather wrong. The positives - the place is nice, the service was good, and it is not expensive for lunch. But the food was almost inedible (which is surely the reason for going to a restaurant). The 'Rigatoni Tonnara - Rigatoni with tuna, roasted garlic & onion in a white wine cream & tomato sauce' was revolting. Not sure whether there was any white wine cream in mine. It was so bad that I had to eat some chocolate to take the taste away. Was it just me? A lady on the next table with the same dish was removing all the sauce from her pasta and not touching it. Calling the Rigatoni 'al dente' would be a little too polite. The whole dish was a disaster; I eat out quite a bit and this was the worst dish I have ever (yes...really the truth) had. The other dish was 'Spaghetti Bolognese - Traditional meat ragu made with lean minced beef, red wine & tomato' - salty and just not that good. The spag. bol. at my place of work (a school) is much, much nicer. The meal was terrible - I simply hope that the chefs were all on holiday and someone else had to step in, who had never made the food before. It can't always be like this since no-one would ever go. Don't take this as what it is always like, but today's food was dire.

  • Visited January 2013
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