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13 Quay Street, Cardiff CF10 1EA, Wales
+44 29 2034 4044
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
13 Quay Street, Cardiff CF10 1EA, Wales
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Reviewed today via mobile

This authentic Italian restaurant is located on a side street close to the castle. There are not many tables on the ground floor but there is additional space upstairs. When we visited at lunchtime an Italian ladies hockey team occupied the whole of the top...More

Thank LauraDaveJames
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I am Italian. My family are southern Italians. I luv coming here for lunch. They do not complicate simple recipes. I enjoyed a wild mushroom risotto which was awesome. It was beautifully cooked. For mains I had the goat stew. A winner!! The ingredients are...More

Thank Salvatore A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved Casanova and had to try it as the interior looks beautiful and has a proper romantic ambience for a date. Informing them we were vegans, they happily accommodated and I'm glad we weren't made to feel like an inconvenience as some primarily meat...More

1  Thank hanxnewbs
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I've been going to this fabulous place since it opened in 2005 - never had a mediocre meal; never had anything less than superb. Our regular visits from London to the Valleys always include a meal here; we wouldn't dream of going anywhere else in...More

Thank HurricaneLondon
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We could not fault anything we had. It's not often we have 3 full courses but the food was so amazing we just had to do it. The menu is changed regularly and fairly small but this is to ensure that the flavours are maximised....More

Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

It's a friendly small restaurant. I had the rump of lamb special which was nice and pink and very tasty. Food is well priced but wine list although very attractive was on the pricey side if you didn't just want the house red.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 4 July 2017

The restaurant is tucked away in one of the less attractive corners of Cardiff center, but the interior reminds you that you are on a temporary journey through Italy. The starter of lamb with chickpeas had great texture, well-balanced with superb flavor. One of the...More

4  Thank Venneper
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We have visited every Saturday during BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. We always ask for sea trout and it is always excellent. Starters of aubergine and plate of antipasta both much enjoyed. Puddings equally good, service good but upper room was noisy for us...More

Thank Jane D
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent little find in the middle of Cardiff. Busy and a very hot evening in Cardiff, thankfully we had booked ahead! Beautifully cooked food and very attentive service. Will go back.

Thank Cath070
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We have been in Casanova for the first time, my friend has recommed to me to visit this restaurant. I have tried a lot of italian restaurant here in Cardiff and the most just disappointed me. I was sure just a couple of them were...More

Thank Dario S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Quay Street, Cardiff CF10 1EA, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2034 4044
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