I spent last weekend in Bristol and was lucky to stumble upon Piccolino restaurant which was conveniently located behind Harvey nicks.
The restaurant boasts fantastic interiors along with a heated and covered dining area around the outskirts of the restaurant. I love aesthetics and this restaurant didn't let me down. Inside stood sophisticated black marble tables, pristine green leather seating and gold metal finishings scattered around the room. I loved the bar areas in the resturant with their marble tops and wooden cut out bottoms. Both bars were adorned with fantastic Christmas decorations that brought a stylish festive element to the room.
As soon as we entered we were welcomed in by a friendly Italian, suited and booted and eager to tell us what was on offer. We had parked in a naughty spot... that may have had two yellow lines so chose to be seated in the bar area instead of the main dining room so we could run out to any parking attendant that fancied booking us that day.
The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere. Despite being one of the nicest restaurants in the area they have been able to create such a warm, welcoming and relaxed space, hosting to couples, friends and a few families with young children. We quickly ordered due to the car watching situation, both choosing classic Italian dishes, the truffle oil and mushroom risotto and a Salsiccia pizza. The food was lovely, good authentic dishes, seasoned correctly and comfortably filling. Such a shame that we weren't able to stay longer as their drinks menu looked fantastic along with the dessert menu... which had a few treats I could of tucked into.
So if your ever in Bristol and fancy a bite to eat after a wee bit of shopping Piccolino restaurant is definitely the place to be
Broad Weir, Cabot Circus,Bristol, BS1 3BZ