Join Our Family at Al Bacio this Christmas!

This Christmas, we invite you to come down to the beautiful Clifton area to join our friendly family at Al Bacio, the authentic Italian restaurant in Bristol. Experience the perfect atmosphere while enjoying a mouth-watering meal from our brand-new Christmas menu, cooked to perfection by our star chefs.

This year, we have refined our menu to bring even more Italian secrets to light this Christmas. We now have two Christmas menu sets available for you to choose from, as well as a special New Year’s Eve offer.

Al Bacio Christmas Menu – 3 courses for just £24.95, or 2 courses for just £19.95!

Whether you’re looking for the perfect romantic spot to enjoy a festive meal with your partner, treating your entire family to a night out, or hosting a Christmas party for your work colleagues, we’ll ensure that your evening is unforgettable.

There’s plenty of options available, but here’s a selection to get your mouth watering:

  • Antipasti starter – Avocado & Gamberetti Antipasti Cocktail, served with Marie Rose Sauce and Fresh Cherry Tomatoes.
  • Main course – Arrosto di Vitello ai Porcini – Roast Veal and Mushrooms served with a Vegetable mix.
  • Dolci – traditional Christmas Pudding, served with English Sauce or a traditional Italian dessert – our Homemade Italian Tiramisu.

You can find the full Christmas Menu on our website.

Al Bacio Christmas Day Menu – a Starter, a Middle and Main Course, Frutta Secca, Dolci, Coffee & Cantucci all for just £55 per person!

If you want to skip the arduous task of cooking a Christmas lunch this year, come to Al Bacio for a filling and exquisite Christmas Day meal. Whether you’re looking for meat, vegetarian or vegan options, we have a festive Christmas Day Menu available to suit every taste.

Options include:

  • Starter – Bresaola Roulade filled with Ricotta cheese, rocket pesto and nuts.
  • Middle course – Gnocchi di Patate con Crema di Zucca e Salvia – Potato dumplings served with pumpkin cream and sage.
  • Main course – Brasato di Vitello in salsa di Vino Rosso e Zucca – Braised Beef in Red Wine and Pumpkin sauce.
  • Dessert – Semifreddo Croccante e Pistacchio – Crunchy Semifreddo with Pistachio Nuts.

You can find the full Christmas Day Menu on our website.

Greet the New Year in style at Al Bacio!

Our staff will ensure that you end the year in great company, with great food options from our special New Year’s menu and authentic Italian music to keep the party going. We’re open from 12pm onwards on New Year’s Eve – no closing time, so you decide when you want to call it night. Our special New Year’s Eve menu starts from 8pm, and you can find out the full details by calling us on 0117 973 9734.


We hope to welcome you to our Al Bacio family this Christmas or New Year’s! It’s a busy season, so make sure you get in there early and book your table today.

Three New Chefs Join the Al Bacio Family

Life’s best moments deserve to be celebrated. At Al Bacio, we believe that the perfect celebration requires great food, great company and authentic Italian cuisine. To make your next celebration unforgettable, three star chefs have joined our family here at Al Bacio.

Like the rest of our team, all our chefs hail from Italian shores, and take great pleasure in sharing their knowledge of authentic Italian cuisine with our guests. Coming from different parts of Italy, they’re able to bring their knowledge of real Italian food to the table, infusing every dish with rich and succulent flavours.

– Leopoldo Amoruso comes from Caserta City in the Campania region of Italy, home of the gorgeous Sorrento Peninsula and the world-famous Neapolitan pizza.

– Lorenzo Capasso also comes from Caserta City in the Campania region of Italy.

– Our new Pizza Chef Vito Sino comes from Palermo City in the sunny region of Sicily, known as one of the world’s best destinations for street food.

Speaking on behalf of all of new chefs, Lorenzo describes what he loves best about working at Al Bacio. “Our biggest pleasure lies in seeing our diners fully enjoying our dishes.”

Lorenzo, Leopoldo and Vito can’t wait to make your celebration feel extra special. They’ll prepare dishes with the very best authentic Italian ingredients, bringing passion, flavour and exuberance to your time here at our restaurant in Clifton, Bristol.

So whether it’s a birthday party, an engagement or an important business lunch, we can’t wait to welcome you into the Al Bacio family.

Book your table with us today!

Treat yourself to a special lunch at just £10 for 2 courses

What do you picture when you think of your perfect lunch? A wonderful setting, a great atmosphere, delicious food. At Al Bacio, we believe that you need just three ingredients – great food, great company and an unforgettable Italian dining experience!

Now you can enjoy 2 mouth-watering courses for just £10 at Al Bacio, made with love and dedication by by our team, all of whom hail from Italian shores.

We’re dedicated to creating special memories for you. Whether it’s your graduation, birthday, engagement or another special occasion coming up, we know that summer is the perfect time to celebrate it. Your special moments deserve an atmosphere that is nothing short of spectacular. So if you want to create unforgettable memories, Come to Al Bacio this summer and enjoy authentic Italian cuisine for just £10 for 2 courses!

Sourcing the very best ingredients that only true Italians would use, we bring passion, flavour and exuberance to Clifton, Bristol. We’ll deliver a truly Italian dining experience. Once you’ve experienced us, you’ll be back as friends of the family, as many of our customers have already found!

But don’t take our word for it – hear it from those who have tried our £10 lunch deal already. Some of them loved their dining experience so much that they came back… 6 times!

I only discovered Al Bacio this week … and have already visited 6 times. The food is excellent, cooked and presented beautifully. The £10 lunch is amazing value. The Calamari (proper squid, beautifully cooked) is the best I have ever had.” – cns259

Fantastic Italian restaurant in Clifton. Excellent food and service. Great offer at lunchtime 2 great courses for £10.00. Service was great in a good surroundings. Would recommend this restaurant for business lunches or a family meal.” – Anthony653

We’d like to thank all our customers for leaving such fantastic reviews on TripAdvisor – they really do make our day! Whether you’re a returning customer or you’re trying Al Bacio for the first time, we hope to see you at our restaurant soon!

Celebrate Graduation at Al Bacio!

Graduation. When friends and family gather together to celebrate your success. Like weddings and anniversaries, graduation is one of life’s most important milestones. And just like other major life events, your graduation deserves a grand celebration. It wouldn’t be complete without a hearty meal in a great setting, surrounded by your loved ones.

At Al Bacio, we know that life’s best moments deserve celebrating, and we’d love to make your day feel even more special. If you’re looking for a great atmosphere to match the excitement of your graduation day, then visit our restaurant in Clifton. We’ll bring you a truly authentic dining experience, inducing your day with passion and flavour from the sunny shores of Italy.

You take care of your graduation gown and we’ll take care of the rest. Our wonderful team will ensure that you have an amazing time, serving you mouth-watering dishes from our menu and helping you capture your special moments on camera. By the time you leave, you’ll feel part of our great Italian family, all of whom hail from Italian shores.

But don’t take our word for it – hear it from our customer Bristolian Pip C on Tripadvisor who chose to have her graduation meal at Al Bacio:

“I have come here twice now and could not recommend it enough! The most recent time I went was with my parents after my graduation and we sat outside in the sun, the atmosphere was lovely and the setting was all that we wanted!

The food here is always absolutely delicious, everything tastes so fresh and I couldn’t fault the menu, there is so much choice. ( I recommend the duck as a main!)

The man who I believe to be the owner is absolutely hilarious! He goes to every table and has a chat with them, making everyone feel so welcome. He was making jokes and had us all laughing so much, the service is second to none.

Thank you al Bacio for making my special day even more special, if you want a perfect Italian meal in Bristol, look no further!”

Have you been to Al Bacio before? How was your dining experience with us? Is there anything we could improve? We always want to hear from our diners – your feedback is invaluable in improving our service at Al Bacio. So if you’ve dined with us before, we’d love to hear from you too on TripAdvisor.

Italian music nights on Tuesdays at Al Bacio

Are you looking for a place in Bristol to celebrate a special occasion and create unforgettable memories? Then Al Bacio, Ristorante Italiano in Clifton, is the perfect place for you. Sourcing the very best ingredients that only true Italians would use, we bring passion, flavour and exuberance to your evening. And we’re now hosting authentic Italian music nights every Tuesday, so you can experience a true flavour of Italy in a fun and relaxed atmosphere for only £14.95 for 3 courses!

A true flavour of Italy in Clifton

Al Bacio is the love child of Giuseppe Guarini, who is better known as Pino. Born in Taranto, in the South region of Italy to a traditional Italian Family, Pino used his experience, business skills and passion for food to open Al Bacio in 2013. Every day since then, he brings a unique mix of food, fun and fellowship with the very best in Italian Cuisine to all his customers. Once you’ve experienced Al Bacio, you’ll be back as friends of Pino’s family!

Traditional Italian Cuisine with a contemporary twist

Our head chef Stefano Galbiati will ensure that you have the very best dining experience. Using his capacity to transform often overlooked, or even forgotten, traditional Italian ingredients and recipes with fascinating and modern techniques, he’ll present them with elegance and imagination to delight both the eye and the pallet. Stefano’s cuisine maintains authenticity of flavour and – above all – simplicity, but combined with a contemporary touch.

The perfect, authentic atmosphere

Great food needs great atmosphere, so it can be enjoyed and truly savoured. To compliment Stefano’s cooking, we’re introducing authentic Italian music nights every Tuesday at Al Bacio. Come and join us next Tuesday to see Michele Tota live at Al Bacio and enjoy an unforgettable evening, with the best Italian fine dining experience at only £14.95 for 3 courses!

So whether it be graduation, birthday, engagement or even the news of a new arrival – come and celebrate with us. Our friendly and dedicated staff, all of whom hail from Italian shores, will ensure that you have a truly Italian dining experience.

Book now on 0117 973 9734 or email