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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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“pasta” (69 reviews)
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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 1 week ago via mobile

San Carlo's have always set the standard for food and service, it's a little piece of knightsbridge withing bristol, so its fair to expect to pay for it too. Have come to this restaurant since I was little so it dose welcome family but as...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every year for about the past 10 years we celebrate new year's day with friends by eating an evening meal at San Carlo's. The meal is always delicious, good quality service and consistent with what you expect from a really nice Italian restaurant. Always a...More

Thank KarenLillywhite
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited SAN Carlo for lunch on Sunday. The starters were good, worth the price while the mains - pasta with sausage is unbelievably spicy. I have only finished 1/3 of it. The bill comes for a bit over £60 (including optional 10% service...More

Thank Holly H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful restaurant, extremely cramped but they seem to fit as many tables in that they can. The food was disappointing. A bit of a feel Of Rosso restaurant in Manchester for the decor. Very nice and excellent amaretto sour cocktails 🍸

Thank Kirstie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When visiting my Son in Bristol myself and family decided to go to San Carlo as from the outside it looked great, however, looks certainly can be deceptive. A large restaurant with every inch taken up by seating, I should have realised when I saw...More

Thank Dave1967swanly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easter Sunday lunch. Excellent food, good service, lovely atmosphere. We walked in and were seated immediately as a table of 4. It was bustling with families including a-couple of large parties of Italian families. We had a lovely, relaxed meal. Reasonable value for the quality...More

Thank CadeHigg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a vast restaurant and clearly popular as the tables are literally crammed in. We were sat on our table for two about 2 inches from the tables of two either side . Any thoughts of a private conversation or romantic interlude were as...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been using San Carlo for over 20 years....always been reliable for great food and service. Went recently with guests....poor reception, poor table ( even though nearly empty), chaotic service, but worst of all badly cooked food, which is usually excellent. What’s gone wrong?

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Big and very busy restaurant which says it all. Super choices on extensive menu. Food was well prepared and nicely tasting. Waiters were ok but good biz to the place. Located very centrally and worth a visit.

Thank Glen83
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited San Carlo on our way to the theatre. No booking but accommodated easily by the very friendly & efficient staff. We were served quickly but without rushing us & our food was excellent. Great specials & good wine list. SC may be slightly...More

Thank Simon C
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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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