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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 3 days ago via mobile

Visited San Carlo with my cousin just before Christmas last year. The food was honestly so delicious. We both had a three course meal. Myself I had a pizza bread to start, which was perfect for sharing. I had lasagne for my main course and...More

Thank Sophia578
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Every member of staff was friendly, cheery and helpful without being too imposing. Each course was delightfully balanced and left us ready for the next. We left feeling totally satisfied but not uncomfortably full. Well done to all at San Carlos.

Thank EMT2202
Reviewed 4 days ago

Was told about this place from a friend who eat there a week ago, so me and my wife tried it on Monday night, the place was buzzing, it felt like a Friday or Saturday night, atmosphere was excellent, service was top notch. The food...More

Thank mortona
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven’t been to San Carlo for a couple of years but it was everything I remembered it to be. The food is incredible (especially the pistachio torte thing) but the service was excellent. They were so gracious and polite and everyone knew their role well;...More

Thank Greenakrebs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of our mains courses were incorrect. Eventually the correct dish arrived after the rest of us had finished eating. Also a garlic bread did not arrive with our mains. After asking, it was served after we had all finished eating! Portion sizes are now...More

Thank NickandNat01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a nice T-Bone steak tonight at this nice restaurant. Disappointed that the Tomerhawk wasn’t available 😟 but our food was very enjoyable

Thank JollyRoger274
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

1st time We've been there on the beginning everything was great food ia excellent our waiter was amazing. As soon as the management has changed everything started to be as in a simple pub 2 manager (I guess) 1 bowld 1 elder gent were eating...More

Thank Szilveszter H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As always San Carlo never disappoints. Our food was outstanding, beautifully presented and my lemon sole in particular was a triumph. My husband's starter was Tuscan sausage which he loved. He is a total "foodie" and his second course of liver was cooked to perfection....More

Thank Paulinev742
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another fantastic meal at San Carlos with excellent food, wine and service. The restaurant was very busy, with a lively atmosphere, and a good time was had by all.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A large group of us stayed in Bristol for the night and visited here for dinner. The menu is extensive but even for such a large group, we were served very quickly. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. A good atmosphere and busy during...More

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20 January 2018|
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Response from Kebuh | Reviewed this property |
Closest, but not necessarily cheapest, would be the multistorey carpark right next to Mercure Grand Hotel on Broad Street
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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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