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L'Olivo Ristorante Italiano

135 Marford Road, Wheathampstead, St Albans AL4 8NH, England
+44 1582 834145
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (22 reviews)
“duck” (16 reviews)
“scallops” (20 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
135 Marford Road, Wheathampstead, St Albans AL4 8NH, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best restaurant for miles. Friendly, warm welcome, delicious food beautifully cooked and presented. Not cheap but you get what you pay for. A perfect evening thanks to the whole team!

Thank gillsea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food, one of the best Italian food ive tried in england... Definetly will come back again!

Thank melissa19ox
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love this restaurant - lovely homemade Italian food served in a friendly environment We have enjoyed many great evenings with friends and also enjoyed early evening meals with our daughters. The service is brilliant !

Thank LisaP1968
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sat down at our table and ordered some drinks while perusing the food menu, we were showed the special board, the wife ordered the figs and calf liver from the specials board, she gave me a taste of the figs, the were absolutely fantastic....More

Thank William D
Reviewed 8 August 2018

One of the best places around when I am back in the countryside. Food quality to compete with any top restaurant. Welcoming staff and great drinks. I came for a birthday meal for my parents, can say it did not disappoint and will be returning...More

Thank HertfordFoodie123
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The restaurant was buzzing when we arrived and our table was ready so we were shown to our seats immediately. All our meals were faultless and the speed of service was just right. Looking forward to a return visit

Thank scarywife
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Heard about this unique place from friends Grab some couple time away from the house and went on a dinner date. Fantastic family ownership really passionate about what they do and how they care about customers Place filled up fast but service was quick and...More

Thank pistachio_20
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

The title says it all. It's off the beaten track and exceeds expectations every time. The food and service is excellent and we always way more than we should. Staff are friendly and approachable bit let's face it, it's all about the food. Fantastic!

Thank Gavin P
Reviewed 28 July 2018

We had heard a lot about L'Olivios - it has quite a reputation locally so you have to book well ahead. But for once the reputation is justified. Great food, great atmosphere and great staff. Thank you for making my husband's birthday so special.

Thank Ralph L
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

The pasta was definitely not like mama used to make, ie. congealed.It was not great value and the service not exactly Jeeves, more like Del boy.Will not be going back any time soon

Thank Anna P
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25 August 2017|
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Response from jacabella | Reviewed this property |
Large numbers for sure but not sure about children but most Italian restaurants are children friendly
Paul F
21 August 2016|
Response from Brian D | Reviewed this property |
Hi there are a number of items on the menu that are suitable anyway have been there a couple of times with a friend Anne who has this issue has always been able to select something. Large part of the menu is pasta based... More
22 September 2015|
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Response from Mike_KarenChalmers | Reviewed this property |
Yes that is a bit off putting so we didnt book but we drove by and the menu was outside - c £15 upwards but worth it!
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Restaurant Details

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