“Move Over and make room for this amazing new arrival”

Parking issues forced us to re-plan our evening restuarant choice. We ended up using the multi story around the corner and had read of this new venue. I had a cocktail in mind and was prepared for an average meal. Well, there is nothing average about this place. The menu was a treat. The rabbit Ragu was beyond perfection and I am one tough cookie to please. Every course was superb including the lasagne which had the surprise of delicious quail eggs in the dish. The service was impeccable. Really, don't take my word for it, go and eat there

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“Excellent”

We were away on the week end and had lunch here on Saturday and then dinner with friends as we celebrated an anniversary and birthday on Sunday. Aquila is a very modern lovely restaurant the food was presented nicely and food was amazing, the waiters, Nunzia, Sergio and others where so friendly they couldn't do enough for us we were a group of 8 on Sunday evening for dinner and the food was all excellent we also meet the manager Andrea, who was also very nice, the restaurant also have an upstairs which can cater for 90 people there is also a bar allocated upstairs and they would also do a set menu for any parties you may wish to hold there In all we all had a brilliant time, with brilliant food, and brilliant staff we wish you all every success in this newly opened restaurant we will all be back to come and see you all again soon

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“Amazing Place”

My partner and I came here for an anniversary meal and we were not disappointed. The service was impeccable and the food was beautiful. We were made to feel welcome and our meal was very reasonably priced. Before we had even finished our meal we were planning the next time we would eat here!

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“A great addition to Bristols Italian restaurant scene”

Wonderful new Italian in Bristols little Italy. Great service, wonderful ambience, modern restaurant design and to top it all beautiful Italian food and wine. Food was impeccable, beautiful melazzana parmigiana and steak tagliata with a modern twist with shots of pesto and balsamic. My other half opted for pumpkin pasta which was cooked impeccably and full of flavour. This was followed by veal with sage. This was unbelievably tender and the taste of sage was just wonderful. The service between our starters and mains was slightly slow so we asked the waiter who promptly told us that it would be five minutes and offered to buy us a drink because of the delay. Exactly the type of service you would expect from a well run establishment. The wine list is extensive with wines from around the globe, great election for wine lovers like us. All in all a fabulous meal. Wonderful new addition to Bristol, we'll be back soon

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“Brilliant”

Excellent food, excellent drink, fantastic staff/customer service and an excellent manager running the show. Definitely worth many more visits in the future. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit here.

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“Excellent Italian”

I was looking forward to trying out the restaurant and wasn't disappointed. Food was fantastic, the staff were friendly and provided a good service. The restaurant had a good atmosphere and modern decor. I will definitely be coming back and will recommend to family and friends.

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“Great food, as well as hospitality”

We have been to Aquila restaurant with some friends and we had the evening deal ( 8.95 for a pizza and a glass of wine). We have got a proper italian pizza with a good quality of ingredients and we also have appreciated the wonderful atmosphere created by the interiors and by the courtesy of the waiters. Absolutely recommended!

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“Classy Italian”

My friend and I visited here on Saturday. It is a wonderful restaurant with great staff, excellent service, fine food and a beautiful surroundings. It is a really classy place and I look forward to returning in the future!

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“Very good value go here for a super lunch”

Was taken here for the fixed price lunch by a kind work colleague as I was working in Bristol for a couple of days. Food was superb as was the service if I lived near Bristol I would be back very soon, looks like it would be great in the evening and it has a flashy show kitchen which would be impressive when busy.

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“Plush with friendly staff and great food”

First visit was very pleasant. Took a lady friend for a TasteFull meal. Staff was very welcoming. Although alittle to welcoming as our meal time was pretty early. The place after got full quickly. We had a complementry fish bite from the chef which was nice. Bottle of wine went down well with our starters followed by mains. Food presentation was plush aswel as delicious. I would definatly book again. Great place Good food Very friendly & efficient staff.

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“Great Italian”

12 of us visited for a birthday celebration Saturday? Restaurant looks fantastic. Service was good. Food was excellent. Particular recommendations incl Carbonara, Pork Belly and Chocolate Mousse dessert.

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“Well worth a visit”

We visited as a family group of 8 on a Saturday and really enjoyed the food and service. We sat in alcove type seating not far from the open kitchen which was a hive of activity under orders from the chef! The food came altogether and very well presented. Staff we're very attentive although not sure why they didn't keep our wine on the table. We've got a family birthday at the end of February and will go back for a return visit. Hope its as good.

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“Beautiful evening!”

I visited Aquila just before Christmas with a group of family and friends and had a lovely evening. The restaurant is beautiful, as was the way the food was served. It tasted amazing too! We'll definitely be coming back very soon. Our new favourite Italian!

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“FANTASTIC!”

Went here with friends. attentive staff and great food. lovely surroundings and made to feel so welcome.

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“Fabulous service, amazing food”

We had another great evening at Aquila after dining here before in November. The service again was outstanding. From the welcome at the door we were made to feel very special and our waiter was really friendly and helpful. The food was absolutely delicious (highly recommend the rack of lamb) and it is great to see the chefs preparing our food. I'm looking forward to going back again already!

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“Happy New Year!”

Visited Aquila with friends on NYE for their New Year set menu. The restaurant itself is well appointed and staff friendly and helpful. It was a little quiet for NYE, but on the way down Bristol seemed rather quiet on the whole. Anyway, no complaints about the food - very tasty and the fillet steak is the finest I've had in Bristol. All in all an excellent experience, great food and I am looking forward to visiting again!

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“Empty, but flawless”

We booked a late table for the 2nd January - any venue's graveyard slot. Predictably, the place was almost empty, which no doubt contributed to a slightly flat atmosphere. Nevertheless, a full compliment of staff meant that the service was flawless (as you may expect when you're practically the only ones dining!); the front of house manager was welcoming, chatty and enthusiastic and the waiting staff were friendly and professional. Clearly every effort has been made to deliver a slick experience. The food was of a very high quality, especially the four cheese pizza and the chocolate mousse, and at an appropriate price. I look forward to returning on a busier night to check that the service is maintained and the environment is more lively, but I have no doubts about either.

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“Lovely welcome and food”

Visited here on Monday 5th January. The waitress really looked after us and recommended the special which was fillet steak topped with pate served with potatoes and red wine jus-absolutely superb quality. We had the chocolate fondant for dessert which is a must if you dine here-cooked to order with a lovely citrus cream and ice cream. The atmosphere is very welcoming with lovely decor and we also received a free 125ml glass of wine each for ordering a main meal after 7pm.Highly recommend you give this a try-both for the fantastic staff and the superb food. Many thanks.

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“Faultless - beautiful restaurant, wonderful food, outstanding service”

My boyfriend and I came here to celebrate his birthday, and he had wanted to come here since it opened. I booked a table on their website for that night, which was easy (I consider myself somewhat of a technological dinosaur, so if I could manage it then it must be easy!) and we turned up at said time and were greeted very warmly indeed by a lovely guy who showed us to our table. The rest of the waiting team were also lovely, and a young lady brought us our drinks and shortly afterwards brought us an amouse bouche each. It consisted of a prawn on minted pea puree and although it looked gurt lush I had tell her that I was a veggie and unfortunately couldn't eat it. "No problem" she said, and gave my prawn to my boyfriend (who scoffed them both), went over to the kitchens and after a couple of minutes brought me out the veggie alternative, which was courgette slices and goat's cheese with a balsamic glaze (I think). Well whatever it was it was lovely. Nice bit of customer service there, I was very impressed. Our food was delicious - I had a pizza with mozzarella and basil and my boyfriend had chicken arrabiata linguine. Both were proper yummy, his disappeared rather quickly and then he wellied into my pizza. We didn't have desserts as we didn't have room, although we were tempted as they sounded great. It was fairly quiet in the restaurant, but it was a Monday night between Christmas and New Year, so I would expect that it would be busier normally. The bill was around £25, which I thought was very reasonable for two mains and a Peroni. We will definitely be back, and I can't wait. Keep up the good work Team Aquila!

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“A refreshing new addition for the foodies of Bristol to enjoy”

We visited Aquila shortly after it opened, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Even though the restaurant is still finding its feet the staff could not do enough for us. The presentation of the food was exceptional, and if you are looking for a classic dish with a slight modern twist this is the place for you. Our party had a mixture of fish and steak dishes none of which I can really fault at all. In terms of the surroundings, the place has had a full refit, and feels very elegant. The kitchen is open fronted - but is not in your face, so it doesn't get too stuffy or hot. The only minor thing I would have changed would have been some background music, but that's me being very picky. All in all I couldn't fault it and will definitely be back!!

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“Excellent surprise”

We visited this restaurant in all honesty by accident. We are not from Bristol and had come down from the midlands just for the night to see family. After walking around the city and glancing at a few menus we settled on aquila and I'm very glad we did! The service was outstanding, the food was so flavoursome and there is literally nothing that this restaurant fails to deliver. The staff were so attentive without being overbearing and the finishing touches to our evening were perfect. You really do receive a stress-free service and get the impression the staff enjoy what they do. I would strongly recommend this elegant and perfectly functioning restaurant to anyone, it really is very good value for money!

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“A great dining experience”

5 of 5 Came here for Saturday evening with friends, who had been before and loved it, my first time. There was a very good wine, drinks & cocktails selection. The staff were friendly and welcoming, the food was excellent I had BRUSCHETTA for starter and fillet steak- seriously you have to try it! I would certainly recommend the place and would aim to return.

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“Excellent food, drink and service in stunning surroundings”

We held our dealership front of house party at this restaurant last week and it was an excellent experience. They catered for our team of twelve superbly well - the food was beautifully presented and the service was first class. Superb surroundings and quality food are sure to make this one of the top restaurants in Bristol. Highly recommended and we look forward to returning in the near future.

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“Lovely birthday meal”

I went here on my birthday and although was CHRISTMAS they still let me use the standard menu. I had linguine polipo to start which was fantastic and pork belly for my main which was delicious. My friend had the insalata polipo for starter and it was amazing I was very jealous would definitely recommend it. The burgers also looks delectable. I cannot fault the restaurant, the service was outstanding and the food was delicious. They also gave me a birthday cocktail and pudding! Excellent guys.

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“Very surprised”

I did come to eat with my wife for our anniversary, and I had the pleasure to meet the lovely aquila staff plus the chefs in the kitchen they were so happy not like the usually stressed kitchen chefs. I had calamari for starter and as main course pizza with bufala mozzarella, just amazing, them my wife had linguini with octopus ragu and they were divine. I was so pleased to be served by an italian waiters. I would prefer differ tune songs like blues or jazz, but the all experience still great and I hope to be in Bristol soon so I can go back at bellissima aquila.

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“Delicious Meal”

We had a late afternoon meal here & the food was delicious. We were the only people in the place which was really surprising considering the quality of the food. The price was very reasonable. Highly recommended.

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“Aquila off to a flying start”

A newcomer to an overcrowded Italian eateries scene in Bristol but one that should succeed. Stands apart from the traditional trattoria due to its modern interior and its modern touches in the kitchen. My Lasagna with quail eggs was a great success. It would be easy to walk right by this restaurant due to its flat frontage amid offices but my advice would be not to. Well worth a visit.

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“Lovely night out with the girls”

My friends and I went for a pre xmas meal last weekend. All our meals were lovely we all had a starter main and either desert or cocktail and it came to about £45 each including wine wich I think it reasonable for a poshish restaurant. All my food was lovely. Seafood risotto was delicious and the chocolate soufflé for desert was . Would DEFINATLY go back again. The only think is i can't remember any music playing but I could be wrong.

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“Would recommend”

This is a lovely little place to go to, great food and welcoming staff. I do think the prices don't quite reflect the amount you get and there was a slight wait for food but I will be returning and would recommend to anyone thinking about giving this place ago you will not be disappointed.

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“Well worth a visit”

Had a romantic meal with the wife at aquilla , Great value , good food , friendly staff ! would high recommend ;-)

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“Beautiful new restaurant”

Beautiful interior, the purple theming is lovely. Food was absolutely beautiful and amazing prices for the quality. - Definitely try the chocolate fondant! Friendly, upbeat staff who catered to any requests - couldn't have asked for better! Perfect for a couples meal or for large groups. Looking forward to many more meals here!

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“Such a surprise”

We chanced to walk by this restaurant. We thought that the wonderful, state of the art décor would mean that it was expensive and beyond our budget. Not at all. Our meal was wonderful, and part of a memorable first time experience for our seven year old grand daughter ( we were on our way to the ballet.) She was treated like a princess and loved everything - especially the chocolate mousse.. Wonderful staff, wonderful food, and wonderful ambience. Thank you.

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“Original italian restaurant...”

What can i say? Finally an authentic italian restaurant.....everything was perfect, fantastic Service and amazing food!!

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“Great food, great venue. Great restaurant!”

Catch up meal with some friends, wanted somewhere new so gave Aquila a try, glad to say I wasn't dissapointed. The lamb was amazing and the rest of the group all enjoyed theirs. Friendly staff ways make a difference too, and all at a reasonable price!

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“Absolutely spot on”

Me and my girlfriend dined here in the first week they had opened and wow the food was amazing and service was excellent. will be back again very soon, I will be recommending this place to friends for sure.

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“Bellissimo”

At last Bristol has a destination restaurant that has every thing..... the design, the food just amazing, staff attentive without obtrusive & watching the kitchen....wow pure theatre. Can't wait to return.....

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“Great setting to enjoy some fantastic food!!”

We've had the pleasure of eating in Aquila a few times now..and all occasions have been fantastic. Attention to detail is spot on from decor to the service to the food itself! Great value for money. Can not recommend highly enough. Definitely a must in bristol!!

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“Excellent new restaurant”

Myself and a friend enjoyed a delicious 3 course meal which included the antipasto Aquila to start which was a lively selection of olives and meats as well as the focaccia bread which was some of the best bread ive had at any restaurant! The fillet steak I can highly recommend and to finish we had the Emilio chocolate fondant which was a lovely rich and chocolates end to a excellent meal, I can't wait to take my partner very soon! Bristol has something special here :)

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“Great!”

Excellent customer service, food was delicious and very reasonably priced, for such an upmarket venue. Really enjoyed our meals. Also found them to be child friendly during lunch service which was great.

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“Great Restaurant with a great atmosphere!”

Had the pleasure of Dining here in October and had a wonderful experience, beautiful food, well presented and most importantly well cooked. The ambiance of the place is fresh, modern and vibrant with a diverse menu to choose from. There are plenty of your standard Italian restaurants in Bristol as anyone who enjoys dining out will know but this place is different with the open kitchen and modern outlook. A real gem that will certainly get the credit it deserves.

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“I love italian food...”

...and I'm glad I found this place. I had a lovely dinner with some friends, in fact there were no complaints from anyone at the table. The service was responsive and friendly, the food options were refreshing to see and even better to eat :) Looking forward to going back to try the lunch service and won't hesitate to bring a client along with me! Thanks everyone at Aquila.

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“Blows others out of the water!!”

Went to Aquila, Bristol this weekend for a pre Christmas catch up with some close friends. Have been meaning to go for ages, being a huge fan of modern Italian cuisine, and it did not dissapoint. From the second we arrived the staff were very friendly and helpful. Once settled at our table with my favourite wine (Sauvignon de touraine) and a gorgeous amuse bouche of spicy mussel, we agonised over the menu. So much choice, its hard to decide. Side stepping the pizza and pasta, which all sounded lovely, I went for the arrancini which were yummy golden balls of rice stuffed and deep fried for starter and roasted chicken with a wild mushroom and pancetta sauce for main. Both were outstanding and perfectly balanced. I had a kind of deconstructed tiramisu for dessert, with fresh espresso poured over the most amazing mix of mascapone and biscuit, which was out of this world. Others in the party went for espresso martinis which rocked too. We had an amazing evening catching up with good friends, and the surroundings made it all the more enjoyable. In a city where there are a lot of modern Italians to choose from, Aquila really does blow the others out of the water. Throughly recomended!!!

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“Stunning”

Absolutely amazing food, brilliant staff and excellent value! Best restaurant in Bristol. Can't wait to come again!

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“Very good new italian restaurant”

Aquila restaurant is beautiful new venue. we did enjoy our good lunch with excellent service. We will be back!

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“Wonderful surprise!”

When we saw this restaurant, sooooo state of the art, we thought it would be beyond our budget for a quick lunch. Not at all. Spaghetti Carbonara was great. We ordered a starter portion for our six-year old. All very generous servings. The chocolate mousse was sublime. Staff were attentive and friendly. Look forward to a return visit. Keep going as you are!

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“Recensione Aquila”

Il ristorante molto raffinato, personale accogliente e il cibo ottimo,ritornero' sicuramente con la mia famiglia

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“Fantastico”

Sono stato a cena in questo ristorante che dire ottimo cibo locale molto bello, pulito personale molto cordiale ho mangiato pasta con gamberi e pistacchi molto buona come dolce ho preso il cannolo siciliano fantastic.

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“Peter Learnihan”

5 star This is an absolute must if you are looking for a high quality restaurant experience. The food is cooked to perfection, the staff are friendly and efficient and the atmosphere is lively yet warm. It feels like a top London restaurant but right here in Bristol. Dining perfection. We will be back and in the mean time be recommending it to all our friends. Thank you Aquila keep up the fantastic work.

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“Steve Elliott”

Had a fantastic meal here, great food, great ambiance all set in a modern beautiful restaurant. Had the Mushroom to start and then the Fillet Steak which was perfectly cooked and one of the best I've had in a long time. Will certainly be back soon to try some more of the menu. For a stand out Italian meal this is the place to go and be spoilt!

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“Bob Barnes”

Great place to eat, food was exceptional quality for the price , service was top class. Wide range of main meals also available in smaller portions which was a good option to have. Definitely going back for another visit.

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“Richard Walsh”

5 star Best food I've ever eaten. Brilliant atmosphere. Most enjoyable. A good piece of Italy in the UK.

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“Mark Ronan”

5 star Headed to Aquila on one of the opening days, such a great experience provided by Steven and the team. The service was wonderfully attentive but not overbearing, it was Hindrick (may have got the spelling wrong !) who waited the table. He had a surprisingly good knowledge of the dishes considering the menu must have been as new to him as me !!! Now, down to the food. I had a scallop starter which was superb, a great balance of flavour and left me greatly anticipating the main. I was tempted by Dover sole but when I saw a plate containing rack of lamb pass by our table my mind was made up. It did not disappoint, I love my meaty dishes and this seemed to me to be of great quality. It was cooked medium rare as it was ordered. The chefs got it spot on.I would suggest maybe ordering a side just to bulk it up, if your a hungry diner like me ! So to finish, chocolate fondant. I feared I had pushed my luck, with everything so very good so far I had opted for a pudding which is notorious for going one of two ways....... It was a great success I'm pleased to say, unable to finish it sadly! Well I decided to squeeze in a espresso, Bristol folk are hot on their coffee culture but this toped what I've found so far. I shall be back soon for the fab food and possibly daily for the coffee. Great decor, great location, great staff, great food(in no particular order).

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“Sam Britton”

5 star We ate here tonight and I have to say it was absolutely fantastic! I had the fillet steak which was one of the best I've ever had and my girlfriend had the veal which she really enjoyed. The service was brilliant and we'd highly recommend it.

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“Jake Toop”

5 star Amazing! 3rd time here and still blown away, friendly staff and amazing service and amazing food. Even the fussiest in-law in the world said he 'could never have a better steak'

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“Emma Pockneev”

5 star Had my birthday lunch here today, lovely building and waiters and the food was amazing. Would definitely go here again.

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“Terry Norris”

5 star Held the Audi front of house team Christmas meal last week and it was superb. Great service, stunning surroundings and excellent food and drink. The team are still talking about the experience today. Have a great Christmas and New Year and look forward to coming back to see you in the new year. Highly recommended.

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“Liezel Chenery”

5 star Had a fabulous meal this evening. Definitely going to be going back. Steak was cooked exactly right.

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“Paul Wick”

5 star Very good!

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“Mitch Tucker-Wilson”

5 star Fantastic lunch at Aquila highly recommend. Fantastic experience and very helpful and friendly staff that can't do enough for you. Will definitely be returning many thanks.

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“Tracy Hall”

5 star Lovely lunch with the girlies. Scallops to die for will defo be coming back many thanks

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“Mark Ronan”

5 star Headed to Aquila on one of the opening days, such a great experience provided by Steven and the team. The service was wonderfully attentive but not overbearing, it was Hindrick (may have got the spelling wrong !) who waited the table. He had a surprisingly good knowledge of the dishes considering the menu must have been as new to him as me !!! Now, down to the food. I had a scallop starter which was superb, a great balance of flavour and left me greatly anticipating the main. I was tempted by Dover sole but when I saw a plate containing rack of lamb pass by our table my mind was made up. It did not disappoint, I love my meaty dishes and this seemed to me to be of great quality. It was cooked medium rare as it was ordered. The chefs got it spot on.I would suggest maybe ordering a side just to bulk it up, if your a hungry diner like me ! So to finish, chocolate fondant. I feared I had pushed my luck, with everything so very good so far I had opted for a pudding which is notorious for going one of two ways....... It was a great success I'm pleased to say, unable to finish it sadly! Well I decided to squeeze in a espresso, Bristol folk are hot on their coffee culture but this toped what I've found so far. I shall be back soon for the fab food and possibly daily for the coffee. Great decor, great location, great staff, great food(in no particular order)

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“Roger Lowrey”

5 star Brilliant this is a game changer for dining out in Bristol

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“Emma McCann”

5 star Amazing food with such an italian feel. Will definately be returning xxxx

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“Antonio Antonio”

5 star Ottimo staff cordiale locale molto bello menu'spettacolare buonissimo i cannoli molto buoni ho assaggiato due primi piatti che dire molto booni

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“Sarah Morgan”

5 star Stunning decor, stylish and very modern, great menu and delicious food. Fantastic service. Would 100% recommend Aquila.

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“Julie Moller”

5 star Absolutely superb - the menu is incredible and the food was delicious. I visited with a party of 10, we all selected something different from the menu and we all enjoyed every dish, from starter to dessert. We sat downstairs and it was great to see the chefs preparing the meals. Lovely ambience and good service made the evening. Looking forward to going again soon.

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“Terrie Payne”

5 star Stylish, authentic italian with an exciting and modern atmosphere. Extensive menu which i plan on trying many times over.

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“Kat Vowles”

5 star Just had another amazing meal here & intend on having many more...the restaurant decor is absolutely stunning, the staff are extremely friendly & helpful (we love Sergio) & the food is delicious from starter through to desert. I love Italian food & have dined at many Italian restaurants but this beats all of them..can't wait for Wednesday which is when I'll be returning :)

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“Zach Hewlett-Walker”

5 star Exceptional, food was quick and a high standard, wouldn't change a thing about it at all. Outstanding. Defiantly going back very soon and again after that, everything was perfect.

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“Really Excellent”

Really excellent all around. The Risotto Mare E Zafferano (Seafood) was the best I have ever had, my partner selected the Orata All 'Acuapazza (Sea Bream) which was also faultless. It was the first time in a long while that we have both made it to the dessert menu after three courses, nothing was going to stop us. Chocolate Mousse with vanilla ice cream once again confirmed that we will return and soon. There's also a comprehensive selection of Italian wines, we selected the 2013 Gewurztraminer Classici Doc, Colterenzio, Alto Adige, a perfect accompaniment. Thanks to all at Aquila for making our visit to Bristol one to remember .

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“A*** for Aquila!”

We walked in off the street on the offchance and were lucky there was a table available. The décor is very sophisticated and the staff very friendly and attentive. The rack of lamb with mint and parmisan crust was amongst the best I have ever had - fantastic flavour and beautifully tender. Many thanks to Ruta and Lunzia for looking after us and top marks to the chefs. Thoroughly recommended! J & J

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“It tastes like home”

Was advised by a friend of a great new restaurant in Bristol, with a pizza like the one we are used to. I decided to try and was really impressed with the quality of the food; real neapolitan-style pizza and great "antipasti". Wonderful atmosphere and service, and not too expensive at all. Definitely worth it. I will be there often.

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“The great Aquila”

Wonderful ambience, friendly and fantastic staff & manager and delicious food obviously!! I've been to Aquila for a evening deal, I've got two amazing starters: "insalata di polipo" with a fantastic potato cream and tasty"gamberoni alla griglia"!"linguine polipo" like a mean course, perfectly cooked...and "risotto mare e zafferano" for my partner, it was full of flavour. All accompanied by two glasses of champagne and an excellent italian white wine!!Chocolate mousse with ice cream: gorgeous!! Strongly recommended!!I will be back soon! Impeccable!!

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“Excellent!”

I went to the restaurant last week. When my friends invited me to this restaurant I thought it was made as a classical italian restaurant, surprisingly we went in a place really well designed, modern and elegant at the same time. The disposition of the tables was made in a smart way giving your privacy even in a so bright and a large space. Talking about the dishes, I had a portion of arancini as starter and a pizza salsiccia e friarelli as main. The starter was small than I aspected, which is not necessary a minus but maybe it should be a little less expensive, on the other hand i think that the quality of the prodoucts was excellent. The pizza was really lovelly and surprisingly similar to the neapolitan one, sure it was the best pizza I've eaten in Bristol, with a soft and thick crust on the edges and folding to the center. The wine selection was rich, and all the wines were scrupulously selected. Sometimes they made offer on the main, giving a glass of wine included with it. Based on my experience i think it's absolutely recommended!

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“Best place I've eaten in ages!”

Had THE best meal here with my girlfriends on a Saturday afternoon. Fabulous service, spectacular food and a charmingly glamorous setting. Bravo Aquila (and especially Roman)! :)

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“A must for all occasions.”

This is an absolute must if you are looking for a high quality restaurant experience. The food is cooked to perfection, the staff are friendly and efficient and the atmosphere is lively yet warm. It feels like a top London restaurant but right here in Bristol. Dining perfection. We will be back and in the mean time be recommending it to all our friends. Thank you Aquila keep up the fantastic work.

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“Lovely Lunch”

Decided to pay Aquila a visit to try out their lunch deal. Not only was the food excellent but the portions were generous. Would highly recommend this place to anyone who's hungry and in dire need of quality food!

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“Sublime”

After an evening spent with friends we decided to end up at Aquila restaurant following all the good reviews on tripadvisor. We were a group of 8 and without a booking,but the supervisor was very welcoming and accomodating. Service was friendly and quick and they never stopped smiling even when some of us were a bit too fussy.The food was delivered promptly.I had a lovely fresh bruschetta( sure tomato must be cold as it was) and a seafood risotto made perfect with all his fresh ingredients (clams were to die for). As a Italian I confirm that finally Bristol is got a real and modern ITALIAN restaurant. I definately recommend and see you again on Valentine's day!

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“Evening for two”

Me and my fiancé were recommended to visit Aquila & its fair to say this recommendation certainly didn't let us down. From the moment we arrived the staff couldn't do enough to exceed our already high expectations. After some relaxing pre dinner drinks watching the world go by our coats were taken and we were shown to our table. We ordered a bruschetta to start, lasagne & steak for mains with a nice bottle of Chianti to wash it down with. The food arrived and it can only be compared to a restaurant we frequented whilst in Rome last year which was absolutely fist class!! Couldn't recommend it enough.

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“Fantastic”

When I first went to this restaurant I had a few problems with the booking, however the staff bent over backwards to rectify their error and they more than made up for it. Probably the best customer service I have ever received. The food was delicious and very much enjoyed by the whole family. The service was exceptional and the atmosphere and decor was delightful. I would like to thank all at Aquila for making a family birthday special and I am very much looking forward to my next visit!

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“Special Saturday”

Was looking for somewhere new and found this place through its reviews, I can see why everyone has raved about it! The place was packed and the atmosphere was fantastic! Huge place, yet felt cosy at the same time, service was very slick and the food was amazing, best pork belly i've ever had. Will be back!

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“Busy but excellent”

Despeite being crazy busy the place was great, amazing food and even better service, meant that although we were slightly early they got us seated and served straight away. Best pasta I have had in the UK and that is saying something! Will be back and highly recommend it.

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“Top Restaurant”

Went there to celebrate a birthday. The food was delicious and good value (the past and pizza is similar price to some of the chains but significantly nicer) and we had great service. Would highly recommend

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“Excellent night out”

Excellent and relaxed atmosphere, well presented experienced staff. Mouthwatering menu; the beef fillet and chips (wow!!) - between the best we ever had. Excellent italian wine that complemented the meal. Currently waiting for desert. Strongly recommend this restaurant and we are looking forward to our next visit to try the other goodies on the menu. Enjoy!!

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“Excellent”

We visited from Wales as there were many other great reviews on trip advisor...and it did not disappoint! Amazing food, great value and something for everyone! Our waiter, Sergio, was very attentive and we would definitely recommend and come again. 10/10

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“Excellent night”

Went to Aquila last night and had an amazing time. The restaurant was buzzing and had a great atmosphere. The food was delightful and very well priced. We would highly recommend this restaurant!

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“High Levels *****”

I was in this restaurant this Friday, I began to appreciate since the atmosphere and the beauty and peculiarity of the room. As soon as we settled down upstairs with a nice view from the window to the table, we received the menu, then a waiter offered us two glasses of prosecco followed by a small greeting cuisine. Embarrassed by the choice of food we asked advice from a guy waiter (think Italian), he suggested the best dishes including fusilli pistachio, that good !!! , Offered us great service and we drank a great Italian white wine very cool that matched well in the end we were astonished even the dessert very good cannoli.Would really recommend this restaurant so much for sure I will be back, soon I hope !!! Great food and service of high quality !!! Grazie Aquila :)

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“Brilliant!”

What a fabulous restaurant. The food was out of this world and the staff were very attentive. Nothing was too much trouble and they were always smiling, even though they were very busy (we went for Valentines Day). I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this restaurant and we will definitely be back. And for those of you who judge a restaurants by its toilet.....the toilets were sparkling clean and a joy to behold!

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“Good food”

We had a great evening at Aquila, the food was very good, the service was quick and the place was very clean and nice.The price for 3 course meal with a glass of wine and a cocktail was about £39. the chocolate fondant with ice-cream was incredible and I would go back there only to have that again :)

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“Fresh pasta hits the spot!”

Tried this restaurant after reading the reviews. The design is outstanding and unusual. The pasta is made fresh every day and is superb. I had pasta with prawns for a starter and spagetti with clams for a main course. My partner had mushroom with goats cheese and the best steak she has had for ages. Although busy the service was good. Our waiter told us they only use fresh ingredients and therefore takes a little longer to prepare. The card machine was not working due to a national problem but luckily a cash machine was next door. We will definitely return!

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“Real Italian. nothing to do the britalian restaurant in uk. Open your mind about real Italian Southern food.”

This is my second home, I do come here a lots, on my own for my lunch break or in the evening with my family, the food is always amazing, great quality products (homemade pasta, pizza plus all the pudding are maybe my Aquila chefs, I was readying the previous review talking about the pasta wasn't authentic, that makes me laugh!!!of course it is authentic, after been here a few time I had the pleasure to meet the head chef Emilio, and the two sous chefs Fabio and Danileli, they were so enthusiastic to show me the fabulous kitchen, and I was so shocked from how the kitchen was so clean and the chefs professionals. I raccomand to come here if you wanna have a new experience about Italian restaurant especially if you have visited Italy and you know a little of real Italian food. Thanks guys keep it strong and make the different.

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“Value for money”

Great service from the moment l booked table for a very large group. Steve and Andrea were absolutely patient and professional even when l didn't get back to them on time with the deposit and pre-orders. The food was fantastic, all my friends loved it. The decoration of the restaurant is a icing on the cake!! I would go back again

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“One of Bristol's best restaurant”

Had a fabulous meal at Aquila this week. Great attentive staff, a really cool ambience and above all seriously good food. It's definitely a cut above the other restaurants we have eaten at in Bristol. Well done the management and team. We appreciated your hard work Richard and Lynne

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“Best steak I've ever had!”

Wow. Where do I start! Came in on a Saturday night with my partner for our anniversary and the atmosphere was fantastic. This was our second visit and it surpassed our first. For starters we had the arrinchni balls and abuerguine pasta, both were fantastic. For mains we had the fillet steak which were out of this world. The best steak I've EVER had! Highly recommended. For dessert we shared the chocolate fondant which was to die for. Can't wait to return. Top marks Aquila!

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“Wonderful evening”

My wife and I visited on Friday 20th Feb whilst visiting Bristol for the weekend. Having found Aquila on TripAdvisor and read the reviews, we thought we'd give it a go. We were certainly not disappointed. Every part of the evening was fantastic, from the welcome, drinks, food, service etc. Will definitely visit again when we next come to Bristol!

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“Birthday celebration”

Went here for my birthday on the 2nd March. We'd noticed it from the outside and decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. The food was amazing. The service even better. We were waited on hand and foot, and even though it was a Monday night, I'm sure they wouldn't scrimp even on a busy Saturday. I would highly recommend this place. Brilliant.

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“Fantastic steak”

Best fillet I've had in a long time would highly recommend the service and atmosphere were top notch too keep up the good work. Will be back.

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“Very nice”

Me and my brother thought we give a try as we heard a lot nice off things about it and it was absolutely delicious we will definitely be back

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“Terrific Food”

Came across this restaurant by accident as it's not in the usual restaurant areas we were looking for somewhere to eat early before a concert , it was almost empty when we arrived but at 5pm understandable . The service was excellent & the food even better ! Each course was as good as the previous one & my husband had the chocolate fondant type dessert which was the best he had ever tasted . although our meal was not particularly cheap it was worth every penny & we will definitely return very soon

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“Lovely food and service!”

We visited Bristol for a special break away and saw Aquila advertised on here, so thought we'd try it. On a Friday night we were first customers in the restaurant and were seated at a lovely round table by very friendly and pleasant staff. The menu was extensive and very tempting - the waitress was very helpful and helped me to choose. The goats cheese salad and antipasto we chose were very tasty. We both had fish for main - my sea bass was fabulous, I loved the tomato confit. Throughout we had excellent service from the staff - the only observation was that it's nicer to be served by the same person throughout, rather than lots of different people serving the table. This restaurant is beautiful to look at, the layout is spacious and luxurious feeling and the service is pleasant and professional without stuffiness. I thoroughly recommend it for any occasion and would definitely go back.

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“Great lunch”

We had a lovely lunch at Aquila. Nice atmosphere and very pleasant staff, we had the three course menu and I must said that it met our expectations. Really good value for money. The food is fresh and very well prepared, even you can see the kitchen where all the chefs were italian (which is a plus). Definitely it worth a visit

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“Superb!!!”

Just home from a superb meal with my gf. The food is just amazing.... Seriously, its just amazing. My gf had garlic bread starter that was on a fresh made bread. Her tag was amazing. Freshly made pasta, I went for the pork belly... Not very Italian I know but it was the best meal I've ever had... Hugh portions, very very nice staff and fabulous atmosphere... An absolute must if your in bristol.

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“Mother day”

ust got back from a meal with my son for Mother's day, definately a 5 star restaurant and the whole service was great. Amazing food and great service.

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“Fantastic”

We decided to go for meal to Aquila, didn´t book but managed to get a table for two.Staff were very friendly and helpful , the food was to die for.we will definetely be back here again. I will recommend to my friends and family.

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“100% Italian”

I've been to Aquila on the 18th of March at dinner, with my boyfriend. I had a pizza Margherita and it was one of the best pizza I've ever eaten...and I have eaten a lot of pizzas in my life: I'm Italian ! My boyfriend had a filetto di manzo...it was delicious as well, I tasted it! Waiters were very kind and everything was absolutely perfect, the restaurant is beautiful and very romantic. If you're into Italian food, Aquila is the right place to go.

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“It's like sunshine and happiness”

Since my first meal in January, I keep going back to Aquila. Everything is just always 100% right. The ingredients, the menus, the service. Nothing is too much trouble. I keep encouraging friends to visit Bristol and to eat here as a must. So far, everyone who has taken up my suggestion confirm this place is something rather special. Too full for a dessert....check out the amazing dessert cocktails...The Limoncello BonBon Cocktail with popping space candy is taste explosion in your mouth. Fun, fun, fun.

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“One of my favourite restaurants in Bristol”

Went for the first time for an early dinner and was really impressed. The salmon and prawn pizza was awesome and the Portuguese wine with it was incredible! Our waitress was so friendly. Looking forward to the next visit. Mush better than the similar named Aqua around the corner!

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“Wonderful meal”

Lovely italian food served in gorgeous surroundings, by friendly staff. A welcome new addition to the city centre. Try it out!!!

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“Excellent service & knowledge of freefrom food”

A wonderful place to come with beautiful decor, delicious food and the most attentive staff ever. They're all genuinely Italian, which makes their understanding of what they're serving even better. They have a list of foods that are suitable for each of the 14 allergens and give reasons as to why each food isn't appropriate if the list stipulates it contains one of those allergens (e.g. barley present). We had a wonderful time and would definitely come here again.

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“Had a meal here with my wife for my birthday”

When we arrived we were impressed with the layout and look of the restaurant>The staff were very good and pleasant.From the start to the finish every thing about the meal was excellent.It will be our local place to come in the future.I would recomend this place to anyone,try it and you will be back.Bristols top restaurant. Thank you for a lovely birthday meal.

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“Nice modern Italian Restaurant”

Decided to try this restaurant after reading review on TA and also because it was just around corner from Premier Inn. Booked table and it was busy on Saturday night. First impressions, light and modern decor with good use of space with mixture tables for all size groups. Friendly staff and very professional. It was a bit like Italian Apprentice meets Masterchef as there was a top suit in charge with hierarchy of waiters bringing food and drink. All done very hight attention to detail. Nice that most staff seemed to actually be Italian. Good choice on menu both food and drink. Very clever system your wine is kept on ice in collective bucket with other tables bottles but you do get correct drink. I had wonderful sea bream, I was asked if I wanted it filleted and it was brilliant not usual micro portion. Great olives and bread. Wonderful ice cream to finish as full up. My final check on restaurant is toilets and these were very nice, it's an age and women thing! Only sad thing is this restaurant is in Bristol and we live in Kent. Hope our recommendation means others will enjoy fine dining and good service.

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“Excellent Meal - we will visit again soon!”

We visited after reading a favourable article in a foodie magazine and were not disappointed. The service was efficient and relaxed, there is an excellent choice of dishes to suit everyone for every course in fact we could have eaten most things on the menu! The food was presented in the most beautiful way and every course was delicious, we were only sorry we couldn't manage dessert but we will be back soon we had a most enjoyable evening.

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“Consistently good”

I've visited Aquila on three occasions and on each occasion I've had a wonderful time. Once with business associates, once with a friend and once with my partner, so it suits all types of occasions and guests. The food has been impeccable with just that 'added touch' which makes all the difference, such as the 'mise en bouche' as a 'gift' prior to the main meal. The service has also been smashing every time and I'd highly recommend.

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“Fantastic”

Fantastic food and attention to detail! Came here with my husband whilst staying in Bristol for the night and was nit disappointed. The food was fantastic and the service was brilliant....we never filled our glass once, the time between courses was perfect and we never felt rushed! All in all .... I would return again next time I am in Bristol.

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“Excellent service, excellent food”

Staff were friendly and attentive. Nothing was too much trouble. Food was excellent, would highly recommend the chocolate fondant.

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“Wonderful food, wonderful service”

My partner and I came here for my birthday meal with high expectations and were not disappointed. All the food we had was delicious, and the service was excellent. I would highly recommend Aquila.

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“Excellent service and delicious dining experience”

My husband and I came here last night for a romantic evening dinner and we weren't disappointed. We were seated upstairs by the window by the friendly waiter. The waiter told us the specials available that evening and did a good job of convincing me as I was undecided what to order from the extensive menu. We ordered the specials squid starter and ds allows both of which were delightful and so fresh tasting. Portion size wasn't big but was adequate and presentation was excellent. For mains I had the specials salmon and my husband had the seabass fillets. Mine was the preferred option. The fish was cooked to perfection and had a zingy taste from the fresh lemon and lime zest. The side order of crushed potatoes was necessary as both mains didn't have much garnish. The crushed potatoes were to die for.. Buttery, crispy and melt in the mouth! We couldn't not try the desserts so we decided to share the chocolate fondant.. Soo good! A warm gooey middle accompanied by lime cello ice cream and some vanilla cream. The bill came to £79 including 2 glasses of wine and a cocktail. We thought this was reasonable. I would certainly return here and maybe go for the cheaper pizza/pasta options next time as all sounded mouth watering.

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“Omg”

This is my new favorite place!! Where to start? The staff are fantastic so polite and can't do enough for you. The food is sensational especially their scallop starter. We've been looking for somewhere that blows our socks off ever since the Living room closed and now we've found it. We will be back and will continue to tell everyone we know that they have to go.

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“Great attentive staff, overwhelming experience!”

I had a really really nice dinner at this restaurant. Exterior looks amazing and oh so posh, I have to say it is exactly the same on the inside! Staff were very attentive from the beginning and I have the best glass of red wine in a long time:) Seafood risotto was fresh and lovely, lots of exquisite little platters on the house too ;) Will definitely come again!

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“upmarket atmospheric delicious.”

Went for meal around christmas with friends was really nice and although a little pricey its a top class place and the lighting is really... something else. The food is good, freshly done and healthy, a special occasion meal, extensive menu and drinks menu, enjoyed!

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“Amazing!”

Came here for the first time on Friday night, food was absolutely delicious, staff were very helpful and friendly. Will definitely be returning!!!

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“Fantastic find”

Came here after seeing an advert on Facebook. Was very impressed modern lovely food and service at a good price. Will be back lovely complimentary proses I was icing on the cake!

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“Birthday celebration”

We booked for 9 people of varying ages. We all came out very impressed. From the ease of booking, the welcome when we arrived, the attentive but not cloying service and the amazing presentation and flavours of the food. The restaurant had fabulous decor and ambience. The open kitchen was so calm & efficient I applaud the chefs team as well as the lovely waiting staff. It is one of recommendations to everyone in Bristol. Thank you so much you made a birthday girl & family very happy.

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“Great night!”

Excellent service, excellent food and great atmosphere! Had a lovely evening and will definitely be going again!

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“Stunning”

Staff couldn't do enough for us on a very busy Saturday fantastic atmosphere too very buzzy. Food was perfect squid starter was fresh and had good bite, carbonara for main was something else, best one I've ever had. Will be back !

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“Great food and outstanding service!”

Booked online I cheekily asked for the prose co even though the promotion had expired. It duly arrived with a really tasty amuse bouche. Conversation turned to things to add to champagne and mentioned Kir Royale. A waiter duly arrived unprompted with a small jug of cassis - on the house. Fantastic listening skills! My monkfish was perfectly cooked and well matched with very prettily presented scallops and vegetables. Tempted by the desert menu, my white chocolate fondant with pistachio ice cream, cocoa powder and edible flowers was not too sweet and worked really well in combination. This is somewhere to return to when I am next in Bristol.

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“GURLLLLL”

Absolutely fantastic, simply had to stay for dessert and coffee, as we didn't want to miss out. Wonderful service, quick, but not rushed and the food was nothing short of amazing.

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“Delicious food, great staff, awesome prices”

Me and my partner ate at Aquila a couple of months ago and have been meaning to visit again. The food was awesome and the service were great but the best part is the value for money, I would have easily expected to pay more for our meal. Most mains were under £15 which puts it a similar price range as most chain restaurants but the food is of a much much higher standard, we got a table just before 5pm which meant we also both received a free glass of house wine with our meals. I had high hopes with the promising early reviews and the experience definitely lived up to them.

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“Attentive, tasty, appetising.. and that's before I had eaten.”

Booked this as a Birthday meet up with a close friend, having been meaning to try this place for a while. Was really excited to visit after a few exchanges on Twitter with Aquila, and always been a fan of Italian cuisine. Although we were not served by just one waiter, this didn't effect the personal feel we felt. All were highly professional and friendly, especially Sergio, who served with a cheeky grin and made sure our cocktail glasses were never empty. The drinks menu was just as superb as the food menu, and with a delightfully long list of fruity and seasonal cocktails to choose from, I was in my element. All the dishes were presented to a great standard, and the chocolate fondue which I had for dessert was one of THE best dishes I had ever eaten. I left the restaurant feeling as though I hadn't spent the evening with 1 friend, but many. That's how welcoming the guys make you feel. I will be back very soon!

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“A very good experience”

I recently visited Aquila with friends after the resturant had been highly recommended. We were definately not disappointed! We were greeted by a very friendly waitress who showed us to our seats on the second floor. The atmosphere was very relaxing and plesent. I thought the decour was lovely and very modern, a lot of thought had obviously been put in to it. All three courses were superb, I could not fault the service, the food or the wine, all of which were top notch. A very enjoyable evening. Well done Aquila.

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“Romantic night out with wife”

Decided to treat the wife on an unplanned night out and lucky enough got a table in aquila, from the minute we walked in the welcome and service was 110% the staff couldn't do enough, the food we had was excellent as was the deserts. I wouldn't have any hesitation in recommending this restaurant.

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“Second visit... Still good!”

Great menu, food, presentation, customer service and price! Could not fault either of my visits to Aquila! Can't wait to return soon :)

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“Great meal, lovely evening!”

We booked a table after reading the excellent reviews and were really pleased we did. The restaurant was beautifully set out and we had a lovely circular table with a view of the open kitchen. The starters were excellent bruschetta , scallops and anti pasta ( which was enormous and would be large enough for me as a main dish). The mains were just as good veal, pizza and Caesar salad and we just had one dessert to share - an amazing chocolate fondant. Despite the whole of Bristol City football club players turning up to celebrate in the upstairs restaurant ( which we thought was great as they were so excited and that they kept spontaneously bursting into song before stopping when asked to quieten down) the service was perfect and our food arrived promptly. All the staff worked tirelessly to make sure everyone was happy! What a great restaurant, we highly recommend you go but be sure to book a table in advance as it is very popular! Well done and thank you for a wonderful evening!

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“Great meal, lovely evening!”

We booked a table after reading the excellent reviews and were really pleased we did. The restaurant was beautifully set out and we had a lovely circular table with a view of the open kitchen. The starters were excellent bruschetta , scallops and anti pasta ( which was enormous and would be large enough for me as a main dish). The mains were just as good veal, pizza and Caesar salad and we just had one dessert to share - an amazing chocolate fondant. Despite the whole of Bristol City football club players turning up to celebrate in the upstairs restaurant ( which we thought was great as they were so excited and that they kept spontaneously bursting into song before stopping when asked to quieten down) the service was perfect and our food arrived promptly. All the staff worked tirelessly to make sure everyone was happy! What a great restaurant, we highly recommend you go but be sure to book a table in advance as it is very popular! Well done and thank you for a wonderful evening!

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“Must try!”

Was brought here by some friends on a recommendation through Facebook and I can honestly say we were blown away! Service on a par with anything I've experienced and the food was sublime. Sea bass main was exceptional and tried some of my partners seafood pasta. Perfect. Can't wait to come back very impressed.

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“Great Birthday Meal :-)”

Had a fantastic meal last night for me and my sisters birthday. The food was delicious but what made it really special was the great service and attention from all of the staff. They truly made it a special evening and I will most definitely be coming back for more. Thanks again Aquila

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“Exceptional!”

This all happened because of a delayed property transaction clashing with my wife's birthday. We shouldn't have even been here this weekend but circumstances dictated otherwise. Having checked out where to stay via TripAdvisor (Hotel review to follow), we checked out the local eateries to find somewhere suitable to celebrate my wife's birthday. Fancying an Italian, we decided to try Aquila, just a few minutes walk from our hotel. Boy! Did we ever luck out! From the moment we stepped into the the place, via a very well judged (and complimentary) amuse bouch, stunning starters and wonderful mains, we couldn't have been happier. Attentive but not intrusive service only enhanced the experience. Even the espresso was well above the norm! This presents a real problem for me. I now have a new favourite Italian restaurant! The problem is, it's 2 1/2 hrs away from home! Highly recommend.

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“The quality of food and service for the price is stunning!!!”

We popped into the reseraunte for food before a night out. The place has a nice relaxed feel to it. It is a big venue, yet feels intimate and private. Lovely welcome on entering the place. You could see straight through to the back of the kitchen where it is clear to see this place makes their own pastas from scratch. The kitchen looked modern and livley. Now, we were on for a night out so i stuck with the fairly plain choice.. of the Aquilla Burger which I will admit wasnt overly Italian, however it was a bloody good burger, The inhouse burger made from scratch was perfection, I was later told that the chef was not overly happy at putting a burger on the menu but if it was going to be done he was going to do it his way.... The result was the perfect burger. However the real treat for me was the Calamari had for the starter. So many palces get this wrong. It is so often too heavy and not well executed. Aquilla nailed this. The light fluffy batter gives the whole dish a satisfying opening to the main course. It was delicious. The service was excellent, we were greeted with an in house made italian bread and soft cheese to start. We were advised in depth about the wine which may go with our dishes. The servers knew who was having what when they came back to the table, just little things like that make the experience a pleasure and the prices at the end of the night were on par with cheaper big italian chains with no soul. As I say this was a flying visit but i will return to sample what else they have to offer. Well done!

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“Excellent Lunch”

I've really enjoyed the quality of food since this wonderful Resturant opened, it's difficult sometimes to try something new as you just want to eat what was so lovely the last time. Andrea and his team are well in tune with the customer.

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“Lovely contemporary family friendly restaurant”

Lovely contemporary restaurant serving great food with a relaxed ambience. We booked a table to celebrate our wedding anniversary and decided to take our children aged 10 & 8 along. Although Aquila don't supply a separate children's menu my children actually enjoyed choosing smaller portions of the "grown up food" from the main menu. The service was extremely good and the food was delicious. I can highly recommend the Ragu Napoletano £11.95 and the chocolate fondant Emilio £6.45 - perfection!

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“The Best Italian Outside of Italy”

This restaurant was recommended to us by the tour guide on the open top bus. My wife and I decided to give it a go. The food was excellent the service 5 star+++, one particularly nice touch was the complimentary amuse bouche which was fantastic. I could not fault anything. My only regret is that the restaurant is in Bristol and I live near Portsmouth, if I am ever in Bristol again I will definitely be returning to Aquila. Very Highly recommended.

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