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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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18:30 - 00:30
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Mon - Sat 18:30 - 00:30
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St Albans, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a favourite for a special occasion. The best in the area. Excellent food and super friendly team.

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Thank Smudger19
Luton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the wife here for a romantic meal on a friend's recommendation and it was totally worth it. The food was awesome and the staff were very attentive and polite. It does get a bit noisy so if you're looking for a very quiet dinner it's not for you but we found the atmosphere nice and friendly.

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Thank bookworm200
St Albans, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in on a Saturday night without a booking and was lucky to get a table. Lovely food, great cocktails. Would highly recommend booking to avoid disappointment.

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Thank COYI_HammersFan
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried Olivios out,taking my wife for a quiet dinner.Food OK but very rich and nothing special.Parking a real problem (we had to park down a dark lane) and the restaurant very noisy with tables very close together.Given its reputation we found the experience disappointing.

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Thank K206PSmichael
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We had waited ages to go here as everytime we wanted to book there was no availability so when we did get a table was expecting a lot! It was okay. Service was good but the bar area is tiny so nowhere really to have a pre dinner drink. It was so noisy. Group in singing christmas songs which made... More 

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Thank Sandra B
london
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal here last night. The place is lovely, staff friendly and attentive, and the food was incredible, will definitely be back soon.

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Thank emmy2008
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This is one of our favourite restaurants. The food and service were again faultless. My only small comment is that the restaurant can be noisy so hard to have a conversation. We were lucky to sit by the bar area so it was much quieter. One of our party said his starter of octopus was the best starter he had... More 

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Thank Beverley T
St Albans, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We were back at our favourite restaurant again last night. This is the fourth time we have been there this year. As usual the food was amazingly flavoursome and the service good and attentive. No doubt we will be back again soon.

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Thank Vaughn S
Wheathampstead
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

A tried and tested favourite in the village, consistency throughout. Good food, service and ambience. Just impossible to book as they are always busy! Book early!

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Thank Robh0wes
St Albans, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This is my second review because this place deserves it. I've eaten here three or four times and it's consistently excellent. I took some friends for their first time last night, and they must have said "great food" about a dozen times !! Staff, including the boss, are always charming and eager to please, and four of us dined for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
18:30 - 00:30
Tuesday
18:30 - 00:30
Wednesday
18:30 - 00:30
Thursday
18:30 - 00:30
Friday
18:30 - 00:30
Saturday
18:30 - 00:30
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

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