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, 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.


You can sit in the fireplace! Very appealing little cafe and coffee smelt great