Mother’s Day

I’ve heard it said “Una mamma italiana e una benedizione di Dio” (an Italian Mum is a blessing from God). Italian Mums certainly do have a reputation for being very loving and caring as well as having a solid reputation for being great chefs. One way to start a lively (and lengthy) debate with your Italian friends is by asking whose Mum can cook the best pasta..?

Mothers Day in Italy is a day for mothers to be celebrated and cosseted. In many households mother is not allowed to do any housework or cooking on her special day and breakfast is often made for her. Mothers Day has also become Italy’s most popular day in the year to dine out.

Why not do things “Italian style” and come and visit us at Al Bacio this Mothers Day? We’ll help you to really spoil your Mum with a truly authentic Italian dining experience. Whether your Mum’s favourite is seafood or steak, pasta or pizza she’ll enjoy the mouth-watering menu our chefs have produced, sourced from the freshest ingredients and cooked to perfection. Added to this our warm and friendly staff who will ensure that this Mothers Day you experience an unforgettable family celebration, in great company, at Al Bacio. 

We look forward to seeing you.

Christmas at Al Bacio

Over Christmas and New Year you and your family need time to unwind which is why we’d love to invite you to Al Bacio to enjoy a sumptuous, stress-free, Italian Christmas meal. Christmas at Al Bacio is a truly special occasion and we enjoy every moment of it, as much as we look forward to the excitement of New Year. Our friendly staff will ensure that you end the year in great company, with mouth-watering cuisine from our menu and a cheerful Al Bacio family atmosphere for the perfect setting. We’ll help you and your loved ones to celebrate in style, whether it’s a festive Christmas reunion or welcoming in the New Year.

Our menu is designed to suit every taste and comprises a host of other palate pleasing dishes made from the finest and freshest of ingredients. So why not leave the oven gloves and the dishcloth at home with the elf on the shelf and we’ll do the hard work for you? You can find the full Christmas Menu on our website.

We hope to welcome you to our Al Bacio family this Christmas and New Year to share some great food, great company and an unforgettable Italian dining experience! You can find out the full details by calling us on 0117 973 9734.

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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Father’s Day at Al Bacio

At Al Bacio we want to celebrate and share life’s best moments, so bring your Dad along and treat him to an authentic Italian meal that he won’t forget!

Italian culture is all about celebrating the family, and we would like to open our home up to all the Dads this Sunday to celebrate Father’s Day on 16th of June 2019.

Just like Mother’s Day, Italy celebrates Father’s Day in its own special way. School children make their fathers gifts such as cards, drawings and by writing poetry. The holiday is celebrated on the nineteenth of March, which coincides with Saint Joseph’s day, a day in which families gather around the table and feast!

Whether you’re celebrating with your father, father in-law or a father figure in your life, our door is open from 12 pm – 10 pm on Sunday 16th of June 2019.

Hurry and book your table at Al Bacio today to avoid disappointment!

Visit our website or call us on 0117 973 9734

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Easter at Al Bacio

Come and enjoy some authentic Italian food this Easter break at Al Bacio! Easter is a holiday that is widely celebrated in Italy, and not just on Easter Sunday.

There is a lot of history and culture tied to Italy, and some great traditions associated with the Easter period. One of the biggest events in Rome is the Ritual of The Way or Via Crucis, which is held next to Rome’s Colosseum!

Rome is a popular city to visit for the Easter holidays, however, if you fancy staying local this Easter why not pop in to Al Bacio for a spot of lunch, a relaxing evening meal or even our Puglia Sunday Lunch!

We are now replacing our Sunday roasts with our authentic Puglia dishes, so come and join us on Sundays and celebrate Italian tradition and great food this Easter!

Book your table today or call us on 0117 973 9734

Valentine’s Day at Al Bacio!

Italy is known as the country of love, from the beautiful canals of Venice and Rome’s striking Colosseum, to the exquisite Italian artistry found all over the country and the annual “Verona in Love” festival.

Italy truly is full of romance and authentic Italian cuisine!

Roses are red, violets are blue, the Al Bacio experience is waiting for you! No need to travel to Italy! Come and find us in Clifton, Bristol, for a romantic Italian meal out! Share some love, magic and great traditional Italian food with us this Valentine’s Day!

If you’re wondering what to do this Valentine’s day, why not make a day of it here, up in Clifton? There’s plenty of wonderful things to do in this part of Bristol as well as beautiful things to see! Why not take a stroll with that special someone through the botanical gardens, visit the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, take in some fine and timeless art, or perhaps wander over to Cabot Tower and enjoy the views from Brandon Hill. Finish off with a romantic meal at Al Bacio!

 Enjoy spending Valentine’s day with your special someone on this romantic holiday at Al Bacio. For only £27.95 per person indulge in a three-course authentic Italian meal, and surrender yourselves to a truly Italian romantic experience, soaking up the atmosphere to create a magical evening. Book between 5.00pm and 6.00pm to receive a half bottle of complimentary wine per table!

So, sit back and enjoy a relaxing, authentic Italian meal with your loved one at Al Bacio this Valentine’s day! Deposits are £5 per person.

Book your table today or call us on 0117 973 9734

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Christmas Day & New Years at Al Bacio

Christmas at Al Bacio is a truly special occasion and we love every moment of it, so we are launching into the party season with great expectations! Excitement is mounting, you can almost hear those Christmas Bells! The smells coming from our kitchen can only mean that plans have been made, Christmas menus have been set and our chefs are busy. The only missing ingredient is you! It’s not too late to book a table for the Christmas period and we are open on Christmas Day.

Alternatively, you might be looking further ahead, making plans to celebrate the arrival of New Year.

Why not make New Year’s Eve 2018 a special one by booking ahead for a memorable dinner at Al Bacio? Our friendly staff will ensure that you end the year in great company, with great food options from our menu and a warm Italian atmosphere. Dining will be à la carte (from our standard menu) and there is no need to pay a deposit. We’re open from 12 midday onwards on New Year’s Eve – no closing time, so you can say goodbye to the old year at your leisure. As a great man once said, “Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve, middle age is when you’re forced to!!” We don’t want to force anyone to stay up too late but we’d love to help you to welcome in your New Year with the people who are most special to you.

Perhaps you’d like to try a recipe we have for a wonderful year ahead!

Take twelve ripe months; clean off any nasty memories.
Add a large scoop of gratitude and forgiveness.
Cut the months into thirty or thirty-one equal parts.
Add to each part love, kindness and hard work.

We hope to welcome you to our Al Bacio family this Christmas or New Year! It’s a busy season, so make sure you get in there early and book your table today. You can find out the full details by calling 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.