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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
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30-34 Baldwin Street, Bristol BS1 1NR, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited here for a 60th birthday celebration for my sister. This was a first visit for us all. From the start to the end we were given good service throughout our meal. Every member of staff who dealt with us were courteous and willing...More

1  Thank Pat P
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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

4  Thank Ken R
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 3 days ago via mobile

As a family we visited on the 13/10/18 to celebrate my sister’s 60th birthday. From the point of booking the meal with Matt to the actual evening, everything was arranged brilliantly. Our main waiter was Paolo whose customer service was impeccable nothing was too much...More

1  Thank jdrysdalr
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Celebrated my sisters 60th Birthday on 13th October. Service wad excellent special shout out to Paola our waiter. The food was superb presentation fantastic...

Thank Jane P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in town for the first time and we decided to try Aquila as it was very close to where we were staying.The arancini were very good for starter as well as the calamari. The carbonara was the highlight and the pizza dough was...More

Thank campe1980
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there as a family group and it was fabulous for a Sunday lunch. It was a fixed price menu with good choices for 34.95 GBP. The prosecco truly was bottomless for 2 hours and the food and service were great. The decor is...More

Thank wub100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here before an evening show at the Hippodrome as the restaurant is only a short walk away. I had two courses and my partner had 3 courses plus we both had coffee and beer and it was just under £79 so very reasonably priced...More

1  Thank Nic104
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Trip Advisor, and thank you so much Aquila. In Bristol for a romantic weekend I researched restaurants on TripAdvisor. Impressed with reviews and website so visited Aquila. What a wonderful place!!! Staff greeted us and directed us to a suitable table. Such an...More

Thank Philipwestbury
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent even though I regretted my choice of starter when seeing those of my colleagues around me! Not the restaurant’s fault, I just chose the wrong thing! Fresh ingredients and brilliant presentation. I went as part of a big group (20 or...More

1  Thank SJ6
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

There’s no shortage of good restaurants in Bristol, but in our opinion this is the best. So this was our third time at Aquila. The meals were outstanding as always. We are so impressed with the staff who really make you feel welcome. Very professional...More

Thank evilgenius666
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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 Joanna B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes I would say so, it’s a pretty big place.
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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$7 - US$39
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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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