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Marco's Olive Branch Italian Restaurant & Bar

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76 Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6DR, England
+44 117 922 6688
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here on a break to Bristol & was absolutely blown away by the quality of the food & the service. Firstly I loved that the feel of the place & the decor wasn't at all pretentious, just very homely & I knew then that this restaurant was all about the food. We had garlic pizza bread and olives to... More 

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Eugene
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second time back. Last time we met and talked with Marco. The food is delicious and the service great.

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Thank Laura T
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a quick pizza before a night out in Bristol. Thought we were the only people there as downstairs was empty. Got taken upstairs where most of the tables were full and there was a lovely buzz about the place. The menu had lots of choice but we plumped for mixed olives followed by a couple of pizzas.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is nice on a Saturday night not to eat in the centre. This was our first visit we had a table upstairs it was very cramped I would only give it 3 stars for atmosphere. The waitresses were efficient even though they were rushed off their feet.we enjoyed the food having charcuterie to start,the sauce on my steak was... More 

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Thank hampit
Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here about three times now. The first time was about two years ago and it was lovely. We went again about 6 months ago and the service was extremely slow and the food pretty average. We assumed that this was a one off - we all have our off days. However we went again in March and... More 

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Thank LisDee123
Bristol, UK
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329 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I used to come here all the time when I worked round the corner. It hasn't changed. Sit outside in the sun and the nice lady brings you an espresso. Sardinian flag flying and they used to do a very nice Sardinian lunchtime buffet . It's still there, though I wasn't eating Loo up a step. Old and knackered and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I do love Bristol, it's so eclectic. This place fits in so well. It's authentic and a bit different. I ate there twice this week; first time I took some of my work team, and then next night on my lonesome. Good honest food, with some non-standard dishes. Relaxed and friendly service. Enjoy.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

A quaint little place situated off the beaten track in Bristol. The restaurant is proud of its heritage with many of the dishes having a local Sardinian feel. The menu tries to be explanatory as is helpful and in parts amusing to read with numerous misuse of English..... no criticism as this adds to experience. It appears quite small so... More 

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York
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148 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We were staying at the nearby Novotel and quite tired from sightseeing so this was very handy. We had the fixed price meal the first night. Very well cooked and presented. The next night we went a la carte. Superb fritto misto. The deserts are to die for. Reasonably priced with good service, particularly if you go early.

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

small nice restaurant, offers a nice view on the street. Food is good and prices are average. The lady that served us was very kind. I had a plate of pasta (not the best sauce I have ever had). My friend said his pizza was good.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6DR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 922 6688

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?