La Panza

Opening Times
Monday - Wednesday10am - 4pm
Thursday - Friday10am - 8pm
Saturday12pm - 8pm
££Casual Dining

20-21 Lower Park Row, Bristol BS1 5BN
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Why we love it

La Panza brings the real tradition on the table with an authentic experience of Italian taste in a cosy and homely environment. Focaccia is baked every morning alongside pizza trays, just like in the street bakeries​ of Italy. They also make amazing pasta, cakes and lots of veggie and vegan options!

La Panza is a small and quirky independent business run by passion, human connection, love for food and sharing it with others. They deeply care about the environment, aiming at maintaining a low environmental impact and a zero waste attitude. Their suppliers are mostly local and organic (when possible according to seasons).


The Melanzane alla Parmigiana
The Orecchiette alla Pugliese
The Porchetta

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Lovely. A beautiful little space and the bread was delicious. I will definitely be returning to try their evening menu.


Lovely, cozy establishment with an authentic Italian feel.


Really lovely sandwich! That bread was amazing.


Lovely Italian cafe with excellent focaccia


Lovely restaurant, but they are understaffed. I waited 40 minutes for a foccaccia sandwich and had to remind the waiter. I overheard him apologising to other diners for the wait too. I wouldn't go back for lunch, but perhaps will try dinner if they add some more vegetarian options.


The food was pretty awful.. two bits of ciabatta, a slice of parma ham and a slice of rubbery cheese along with some limp lettuce. Coffee was pretty good and the guy working there was really nice, but I expected a lot more from an Italian run place.