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San Carlo - Bristol

#47 of 1,246 Restaurants in Bristol
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44 Corn Street, Bristol BS1 1HQ, England
+44 117 922 6586
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Today
12:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Mon 12:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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219 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great branch of the San Carlo restaurants, wonderful food and great selection of specials. Really good service from the staff and definitely very well looked after. One to go and visit for sure.

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Thank Martinw2000
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had no idea what to expect but it certainly wasn't the crisp white tablecloths, sparkling glass and extensive menu. Excellent service – I thinks it’s a must for lovers of fine italian cuisine.

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Thank 0708Karen
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited last night had a very nice meal as always this is a lovely restaurant with a very lively atmosphere. Starter arrived almost as soon as we had ordered it and plates were collected the second we put our cutlery down followed immediately by the main course. All the food was beautifully cooked and presented but there was no personal... More 

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Thank Summertime37
Biddulph, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow... stumbled across San Carlo on a weekend away with the girls and decided to go for lunch, I'd say it ended up being one of the highlights of our weekend. Stunning restaurant, very elegant and extremely clean. Staff were professional yet friendly and excellent and providing advice on the wines. We opted for the lunch menu, mainly to narrow... More 

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Thank TravelAround87
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner here on a short trip to Bristol. And I'm so glad I did, the problem I had was trying to decide what to have.... eventually making my mind up everything that was presented was beautiful. Bursting with flavours, colour and aroma I was instantly transported back to my time in Sorrento. Staff were very professional but so friendly... More 

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Thank KelleyAnn G
Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found the food here to be beautifully prepared and presented, A wonderful relaxed atmosphere with the feel of the mediteranean. I would certainly return.

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Thank Kevin D
london
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good Italian with some unusual menu items (a good thing!) Busy, even on a Monday! Shellfish cooked beautifully and the pasta is to die for. Recommendations from the wine waiter were good and not the most expensive either.

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Thank LondonMamaafrica
Dublin, Ireland
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit to San Carlo for over 17 years since I moved away from Bristol. The fact it's still there and going strong says a hell of a lot. We got a reservation on a very busy Friday night and got a lovely welcome from the staff. The choice of food on offer was incredible. So many... More 

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Thank trentysarmy
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

often attend this restaurant for Dinner when in Bristol. The food is lovely and the atmosphere has a real Italian feel to it. There is lots of choice on the menu and they often have specials which you can not say no to! one of my favorite picks for Bristol.

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Thank P4216OW
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed on set menu and everything was very good. Typical Italian fayre done well. Portion sizes were just right and wine selection was perfect. Very attentive friendly staff made this lunch memorable.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?