If you’re ever after a pint in Bristol city centre, our first suggestion is always to check out King Street. Jam-packed with the city’s best pubs (many of which stay open late on weekends), you’re spoilt for choice. But what about when it comes to lining those stomachs with some grub? Well, until the pandemic, King Street always had Reanto’s.
Originally opened in 1980, Renato’s was a late-night pizza bar providing the hungry (and often drunk) clientele of King Street with authentic pizza for four decades. That is until it closed in 2020, leaving a pizza-shaped hole in our hearts when we’ve had a few too many. Thankfully, the adored pizzeria is back!
It reopened on November 2, offering “pizza + beer” (the ideal combination if you ask us), by the founder of Pizza Is Lovely, Julian Guy. You can currently find Pizza Is Lovely working out of the Left Handed Giant Brewpub, but in the past served Detroit-style pizzas from the Orchard Inn on Spike Island. Like with its other ventures, Renato’s only serves meat-free pizzas, as well as plenty of vegan-friendly options.
So next time you’re on King Street pub-hopping, pop in for a quick-bite slice of New York-style pizza in the downstairs bar. But if you fancy a more intimate, dining experience, head upstairs to the restaurant where you can tuck into thick-crust Detroit-style pan pizza – complete with crispy edges, and mouthwatering toppings.
But the best thing about the new Renato’s? The fact that it’s open late. Open until at least midnight most nights, 1am on Friday and Saturday, you’ll never be struggling for late-night food again. Yes, we’ll repeat that incase it wasn’t clear, NY-styles slices are being served until 1am on weekends in the city centre. King Street’s late-night pizzeria is back!
To learn more about Renato’s head here.