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- $18 for $30 worth of Italian food and drinks for two
- $30 for $50 worth of Italian food and drinks for four
- View the menu.
Machiavelli's may be an award-winning Italian restaurant—it's nabbed Best of Bristol awards several years in a row—but that doesn't mean it has a snooty atmosphere and boring menu. It trades out stuffy white-linen tablecloths for tall bar tables and patio seating that encourage socializing. While the menu may be full of classic Italian faves, it's the extra touches that set it apart: the pizza's cooked in a brick oven, the pasta's housemade, and the cheesecakes are dripping with chocolate or fruit sauce. Then there's the bar. It's stocked with a little bit of everything, from premium liquors to wine to a whole garden's worth of produce to garnish bloody marys with. And like the 16th-century political theorist it shares a name with, Machiavelli's doesn't pass up opportunities. Seemingly every event is an excuse for a party, ranging from ladies' night on Wednesdays to race-day specials.