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San Carlo - Bristol

#49 of 1,212 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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44 Corn Street, Bristol BS1 1HQ, England
+44 117 922 6586
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon 12:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Had a great meal at San Carlo last night for a leaving do from work. The food was excellent and perfectly cooked and the service was top. The only downside, we did feel a little rushed as they wanted our table for another party and it was very busy and noisy. Not a place for a quiet meal, especially at... More 

Thank Nismo350z
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Overall the dining experience is excellent, but there are some buts. The restaurant is not cheap and I felt that for such a style of restaurant the tables were too crowded together and that spoilt the experience. The management need to prune the tables a little so that the price charged and the excellent menu match the total dining experience.... More 

Thank RJA961
Bristol, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

It has been several years since I visited San Carlo, I used to use it a lot when I worked in Bristol, but this was my first visit for some time. The welcome was warm and friendly, the service was very good, the menu was varied and has some thing for everybody. Our food was very good, the wine was... More 

Thank Woodie48
Hebburn, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Table booked for 7.30pm and we arrived on time to be ushered into the bar area not sure if we were to be seated that night. The restaurant was very busy and front of house seemed a bit flustered with this; we were seated about 8pm. Waited about 10 mins for the order to be taken, no bread on table... More 

Thank Gary T
Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great place to visit for a special occasion, as it is a bit on the pricey side. The atmosphere is always warm and welcoming, with prompt, friendly service. The food is absolutely delicious. Highly recommended.

Thank 712sweetpea
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The only Italian restaurant in Bristol I visited so far and found food are good. My only reservation is it doesn't offer ant set menu either for Lunch or dinner. Com on San Carlo it is very common practice for a serious restaurant.

Thank M10000
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I booked a table for 10 adults and 3 children on Saturday, not one of my group had a bad word to say about the food or service, they forgot to bring my Grandsons food and didn't charge us, will be back when there is a special celebration, bit pricey for normal dining

Thank lillybet60
Taunton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

booked for 1.30 lunch and were delayed so rang through to put back one hour at short notice.. no problem... arrived and had to wait a few minutes for our table so had a drink at the bar.. both service and quality of food is exceptional so please make sure you book and go there when in bristol shopping or... More 

Thank simonboley
Swansea, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely warm welcoming restaurant. Staff couldnt do enough for you always smiling and nothing was too much trouble.. Food was absolutely delicious.Highly recommended and will definately be visiting again. Thank you to all the staff for your excellent customer service.

Thank Sarah L
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Squeezed in without a booking, the San Carlo was a highlight of our shoping trip. All of the staff were so efficient and served our meal and drinks at just the right pace, no waiting with dirty dishes in front of us as often seems to be the norm. The surroundings were beautiful , from marble tables to mirrors and... More 

Thank Jy66

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$19
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Corn Street, Bristol BS1 1HQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 922 6586
San Carlo is a popular and award-winning Italian dining institution in the heart of Bristol's bustling Corn Street. The restaurant's lavish dining room – with tiled floors, neutral décor and electric blue accents – has a unique Mediterranean ambience and is always busy with a vibrant local crowd. The buzzy atmosphere, bold flavours and warm hospitality at San Carlo combine to provide an ideal setting for group parties and corporate events. We love the modern yet authentic seafood-led menu, and favourite dishes include the spaghetti with shellfish, garlic, chilli and fresh basil in a tomato sauce; the classic tuna carpaccio; and the traditional spiced Italian sausages cooked with Borlotti beans and served with grilled polenta.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?