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San Carlo - Bristol

#49 of 1,212 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
All hours
Mon 12:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great place to visit for a special occasion, as it is a bit on the pricey side. The atmosphere is always warm and welcoming, with prompt, friendly service. The food is absolutely delicious. Highly recommended.

Thank 712sweetpea
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The only Italian restaurant in Bristol I visited so far and found food are good. My only reservation is it doesn't offer ant set menu either for Lunch or dinner. Com on San Carlo it is very common practice for a serious restaurant.

Thank M10000
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I booked a table for 10 adults and 3 children on Saturday, not one of my group had a bad word to say about the food or service, they forgot to bring my Grandsons food and didn't charge us, will be back when there is a special celebration, bit pricey for normal dining

Thank lillybet60
Taunton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

booked for 1.30 lunch and were delayed so rang through to put back one hour at short notice.. no problem... arrived and had to wait a few minutes for our table so had a drink at the bar.. both service and quality of food is exceptional so please make sure you book and go there when in bristol shopping or... More 

Thank simonboley
Swansea, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely warm welcoming restaurant. Staff couldnt do enough for you always smiling and nothing was too much trouble.. Food was absolutely delicious.Highly recommended and will definately be visiting again. Thank you to all the staff for your excellent customer service.

Thank Sarah L
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Squeezed in without a booking, the San Carlo was a highlight of our shoping trip. All of the staff were so efficient and served our meal and drinks at just the right pace, no waiting with dirty dishes in front of us as often seems to be the norm. The surroundings were beautiful , from marble tables to mirrors and... More 

Thank Jy66
Haslemere, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Been meaning to come here for a long time and finally had a meal here with some clients last week. It wasn't a particular warm welcome but maybe that's for professionalism rather than being unfriendly. The décor reminded us more of Russia than Italy and was a bit cold and asture. The service was brisk and efficient. Beware the service... More 

Thank RumblesBird04
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good choice available. Funghi alla crema to start, very tasty, rich & creamy. Main, Fettuccine al ragu, one of the best I've had, pasta cooked perfectly, plenty of rich, red, thick meaty sauce, very yummy. Good portion sizes. Why a 4 rating not 5! Just an observation, a tiny bit of bread to mop up the rich Funghi sauce, wouldn't... More 

Thank Peterosso
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here after a long day xmas shopping Beautiful decor and food very nice service was superb Managed to squeeze us in as we didn't pre book

Thank Debbie H
Bristol, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a table for 2 online for Dad & I to eat last night. When we arrived we were seated quickly, drink & food order taken quickly. Dad chose spaghetti carbonara, I chose spaghetti vongole de gamberetti. We opted for a garlic bread with tomato & cheese to share as well. The food was absolutely delicious & we were really... More 

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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$13 - US$19
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?