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L'Italiana

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3 French Row, St Albans AL3 5DU, England
+44 1727 860609
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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York, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Busy popular restaurant in St Albans. Caught up with firework display colleagues over excellent dinner. Highlight for me was being able to have cask conditioned ale from The Boot as my dinner drink. Very accommodating staff. Excellent food. Superb atmosphere.

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Thank Melvyn T
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Slight frosty welcome on arrival but more than made up for with properly prepared food, served piping hot and accompanied by nice wines. A little on the expensive side but well worth it. We were also not rushed which is good.

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Thank PhillipKorn
St Albans, England
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank Diane2703
Watford, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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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

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 

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Radett
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 

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Granada, Spain
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177 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
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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..

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 

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Thank Jill B
Hertfordshire
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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.

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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, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?