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Marco's Olive Branch Italian Restaurant & Bar

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76 Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6DR, England
+44 117 922 6688
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Bristol
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn't book for our Saturday night meal but we got a good table at the rear of the ground floor by the fire. The food was good as was the service. Our waitress Chelsie was funny and friendly with a high five from here due to my partner's preference for cider. When I previously had lunch with a work... More 

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Moraira, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited without a reservation and were comfortably seated downstairs. The menu was extensive and food was well presented. Sicilian food is their specialty. The waitresses were attentive to our needs.

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Thank nigel p
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I had dinner at Marcos as a celebration meal. The venue looks nice from the outside, and was fine inside too - it has a lovely big curved corner window, which we sat in and was lovely. However, our first impression was marred by the terrible waitress that served us (her name was Chelsie). She was blunt,... More 

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Thank Nik H
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

The food was ok, we had 2 pizzas so how hard can that be? But to their credit the food was nice. I just felt incredibly uncomfortable in the place, the staff 9" younger ladies) that i assume must be the owners, or family of the owners as they were speaking in italian the entire time. It was also quite... More 

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Thank Dan H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

A really nice atmosphere, attentive service and a great menu but a poor plate of ravioli - dense and heavy, with a white wine and cream sauce to match.

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Thank PauloKarat
Bristol
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Visited here for a meal before going to see a band and totally exceeded expectations. Service, quality of food and general ambience within the restaurant was exceptional. Will defiantly return and would strongly recommend.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

We went in greeted by the waitress and then sent us upstairs it was nice surrounding not overly busy as it was 9.30pm waiter showed us to the table we ordered a bottle of wine I ordered calamari for starter my friend didn't have one fantastic calamari I then ordered a lamb with olives in a tomato sauce wow talk... More 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

We went once around November last year... As group of Italian and 2 from Sardinia we were very happy to finally have a Sardinian food! We ordered Gnocchi alla Campidanese and we received gnocchi with ham and pancetta in tomoato sauce, SERIOUSLY? None part of Sardinia we have gnocchi alla campidanese with ham and pancetta!! As was also pretty disgunting... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Visited after work with a few colleagues and as well as the food being great value, the service was bright and cheerful. Mainly thanks to the wonderful Chelsie, the blonde brummie waitress with a knack for irreverent chat. Good food, good company and great service.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

I am slightly biased in that I have been visiting the Olive Branch on and off for about 4 years but it has taken me this long to draft a review! Great location, Peroni on tap, very friendly staff and from my experience good sized portions and well prepared food. It can get busy and service can be random (hence... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6DR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 922 6688

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?