A ham slicer sits behind the bar at Noto, in front of a glass fridge packed full of delicious-looking cheeses including mozzarella, gorgonzola and asiago.
These are two signs that good food is taken very seriously at this new Italian wine bar at the entrance to Clifton Down shopping centre.
Small plates of food come free of charge with any drinks ordered off a menu encompassing wines (almost all of which are from Italy apart from one malbec from Argentina) and a range of bottled beers and ciders including four different varieties of Peroni.
From the food menu, highlights include arancini of the day (four for £3.50), three bruschetta options from £3.50 to £5 and three varieties of piadina Romagnola (grilled flatbread) from £6 to £7.50.
There are also tagliere boards featuring two cured meats and two cheeses for £12, or four cured meat and four cheeses for £20 all served with pane carasau flatbread from Sardinia, grissini breadsticks and honey.
Noto is open Monday to Thursday from midday until 10pm, Friday and Saturday from midday to 11pm, and Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
Noto, 1-2 Clifton Metro, Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2NP
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