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Europa Italian Restaurant

#21 of 1,172 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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37-38 St. Stephens Street, Bristol BS1 1JX, England
+44 117 929 7818
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have just returned, literally, from a large family meal to celebrate my 45th birthday ar Europa.. We were seated upstairs which was perfect for our group of 16 adults and children..plenty of room and private..the food was perfect..no one had any complaints at all.. a waitress was always on hand and the food was hot and delicious.. Thank you... More 

Thank Fran B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant is one of the best in Bristol if not the best.Not the quickest service in the world but well worth the wait. Very friendly staff and good choices on the menu, just about everything you would expect to find in a proper Italian restaurant. The wine menu is short but has a good variety of fine wines which... More 

Thank bristolbob
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We always eat here after visiting the Harbour Festival. Service always good and hosts very friendly. Food delicious and varied menu. Nice atmosphere. Every time we say we should eat there more often.

Thank Catherine S
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It would have had 5 stars but for the duck was slightly overlooked and the bruschetta was burnt (one was anyway). Would highly recommend for an authentic Italian meal, great find last night!!

Thank daddycwl
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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Proper Italian food. Staff were very friendly and attentive, but on the night we were there the food took a long time to come out.

Thank BloodMary1979
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Service The Ambiance and most of all The Food are all excellent. Your hosts are friendly and attentive. My wife and I Make it our first choice when in Bristol.

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Thank B3504KTcolinb
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good looking local restaurant but on Wednesday the service was extremely slow (hour wait for food) and the waitress was very defensive when we questioned the cocktails and food quality.

2 Thank Matthew R
Bishopsteignton, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice to go to an independent in a City Centre. Ideally situated for town. We ate at 6.15, which is early but already diners were in there. Both having Pizza and gorgeous wines, it was the perfect eats pre an excellent concert at nearby Colston Hall. Love Bristol anyway, but can recommend the Water Festival weekend too

Thank Ruth H
Swindon, Wiltshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nicely authentic and a varied menu. Our climatic starter was a bit chewy but had a delicious dauce with it. Our mains were excellent quality pasta dishes. Service good even if we did have to wait a bit to order, but staff friendly and chatty. Average prices; above average experience.

Thank alanandjan
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a meal after watching a performance at the Old Vic (just around the corner). We tried a mixture of foods from the menu - my wife loved the sea bass and the pizza and pasta the rest of us had was also very nice. The staff were friendly and looked after us well, and readily accommodated some rather... More 

Thank Tom_Blancmange

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $29
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37-38 St. Stephens Street, Bristol BS1 1JX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 929 7818
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?