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Marco's Olive Branch Italian Restaurant & Bar

#187 of 1,510 Restaurants in Bristol
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76 Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6DR, England
0117 922 6688
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    Very good
  • 34
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A lovely and lively Italian with a difference.

This restaurant remains a favourite of ours. The staff are very friendly and the food imaginative and the wine list simple but good and well priced. Definitely worth trying if you like a different slant on Italian food!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
nmercer
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Bristol, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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236 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This restaurant remains a favourite of ours. The staff are very friendly and the food imaginative and the wine list simple but good and well priced. Definitely worth trying if you like a different slant on Italian food!

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Had dinner here on a weeknight. At first felt rather quiet as we were the only ones in, but the upstairs restaurant soon filled up and the atmosphere became much more lively. Olives starter were lovely. Pizzas for main, which were good, if not as covered in topping as some i have had before. Prices not cheap, but not bad,... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We were recommended to come here by a friend but were really disappointed with the whole experience. We visited on a Saturday evening, the restaurant was quite busy and we were squashed in rather like sardines but, having said that, the atmosphere was quite lively. It took a while for anyone to come and take our drinks order and when... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

We decided to try as we were passing. Normally the resturant is closed on a sat afternoon but they were open for a hen do. The food was ok. Slightly over priced. We orderd hand cut chips and were given oven chips. When questioned were told they don't have any hand cut chips. The veg was dry. The meat was... More 

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Birmingham
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163 reviews 163 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We enjoyed the Sardinian food here and the reastaurant was warm and cosy, on a cold night. The olive starter and bread was pleasant, but the olives were pretty standard - we hoped for something a bit more special. The Sardinian fruit juices are worth a try - the pear juice went down well.

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UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Eat at this restaurant recently and the food was delicious, really authentic Italian. My husband had the Cannoli, and whilst I felt it was expensive, he would return just for the sweet. Great food.

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Weston super Mare
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

And no-one batted an eye when I accidentally knocked over a pile of plates and pizza which proceeded to smash on the floor. Will definitely visit again. Delicious lunchtime salad buffet.

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Heswall, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Came here a few years ago and had the most incredible food. Not so this visit. The starters were oily and perhaps overlooked. The main courses were only ok. Nice atmosphere, good service but I will not be visiting again. Nothing terrible, just nothing great.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good value for money, great choice for lunch, staff friendly and efficient. Excellent choice of wines.

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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

After a long working day we were looking for a nice place to eat close to our hotel. We found this restaurant. Very good and friendly service and an interesting menu with specialities from Sicily. Also the prices are ok. Definitely a place to eat again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 76 Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6DR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: 0117 922 6688

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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