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Roberto's Italian Restaurant

Bristol's Italian heart and soul


450 Hope Street, Bristol | 401-254-9732
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 5-9pm; Friday-Saturday 5-9:30pm | Meals Served: Dinner | Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean | Price Range: $12-$29 | Bar: Full bar | Kid Menu: Family-friendly options available | Parking: Street parking | Reservations: Yes, recommended | Delivery: No | Take Out: Yes | Outdoor Seating: Yes | Ambience: Casual fine dining | Catering: On-site for private parties up to 50 guests

Roberto’s Italian Restaurant is a quaint restaurant in downtown Bristol that has a lot of heart and soul. Celebrating 14 years of serving fine Italian and Mediterranean cuisine in a casual setting, Roberto’s is a hometown favorite that draws from the East Bay and beyond.

Classic Italian dishes, prepared with fresh ingredients and a light touch in the kitchen, are the specialty here. The wide-ranging menu features old family recipes that have been passed down generations, some that go back nearly 100 years. Entrees include incomparable home-style versions of Marsala, Saltimbocca, Piccata and Bolognese dishes. Lobster in a sherry cream sauce, sea scallops sautéed and tossed with roasted tomatoes, and a braciole stuffed with ricotta and mushrooms over gnocchi are just a few of the uniquely prepared and simply delicious dinner options.

The intimate restaurant is ideal for romantic dates, family dinners and special occasion get-togethers. A private room for small parties up to 50 people is also available. Café tables set on the wide sidewalk offer scenic al fresco meals during the warmer months. The petite bar area offers a laid-back area where you can enjoy a European varietal or a cocktail made with a house infused liquor. Wine dinners, always sell-outs, are presented for restaurant regulars with the seasons. The chef curates a special pairing menu and guests enjoy the flavors of different wine regions, like Napa and Portugal. Within walking distance to the harbor and set amongst the trendy boutiques and historic sites of Bristol, Roberto’s is a culinary destination well worth the travel.


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