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Marco's Olive Branch Italian Restaurant & Bar

#160 of 1,500 Restaurants in Bristol
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76 Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6DR, England
0117 922 6688
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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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
Nice cosy retreat in Bristol

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Mattinbrum
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Birmingham
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Birmingham
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

8 of us fancied an Italian so we went there as it was nearest to our hotel and we were impressed with the foods and its presentation. We were surprised with a giant garlic bread for starters but it was tasty! I've had the best Carbonia pasta for long time, delicious. Restaurant looks small on arrival but ample space upstairs... More 

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Toulouse, France
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Had a lovely meal here on a Saturday evening, busy and bustling atmosphere - food was really good. The staff were great, fabulous dining experience in an authentic Italian restaurant. I will return next time I am in Bristol and would highly recommend.

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Carmarthen
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by the receptionist at our hotel and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Staff were very welcoming and the food delicious. There is a very nice ambience - ideal for a romantic meal. Will definitely return when next in Bristol. Menu is varied and well priced.

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Bristol
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6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My husband took me to Marco's Olive Branch last night for my birthday. The Sardinian waiter and Greek waitress were both really nice. The atmosphere was good and it was fairly busy. The service was good and the food was fantastic. We both had the carpaccio to start which was delicious. I had the seabass ravioli with a salad and... More 

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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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