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Europa

#74 of 1,462 Restaurants in Bristol
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37-38 St. Stephens St, Bristol BS1 1JX, England
+44 117 929 7818
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located in the heart of the city this great independent, local Italian has...
Located in the heart of the city this great independent, local Italian has consistently held its deserved position at the top of the listings as one of Bristol's original and authentic family run restaurants. Europa is 25 years old and has just recently had a face lift - the cosy rustic Venetian style interior is always welcoming and friendly. Europa's ethos is simple - enjoyable, unforgettable, reputation, original, passion, atmosphere and great food.
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    Very good
  • 25
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
True Italian

Found this to be a lovely Italian restaurant situated just off a busy street, decorated In true Italian decor the upstairs gives a perfect setting for a gathering of family or friends. Good selection of meals and great quality from the menu or specials board, staff friendly and efficient. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Jayne E
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Found this to be a lovely Italian restaurant situated just off a busy street, decorated In true Italian decor the upstairs gives a perfect setting for a gathering of family or friends. Good selection of meals and great quality from the menu or specials board, staff friendly and efficient. The open windows downstairs at the front of the restaurant together... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

What a welcome you receive when entering this lovely family run Italian restaurant.The menu is varied and extensive with very reasonable prices.The decor is of authentic Italian restaurant.I had some very tasty homemade garlic bread followed by a great Italian pizza.Yes the chef is Italian which helps .Over all you won't get a better Italian experience in the centre of... More 

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Typical Italian menu with an additional blackboard 'specials' option. Food very nice and staff helpful and attentive. Best to eat downstairs like we did as the upper floor is rather 'out' of it all. My only critisism would be the background music. So sad that many 'ethnic' or themed restaurants fail on this simple regard. Atmosphere is vital when visiting... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We ate early as we were going to a show. The staff we extremely welcoming, warm and friendly. The banter we had with staff just added to the whole great experience. My starter of baked mozerella was delicious. I then followed this with a pizza, which was huge! It was so tasty and well cooked though I eat it all!... More 

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We visited Europa before going to the theatre. Even though it was early evening the restaurant was full and lively which gave us the feeling that it must be good and we weren't disappointed. The waiter had a good knowledge of the food and was able to advise my husband on suitable dishes as he is dairy intolerance. There was... More 

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Bridgwater, England, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We took my step daughter to the Harbour Festival and as it was early evening decided to eat at the Europa. We have eaten there before but have to say the meal was lovely and one of the best we had tasted in uk for a long time. The service was good with a smile and we will be returning... More 

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TTALLO, Owner at Europa, responded to this review

Hi Debbie Thank you for your 5* Review your words mean a lot to all of the team at Europa especially coming from such an accomplished "Tripadvisor Reviewer" such as yourself with over 70 reviews to your name making you a Level 5 Contributor on the world's largest travel-review website. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We turned up without a booking but was slightly surprised when we were left standing at the door for 5 minutes. After being shown to our table and given a menu it took ten minutes for the waitress to return. We ordered wine and tried to order our food but was told we would have to wait for someone else... More 

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TTALLO, Owner at Europa, responded to this review

Like the saying goes you can't please everyone - but with over 87% of our reviews being 5* I think all the team at Europa do a pretty good job at pleasing most of our lovely customers. However, it would appear that this gentleman was not happy the minute he came into Europa so I don't think whatever we did... More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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411 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My wife and I reserved a table at this restaurant as we were in Bristol for the weekend and knew it would be busy as the Harbour Festival was on. We arrived at 7-20pm and were shown to our table with the statement that they were busy. Not a problem we thought but first indications of problems were that after... More 

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Driffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Romeo looked after us very well. The food, service and atmosphere were very good. Despite the fact that the restaurant was quite busy, we found that the background noise did not restrict our ability to talk.

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Huskvarna, Sweden
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Best Italien kitchen? It might be this. Me and my husband had a lovely dinner at the restaurant, amasing chicken valdostana! If we ever be back to Bristol again we sure know where to eat!!

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Additional Information about Europa

Address: 37-38 St. Stephens St, Bristol BS1 1JX, England
Phone Number: +44 117 929 7818
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 6 - 34
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37-38 St. Stephens St, Bristol BS1 1JX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 929 7818

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 34
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Description

Located in the heart of the city this great independent, local Italian has consistently held its deserved position at the top of the listings as one of Bristol's original and authentic family run restaurants. Europa is 25 years old and has just recently had a face lift - the cosy rustic Venetian style interior is always welcoming and friendly. Europa's ethos is simple - enjoyable, unforgettable, reputation, original, passion, atmosphere and great food.
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?