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“Best value Italian in Bristol Centre” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Grotta

La Grotta
9 Union Street | Broadmead, Bristol BS1 2DD, England
+44 117 929 0466
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Ranked #129 of 1,461 Restaurants in Bristol
Price range: $9 - $31
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Family Run restaurant left in Bristol's busy Broadmead shopping area. Run by the same Family for 32 Years. Home cooked food to suit all tastes & budgets. From an intimate dinner for two to large parties. Pre ordering service for those with little time, Mouth-watering Homemade Desserts, Business, Romantic, Child friendly, Vegan & Vegeterian options, Gluten Free, all intolerances catered for, Fully licensed, Take-away Available, Lunch & Early Evening Specials £5.95 (T&A apply)
Bristol
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Best value Italian in Bristol Centre”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Great service good prices , Four of us dined here saturday evening pre booked on line had confirmation straight away

Always have large spagetti ! best in Bristol , Serve Magners Cider as well

Always a good atmosphere with good service

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food and friendly staff.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

First time I visited La Grotta with a group of 8. Had an excellent time. Staff were really friendly. Great selection of dishes even for vegetarians. Great atmosphere. A little gem that needs to be visited.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cheltenham
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Favourite Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We have been coming here for over 20 years and I can honestly say they do the best Lasagne ever! Their pizzas are amazing too. Unfortunately, we have been disappointed in many other Italian restaurants and even in Italy, due to our expectations after sampling La Grotta's menu! The sad thing is we have to drive 40 miles to get our fix, so we can't come as often as we would like! La Grotta, please don't ever change!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“SIMPLY THE BEST”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I had to do a second review after having another fantastic meal last weekend. We turned up without booking (we are going to get caught out one of these days!!) the restaurant was really really busy. Luckily there were a couple of tables free. The 2 waiters who are always there at weekends, Mario and Augusto really are a credit to the restaurant, they look after everyone so well and work extremely hard.
The Food – as always Steaks were cooked to perfection and some of us even managed a pudding this time, I would have loved some of their famous cheese cake, but sadly for me it was sold out.
I feel the need to comment on the atmosphere, given the “Hens Beware” comment, the restaurant must be really popular for Hen parties as we have seen lots of them when we have been there on a Saturday night. Don’t let that put you off, if you are wanting a romantic meal as you don’t have to sit right next to them either as the restaurant is in an L shape and you can sit around the corner for a quieter spot.
Have lost count of many lovely meals we have had at La Grotta, Well done guys keep up the good work.

TRY IT YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Massive, Yummy Calzone!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The food and the service at this restaurant were top quality and it was really good value for money as well. I had a huge Calzone filled with bolegnese, cheese and pepperoni and it was AMAZING! I had calamari as a starter which was also really nice. The evening had a nice laid back atmosphere, but it didn't take very long to get our food or drinks. The staff were all really friendly and I would recommend La Grotta to everyone!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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