RestaurantsCardiffCardiffCF10

survey result

Summary

£59
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “interesting”, “fresh” and “imaginative food in this small restaurant” have established it as one of “the very best Italians” in Cardiff over the past decade and a half. Chef-patron Antonio Cersosimo, Calabrian-born but raised in Milan, keeps the menu concise to ensure the quality and freshness of ingredients and there’s a “very good wine list” thanks to Luca Montuori, the Neapolitan co-owner and expert of Italian wines.

Summary

£52
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Opened in 2005 by three Italian amici, this “very friendly” outfit features a seasonal, purposefully not extensive menu that “uses a lot of authentic Italian produce” (though arguably “it’s actually more Sicilian” in result); while “not cheap”, the victuals are “really good” by all accounts.

Summary

£52
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Opened in 2005 by three Italian amici, this “very friendly” outfit features a seasonal, purposefully not extensive menu that “uses a lot of authentic Italian produce” (though arguably “it’s actually more Sicilian” in result); while “not cheap”, the victuals are “really good” by all accounts.

Summary

£47
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

In the “culinary wasteland” that is chain-plagued Cardiff, this authentic Italian indie has gathered quite a local following and regulars applaud its hospitable approach. Your treatment can depend on how well you’re known however: one first-timer observed “the owner doted at length on certain tables while we were frequently passed by and made to wait”.

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Restaurant details

Portions
No dress code
34

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £18.00 £24.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 45.00 Always available 5

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.00 £19.50 £4.00 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
13 Quay St, Cardiff, CF10 1EA
Opening hours
Monday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Friday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
SundayCLOSED

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