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61 The Parade, High Street, Watford WD17 1PL, England
+44 1923 210055
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (57 reviews)
“chicken kiev” (6 reviews)
“tiramisu” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
61 The Parade, High Street, Watford WD17 1PL, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant for the first time tonight before going to see Bill Bailey. Strongly recommend - the waiters and waitresses were very helpful and attentive and the food arrived in good time and was delicious.

Thank Alison S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service: rude, arrogant, absolutely no manners.short staffed and unapologetic. Food: poor, lack of flavour, arrived drowning in pools of oil. Overcooked, tasteless and bland. Ambience: non existent. Tightly packed tables of sardines. We couldn’t wait to leave. If you still choose to go after reading...More

Thank Tanya B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wednesday 21st Feb 6:40pm - pre comedy meal. L'artista was practically empty on arrival though over the course of our visit filled to a third of capacity. With composite marble flooring and marble table tops the place gives an impression of an Italian trattoria, plastic...More

Thank Giancarlo S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great pizza (recommend hot one and calzone), friendly and quick service. Very reasonable choice if you're in Watford.

Thank PepeJarrive
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went here for a family night out in Watford.The food was average Italian fare but noting special. Prices were expensive for what you got. Drinks were overally expensive and we were also charged a 10% service charge on the bill which i think is unfair...More

1  Thank MarkDonegal_Ireland
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Noisy, busy, bustling restaurant you would be forgiven for thinking you were in Italy! excellent service excellent food, excellent value. A rose amongst the many thorns along the parade in Watford, but well worth the effort..

Thank David P
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Hands down, the best restaurant in Watford. Delicious food, great prices and fantastic service. Dont bother going to the other well known Italian restaurants. It is very authentic and the prices and portions are spot on! It can be very noisy inside when its busy,...More

Thank jc795
Reviewed 29 January 2018

I had always heard good reviews about L'artista and it did not disappoint. From the moment we arrived the service was excellent. We told them we wanted a reasonably quick meal as we were going to the theatre. The food was prepared quickly without being...More

Thank Gina C
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic value for money and the food was absolutely fantastic and service was just as good. Will definitely go back!!

Thank jockeylee
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Is one of my favourite restaurants in watford. I love to go there whenever I can. The atmosphere is so nice, the staff and the attention to the detail is excellent. Great food, if something is wrong they try to help straight away. Price is...More

Thank Ana Carolina D
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Questions & Answers
21 March 2017|
Response from Kay1101 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I have been to this restaurant several times, being vegetarian I had a few options and with some that could be adaptable but, did not see anything vegan on the menu. I assume there wouldn't be a vegan option because... More
14 September 2016|
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Response from Lyndadmb | Reviewed this property |
I think you order sides separately. Portions are large, so you don't need a lot. And yes, I think you can order pizza toppings as you want them.
Nelly P
3 July 2015|
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Response from scarywife | Reviewed this property |
I was able to choose non pasta dishes but did not specifically ask if they had gluten free options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 The Parade, High Street, Watford WD17 1PL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Watford
  • Phone Number: +44 1923 210055
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