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“A mixed experience, but good overall” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Al Bacio

Al Bacio
Ranked #20 of 1,556 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $38
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Located on Queens road, Clifton our restaurant offers a unique and welcoming environment in which to share life’s best moments with friends and family.
Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A mixed experience, but good overall”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2014

We paid our first visit to Al Bacio on a very busy Saturday night. The place had a noisy, cheerful buzz to it, and we were given a warm welcome by the staff. Our starter, avocado and prawns from the day's specials, was a disappointment. One avocado was very firm, the other downright hard, which could easily have been checked by the kitchen. However, this was compensated for by our mains, chicken and veal respectively, which were truly excellent, nicely presented and full of flavour. Cannot comment on dessert, as we eventually gave up on waiting for a dessert menu, and only managed to get coffee and the bill by virtually rugby tackling a passing waiter to pin him down. In fairness, although hard pressed, the staff remained courteous and good humoured, and overall we would certainly return, but possibly on a slightly quieter evening.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank guy w
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A firm fave after one visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

Was looking for somewhere new to try and after spotting this being awarded the runner up at the foodie awards, I decided to give it a try. Taking my partner, 5 month old son and my parents we were all very happy with the choice. A very warm and welcoming experience from the staff the moment we arrived, which continued through until the goodbye when we left. Particular attention was given to making space for our pushchair and keeping our little one entertained - quite unexpected for this type of place. Food choices were varied - took a while to pick. All food presented really well and no complaints for any of us on the taste. Certainly left very happy customers and will definitely return again.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank BrizzleC
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fab new addition to Bristol eats scene !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014

I visited Al Bacio for the first time for a lovely informal lunch, fab value for money £8.95 for 2 courses in Clifton....what's not to like.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank karen B
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Bristol, England
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“10 out of 10 !!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014

Definitely a restaurant worth visiting. Loved it. My friend was undecided about which fish to have and our waiter brought a selection on an iced silver platter for her to pervey whilst explaining what sauce would accompany each one. The restaurant was very busy but this didnt effect our wait to be served. Waiters were attentive and the food was EXCELLENT.
My friend was SO impressed she has already booked to go back with some other friends in two weeks time and I'm going back for my birthday on July. Give it a try.........you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Milton5561
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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful restaurant experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Everything about this place is brilliant we have been twice now and both times the food was faultless. The first time I had the venison cutlets and every single bite I had impressed me. The second time two of us shared a full Wild Brill, caught that day and still wet when it was shown to us. Go on a Friday for the fish! Even the waiting staff are brilliant and can not help you enough. The place is well staffed so the waiters never seem to be in a rush.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
3 Thank Eggyman
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