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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 #119 of 1,342 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
Crewe, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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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
24 helpful votes 24 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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unite kingdom
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59 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Great welcome; cheerful, friendly and smiling staff. Brilliant food – the best Italian food outside Italy – well, Sardinia, anyway. We went two nights running to see if the first was a one-off. Not at all. Lovely atmosphere. Only complaint – it seems impossible to speak to anyone to book a table, and it’s obvious that you really do need... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Was expecting more. Weekday night, we had set menu and house red. Tuna salad was just about adequate but dull. Melon and ham was ok. Pork in rosemary sauce was dry and reminded me of school dinners. Veg was adequate. Crackling was lovely :) The service was polite but sketchy at best. The waiter hit my partner in her face... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Our party of eight had the most wonderful afternoon. My Sardinian boyfriend was truly happy to have found this place, and my British friends got a real taste of Sardinia. The food was excellent and the hosts were fantastic. There was real passion and pride in the produce. We will all be going back again, and taking other people with... More

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