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“Authentic Italian cuisine”

L'Olivo Ristorante Italiano
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian cuisine”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by friends a few months ago and have now eaten at L'Olivo 3 times and on each occasion we have been very impressed.

As my Mum is Italian I can assure every one that this is the real deal, fantastic fresh food, great staff (happy and attentive) and a vibrant atmosphere.

You will have to book in advance as they're always busy.

  • Visited May 2014
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Very nice but very loud”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Had a birthday meal in here but it would not be the place to go for a quiet romantic night as it becomes extremely noisy when busy. I went on a Tuesday evening and was amazed at how popular it is, but saying that the food really is lovely and you do get very good service.

  • Visited May 2014
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Can't wait to go back.”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

We were very lucky to get a booking for Tuesday night with less than a week to book. If you want a Saturday you need to ring about 10 weeks in advance!!!!! We had heard about this place but hadn't been able to get in. Easy parking, lovely decor, considerate service, amazing food, as the kids say "it was lush". We were really hungry so went for 3 courses, which we just about managed to finish. I know people have mentioned the noise level but it's a place full of diners having conversations, what do you expect. The portion sizes were just right, not too big. A special mention must be made for the creme brulee, it was heavenly. We will be taking family and friends as soon as possible.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Jo6406
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uk
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“one of best places in Herts”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

family run, husband and wife team to my knowledge, small restaurant, need to book, which is annoying as you don't always want to plan your life months in advance, quite a 'serious' atmos, would return as food is fresh and carefully made and presented, would consider it a good place for dinner with friends, / romantic evening with hubby …. bar area could be bigger

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank uknikita
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Luton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
207 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Lovely food and service but a little noisy”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Had booked here for our anniversary but unfortunately could not make it but I really wanted to try this place after hearing about it. I agree it can be a little noisy and the tables are a bit close - ok if you do not have to listen to the next table's irritating voice and constant sneezing as it does not make for a romantic evening!
However, the food was faultless and the service attentive. I can understand why it is so popular and even though it was a Wednesday evening, it was extremely busy.
Recommendations would be the Baileys cheesecake if you have room - my husband said it was the best cheesecake he had ever had!!

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank MichelleALuton
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