Italian food in Bristol, UK

After waking up from my nap, it was about time to get ready for dinner.  I can’t remember if I shared why i was in Bristol but it was because two of my friends were having their wedding reception there.  The couple actually got married about a year earlier but the groom’s family is from the UK so they decided to hold a celebration there which was awesome.  This meant that a group of people from Seattle had flown over the UK for the wedding.  And the first night that we were all in town, we got a chance to actually do a girls night before the actual wedding reception.

So, for the first time in just over two weeks, I was going to have friends to talk to! I was very excited to actually have true conversations with people that weren’t based around asking for help or directions somewhere.  It’s true, I had basically sent the last two weeks wandering Europe without really having a meaningful conversation with anyone.  So I was very excited to get the chance to actually talk to friends about other things.

I met up with some of the girls in the lobby of the hotel and we walked over to San Carlo which is an Italian restaurant close by to St. Nicholas’ Market.  As we walked in and got ready to sit down, we ran into other friends who were there for the same wedding.  The best part is that that group had invited me to join them for dinner too when they thought that I didn’t have any plans.  It was so wonderful and like the perfect mini reunion.

We sat down and enjoyed some delicious wine and food.  We ordered the most amazing appetizer platter that was filled with different types of meats, cheeses and grilled vegetables.  Then I followed it up with the most wonderful bowl of bolognese pasta.  I have this weird love of bolognese that now when I go to Italian restaurants and I see if on the menu, it is almost a guarantee that I will order it. After the food, we decided on some dessert and I settled for a raspberry panna cotta.

To be honest, I didn’t think that I was going to find amazingly delicious Italian food in Bristol but this restaurant was absolutely amazing.  It was the perfect first dinner in Bristol.  Immediately after our three hour dinner, we walked our separate directions to our hotels to settle in for the night.  We all had a big day in front of hotels to settle in for the night.  .


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