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L'Olivo Ristorante Italiano

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135 Marford Road, Wheathampstead, St Albans AL4 8NH, England
+44 1582 834145
18:30 - 00:30
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Mon - Sat 18:30 - 00:30
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Vaughn S
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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!

Thank Robh0wes
St Albans, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Tony C
London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my family to L'Olivo and enjoyed a superb meal in a warm & friendly atmosphere. From entering to leaving we were cared for 100% and every request fulfilled. I wish that I lived nearer as I would eat here regularly. Thank you for making the evening special with great food, wine and service. The rock lobster with pasta... More 

Thank GJholiday
St Albans, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great meal and lovely evening. The food was excellent and the atmosphere perfect. I hadn't been to the restaurant for a while and was impressed that the high standards remain. I look forward to returning hopefully very soon. I went with friends on this occasion, next time my husband and I will go and I look forward to seeing what's... More 

Thank Jan186306
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. What more can I say?! This place really was amazing. Small in size yet a buzzing atmosphere and a beautiful setting. Faultless staff that could not have done more to help us, very very good. Food was absolutely brilliant and tasted fantastic - high quality Italian. I really could not pick one negative, our evening spent here was perfect... More 

Thank Zoë H
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here twice now (once with girl friends and once on date night) and both times the food and service was brilliant. Really recommend! Good choice of dishes on the menu. Great wine selection.

Thank Hannah S
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed an super meal here. Food is excellent as is service. Couple we were with suggested a rematch as everyone enjoyed the evening so much, and we booked whilst we were there for end of November- perhaps the best compliment you can pay to a restaurant.

2 Thank Stuart O
St Albans, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Very impressed with our first visit to L'Olivo. The service was impeccable, nothing was too much trouble and all the team at the resturant made us feel very welcome! The food was wonderful, as was the atmosphere! My Fiance and I are very much looking forward to our next visit!

2 Thank Jamie O
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is not fine dining and it is not hearty Italian fare but it is reasonably priced tasty food in a very nice buzzy ambiance. It is clearly a popular and successful restaurant. The portions are very tiny and no bread is offered. The waiting staff are excellent and indeed too swift in removing serving plates before diners have finished... More 

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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
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:30 - 00:30
18:30 - 00:30
18:30 - 00:30
18:30 - 00:30
18:30 - 00:30
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?