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Marco's Olive Branch Italian Restaurant & Bar

#188 of 1,473 Restaurants in Bristol
#211 of 1,598 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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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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
fresh tasty food and very good value for money

we were visiting Bristol for the day and were attracted by the blackboard advertising two courses for £9.95 including a glass of wine. we both chose the mushroom Pizza. This was a good size with a crispy base and tasty topping, obviously freshly cooked from scratch, not defrosted as in some Pizza... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

we were visiting Bristol for the day and were attracted by the blackboard advertising two courses for £9.95 including a glass of wine. we both chose the mushroom Pizza. This was a good size with a crispy base and tasty topping, obviously freshly cooked from scratch, not defrosted as in some Pizza chains. The glass of wine was quite large... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We were a big group at short notice and it's a small restaurant so I'll let them off the very long wait we had as the food was so good. Very generous anti pasto and great seafood made for a delicious and different meal. Loved the Sardinian flat bead. Would happily come back (but maybe order in advance if in... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I had my hen party meal at this restaurant Saturday night, I had the pork belly and it was very tasty, portion sizes were good and reasonably priced, I tasted my cousins fillet steak which was also delicious!! The staff were very friendly and attentive, we were given a complimentary bottle of prossecco which was lovely and were very helpful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We went to this restaurant on Saturday 22nd of August for a hen party meal. I ordered pork belly which came with vegetables and was served in its own juice with a touch of rosemary. It was delicious and very filling. The price was reasonable and the food was very authentic. The staff were very good and even made our... More 

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York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I booked Marcos online & received confirmation of a table being available for 3 @ 7.30 on Sunday 9th August. As we were not residents of Bristol we booked into our hotel & walked to Marcos in the afternoon to check where we were to meet our son later for our meal. The sign on the door said "Closed Sundays"... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A local friendly, family focused restaurant which was a convenient walk from our hotel. A very Italian flavour. Filling and economical. The set menu was £9.95 for a starter and main with a glass of wine included. Service was friendly and efficient. Recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Came here for a meal after a long car journey and was very happy with the low lighting, great food and friendly service .... £12 ish for a main was ok value too ... Family friendly... We likey ...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Me and my husband wanted a nice dinner out and choose Marco's based on Trip Advisor reviews. I should have known better... We sat outside and ordered pizza and drinks and had to wait 10 minutes for our drinks, despite the restaurant beeing empty at that moment. Food came and the waitress wasn't bothered to clean our wet table (the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I pick up a pizza at this restaurant every month. Best takeaway pizza in the area. The difference lies in the ingredients: good dough comes from good flour and I'm all about a good dough :). Customer service also great, which doesn't hurt. Lunch deals are also great and the food is fresh. I've had dinner with friends here too,... More 

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Lincoln UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Bit disappointed at this place. Chairs are terribly small. Packed in tables. Crying child on our night unfortunately. Service was slow with the wine and water. Although the starters were presented beautifully, the main was basic; carbonara was greasy, pizza was just pizza. Just not worth the price IMO. Won't come back.

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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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