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3 French Row, St Albans AL3 5DU, England
+44 1727 860609
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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St Albans, England
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited L'Italiana as a group of six on a Friday evening. We had booked and it was just as well as it was full. The starters were delicious and beautifully presented. Our mains were also extremely tasty, several chosen off the specials menus. Unusually we all had a dessert, with the homemade tiramisu being declared an absolute winner !... More 

Thank Diane2703
Watford, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place has been recommended to me by so many people, and its so hard to book here so when my girlfriend booked a table here for my birthday i was excited. Honestly the food was really good. The menu was slightly over priced but it is St Albans. The reason why i was disappointed was the fact it was... More 

1 Thank iamandycook
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

this place is amazing . had the best sea food pasta for lunch and it was superb! definitely me and my wife are coming back here again

Thank Kaustavhalder
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Heading for the Harry Potter Studio tour with boys of seven and thirteen, this place came up as the best within ten miles (TripAdvisor reviews for Zizzi and Pizza Express in Watford lacklustre at best...). Looking for a reasonably priced lunch in view of the Potter shopping later, we dived in at two minutes before noon (door said 'closed' but... More 

Thank CrypticBiro
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in here for the first time last Saturday for lunch. What a fab lunch at very reasonable price. It was busy so the service a little slow but we were happy to sit and relax and it really was not a problem at all. Lovely atmosphere too. We are going back for dinner and if as good as lunch... More 

Thank JanetNicholls
Granada, Spain
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177 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were passing and it looked worth a try as an independent Italian restaurant rather than the usual centre of town chain offerings. We were not disappointed all the food was fresh, my wife's risotto was delicious but the best for me was the vongole which was better than any I have tasted outside Italy and many within. Perfect..

Thank Mike B
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was looking for somewhere I hadn't eaten before & I liked the look of the menu on their website. My husband & I were having lunch with a friend so we were taking a bit of a chance. I really loved it. I was glad I had booked as it was full. The service was friendly & helpful. The... More 

Thank Jill B
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sometimes hectic but great fun, pizzas and pastas are huge but good and reasonable prices too, don't know about dinner but lunch there is always a treat.

Thank Rob784225
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

been going here since it opened. Always lovely staff, service and food. Can't fault this place at all.

Thank ThisISThe
st albans
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch today to celebrate recent family birthdays. 4 of us had pasta and all thoroughly enjoyed our meals, I had the special of Linguine with prawns and samphire and it was one of the best pasta dishes I've ever eaten. Youngest daughter had a small version of the Diavola pizza which was still much for her so they... More 

Thank Nicky H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 French Row, St Albans AL3 5DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St Albans
  • Phone Number: +44 1727 860609

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?