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Marco's Olive Branch Italian Restaurant & Bar

76 Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6DR, England
0117 922 6688
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Ranked #128 of 1,354 restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
UK SouthWest
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

An everyday Italian restaurant . Authentic in more ways than you necessarily want it to be ! When we arrived for dinner a man was up a ladder in the upstairs dining room . YSou just have to go with the flow .The very personable young waiter was very knowledgeable about both the menu and wine list and we had... More

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North Shields, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Food seemed quite expensive for what you got, pizzas had very little sauce or topping on them and were quite dry, pop was flat, decor ok, service was polite, large portions.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I visited this restaurant for my daughter's birthday as she was keen to try it. We were seated immediately and handed the menus, but then had to wait about 10 minutes before our order was taken. The starters arrived within a reasonable time frame, and were very tasty., however we had to wait for 50 minutes for our main course... More

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Crewe, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Horrible Veal, Wife's pasta arrived cold. Staff were lovely and friendly, they were pretty busy so maybe we caught them on a bad night.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

We were visiting Bristol on business and happened to walk past Marco's and decided to give it a try. The food was great and service to match considering the place was very busy. We will use the restaurant again.

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UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Over the last couple of years I have been to Marcos a few times. Service has always been quite relaxed, but the food made up for it. Sadly, after a recent visit I don't think I will be rushing back. Three of us were seated and waited over 15 minutes to order food. There were few apologies and the waiter... More

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Nottingham
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Excellent restaurant, we were given a warm welcome. The food was delicious and the service exceptional. We were all introduced to Sardinian food by the enthusiastic and helpful staff. Highly recommended.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Finally a real taste of home!! Away from the usual chains or 1970's Italian Restaurants that populate the UK. The food was fantastic, the atmosphere was excellent and we all had a great time. Many thanks to Marco (the owner), Fabio (head waiter) and all of the staff for looking after us. We will definitely return.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Friday night after work - went to the restaurant for a pre concert meal and was pleasantly surprised at how busy and light the restaurant was. Food was traditional Italian fare. Good for groups of 4 or 6. Attentive staff. Handy location.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We have eaten here several times over the last couple of months and have never been disappointed. The food is delicious and the staff really friendly and welcoming. The restaurant offers the regular Italian dishes but it is well worth trying the Sardinian specials. After the usual chains it is refreshing to find an independent gem like this. This is... More

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