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



For more information on all Terms and Conditions of current offers click here

Experience the Country of Love at Al Bacio this Valentine’s Day

If there’s one thing Italians know how to do, it’s how to make Valentine’s Day unforgettable. This year, bring your sweetheart to Al Bacio and let us take care of the rest.

Italy is known for having a long and amorous affair with love. It even has its own festival, dedicated to the sweet muse – La Festa Degli Innamorati celebrated in Verona, the world’s capital of love.

But you don’t have to go all the way to Italy to experience the most romantic Valentine’s Day yet. Just come down to Al Bacio, the authentic Italian restaurant in Clifton, Bristol and we’ll ensure that you and your sweetheart have the most romantic evening with the perfect food and atmosphere to compliment this special occasion.

So, don’t miss out and book your table early. Valentine’s day offers the unique opportunity to express our love and desire for our partners, to make sure they know how much we value them. What better way to say ti amo than with a mouth-watering Italian dish, cooked to perfection by our team of star chefs? Don’t take our word for it though – hear it from our clients.

“My husband and I hadn’t had a date out for months, so we were so excited to get a babysitter and book at Al Bacio. We were not disappointed. The food, for me, bruschetta romana, sirloin steak in sweet and spicy tomato sauce with prawns, and chocolate covered profiteroles was so delicious I might put a wanted ad in the paper for a regular babysitter…”

While our chefs are busy preparing your meals, our team of waiters, all of whom hail to Italian shores, will attend to your every need. They’ll ensure that you and your partner experience a truly wonderful and relaxing evening with us this Valentine’s Day.

So put your mind at ease, Take a look at our set Menu and book your table today.

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!

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.

Parents: Send Your Children off to University in Style

Doesn’t it seem like only yesterday when they were just learning to walk? And look at them now – all grown up, ready to start university this academic year…

Sending your children off to university is one those special moments in life – one to be savoured, and treasured for years to come. At Al Bacio, we’d love to make that moment feel extra special for you and your family, so come and celebrate with us!

Our recipe for success consists of three things – a relaxing and vibrant atmosphere, friendly staff who make you feel at home, and a delicious meal that exceeds your expectations. That’s why we believe the big adventure of starting university should be celebrated at Al Bacio, the authentic Italian restaurant in the heart of Clifton.

You’ll be greeted by our friendly team of staff, all of whom hail to Italian shores, including our owner Pino, who enjoys entertaining his guests with singing and little skits, bringing fun and fellowship to every dining experience.

Whether you’re after meat, seafood, vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free options, our top chefs will ensure that your meal is cooked to perfection and perfectly presented, using only the freshest and most authentic Italian ingredients.

Once you’ve experienced Al Bacio, you’ll be back as friends of the family! But don’t take our word for it. Hear it from our customers who have tried and tested Al Bacio for themselves. This is a review that Barry S. from London shared on our Tripadvisor page, giving us a fantastic five stars.

“Went there with my daughter who is at university in Bristol and two of her friends. The food was absolutely amazing, the service impeccable and the bill, wholly reasonable. I would go as far as to say one of the best restaurants I have been to. Won’t hesitate to return when I next revisit and would encourage you to do the same. All in all a most enjoyable lunchtime.”

Our name Al Bacio symbolises an extraordinary moment, sealed with a kiss – that’s the heart-warming send-off we hope your children will feel if you choose to dine with us. Don’t miss out, and 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!


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.

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!