Summer Holidays at Al Bacio

Summer is about making unforgettable memories with the people you love around you. The weather’s hot and the kids are off so why not come and spend time this summer enjoying some authentic Italian food with the whole family?

Better yet, the kids eat free throughout the summer holidays (children aged 11 and under eat free from the children’s menu, one free child’s meal per paying adult), hurry as this offer is only valid until the kids go back to school in September!

Italy in August is the month that many Italians go elsewhere on holiday or go out of the city to avoid the hot weather. As a result, small local businesses, including restaurants, will also be looking to close for the month. So, if you’re thinking of making a visit to an Italian city this August, be prepared to see some shutters closed…

Can’t make it to Italy this summer? Have no fear, we’re open all summer! We are based up in Clifton at 95 Queen’s Road, BS8 1LW, Bristol!

Come and join the family and take away a little bit of Italy in your hearts.

Book your table today or call us on 0117 973 9734

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Join Our Family at Al Bacio this Christmas!

Clifton (Bristol) is at its most beautiful and best at Christmas, and there is nowhere better to enjoy its warmth and cheer than with our friendly family at Al Bacio. The festive atmosphere and mouth-watering cuisine from our Christmas menu make the perfect setting for a family reunion, romantic meal or Christmas party for friends or work colleagues.

Whether you’re looking for a meat or vegetarian option, our chefs have dreamt up an enticing festive menu, featuring seasonal treats such as pumpkin soup, homemade duck and orange pâté and turkey with chestnut stuffing and Christmas pudding. The menu is designed to suit every taste though, so it comprises a host of other palate pleasing dishes made from the finest and freshest of ingredients. So, why not hang up the oven gloves and dishcloth and leave all the hard work to us? We’d love to invite you to Al Bacio to enjoy a sumptuous, sophisticated, stress-free, Italian meal this Christmas season and we are open on Christmas Day.

You can find the full Christmas Menu on our website.

We hope to welcome you to our Al Bacio family this Christmas to share some great food, great company and an unforgettable Italian dining experience! Make sure to book early to avoid disappointment. It’s easy to book a table with a £10 deposit. Call us on 0117 973 9734.

Al Bacio Summer Balloon Fiesta

Sharing Life’s Best Moments this Summer with Al Bacio and the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.

Dining al fresco at Al Bacio this summer brings the ultimate authentic Italian dining experience, best shared with loved ones. Pull up seats on our terrace, relax and look forward to enjoying some of our Italian fare. Close your eyes and you’ll hear the sound of our manager Pino and his friendly staff speaking in Italian. You’ll be able to smell the mouth-watering dishes being prepared by our Italian chefs, crafted from the most authentic Italian ingredients. Open your eyes and you are not in Italy, but the weather is still amazing and, with a fantastic menu to choose from and some great, summer activities taking place in Bristol…….it’s time to make some memories “Italian style” with loved ones.

How about the annual Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, Europe’s largest annual meeting of hot air balloons, which attracts over 130 hot air balloons from across the globe, which is taking place between 9th and 12th August? The fiesta includes, as well as all those hot air balloons filling the skies, a large number of great trade stands, fairground rides, the breathtaking night glow and the fantastic firework finale. All this is happening less than three miles away from Al Bacio.

Al Bacio are holding a special Balloon Fiesta promotion throughout the whole of August (1st to the 31st) offering 3 courses for only £14.95 (per person). The promotion will run all day Sunday to Friday but not on Saturday. We would love to invite you to come and celebrate some of your best moments with us this summer.

Bringing Italy to Bristol this Summer

What springs to your mind, when you think of an Italian summer? Sunny beaches? Mediterranean waters? Great seafood?

While we can’t transport the Mediterranean waters over to Bristol, or make a promise on the sunny weather, we can bring you a truly authentic Italian dining experience, complete with our fresh seafood menu options.

At Al Bacio, we always source the very best and most authentic Italian ingredients. Because of our commitment to quality, we stock fresh seafood every day. Our chefs know how to turn that produce into a mouth-watering dish, preparing some fantastic seafood menu options for you to enjoy this summer.

Are you in the mood of Lobster soup? Or perhaps some fresh Ostriche (oysters), or Cozze bianche (mussels) as your starter? Or how about Linguine lobster or Sea bass alla griglia as your main?

Whatever your taste, we’ll always leave you satisfied by delivering quality ingredients, cooked to perfection.Want proof? Watch this video of a very lively lobster uploaded by Owner Pino Guarini. and another showing our wide selection of Seafood on Our Facebook Page


And it’s not just us saying it. Our customers agree.


Stella L. enjoyed a meal with her partner, leaving us an amazing 5-star review on TripAdvisor. “I had ordered the monkfish pasta and my partner the seafood pasta. The sauce was beautifully seasoned and had just the right about of chilli without overpowering the fish, while the pasta was cooked al-dente! Perfect! My partner loved his seafood, which weren’t overcooked! Absolutely lovely! We would have loved a dessert, but we were too full! Next time!”


And Dominic has named us his favourite restaurant in Bristol, sharing his experience in another 5-star review. “Been here 4 times now! Restaurant boasts a fantastic quality of food with a great menu and excellent daily specials. The food is authentic Italian style and a must for any lovers of seafood. The staff and manager Pino are excellent and always on hand to fulfil your needs. Would recommend – very reasonable prices for the quality of the experience!”


So whether you’re celebrating a birthday with friends and family, an anniversary or a date night with your partner, or hosting a business meeting, we’ll always deliver great company and the best food, sourced from the freshest ingredients. In other words.- we’ll make your visit truly unforgettable. Celebrate with us for a truly Italian dining experience.

Mother and Child Italian Food

Celebrating Life’s Best Moments

We can make the best, most authentic Italian cuisine in all of Bristol, but it is our customers who make our restaurant feel truly vibrant. And with Easter break just around the corner, we want to give something back to our valued customers and invite kids to eat for free.

Family traditions and quality time together are what Italians value the most. At Al Bacio, we believe that life’s special moments deserve to be celebrated with great food, great company and a great atmosphere to match the celebration.

So this Easter, we want to make sure that you and your family have the best time by offering authentic Italian cuisine with a free meal for all kids. Make your Easter Sunday celebration truly unforgettable and reserve your table now!

“When we arrived we felt so welcome and all the staff treated us in such a friendly manner, almost like we were part of their family.”

Andy J on TripAdvisor

And this is only one of our great offers.

For those of you who want to bring romance back on the table, we have a special Date Night offer. With the right selection of antipasti, secondi, contorni e dolci, matched with a wonderful and relaxing atmosphere, your romantic evening will be truly unforgettable.

“Al Bacio is great for a date night, catch up with friends or for birthdays…The staff are friendly, and the owner Pino is a proper gentleman.”

Daniel E on TripAdvisor



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Get Down to Business the Al Bacio Way

Life’s best moments are not limited to family occasions, like anniversaries or birthdays. Closing an important business deal or forging that new key working relationship can be just as meaningful. Such occasions call for a sophisticated lunch and a setting to match that. In other words – they call for Al Bacio.

What better way to impress your new business partner or to make them feel appreciated than treating them to an unforgettable authentic Italian dining experience in the heart of one of Bristol’s most beautiful areas, Clifton?

Whether your business partner enjoys seafood, pasta or meat, we have something to suit every taste. We’ll help you dazzle them with some delicious antipasti starters. We’ll impress them further with our vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free mains options that our top chefs will cook to perfection. Finally, we’ll help you seal the deal with an elegant dessert, finished with a cup of aromatic Italian coffee or a glass of champagne to celebrate!

Our award-winning chef’s secret lies in the capacity to transform traditional Italian ingredients and recipes into fascinating new dishes, and presenting them in a way that delights both the eye and the pallet.

And it’s not just us saying it – our customers agree, too! Lisa came to Bristol on a business trip, staying over for one night only. After seeing Al Bacio’s excellent reviews on TripAdvisor and our Certificate of Excellence, she decided to give it a go. This is what she thought of the experience.

“Great food, good friendly service. Had the toasted bread with tomatoes, garlic and basil to start very fresh and tasty. Had the big tube pasta with monkfish, garlic and chilli for my main dish, absolutely lovely. The restaurant was busy for a Monday night, good atmosphere. Would definitely recommend this place.”

If you’d like to have an unforgettable dining experience, or experience a memorable business lunch, book your table today.


Life is about making memories, and we’d love to share yours together. That’s why we’re always excited to see your photos on Instagram and read your reviews on TripAdvisor as it gives us a chance to find out how you’ve enjoyed your dining experience at Al Bacio. And now, we need your help to help us build our brand-new #albaciomenu on Instagram.

We’re strong believers in the idea that life’s best moments deserve to be celebrated. What ingredients make up a perfect evening? We believe it’s great food, unforgettable atmosphere and snapping that all important Instagram shot to share your great time with friends and family.

How to get involved?

On your next visit to Al Bacio, take a picture of your authentic Italian meal and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #albaciomenu along with the name of the meal. Our head chef Stefano Galbiati from San Donato in Milan only sources authentic Italian ingredients for his signature dishes, and he’s excited to find out which one of his meals you’ve enjoyed the most!

Why get involved?

On the 31st of October we’ll be doing a prize draw of all the entries that we’ve received. We’ll pick one of the posts with the #albaciomenu hashtag and award the winner with a £10 voucher (Terms and conditions apply) for their next visit!

So whether it’s a graduation, a birthday, an engagement or even the news of a new arrival, come down to Al Bacio for an unforgettable and truly Italian dining experience, and don’t forget to share it on Instagram, using #albaciomenu hashtag.

Once you’ve experienced us, you’ll be back as friends of the family!


Authentic Italian Cuisine Every Monday

Great food, great company and a wonderful atmosphere – that’s the formula to make any memory unforgettable. At Al Bacio, we believe that life’s best moments deserve celebrating, and we’ll ensure that you experience the best Italian cuisine in the perfect setting for just £14.95 every Monday.

We love bringing a real flavour of Italy to Clifton, Bristol. Our head chef Stefano combines his many years of experience in catering with his passion for simple, yet flavoursome Italian cuisine to bring joy to our customers every day. Using the very best ingredients that only true Italians would use, he’ll whip up a mouth-watering dish that will excite your eyes and taste buds.

And Al Bacio wouldn’t be the same without our passionate team, all of whom hail from Italian shores. They’ll ensure that your needs are attended to throughout the night, for a truly spectacular dining experience.

But don’t take our word for it – here’s what our loyal customers say about Al Bacio on Tripadvisor.

“We came here for our son’s 25th birthday and we had pre-ordered a lobster and Dover sole – what a birthday treat! Great friendly service, food cooked to perfection, the grill Dover sole was to die for and the lobster was just divine. All washed down with fresh oyster to start. This restaurant has got to be the best Italian in town…” – hungrytime from Bracknell

“As we left the restaurant, a member of staff or maybe the owner shook our hands as we left, asked if we had enjoyed our meal and thanked us for visiting. This speaks a thousand words.” – Cath C from Manchester

“Al Bacio is unfailingly fabulous. Not only is the food across the menu second to none, the ambiance, service and whole happy experience is impeccable in a way that is natural and unfussy. Al Bacio is unique. It’s an experience that lifts the spirits.” – Screenplay059 from Bristol

Life is about making memories – let us share them together at Al Bacio. To make a reservation and enjoy 3 authentic Italian courses for just £14.95 every Monday, call us on 0117 973 9734 or email

We look forward to making your evening unforgettable!