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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 #144 of 1,379 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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  • French first
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English first
Braydon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We had booked a family meal for 10 of us (ages ranging from 86 to 10) for a celebration. We were30 minutes late (traffic was awful and it took us 45 minutes to get from M32), but were reassured that it wouldn't be a problem when we rang to apologise. We arrived, and were shown to our table upstairs. menus... More

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Bournemouth
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Went on a Friday night as part of a group of approx. 25. The food was superb, the atmosphere intimate and laid-back, the waiters charming and witty and the portions were very generous. The only improvements I could suggest really are the toilets could use sprucing up a bit. Top marks, or should I say 'Top Marco's'?

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

We booked a table of 10 for a family celebration, the youngest being 10, the oldest being 85. The service was perfect, attentive but not overbearing and they understood a member of our family suffering from dementia. The food was delicious and great value for money. Highly recommend to everyone!

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United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great food - for vegetarians. as well as the rest of you. A winner all round. A great find, recommended by random 25 year olds in the pub next door!

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a small, cosy place with the friendliest of staff and a simple but great menu - something for every pocket. We were made welcome and spent spent an unrushed two hours over our meal - our small group included a child who was included in conversation with the staff. The set menu included a glass of wine and... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Went here on a sunny lunch time. Sat outside but as there was no parasol found it a bit warm. Ordered cannelloni but was later informed there was none. So decided to have lasagne. Quite disappointed as it was just a sloppy mess on the plate. The taste was ok but have had better in Wetherspoons. My husband had an... More

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UK SouthWest
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 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
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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