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Europa

#103 of 1,502 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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37-38 St. Stephens St, Bristol BS1 1JX, England
+44 117 929 7818
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 192
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Excellent service and good food

Once again a brilliant time at Europa, staff as always attentive and informative, food and service were great. Recommend a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Anita H
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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319 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Once again a brilliant time at Europa, staff as always attentive and informative, food and service were great. Recommend a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The food was authentic and of great quality. It also offered exceptional value for money. However, I went on Valentines night and the service was poor and slow.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

If quality of food is what you're after, this is where you want to go. Excellent. As are the portions and presentation. Kudos on the interior, too. The meals vary in price between 8 - 20 pounds, but the drinks are flat-out expensive. In addition, the service was so-so. Swift, but.. a little fake. Take note of the forced good-byes... More 

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Bristol, UK
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I've been to Europa several times over the years, most recently, prior to a show where time was at a premium. From the moment you walk into the restaurant, you're greeted with a warm welcome. the staff are knowledgeable and helpful and nothing is too much trouble. And most importantly, the food remains of a consistently high standard. I'd recommended... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Me and my partner have visited this restaurant over 5 times now and each time the food has been beautiful, and the staff are so friendly and attentive to your needs. We will continue to come to this restaurant as it gets better each time we go. If i were to recommend any dish it would be the lamb shank... More 

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TTALLO, Owner at Europa, responded to this review

Me and my Pietro would like to say a massive THANK YOU to each and everyone of you for the last 25 years. We've had good times and bad - that's life but there is one thing that we can always rely on and that is our amazing customers; without you Europa would not be here let alone for 25... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I have enjoyed eating at this restaurant many times - but never given them a review before. Since their refurbishment the restaurant is much improved, the atmosphere is excellent and a very friendly welcome every time . I usually go for the thin crisp base pizza - always excellent - the best I have found in the city. If it... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

What a lovely night. The atmosphere in Europa is a rare pleasure. We dined here Saturday night, an anniversary for us, and we had a warm welcome, a wonderful meal and fantastic service. The place was very busy as you would expect when Valentine's falls on a Saturday but we were made to feel as if we had all the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

As some other reviewers have commented, the service was a little lacking, however the food was tasty and the prices were good. It was very busy on a Saturday night and it was clear there were a lot of repeat customers. We were happy with our meal and we would recommend it.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We went there for a birthday lunch on 3 February. We had not been there since the redecoration. The restaurant is very nicely done out and has an authentic Italian air. The lunch was excellent. Fresh ingedients and well presented food made for a very pleasant lunch. A nice touch at the end of lunch was a complimentary glass of... More 

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Bristol
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I booked Europa for a group of 11 people for my birthday, choosing it for its great tripadvisor reviews and because I prefer to go to independent restaurants rather than chains. In brief, the staff were rude, the service slow and the food average. Although most of the party arrived by 7.30, when the table was booked for, I was... More 

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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 9 - 26
  • Cuisine: Italian

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
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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