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San Carlo - Bristol

44 Corn Street, Bristol BS1 1HQ, England
+44 117 922 6586
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
44 Corn Street, Bristol BS1 1HQ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Where to start....This is place is fantastic. The food, the atmosphere, the staff...EVERYTHING! We absolutely loved it here and I cant wait to return. Had the most amazing evening here with my husband with the most gorgeous food and delicious wine at very reasonable prices....More

Thank Tenby_Lass
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in at lunch as we saw the specials board outside and I've been before a few years ago. We were shown to our table and we waited for menus. Then we waited some more. (It wasnt that busy and there was plenty of staff)...More

1  Thank Mangochica
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 4 of us went to this restaurant back in September to celebrate our eldest sons 30th birthday. Food as usual was very good however must say the service wasn’t as good as in the past. We had to ask for further drinks more water...More

1  Thank ChrisThorne66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely ambience to the restaurant. Although not over formal it is not a bog standard pizza / Italian and does have a smart feel. Particularly liked the mussels starter. My wife is a vegetarian and not overly impressed with the choice given it is...More

1  Thank Mark A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here for many years, it is a fab place to be, great atmosphere, great food. They could do with some good draught beets as the waiters are a bit slow on the beer run. Cannot fault the food, there should s something...More

Thank Hungry53
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first visit to San Carlo's based on a friend's recommendation. We had pre-booked for an early evening meal although in fact it was fairly quiet and so mid week this probably isn't necessary. The interior, at least the front part of the...More

Thank Paul N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have visit Bristol a couple of times a year and this is the first time we’ve got in here. My wife’s mother is Italian and a head chef and we could not fault anything we had for dinner. We both had...More

Thank DannyandMary
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Around the corner from my hotel at Mercure Grand, came across this restaurant whilst taking a stroll. What a find. Italian dishes with some interesting items on the menu that I have not come across in other Italian restaurants. The ambience and decor in the...More

Thank Kebuh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had some friends visit us from Basingstoke and took them here as I have never had a bad experience here. We all loved it and they can’t wait to visit again to go back here. Always recommend this restaurant for a great meal out.

Thank Donna G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2nd visit to San Carlo and another excellent experience. Professional waiters who quickly fetched more bread after I knocked mine onto floor. The mussels we had for starters best I have had anywhere. Love it that the waiters sing 'Happy Birthday' to those celebrating birthdays...More

Thank Karen B
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Julie F
24 October 2017|
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Response from Julie M | Reviewed this property |
Hi We were sat near the back of the restaurant and it was not noisy. No problem having a conversation & there were 8 of us!
22 May 2017|
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Response from LondonMamaafrica | Reviewed this property |
No picture of the menu but the prices are very reasonable, I think I had the shellfish for main and it was about £30, but that was at the top end of price range.
Jay F
3 May 2017|
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Response from Richard L | Reviewed this property |
I would say smart casual but a jacket and tie would not look out of place. As an aside I would advise against choosing this restaurant for a special occasion. The food is good but the service is ridiculously rushed. It's... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Corn Street, Bristol BS1 1HQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 922 6586
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San Carlo is a popular and award-winning Italian dining institution in the heart of Bristol's bustling Corn Street. The restaurant's lavish dining room – with tiled floors, neutral décor and electric blue accents – has a unique Mediterranean ambience and is always busy with a vibrant local crowd. The buzzy atmosphere, bold flavours and warm hospitality at San Carlo combine to provide an ideal setting for group parties and corporate events. We love the modern yet authentic seafood-led menu, and favourite dishes include the spaghetti with shellfish, garlic, chilli and fresh basil in a tomato sauce; the classic tuna carpaccio; and the traditional spiced Italian sausages cooked with Borlotti beans and served with grilled polenta.
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