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“NOT A GREAT VISIT”
Review of Piccolino Bristol

Piccolino Bristol
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Ranked #240 of 1,684 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$56
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Piccolino in Bristol captures the spirit of Italy with its great food, unrivalled style and vibrant, charming character. Located in the striking new development of Cabot Circus, Piccolino is enhanced by its own equally eye-catching exterior, together with a delightful al fresco terrace that is the perfect place to take a break from shopping and enjoy a relaxing drink or bite to eat with friends. Once inside, the vibrant green leather upholstery, striking black marble table tops and sleek wooden finishes ensure a contemporary style and bold design with a smart yet informal atmosphere. Meanwhile, the chefs work passionately in the open kitchen, creating every dish with care and precision, whilst the sight of fresh pasta being made from scratch is a delightful spectacle for you to watch whilst enjoying modern and classic Italian cuisine.
Reviewed 20 June 2021

Went their to celebrate Fathers Day. Arrived 30 mins early and waited for others to arrive. Ordered 2 drinks which took about 15 mins from arrival. Others arrived and it took us having to ask to order drinks.
Drinks arrived after 20 mins of all arriving. Food order take was no probs. Food arrived and the pasta dishes were luke warm. The crab salad was a joke, a few bits of lettuce and some avocado with about tablespoon of crab. One of the female staff members had such an attitude. Order garlic bread as starter and no side plates given. Asked for them, she brought 4 and chucked them at us. There were 5 people and had to ask for another. After the meal we asked for the bill. We had to ask twice as still not arrived after 15 mins. Service charge of £20 added but we did not know what this service was so only paid some of it. Not impressed as restaurants are struggling and this place is not cheap. Not going back in a hurry.

Date of visit: June 2021
Thank PookieBristol
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Reviewed 14 June 2021 via mobile

Disgusting
Was told I had to sit inside although outside was pretty much empty. Eventually allowed it.
Ordered a vanilla espresso martini, no vanilla. No taste. Off coffee. Then the tuna pizza. Well that was the worst thing I’ve ever seen, eaten.
No capers, no mozzarella, no oregano minimal tuna, just sloppy over cooked burnt bread smothered in what taste like tomato ketchup. Would’ve said if I was meal checked. Waited half an hour walked out & told the manager upon leaving. Non-existent service, terrible food, would never return

Date of visit: May 2021
Thank tellmemoretellmemore
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Reviewed 13 June 2021

We went for for Saturday afternoon dinner On arrival we asked to be seated outside as loads of tables available the waiter declined said we had to sit inside. My partner asked for the tagatelli bolognaise the waitress said the tagatelli has ran out surely they would stock up this for a weekend. Our food arrived mine was boiling hot still bubbling and cooking in the bowl so obviously this had been microwaved as the bottom of the lasagne was cold. As we ate out food we noticed the waiters and waitresses was talking about us and keeping an eye on us im assuming they thought we was going to do a runner with out paying. Hence why we was not allowed an outside seat. We paid for our crap food knowing if we complained they only warm another dinner in microwave. Absolutely devasted about our visit as Emerson green bristol picollinos is divine. I won't be going back to the cabit circus joint. Ohh aas we left the tables outside was still empty we could had enjoyed our crap food in the sun

Date of visit: June 2021
Thank karlasF8760BR
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Reviewed 6 June 2021

Booked on line about 6 weeks in advance for a Sunday lunch time. Arrived on time and promptly seated. We had starter of calamari which was lovely and crispy. The king prawns were cold but I thought they would have been better served hot. For main the carbonara was amazing! For my main I had 3 starters, scallops were ok a little oily. Bruschetta was ok and asparagus which wasn’t quite worth the money but tasted ok. Dessert was good. Overall an ok meal. They still add an optional service charge which I still hate! If it’s optional take it off the bill. Would we return? Yes but only for the carbonara

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 4 June 2021 via mobile

Lovely food, great atmosphere, excellent service. Special mention to Simone who was friendly and attentive and made our experience memorable! Thankyou Simone

Date of visit: May 2021
2  Thank mercs1
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