L'Osteria Bristol

4.6
83 reviews
£25 and under
Pizzeria
"Once the doors open at L’Osteria, you’ll feel like you’re in a typical Italian osteria, where people get together to eat really well and enjoy the company of families, friends, couples, old and young. It is a lively atmosphere, and the delicious smell of authentic Italian cuisine lingers in the air. This is an open, welcoming place, where everyone can be themselves and feel at home. L’Osteria is famous for the best, best pizza and pasta d’amore. The sizeable pizza is larger than the plate. It is frequently ordered by two persons with different toppings on each half. And wait until you see the pasta! Additionally, we offer many other timeless classics of Italian cuisine, such as antipasti, salads, delicious dolci and a weekly menu featuring the season’s freshest ingredients and special pasta creations. By the way, Since 2015, our maccheroni, strozzapreti and tortelloni have been made in our own pasta factory in Nuremberg. All dishes are prepared in our open-view kitchen “á la mamma

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 83 People Are Saying
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ShirleyD
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Foods great ,service is great and value for money ,always lovely to eat there ,waiters are always polite and friendly ,thanks again for a very enjoyable evening.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded 4 days ago

Hello Shirley, We are delighted to hear about your visit. We are happy to know that you enjoyed the food, service and overall had an enjoyable evening whilst dining at L’Osteria. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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JamesR
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, really clean and good atmosphere

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 4 October 2021

Hi James, Wow! We are delighted to hear that you found our food and service amazing. We hope that your future visits to come are just as pleasant and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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AlicjaT
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty and fresh food. Great , professional service

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 4 October 2021

Hello Alicja, We thank you for your 5* ratings and such kind feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our delicious dishes and found the service professional. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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Fannya
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliably good classic Italian restaurant at the heart of Bristol's shopping district. I had delicious goat cheese salad and lasagna.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 23 August 2021

Hi, We thank you for taking the time to leave us your 5* ratings and letting us know about your visit. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the Insalata Campagnola, one of our favourites too! And of course, our delicious Lasagne. We hope that all your future visits are just as pleasant. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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EmmaC
Devon
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enormous pizzas, authentic Italian, friendly staff.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 23 August 2021

Hello Emma, We thank you for your 5* rating. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our 18’’ pizzas. They are great for sharing too! You can have two different toppings on each half. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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JennyB
Buckinghamshire
6 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fabulous - it was recommended to us and we loved it. The best pizzas - just enormous!

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 23 August 2021

Hi Jenny, We thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback and a 4* rating. We are happy to hear that you had a pleasant dining experience. Our pizzas are big, they all come in one size and one size only... 18’’ or 18’’. Great for sharing too, with the option to have two different toppings on each half. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food great as usual. There were 8 of us and it was an early booking (midday) so it took a little longer than usual to receive our food. However, well worth the wait.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 10 August 2021

Hello, We thank you for your 4* rating and feedback. We are happy to hear that you all had an enjoyable lunch whilst dining at L’Osteria. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. . Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and really good value for money. The pizza was so big and the pasta portion was decent.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 27 July 2021

Hello, We thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5* rating and we thank you for your kind comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food on your recent visit to our restaurant and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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MartinD
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was great and the staff very friendly/accommodative. However, it did take about 40 mins for us to get our food.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 20 July 2021

Hello Martin, We thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations entirely, but we are happy to know that you enjoyed the food and service on your visit. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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EwelinaM
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place ❣️ food always delicious.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 20 July 2021

Hello Ewelina, We thank you for such kind comments. We are delighted to hear that you are continuing to enjoy the L’Osteria experience, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team.

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Tinti
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service. Pizzas are huge, larger than the plate. 😀

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 16 July 2021

Hello, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food and service on your visit to L’Osteria. Indeed, our 18’’ pizzas are big, but they are also great for sharing. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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DavidP
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super food, reasonably priced and great service. The portion sizes were huge.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 16 July 2021

Hi David, We thank you for such kind feedback, we are delighted to hear that you find our food super! Indeed, our portions are big, especially our 18’’ pizzas. We hope that you continue to enjoy the food, ambience, and service on your future visits, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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KasS
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Visited for Sunday lunch. Nice atmosphere, good pizza and helpful staff.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 13 July 2021

Hi, We thank you for taking the time to leave us your ratings and kind comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your Sunday lunch and enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and excellent service

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 12 July 2021

Hello, We thank you for taking the time to leave us a 4* rating and positive feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and found the service excellent. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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Londondiner2015
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best pizzas by far - especially love that you can have different toppings on different segments so easy to share. Staff lovely too.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 6 July 2021

Hello, We are happy to hear that you find our pizza one of the best! We hope that you continue to enjoy the L’Osteria experience, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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SabariM
South Wales
3 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waitress’ hospitality was excellent. She is an asset to your team. Didn’t get her name sorry.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 6 July 2021

Hello Sabari, We thank you for your 5* rating and positive comments regarding the service. We hope that your next visit is just as pleasant, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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CharlottrK
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really accommodating and friendly staff and amazing food for great price. Thank you!!

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 6 July 2021

Hello Charlotte, We thank you for your kind words and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and service on your recent visit. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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HannahLouise
Bristol
6 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time at Losteria. We always do! Delicious food, impeccable service and very romantic - thank you!

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 30 June 2021

Hi Hannah, We are delighted to hear that you all had an amazing time. We hope that all of your future visits are just as pleasant, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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MichelleC
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal enjoyable time had by all

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 23 June 2021

Hi Michelle, We are happy to hear that you all had an enjoyable meal, and we thank you for your 5* rating. We hope that all of your future visits are just as pleasant, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was very fast and seating was very nice

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 15 June 2021

Hello, We thank you for taking the time to leave us your 5* rating and we thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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JulieT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We asked for Parmesan and black pepper but it never arrived. We also asked for an extra plate but this too never arrived so had to eat from the serviettes!!

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 10 June 2021

Hello Julie, We are sorry to hear about your experience and we thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Any further feedback that you may have will be greatly appreciated as it helps us establish any further areas of improvement. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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JoJo
London
11 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was friendly but took too long for the food to be served

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 1 June 2021

Hello, We are sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations on your recent visit. We value your feedback and will pass your comments to our Management Team. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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Davem
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely nice setting. Waitresses extremely nice and friendly and helpful. Really enjoyed our visit.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 1 June 2021

Hello Dave, We thank you for your kind comments, we are delighted to know that you had an enjoyable experience on your recent visit, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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RubyG
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our favourite! Love it every time we go. Amazing food

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 28 May 2021

Hi, We thank you for your 5* rating and kind words, We hope that continue to enjoy the food and ambience on your future visits, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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AbiH
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service, amazing meal, great atmosphere

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 26 May 2021

Hello Abi, We thank you for your kind comments, we will definitely pass your feedback to our staff who will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed the L’Osteria experience on your recent visit. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team.

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Edoardo
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

we booked a table for 8.00pm and we arrived they informed us that they were understaffed and they had closed the kitchen already. The less professional behaviour I have never seen in my life

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Mike
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice well prepared food, good location, relaxing atmosphere, would recommend to try.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 9 November 2020

Hello Mike, Wow! Such kind comments, we’re delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable experience on your visit to our restaurant and we appreciate the recommendation. We hope you and your loved ones are keeping yourselves safe and sound. We look forward to welcome you all back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I always order same dish carbonara ...and a pint of Peroni.
I like this restaurant the crew nice what I most love one of the manager lady I wish she give me a CPR one day lol

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 5 November 2020

Hi Lucy, We’re delighted to hear that L’Osteria is one of your favourite restaurants and that you are enjoying our pizzas and pastas. We thank you for your kind words and will definitely pass your comments to our Restaurant Management Team. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good experience love the place

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 9 November 2020

Hello, We thank you for your kind comment, we hope that you continue to enjoy the food, ambiance and service on all of your upcoming visits to us. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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LucyL
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants in Bristol, was slightly let down by the pasta this time around but have never had a bad experience here! Their pizzas are the best I’ve ever had, and such an amazing price for what you get!

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 5 November 2020

Hello, We thank you for such kind comments and we’re happy to hear that you are continuing to enjoy the L’Osteria experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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SteveG
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food ok given price and type of place it is . Comfort easy dining . Pizza was enormous but not a huge amount of topping in sight . Service was excellent . It is what it is - inexpensive lunch stop .

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 26 October 2020

Hello Steve , Thank you very much for your review and kind comments. We take your feedback seriously and have passed your comments to our Restaurant Management Team. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience. Just the sort of venue we wanted for this occasion.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 23 October 2020

Hello, Thank you very much for your 5* rating and such kind comments. We’re delighted to hear that everything was up to your standards and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was lovely! However there was one girl serving what looked like the entire restaurant, she was lovely and served us very well but she was way too over worked, there should have been more staff working so there wasn’t so much pressure on this one waitress! Also pizza size was brilliant for the money but toppings were very sparse, the toppings should cover most of the pizza.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 2 October 2020

Hello, Thank you very much for your 5* rating. It is so great to hear that you enjoyed our 18-inch pizzas! We appreciate your feedback and your comments have been passed onto the Management Team. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
11 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great price, and lovely to see face mask rules being enforced, looking forward to returning, and loved the leftovers reheated in the evening as the pizzas are huge. Nice to have dough crispy on the outside but still with that lovely chewiness inside.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 2 October 2020

Hello, Thank you very much for taking your time and leaving us a 5* rating. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal and that all the safety precautions we have taken made you feel at ease during your meal at L’Osteria. We can’t wait to welcome you back again very soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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NicoleM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal at L’Osteria. Staff were friendly and very organised with regard to the current situation. Weather was lovely so we sat outside. Nice summer atmosphere. Food was delicious, big portions. A wonderful find and we will definitely be back 😃

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 15 September 2020

Hi Nicole, Thank you very much for your 5* review and kind words. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the sunny day in our terrace with a lovely meal and great service. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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HarryW
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Portion size was huge but quality was not. Salad Nicoise was tired and over dressed. Serving such a quantity in a bowl also made it difficult to eat without spilling. Pizza again was huge but tasteless and dry.

Service was very good but a restaurant has to deliver good food.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 15 September 2020

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to share your experience. We are sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations and hope you will give us another try. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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ClaireM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, amazing service and wonderful atmosphere! love it.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 9 September 2020

Hi Claire, Thank you very much for your 5* review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your food on your recent visit to L’Osteria and that our service staff ensured everything went smoothly. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

COVID measures in place were excellent and reassuring.
Food was good, delicious new beef fillet pasta dish and huge, delicious pizzas as usual. Tiramisu was massive portion size, easily enough to share.
Restaurant was very busy and on the whole service was still good.
Not our first visit and don’t think will be our last.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 3 September 2020

Hello, Thank you very much for your kind words! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and ambiance on your recent visit to L’Osteria. We have taken extra measures to ensure the safety of all our staff and customers and we are glad that this reassured you during your meal. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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WayneT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great pizza and pasta. Really enjoyed our evening at the L’Osteria.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 4 September 2020

Hi Wayne Thank you for your comments. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal at L’Osteria, and we can’t wait to welcom you back soon. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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OliviaC
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The pizza was good and huge however sadly our drinks were forgotten, we requested more water which didn't come and our pizza took over an hour to arrive. I will not be going again and I won't be recommending to friends and family. We may just have been unlucky. Our waitress was very passive aggressive so she may have just had a bad day and forgot to put through our whole order.

L'Osteria Bristol
Responded on 3 September 2020

Hi Olivia Thank you for taking your time to share your experience during your recent visit to L’Osteria. We have passed your feedback to our Management Team and we hope that you will give us another chance. Cordiali saluti, The L’Osteria Team

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FAQs

L'Osteria Bristol offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0117 440 7140.

L'Osteria Bristol is rated 4.6 stars by 83 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.