Opening of the new Magari Italian restaurant in Wapping Wharf
Bristol has no shortage of amazing places to eat and Wapping Wharf is a foodie’s paradise. Filled with independent local restaurants, hungry visitors are spoiled for choice.
And if the options weren’t diverse enough, a new Italian has now opened its doors. Promising to bring “authentic, home-cooked Italian cuisine to Bristol”, Magari is Cargo 2’s latest shipping container restaurant behind M-Shed, specializing in fresh pasta made on site daily.
Magari prides itself on serving vegan, vegetarian and meat-based Italian pasta dishes that focus on using the finest Southwestern ingredients. In addition to pasta, diners can enjoy wine served in carafes and pitchers of refreshing “spritzes,” all accompanied by small appetizer snacks designed to be shared with friends and family.
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Magari is run by friends and co-owners Gilda Lombardi and Delphi Ross. Gilda came to Bristol from Italy two years ago and the two met during lockdown when Delphi was giving English lessons to Gilda’s children before they started school.
Gilda said: “Food is a big part of our culture in Italy and because of my background, I was really born into cooking, so opening Magari feels natural to me. We want to bring together and celebrate Italy’s vibrant food culture and the incredible local produce grown and made in the southwest.
Delphi added: “For Italians, food is a communal activity that brings everyone together with love and laughter and we want a night out at Magari to have the same effect. Wapping Wharf has such a community atmosphere that it makes perfect sense for us to open here.
Magari opened on Wednesday. One Instagram post read, “WE ARE OPEN. Alright you’re lovely. We (quietly) opened today and had our first batch of lovely customers. We’d love to see you on Friday for our launch smooth. Try and come down early to avoid disappointment. We will have fresh pasta and not one, not two, but THREE types of spritz.
As well as a menu preview that shares dishes on offer, Magari’s Instagram page is a heaven for her produce, showing fresh pastas, desserts and her spritzes to share. The bio reads: “Authentically Italian. Sustainably British. Fresh pasta made every morning. Our aim is to celebrate Italian food culture and South West produce.”