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Marco's Olive Branch Italian Restaurant & Bar

#188 of 1,456 Restaurants in Bristol
#211 of 1,579 Places to Eat in Bristol
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76 Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6DR, England
0117 922 6688
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Deliciously different

Great service and lovely food. My pasta dish was like nothing I had ever had before. The staff were so friendly and made us feel very welcome. Came with a group of friends - people felt the pizzas were not as good as the pasta.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Harry G
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Very uninspiring menu, no Fish on the menu at all. Went for the safe option of Bruschetta & Flat Bread to start which was ok. Mains chosen were the Seafood Spaghetti & Seafood Fregula (type of Sardinian Pasta) The seafood did not seem fresh and was very disappointing. Decided to not throw any more money at the evening but was... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Food is great, can be expensive but worth it. The lunchtime buffet is great also, all you can eat which I like and good quality food. Highly recommend

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

The staff here are really welcoming and friendly, however the food is average. The starter didn't seem very fresh, my main course was Luke warm which was a let down.

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This review is based on selecting from the deals menu which, although a bit limited in choice, still offered enough of interest to satisfy the three of us that were dining with a starter and a main course. It was also extremely good value at just below £10 each which included a glass of very decent house wine. I suspect... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great service and lovely food. My pasta dish was like nothing I had ever had before. The staff were so friendly and made us feel very welcome. Came with a group of friends - people felt the pizzas were not as good as the pasta.

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wrexham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Good staff, didn't have any gluten free pasta for my colleague, but did have pizza which was apparently v.good. Calamari very good. My pizza a bit dry, but other dishes looked excellent. Tad pricey at 75 quid. But was good enough to return too.

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Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I won't tell you about my day but it had been a tough one, And I decided to reward myself by meeting up with a dear friend and having a few drinks and a meal. After a few swift ones I decided to take him to the Olive Branch. He loves Italian food - his father lived out there for... More 

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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I'd looked it up beforehand, as it was close to our hotel and we arrived early evening. We were glad we went there. Interesting menu, with some out of the ordinary dishes. My husband had wild boar, while I had venison. Friendly staff, who didn't mind us taking a couple of hours over 3 courses. Definitely worth a visit.

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Newcastle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Close to the apartment block at Finzels Reach so convenient. Pleasant staff keen to discuss the menu and answer any questions, however despite selecting the recommended dishes my colleague and I were disappointed. Over cooked food, with mediocre flavours and random portion sizes.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Visiting Bristol staying near Victoria Street and noticed this restaurant and decided to give it a try. We tried the 2 course set menu which included a 250ml glass of wine for £9.95. The food was well cooked and attractively presented. The portion size was generous. We did have dessert and coffee and both were excellent. The staff are friendly... More 

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

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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, Pizza, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?