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Marco's Olive Branch Italian Restaurant & Bar

#167 of 1,431 Restaurants in Bristol
#184 of 1,541 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 126
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  • 70
    Very good
  • 35
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  • 6
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  • 7
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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
Marco's = A Cute Romantic Italian Restaurant

With its loft upstairs and a few tables downstairs, as well as good food served attentively, Marco's Olive Branch should be on everyone's list for a cute romantic Italian restaurant in Bristol. We went there because the concierge at our hotel had recommended it and we were pleasantly surprised... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Alberto M
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Yonkers, New York
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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244 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

I stumbled across Marco's on a work trip to Bristol. Superb food and great service. I had calamari and spinach/ricotta cannelloni and my colleague had the salmon and avocado calzone. The food was fresh and absolutely delicious. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Away for work and on my own but given really friendly welcome. Great atmosphere with different size groups spanning all ages Service was good and evening set menu at £9-95 inc wine was amazing value. Very convenient for novotel if you are staying there.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

A delightful evening in this lovely Italian restaurant. The staff are genuine Italians so watch out in case they don't understand you - "we can't manage any more" was misunderstood as "we want the manager"!! A good laugh was had by all. Food was good but the waiter made the evening for us.

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Yonkers, New York
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102 reviews 102 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

With its loft upstairs and a few tables downstairs, as well as good food served attentively, Marco's Olive Branch should be on everyone's list for a cute romantic Italian restaurant in Bristol. We went there because the concierge at our hotel had recommended it and we were pleasantly surprised. It's run by an Italian family, who complete the cozy decor... More 

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We came here on a recommendation from a friend who lived her for a time. We were very happy with everything. The wax dripped candles in wine bottles gave the decor that very authentic feeling. We loved the little upstairs and windows. The food was great, there was a small mis-communication with our waitress about our starter. We just wanted... More 

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Horley, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A quick check off my Tripadvisor app and I was heading to find this little gem! I found a table by the window upstairs and within an hour the place was packed! (And this on a Monday evening)! I ordered a pint of Peroni, a starter of olives and bread and the Olive Tree pizza to follow. It was all... More 

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Axbridge, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

What a fantastic evening & food, really disappointed with myself for not having written this review sooner as they deserved an immediate post as they most certainly should be higher in the Bristol ranking as they are. This must be one of the busiest evening in their calendar and therefore if food was to pull up short it would have... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

I found this restaurant hard to grade. The restaurant itself is attractive and quirky and the atmosphere was lively. Our meals were enjoyable (pizzas and spaghetti carbonara) but nothing special. The waiter was pleasant. We ordered some garlic bread to go with our main course which did not arrive. When we enquired, we were told they were very busy and... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant remains a favourite of ours. The staff are very friendly and the food imaginative and the wine list simple but good and well priced. Definitely worth trying if you like a different slant on Italian food!

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Had dinner here on a weeknight. At first felt rather quiet as we were the only ones in, but the upstairs restaurant soon filled up and the atmosphere became much more lively. Olives starter were lovely. Pizzas for main, which were good, if not as covered in topping as some i have had before. Prices not cheap, but not bad,... 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, Pizza, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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