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San Carlo - Bristol

#52 of 1,227 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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44 Corn Street, Bristol BS1 1HQ, England
+44 117 922 6586
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Mon 12:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Faultless. Great food. Fantastic service. No complaints. Starters are as big as some mains I have had. We had ribs, shredded duck and some deep fried cheese all great. Vegi food excellent. T bone steak good. Deserts are to die for.... Going again this weekend to celebrate new job. Can't wait. Book a table it gets busy

Thank bibbly99
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108 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Such a lovely atmosphere even on a Thursday night ,everyone enjoying the fantastic food. All four of us had seafood or fish for both courses ,Dover sole ,halibut steak,oysters etc.all cooked perfectly and decent portions. The staff are very charming and attentive. The food is not cheap and the service charge is added to the bill ,but it is very... More 

Thank pickyNickyDevon
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been here a number of times now and never disappointed. The food is superb. Will be back again soon.

Thank A5golf
Bristol, England
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101 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The restaurant was really busy which surprised us as we went between xmas and new year. This didn't hamper service though and we were looked after well, although there was a "waiter" come helper who sorted the cutlery out and got it all wrong - twice! He went to get our coats at the end of the meal too and... More 

Thank Replicator
Bristol, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lunch meeting and having been here a few times before thought why not. Will say the service is always good here. Had a very nice seafood pasta dish and very nice glass of house white. Some complain about the prices here but I find them very good value for money as you get what you pay for!

Thank A h
Somerset, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my partner dined here for the first time along with another couple for my partners birthday in November. It was very busy and therefore quite loud and took a while to get our drinks, the only small negatives I could find. The choice of food was fabulous. Probably one of the best Italian restaurants ive been.

Thank sachah1
Gillingham, Kent
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best Italian restaurants in have visited in every way; Food, staff,ambience excellent . This was my first time,however next time I visit Bristol,I definitely will be sampling the fine italian cuisine.,at what I thought was a very reasonable price .

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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wide-ranging menu of usual Upmarket Italian fare. My pasta dish was very enjoyable and they were very generous with the amount of duck too. Dessert menu not quite so ambitious but also of good quality. Staff were not particularly on the ball but I would say that was due to the place being busy (popular)!

1 Thank Dominique D
Pilning, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to San Carlo early December, so knew it would be busy, had booked a table weeks before for 8pm for 6 people, on arrival we were told out table would be 30 minutes, so we went over to the pub across the street, went back 30 minutes later, still no table, so we went back across the street again.... More 

1 Thank roger211054
Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good lunch, superb Diabola pizza, lots if chilli, nice glass of wine, really good and I'm glad it was better than the orebious visit. It's always good here, but I feel it's getting back to its best again.

Thank Lee C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$18
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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
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?