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San Carlo - Bristol

#53 of 1,235 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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44 Corn Street, Bristol BS1 1HQ, England
+44 117 922 6586
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Today
12:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Mon 12:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited San Carlo on saturday evening for a special meal with friends. Really looking forward to going to San Carlo as it has good reviews. However whilst the food is good the waiting staff are always around your table not giving you time to relax. We had only just sat down when we are being asked for our food and... More 

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Thank Wjp52
Bristol, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went to this restaurant for a special occasion with friends and was ultimately disappointed with this rated restaurant. It's not cheap and you can expect to pay £80-90 for a three course meal with wine for two people. Plus points - nice atmosphere, good food but not exceptional with wide selection on the menu, but is seriously let down by... More 

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Thank Richard L
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Taking a new team out in Bristol, San Carlo came highly recommended. About 16 descended on the restaurant and were welcomed warmly. The menu is as expected in an good Italian and between us we tested most of the options. The cost is reasonable for its location. It's a personal thing but the hundreds of photos of various z-a list... More 

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Thank Chris D
Bristol, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As a woman, I found this restaurant unwelcoming & patriarchal. Swarms of male waiters parade up and down, swooping, like seagulls, to remove... whatever they deem inappropriate: an empty glass (how unsightly!), mussel shells cleared before the sauce had been finished! A slip of yellow paper declares you're only having 2 courses of the lunch special, sacrilege! Even though that... More 

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Thank SueFry
london
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A good, varied menu with a good flavour of genuine food from Italy. OK its a chain.... but don't they do it well. A high staff-diner ratio with very attentive service, extensive wine list and a good atmosphere. AND, if you're in late... you don't feel rushed. The service is just as good and the food very well prepared. I've... More 

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Thank ross-watson
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere great food worried as iam gluten free but nothing is to much trouble can't wait to return

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Thank Caroline S
Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food - I loved the mussels. Fabulous decor and a lovely atmosphere. Good service. Would recommend.

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Thank LoveALongLunch
Bristol, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had not been here for few years and not disappointed. Busy mid week evening. Seated and drinks order taken within minutes then left to peruse the generous menu. Waiting staff were attentive but not intrusive. Food portions generous , love the calzone! It can be quite crowded as a lot of tables in a relatively small space but there is... More 

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Thank TIJTBristol
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The last time i visited this restaurant was on my 20th birthday. I just re-visited again for my 22nd birthday. It was just as amazing as the first time. I had the same starter as i had on my last visit which was the Mussles Mariniere (mussels in a garlic sauce). It was absolutely delicious, had so many mussels and... More 

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Thank Cole_maria
Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for my birthday last month,fantastic food and service,the truffle mash is amazing! Decor is stunning and great service

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$19
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?