Vanchino's

3.6
8 reviews
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£25 and under
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Mediterranean
Top tags:
  • Child Friendly
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Brunch
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About

Vanchino's is family owned Mediterranean style Restaurant serving Pizza, Pasta & Grill.


Our goal is to serve fresh tasty food & service of which we would expect ourselves.


Our specialty dishes are stone baked thin crust Pizza & chargrilled Kuftes.


The menu has a large Pizza, Pasta & Grill section & covers a good range of Gluten free & Vegetarian dishes.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Italian, Eastern European
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 07:00 - 23:00
Saturday: 08:30 - 23:00
Sunday: 08:30 - 21:00
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Phone number
01923 804800
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Toni Stoyanovski
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Parking Details
On street parking or a public car park nearby
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Public Transit
A short walk from Watford North train station.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 8 People Are SayingWrite a review
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3.6based on all time ratings
3.6
food
4.0
service
3.2
ambience
3.9
value
75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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l
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2016
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I am not sure Trip advisor's recommendation that this was one of the top restaurants in Watford as its only been open a few months. Great value and the staff were lovely but I think I was expecting something a bit different to what was described as it was a special birthday and I thought it was family run Italian. We did have a nice evening however although the menu was more for families/ outings when you are looking for a good variety menu and good value for money. I hope its a success for them as its a new venture.

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This amazing restaurant really was a pleasant surprise, i travelled to Watford with a friend and my daughter for my daughters 10th birthday so we could visit Harry Potter World. I found Vanchinos online and read some good reviews so decided to make a reservation for the day of my daughters birthday. The food was excellent and very quick service. The food was fresh and tasted amazing. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and even sang happy birthday to my daughter. Will definitely be back next time im in watford.

P
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly welcoming Staff and good service. Tasty food and drink. Reasonable prices.

Spacious pleasant restaurant very clean.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2016
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

We visited last weekend for my sister's 16th birthday. The waiting staff, in particular the waitress, were lovely. The restaurant, on the other hand, looks tired. There is a great selection on the menu but the food was not good (apart from the cheesy garlic bread). We had mainly pastas and I wonder whether the pizzas might have been better.

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2016
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

This is the first time we have eaten in this restaurant. Parking is particularly bad, but this is the same throughout the St Albans Road. I can live with that. I had the Spaghetti Bolognese, and my wife chose the superfood vegetarian salad option. make no mistake, the food was absolutely superb. However, there was a LARGE party of young children celebrating a birthday. When we first sat down, the children were relatively quiet. After a time, however, more children joined, and by the end of the meal, the noise was intolerable. No attempt was made by the parents or staff to quieten them down, and no consideration was made towards the other diners, who like us had to 'sit, grin and bear it'. Since posting this review I have contacted the restaurant directly, and they have assured me that no further childrens parties will be held in the evenings. I hope that this is the case, as I am sure many mature diners will get to know of the restaurant and come on a regular basis to enjoy the excellent cooking. We need independents such as Vanchinos as we have far too many mediocre chains.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Went to Vanchino's for breakfast based on its TripAdvisor rating in Watford and we wanted to go to somewhere that wasn't a chain restaurant. I'd never been but the pictures looked good and thought we'd give it a go. The restaurant is large, clean and welcoming if a bit dated. It was rather empty with only around 6 other diners but that suited us as it was peaceful for a mid-morning breakfast.

We ordered our drinks and food, and this is where things started to go wrong. The waitress was lovely and helpful but our food took 50 minutes to arrive. I'd expect this of a busy restaurant but not one where there are only a handful of other diners, of which 4 of them already had their food.

The descriptions of the breakfasts are so enticing, so we were expecting good things. Perhaps that's why the food was taking so long... alas no. The food was underwhelming to say the least and one of our orders was late, and wrong. Maybe we just ordered the wrong things, but it was very much as though they had given the very minimum required to create each dish; 2 strawberries on the strawberry pancakes, no cinnamon on the french toast, 2 sausage bap turned out to be filled with mangled sausage meat in an oily fleatbread which was much more akin to a kebab than a sausage bap.

I really wanted it to be good, because there really aren't enough independent places for breakfast/bunch in watford but I doubt I'll be returning.

I have heard good things about Vanchino's pizza so, if you're thinking of coming for breakfast, perhaps best to avoid and wait til dinner.

c
Hertfordshire
59 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a great addition to the selection of restaurants in Watford. We love Italian food and the menu here covers all tastes. We particularly noted that there is a large selection of breakfast items on the menu so we'll have to go back there again soon.

K
London
15 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Read great reviews and visited as a bit of a sceptic. The food and service were faultless, great value too.
I would not consider the venue to be romantic or intimate or particularly to my taste but the other aspects were faultless.