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San Carlo - Bristol

) #54 of 1,285 Restaurants in Bristol ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Italian, Pizza, Seafood
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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“lobster” (39 reviews)
“pasta” (61 reviews)
“tiramisu” (20 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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44 Corn Street, Bristol BS1 1HQ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited here with froends for a birthday bash. The food was excellent and the surroundings lovely. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank TheBigM73
Reviewed 2 days ago

A really memorable lunch with gorgeous friends and in a beautiful restaurant. All our food was just exquisite. The lobster, the steaks just perfect, as were the starters and desserts. A very helpful and friendly service as well. The facilities were immaculate although potentially tricky...More

Thank Debbra M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Despite being the only establishment in Bristol that doesn't serve my beloved cider, I had a superb meal here. Great portion of brushetta and fish carpaccio starters, excellent mains of salmon and ravioli and a free fly floating limplessly in the oasis of house white...More

Thank Bwatsweeds
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I went here for a meal with my family to celebrate my partner and I's recent engagement. We had a three course meal which was all great. The only thing that could be improved is the service. The staff didn't seem very interested, and almost...More

Thank Kirstie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here on 6th August, it was a last minute decision and pleased we chose to eat here. We both had the penne arrabiata which was very tasty, we also had a bottle of red wine (shiraz) which was very good. It wasn't too...More

Thank cat01_01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited San Carlo and have to say the food was very underwhelming. Had the squid ink ravioli to start and was completely dominated by salt and the calzone for main was disappointing too. Not one to go back to.

Thank Mkoper1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes the food was very good. The grilled fish selection was excellent. The prawn, lobster and avocado starter was delicious. All the steaks including the fillet barolo were very good. So why not an excellent? The vegetables and the expensive sauteed potatoes were very uninspired...More

Thank Pylesy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & I enjoyed a lovely meal on the last Saturday in July. I had emailed a few weeks before to reserve a table, and was glad I had as it was very busy. I agree with comments about the tables being too close...More

Thank Heal76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a table booked for 9pm. We were told somewhat abruptly to wait in the bar. As we waited 3 further couples and a group of 4 came in after us and they were all taken to tables. When I asked the maitre'd why...More

3  Thank bggoose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having been to arguably the best Italian ever at San Carlo Manchester I was excited to take family to San Carlo Bristol for lunch. It certainly has the same hall of fame of various footballers having eaten there over the years and has a lovely...More

1  Thank veedubber72
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21 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
30 April 2017|
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Response from Heronstone | Reviewed this property |
Hi. There are steps up ... about 2 I think. a large table would be no trouble for them. I think it would be a lovely venue for a special occasion. kind regards Julie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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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