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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%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (42 reviews)
“pasta” (62 reviews)
“tiramisu” (18 reviews)
Open Now
19:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
44 Corn Street, Bristol BS1 1HQ, England
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1 - 10 of 1,223 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Just had the most amazing meal in this restaurant tonight. The ambience, food and service were faultless.

Thank Fiona S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Having been recommended by my parents who had previously visited San Carlo Bristol, we returned as a family on a busy Sunday evening. I can honestly say it was one of the best meals out I have ever had! The design and look of the...More

Thank Ollie T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My friends and I visited San Carlo on a busy Saturday lunchtime. Food doesn't generally excite me but this food did. It tasted devine, each plate looked fabulous and the service was exceptional. Loved it

Thank HRB26
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came to this restaurant after several recommendations and I am very glad I listened. Service, food and surroundings were all above my expectations. Great restaurant !!!

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had been looking forward to celebrating my daughters Birthday at San Carlo which in the past has been a positive experience. Sadly we found the busy restaurant to be unfriendly and the service lacking in the personal touch that had set it above its competitors...More

1  Thank Helen B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is very tasty and the menu is particularly good if you like fish. On the pricey side but value for money due to the quality. If you are hard of hearing, bear in mind that the restaurant is noisy so can be difficult...More

2  Thank SAHoulwood8284
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went for lunch at San Carlo a few weeks ago. It wasn't overly busy and looked lovely. We both had the two course lunch special 25.90 GBP - which had several to choose from. When I asked if the pasta was...More

1  Thank Caroline P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

... beggars belief Fantastic food. Really really good ingredients. Can't believe it's been 2 years since our last visit. What a wasted 2 years. Bella Bella

Thank DazBristol
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to this restaurant before going to the theatre. We booked, although I thought we wouldn't need to on a Monday evening, but we were wrong. It was busy which tells you a lot about its popularity. The look and feel of this...More

Thank Pilot1957
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The San Carlos atmosphere is warm and the staff always make it within their interest to make sure your experience is special . The restaurant has a homely Italian feel within a modern decor and can guarantee excellent food, service and wine on every visit....More

Thank Sophie B
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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.
Jay F
3 May 2017|
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Response from Richard L | Reviewed this property |
I would say smart casual but a jacket and tie would not look out of place. As an aside I would advise against choosing this restaurant for a special occasion. The food is good but the service is ridiculously rushed. It's... More
30 April 2017|
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Response from Heronstone | Reviewed this property |
Hi. There are steps up ... about 2 I think. a large table would be no trouble for them. I think it would be a lovely venue for a special occasion. kind regards Julie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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
  • E-mail
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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