Italian food is one of the most popular culinary choices in the UK and around the world, and Watford is no exception.

Pasta, pizza and risotto have become mainstays in British restaurants, and we love going out to eat them.

With that in mind, here are TripAdvisor's five highest rated Italian restaurants in Watford to help you get your fix.

1. Il Pellegrino

Il Pellegrino is the top rated Italian restaurant in Watford and can be found on The Parade.

The location has been reviewed 90 times so far, with 80 reviewers have given the restaurant all five stars.

Rachael M wrote on TripAdvisor: "We went for a quiet dinner and were really impressed.

"We walked in and we were greeted warmly. Decor and ambience are chilled and contemporary. Drinks were bought quickly, as was food.

"Staff were lovely and menu choice was vast. Home-made tiramisu was definitely grandma’s recipe so you must try it.

"A quiet evening turned into a really special one."

2. Pepe Rosso

Watford Observer: Pepe Rosso on Watford's High Street has a rating of 4.5.Pepe Rosso on Watford's High Street has a rating of 4.5. (Image: Google Maps)

Pepe Rosso is the 2nd highest rated Italian restaurant in Watford, and can be found on the High Street.

The location has a 4.5 star rating, and 250 reviewers of 375 gave the location top marks.

Magdalena C said: "My favourite restaurant in Watford. I visit every week and it always tastes good: Penne dela Casa, mocktails, pizzas and pollo alla crema.

"The staff are always so nice and the interior design is so modern. Definitely recommend."

3. L'artista

Watford Observer: L'artista in Watford has a rating of four on TripAdvisor.L'artista in Watford has a rating of four on TripAdvisor. (Image: Google Maps)

L'artista is an Italian restaurant and pizzeria on Watford's High Street.

The restaurant has a four star rating, with 306 of 788 reviewers giving the location five stars.

Samantha D wrote: "Just lovely food and excellent service.

"The staff were super helpful and accommodating. We celebrated a birthday which was great."

4. Fratelli Authentic Italian

Fratelli Authentic Italian on The Parade is the fourth highest rated Italian restaurant in Watford.

The location has a 4.5 star rating on TripAdvisor, with 46 of 63 reviewers giving the location five stars.

One reviewer, Andy B, said: "Great service, staff are so friendly and the food is amazing!

"Great choice of beers and wine, the limoncello is also very good."

5. Studio Kitchen Restaurant

Studio Kitchen Restaurant is an Italian restaurant on Cunningham Way in Leavesden.

The location has a 4 star rating on Tripadvisor, with 43 of 79 reviewers giving the location five stars out of five.

One Tripadvisor user, named Barbara C, wrote: "This is a really good place to eat either in the evening choosing from the dinner menu, or at lunch time from the lunch menu.

"Food is always delicious, plenty of it, served by one of the friendly members of staff, in very pleasant surroundings.

"Once you have tried it you will definitely want to go back."