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Bar Espresso

159 Victoria Street, St Albans AL1 3TA, England
+44 1727 857300
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (29 reviews)
“gamberoni” (3 reviews)
Opens in 30 min
All hours
Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
159 Victoria Street, St Albans AL1 3TA, England
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1 - 10 of 221 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great Italian restaurant in the evening.Ross,Nick and all their lovely staff once again looked after us.3 different mains all top Class.Great Italian house wines.Great sauces which must be Nicks specialty.A lovely evening in a very busy restaurant.Thanks again Ross and Nick.

Thank John O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent as usual, fabulous food and friendly staff. Another lovely meal, thank you Rosario and below stairs team.

Thank Samantha G
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant.Top class food.Great owners.Everyone makes you feel welcome.Best Italian restaurant in St.Albans.

Thank John O
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful friendly service with the most amazing food It's just a really happy place to be, the food represents Italy itself. Good choice and selection of dishes. The staff have a Mediterranean style of service.

Thank john f
Ross A, Owner at Bar Espresso, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thankyou for your lovely review we hope to see you back soob

Reviewed 29 July 2017

A last minute booking made on the recommendation of my son as I had been asked at the last minute to book somewhere I liked, but everywhere else was fully booked. I only knew of this place as a sandwich bar but was pleasantly surprised...More

Thank Fussychops
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Don't be put off by the 'Cafe' appearance from the outside, this really is the best Italian restaurant in St Albans! They serve authentic, good, unpretentious Italian food at reasonable prices and the owners are knowledgeable and passionate about the food they serve. The breaded...More

Thank miklui
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Probably as good as I have had in this town and let me tell you that this town has lots of great places to eat. These guys are as good as it gets for authentic Italian home cooked food. The service, the atmosphere, all make...More

Thank Tom O
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Just discovered this espresso bar close to St Albans City Station, which offers a great range of authentic Italian light bites and deserts. Check out the lemon, chocolate and pistachio canolli - only 80p!

Thank louisej856
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Last Sunday we took over the whole restaurant for a party to celebrate my 70th birthday. There were 32 of us and what a great job Nick and Ross and all the staff did. As always the food and service were first class.They bent over...More

2  Thank Trevor F
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

I work in st Albans and come here sometimes. It's a really nice little cafe to grab a sandwich. The staff are really friendly and cater to any request that I've had. Would defo recommend these guys

Thank Joshua C
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Rebecca C
3 September 2016|
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Response from Ross A | Property representative |
Hi Rebecca We can offer vegan options and can veganise some of the dishes that we offer. Regards Ross
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$54
Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 Victoria Street, St Albans AL1 3TA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St Albans
  • Phone Number: +44 1727 857300
We are a family run restuarant serving traditional homecooked Italian food cooked from fresh with passion. We also have montly specials including desserts.
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