As good as it gets (locally),
definitely the best Italian in Watford,
and a reliable spot to eat for a date, a party or to cap a day of heavy shopping that high street beckons.
Italian food that's as cheap as well chips. Felt compelled to write this as the old Italian waiter that stalked every girl in the restaurant and the local bars has passed away. Sad times.
Been coming to this joint for about 15 years now and its the same lively experience every time. The food is great, served fresh and quickly and is very cheap. It's always packed in here whenever I come and though the tables are a little close together it sort of adds to the rowdy ritual of eating here.
Birthdays are megatastic in here, they turn the lights off and all the waiters bash symbols together wildly and you get presented with an ice cream in an animal dish. Wicks. Have done this many times when its no ones bday just for funsies.
Sister has just told me they deliver and its amazeballs. Am on it peeps dont you worry. Valentines nosh. Sorted.
Been here many times - always a good atmosphere & always good food. My personal favourite is the Calzone, but there's a wide selection of Pizza & Pasta and certainly big enough portions for most people to handle.
Gets busy at the weekends, so book ahead - it's well worth it.
Holy shmoly. The food here is lovely. Been past it a lot, always busy, usually with Italian football on. It looks a bit canteen. Once inside, you get a really good atmosphere. The portions are amazing. The food delicious. Pricesgood. go here and give it a go.
This is not a restaurant for those who want a sedate, quiet romantic meal for two - but the bustling, loud, friendly atmosphere is great for dining out with friends or family.
The noise levels can sometimes reach quite a high, but even so the friendly staff, excellent food and fast efficient service more than make up for the occasional lack of being able to hear the person opposite you and the fact that the tables are all somewhat crammed in.
Great for birthdays, the waiters/waitresses will make a real fuss of you, putting 'Happy Birthday' on the tannoy and banging pizza trays to attract maximum attention to the blushing birthday boy or girl.
The garlic pizza bread is delicious and the portions are of main courses are very generous - if you've got room for dessert I don't know how you've managed it! Which is a shame, as the dessert menu consists of a whole raft of wonderful homemade treats and luxury ice creams, staring tantalisingly at you from a large glass fridge in the corner.
The prices are extremely reasonable, and you can park in Gade Car park nearby for only a pound or two making it easily accessible.
Children are welcome, and its advisable to book in advance for friday and saturday nights as its very popular.
In summer the large front windows open up and the restaurant spills out on to the street, perfect for long warm summer evenings.
Food is a bit basic but cheap although it gets sooo crowded in there. Better off in Zincos opposite
I love L'Artista! I have been going there since i was little with my parents, I try go there at least once a year as it inst my local. They do make you feel special when it is your birthday and their food is delicious! Would recommend you to try it out but weekends you will need to book so maybe for lunch.
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