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Marco's Olive Branch Italian Restaurant & Bar

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76 Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6DR, England
0117 922 6688
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bristol really busy because of nearby harbour festival but we managed to find this place without making a booking. Great location, great welcome, nice decor - food not too bad either! Both had pizza's which were OK, other food going out to fellow diners looked good - some pasta dishes seemed huge! Service friendly & efficient. Would go back when... More 

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying round the corner and not wanting to go into the centre of Bristol on a Friday night, this restaurant was so handy. Nice atmosphere, good service and well cooked food. Can't say fairer than that.

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Thank Lakesman95
Alicante, Spain
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Happened upon this restaurant by chance as it was close to our hotel. We were made so welcome by Martina and she made us feel as if we had known her for years. The atmosphere was excellent and the pizzas large and full. If we had not been leaving the. next day we would certainly have returned.

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Thank Aitch865
Andover, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Bristol for a Torbay Express steam train trip to Kingswear/Dartmouth (also a must do). We decided as we had not been away much recently to splash out a bit on food. Having sampled another Italian earlier we decided on Marco's for the evening as it was closer to our accommodation and we didn't want a long walk... More 

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Thank TonyandJanH
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have walked past this restaurant many times, kicking myself for not trying it sooner. Cosy, friendly, well informed and extremely helpful staff. The food was perfect, even offered something that was not on the menu but suggested by the waitress after chatting to us about our likes and dislikes. I am going back this week.

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Thank Lorchris64
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here before in a previous incarnation but it's a in a lovely location and we had a great window seat! The waitresses were fantastic and friendly. The food was terrific if overwhelming but manageable! Really worth trying if you are in Bristol.

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A number of others reflect the lovely atmosphere of this little restaurant and I can only endorse what they have to say. I had a lovely two course meal + glass of wine for £9.95 which really felt like a great deal. I had bruschetta (lovely and garlicky) followed by tortellini - also very good. I had a delicious tiramisu... More 

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Thank JML525
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking back to our hotel we thought we would pop in for some olives and a glass of vino. Instead we had a cheeseboard for starters, a shared pizza, a lovely bottle of Frascati, ice cream with amaretto and then the lovely waitress gave us a complimentary limoncello. Thoroughly recommended!

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Thank Andy H
Reading
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Marco's twice now and enjoyed it both times. First time I had the lobster ravioli which was lovely and the second time canelloni with ricotta and spinach. The canelloni was lovely, piping hot and obviously freshly cooked. Much better than the meals I had at the neighbouring Hilton hotel which was nice but overpriced. Thoroughly recommended.

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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very enjoyable evening at this friendly restaurant which serves authentic Italian food including Sardinian specialities. The mainly Italian staff are friendly and helpful, the service efficient, food is good. We had the fixed price menu, £9.95 including two courses and a glass of house wine - could not be faulted. As that was so cheap, we could... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6DR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: 0117 922 6688

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