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About us

Cotto simply means 'cooked', 'baked' or 'done' in Italian. Our small daily changing menu is comprised of a list of dishes that are led by what’s in season, inspired by classic Italian cooking and created in a kitchen that’s dedicated to our ethos that good food and wine doesn’t have to be complicated.

Our cozy little cantina is next door to sibling restaurant Pasta Ripiena, in Bristol city centre. Serving up classic old school cooking, Cotto is a place for everyone to enjoy, be that catching up with a friend whilst enjoying a full-bodied red from Piedmont in the bar or celebrating your birthday with a generous plate of Wild Boar Gnocchi al Forno in the restaurant area, we have something for every occasion.

Opening a new venue, in such strange times, has given the Bianchis team a new perspective on what's important, Cotto reflects this. We are retracing our love for food to the place where it all began; be that growing up here in Bristol with big family gatherings or sitting at Uncle Arnaldo's table being fed his famous lasagne while we mimed, laughed, and connected all over our annual holiday to Lago di Como.


We commit to helping feed those significantly less fortunate than the majority of us. The Bianchis Group have been working with multiple charities in Bristol for some time now but Cotto will be our first establishment to really build on those foundations. As you will see on our menu (ccc), this stands for; Cotto Community Contribution, and where this is stated 50p from each sale will go into our Cotto Community Contribution fund. We will also be using the venue for a number of fundraising and networking events. Sign up for our Bianchis group newsletter or keep an eye out on our socials for more information.

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