Best Pasta in Bristol

This is your guide to Bristol’s finest pasta spots. Bristol is home to a pasta chain of fabulous pasta restaurants that are young, chic, and cool. There are also a few more unassuming spots, great food and charming.

Best Pasta In Bristol

The Top 5 Pasta restaurants in Bristol are:

  1. Pasta Loco (exceptional, creative dishes, airy modern feel)
  2. Bianchis (beautiful interior, excellent range)
  3. Pasta Ripiena (in town, modern chic and elegant, excellent quality)
  4. Bombolini (Family deli- great Italian food)
  5. Molto Buono (Very cute, affordable, excellent quality)

The top 3 are part of the same pasta group- they are smashing Bristol’s fine dining pasta scene at the moment.

Have a look at this list below for a description of the venue and for rough prices.

Pasta RestaurantDescriptionPrice
Bianchi’s, MontpellierElegant and intimate, this place does fantastic food, pasta and a range of other deliciously curated fish dishes. They have an a la carte menu with excellently paired 5 courses and wine matches. Pasta is top quality. Book in advance.Primi around £16, Secondi around £18
Pasta Loco, Clifton DownMarketed as the original, fresh pasta restaurant in Bristol- widely popular- it has excellent food, constantly changing menus and wine pairings and cocktail lists. It’s experimental and creative but has a lovely causal aesthetic, and bright, glass windows. Led by an excellent, joyous hospitality team. Definitely book.Mains from £14-£17. Primi around £14, Secondi more like £18.
Pasta Ripiena, Old CityModern, simple and chic aesthetic. Sister restaurant to Pasta Loco. Excellently curated small menu, beautifully presented dishes and quality wine offerings. Seasonal changing menu. Be sure to Book.Main pasta dishes are around £15-£18.
Bomboloni, Gloucester RoadThis is an Italian family kitchen-come deli- that has a great range of food and their pastas are extremely popular. If you’re in this area of town- this place is worth it!Pastas £13-£17
Moltobuono, Park StreetVery cute- authentic, simple Italian-run restaurant. Cosy, balcony seating with plants hanging from the ceiling and warm, magical globe lighting. Best to book for popular times- this place fills up fast. Pasta dishes £6-£12. More like Italian than Bristol Pricing!
*please note these prices are indications based on popular orders- follow the links to double check!

If you’re looking for a pre-dinner bar, you might like to check out our guide to great Bristol wine bars, great Bristol gin bars or great classic cocktail bars.

Best Gluten-Free Pasta in Bristol

We’ve phoned Bristol’s top pasta places to see if they will do gluten-free options. The great news is- most of them do! Often, since the pasta needs to be rolled fresh, it involves ringing them to let them know in advance (for example when you make your booking).

So, the top gluten-free pasta restaurants in Bristol:

  1. Pasta Loco
  2. Bombolini
  3. Pasta Ripiena
  4. Bianchi’s

Moltobuono59! doesn’t do gluten-free pasts but they do have gluten-free pizza bases if you’re a mixed party.

We’ve made a little table with exactly what the restaurants said about catering for gluten-free customers.

Gluten-Free pasta restaurants in Bristol
Pasta LocoWill happily do fresh gluten-free pasta dishes. Ring ahead and they will be able to make it up for you in advance.
BomboloniCan do GF pasta dishes. Depending on the ingredients in the sauces on their menu, they will happily put in GF options. As the menu changes the options might but right now they offer the Carbonara and a mushroom truffle and GF. Very friendly and open to catering for that.
Pasta RipienaWill make delicious, fresh gluten-free pasta but they need to know in advance so tell them when you book.
BianchisThey do GF-pasta too! just be sure to ring in advance so they can prep the fresh dough.

Best cheaper pasta eat in Bristol

For the most affordable but excellent quality pasta in Bristol, try Moltobuono on Park Street. It’s rich, Italian food with very unassuming ‘Italian’ prices. The restaurant is gorgeous, with a mezzanine level it has low ceilings, exposed brick, plants hanging from the ceiling and low, warm glowing bulbs.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this guide to Bristol Pasta and found it useful!

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