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“Incredible staff, unfortunately not such great food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Salvatore's Kitchen

Salvatore's Kitchen
237-239 Cheltenham Road | Bishopston, Bristol BS6 5QP, England
0117 924 5879
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Ranked #209 of 1,460 Restaurants in Bristol
Price range: $6 - $29
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Salvatore’s Kitchen is for everybody to experience real Italian family food and everything that goes with it - sharing with family and friends and enjoying fresh food made using the best quality ingredients.We want to create an atmosphere where you can bring your loved ones to relax and enjoy affordable, authentic Italian dishes - dishes that have been passed down through generations.
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Incredible staff, unfortunately not such great food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012 via mobile

Went here for dinner with my boyfriend on a Thursday evening and was overwhelmed by how fantastically friendly the staff were. The place looked nice and definitely an improvement on Amici's.
When looking at the menu there wasn't a huge amount of choice. Nothing exciting particularly jumped out of the menu. The pizza toppings were even extremely limited. Unfortunately food wise this place falls into the trap many do, believing Italian is simple and easy to make in an authentic manner...and unfortunately fails. Our starters were nice enough. They arrived very quickly and one was slightly cold, which implies they were microwave reheated. My boyfriend had the carbonara, which was definitely nice enough, but not mind blowing. The pizza was incredibly bland, with very little flavouring to the base. We did not order dessert, as the choice was very limited and later it came to light none were homemade, but all frozen bought.
This place has a great atmosphere, and fantastic staff that have worked so hard. However, it is not authentic Italian food and merely a standard high street version of it. Better than Amici's, worth a visit, but don't expect too much if you actually appreciate good, authentic cuisine as this is merely a replica.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT FOOD”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

my boyfriend and I visited Salvatore's on sunday and the food was authentic of Italian food I had Pizza which was full of flavour and my boyfriend had ribeye steak which was of the best quality and cooked perfectly. The family also bought out a traditional family dish to taste it was delicious.. I met the owner Salvatore who was happy to come and talk to us about the dishes he prepares. Due to this experience . I made a second visit with my friends and daughter to celebrate her 18th today and the food once again was excellent. when it comes to being looked after this family know what they are doing thank you.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 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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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best Birthday Venue in Bristol!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Eight of us ladies went out to celebrate two birthdays and we were delighted with the warm atmosphere, attentive service and friendly staff. We all ate different dishes and everyone said how much they enjoyed the food and the evening in general. We all felt special - what more could you ask?

  • Visited May 2012
    • 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
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

The food was lovely, The Meatballs i had came in a generous portion. The Service prompt and courteous and the atmosphere was friendly. If you;re looking for a nice and authentic Italian meal then i highly recommend this place.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Amazing, Fantastic, Brilliant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

I went to Salvatore's kitchen on a Friday night with my Mum (we didnt book) it was was very busy but they still managed to fit us in. The atmoshere was fantastic, we were welcomed by the waiters all of whom were extremely friendly and helpful. The food is mouthwateringly delicious, I recommend the meatballs.....Homemade and Yummy! at the end of the meal we stayed for a few drinks and the head chef and owner Sav came to speak to the customers to see how they enjoyed their meals. The Food and service is second to none - highly recommended I will most certainly return!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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