Alloro - St. Albans

4.1
29 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
“ALLORO” MEANING BAY LEAF IN ITALIAN IS AN AUTHENTIC YET SIMPLE ITALIAN RESTAURANT Our pizzas are freshly made in traditional clay oven (Il Forno) in front of you. We also have an Italian themed bar where you can relax and unwind with an Apéritif before your meal. Alloro has a simple Italian way of dinning in a warm rustic ambience. So be it a small light lunch or an evening meal, it is a cosy place whatever the occasion. Our motto is ‘Eat Drink Share’ which refers to the Italian way of dining.
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4.1based on all time ratings
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vipPippaTee
Miami
44 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service in a friendly atmosphere - good for vegetarians.

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RichardP
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely Italian restaurant hidden away on the high street with an impressive interior and a wonderfully simple but beautifully cooked menu of fresh tasty food. Thank you for making my wife's birthday meal special. :)

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vipLynn
London
16 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We booked in quite late but had no problem getting a table. The staff are friendly efficient and very helpful. Food was delicious particularly the starters and mains. Desserts are not great. The chocolate fondant is clearly pre cooked and thus cake not fondant. However the waitress took this off the bill as it was not as expected.

For those that like a drink Tues nights has a great offer of a set menu and unlimited wine for £22.95.

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vipPippaTee
Miami
44 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service - really friendly accommodating team.

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Jillfa
Hertfordshire
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value tasty Italian food. Would definitely go back.

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Cristina
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The food was too oily, or with no taste. The menu was not too inviting as there was noting special about any of the meals.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I arrived at the restaurant they had no record of my booking! I was very annoyed but the waitress found us a table! You had not done your part by passing on booking notice!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were really nice and super attentive. The food was really nice, absolutely no complaints from me!
We booked on OpenTable, but were informed by the restaurant they don't receive the bookings from opentable so best to book with the restaurant via their website. Trust me you wouldn't want to be disappointed!

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Gibbs
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and restaurant, but totally ruined the creme brûlée by putting raspberries inside it, yuck. Lasagna was delicious, as was the carbonara.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service. We are very picky eaters so pleasantly surprised

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UrsulaH
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely cosy feel. Friendly staff, very helpfull, attentive and polite. Dont rush you either.

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happyeater
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Alloro was a surprise for us as it's tucked quite a way back from the main street with a blink-and-you'll-miss-it sign out front.

The menu was comprehensive and covered all cravings and styles of eating (starters, sharing, salads, meat mains, pasta, pizzas, and risottos). Our food was out of this world and not your standard pasta and meat mains. Absolutely delicious. Would definitely go again.

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vipPippaTee
Miami
44 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great meal with family and friends, food good wholesome, great service.

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ChrisB
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

When we arrived they didn’t have our booking as they have no communication from Open table! Luckily it was not a busy evening so they fitted us in but they did explain that on a Saturday they have had to decline dinners booked through open table as they have not been told of the booking? The food was good; garlic flat bread, four seasons pizza and an unusual beef pasta dish that was really good. Their was confusion on wide choice of ice creams but they were delicious especially the raspberry sorbet. We look forward to our next visit but we will phone to book.

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ChristopherS
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Average, not bad. Went on a quiet night, small numbers so not really a valid review.

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vipPippaTee
Miami
44 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent value! Good welcoming staff. Food just hit the spot.

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vipPippaTee
Miami
44 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a great find, friendly staff and a welcoming atmosphere.

Really enjoyed the relaxed nature of the restaurant, and will definitely recommend and go there again.

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vipRobinK
London
16 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time at the restaurant. Will definitely be going back.

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Kittykitchen
Hertfordshire
29 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hidden gem. Serving great food set menu is excellent and attentive friendly staff.

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RacheleP
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Was a beautiful meal , very tasty.. great service although we felt a bit rushed ...

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Enthusiastic service.
Peculiarly located with a walk through a corridor into a cavernous room.
Difficult to see how they make money on a Sunday with so few covers.
Adequate cooking for fairly standard Italian food.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Dinner for 2, nice setting.
Ordered the flat bread starter but it was more of a pizza when it arrived, which was a godsend as the main dish of a selection of fish (salmon, tuna, swordfish and prawns ) save for the tuna was so over cooked, it was dry and a big disappointment.
I informed a member of staff and they said they would tell someone... maybe the chef? Who knows ? But nothing was mentioned and no discount applied! So a disappointing end to a date night dining experience!

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Winoes
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service very friendly and knowledgeable waiters , relaxing atmosphere food fantastic , will definitely recommend to family and friends

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nf51666
London
32 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit and just as good as the first. Hidden gem in St Albans. Great menu choices . Relaxing atmosphere .

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annaw1978
London
12 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience3

This restaurant was really forgettable. The food wasn't great - fish completely over cooked to the point of dry. The garlic bread pizza was so thin it was more like a cracker!! Service was included in the bill which really annoys me! Overall expensive and forgettable.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable, highly attentive service, big portions of excellent food so incredibly high value for money. Our dishes were absolutely delicious. Lovely cosy restaurant yet spaced apart enough that you feel you have your own space - would be great for a group outing.

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OpenTable Diner
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely meal with excellent personal service and authentic Italian cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was lucky that they had a space as opentable did not pass on our booking, even though we get sent a confirmation.
In future I will book direct

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Marjo79
Hertfordshire
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good all around! Nice inventive food, good service, good value for money.

FAQs

Alloro - St. Albans does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat.

Alloro - St. Albans is rated 4.1 stars by 29 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.