Pasta Loco is Bristol’s first fresh pasta eatery, specialising in serving unique and deliciously original pasta dishes.
Our seasonal menu also includes weekly specials and a mouth-watering array of cured meats, fish and artisan cheeses. We have handpicked prime wines — both old world and new — to complement our menu, and we’re confident in saying we offer the finest Negroni this side of Florence.
Pasta Loco celebrates the Italian heritage of cousins Ben and Dominic, while also paying tribute to Bristol, a city of community, comfort and soul. For the boys, there’s nothing that represents the same more than a fresh plate of pasta. Bringing different but complementary skills to the dinner table, Ben and Dominic are two essential ingredients in the finest homemade recipe. They are a formidable family force in the kitchen and on the floor, and just like their Nonna Bianchi, occasionally at the bar as well.
One of five spirited siblings, Ben was a passionate food lover at the beginning, emanating a satisfied hum during meals amid the noisy din of his brothers and sister. Ben has had a diverse culinary career but, most significantly, he spent four months as a chef at a highly reputable Trattoria in Northern Italy, a place where he learnt to respect the use of fine ingredients by understanding the importance and beauty of simplicity. He arrives at Cotham Hill fresh from a successful few years of running celebrated family pop-up, Café Mulino in St Werburghs, and plans to advance his rare savvy for simple but innovative cuisine ever further at Pasta Loco.
Dominic has been showing people a good time for a long time, his dazzling social prowess matched only by his entrepreneurial spirit. Dominic has spent much of his career in Sydney, building an impressive reputation as one of hospitality’s most prized assets. Having managed some of Sydney’s premiere venues, Dominic has gained an extensive knowledge on food, wine, cocktails and coffee. However, the family force remained too strong a pull, and nothing has proved more enriching than being home in the UK and embarking upon this exciting new venture with his best friend.
6pm – 10pm
Tuesday – Saturday
12pm – 2.30pm
6pm – 10pm
'Five stars for Bristol's brilliant new Italian restaurant'
Mark Taylor — The Bristol Post, Bristol's toughest food critic
'Great addition to Bristol.'
Steve Ashworth — food judge for Taste of the West
'Well, that was fun. You've changed my opinion on gnocchi! Definitely coming back soon for cocktails '
Shonette — @Shonette, Bristol food blogger