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30-34 Baldwin Street, Bristol BS1 1NR, England
+44 117 321 0322
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
30-34 Baldwin Street, Bristol BS1 1NR, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend this restaurant. Staff friendly and attentive. We had Aquila Britalia (there take on fish & chips),small problem with the fish but dealt with very quickly,given a complementary drink and an apology but really not needed as it didn’t spoil our meal or evening,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 275briang
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

If you arrive early (before 6:30) there is a discounted menu with two courses for £16.95 that saves £1 - £5. The selection of Italian meats as a starter is immense and probably best for sharing unless you are a properly hungry person. The pasta...More

Date of visit: May 2018
5  Thank KMR139
Aquila_Manager, Manager at Aquila, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Hi Ken, Thank you so much for your visit, review and recommendation, we really appreciate it! High praise indeed and we are really glad you enjoyed your visit! Hope to see you again soon! Ciao!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I visited this restaurant on 31st December 2018 for NYE celebrations. We booked in advance for a 6:45 reservation. To start with we had multiple servers none of which were particularly friendly. The starter we order was calamari fritti and was not...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Rev1994
Aquila_Manager, Owner at Aquila, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Rev1994, Thanks for signing up just to post a false negative review. We had no tables booked at 6.45 that followed with an 8.15pm seating. We allow 2 hours for a table of 2 persons, this is confirmed when you book. Anyone who has...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came for dinner with a friend. We hadn’t booked anywhere and this was the only place who could accommodate us. Which they did with a warm welcome. The food was very good. The arrancini were lovely and my friend loved her lasagna. However the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ruthb111
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

My friend was recommended this restaurant so we took our partners and had a great time. The staff were brilliant, menu had a great selection, food was fantastic and atmosphere was great. Will 100% visit again!

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank hayleyalexandra21
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Impressed. Will be back when in Bristol . Menu changed since last visit but still excellent

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank jfcbb
Reviewed 10 December 2018

As part of a group while some of us waited for the rest of our party we were welcomed and beautifully looked after. No suggestion of trying to rush us to the table, we were made to feel there was all the time in the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank June F
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Booked the restaurant for a team meeting I was holding in Bristol as I'd heard great things about it although had never visited myself. I arrived late as I missed my train from Manchester but everyone else had been welcomed and were sat comfortably in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Adam L
Reviewed 3 December 2018

I have heard good things about Aquila so thought we would give it a go. It definitely did not disappoint- the best Italian food I have had in Bristol. We had amazing food, great service and there was a nice buzz about the place. We...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank picknage
Aquila_Manager, Manager at Aquila, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2018

Hi Picknage, Thank you so much for a lovely review, we really appreciate it! Great to hear the atmosphere, food and service were excellent. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Ciao!

Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Good start, ordered a bottle of wine and tap water, came quickly, waitress wrote table number on the wine label and popped it in an ice bucket 3 metres away. We chose, we waited, we waited more, waitress avoided eye to eye contact, in the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Regularh0lidaymaker
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29 November 2017|
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Response from Clare W | Reviewed this property |
They do and I am sure will do everything to make you feel comfortable :)
Nuala S
27 November 2017|
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Response from joannab341 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes I would say so, it’s a pretty big place.
31 August 2017|
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Response from JanSGlos | Reviewed this property |
I would give them a ring as the staff are really helpful.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$39
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30-34 Baldwin Street, Bristol BS1 1NR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 321 0322
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Winners of Bristol's Best Modern European at the Good Food Awards, we are an independant family run modern Italian restaurant bringing the very best of traditional dishes from the regions of Italy to Bristol city centre. The sleek design of the restaurant is complimented by the service given by our front of house team. Our central location on Baldwin Street gives great views from our floor to ceiling windows over both floors, and our capacity of 160 guests ensure we can cater for any occasion. We are fully accessible and have a lift which covers the bar, ground and first floor areas. Vegan & Gluten Free menus are available to view on our website.
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