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13 Quay Street, Cardiff CF10 1EA, Wales
02920344044
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 322
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Terrific food and very gracious and caring service

Nothing to dislike. Just enjoy it. If Calves Liver is on the menu, as it was for us, do it. Ditto the seafood soup and the Octopus in a red sauce that was so good. Also, good selection of wines, and if in doubt follow the recommendation of the manager,Selim Tirzui, who just so caring about our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
DCNorm
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Washington,DC
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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441 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Washington,DC
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Nothing to dislike. Just enjoy it. If Calves Liver is on the menu, as it was for us, do it. Ditto the seafood soup and the Octopus in a red sauce that was so good. Also, good selection of wines, and if in doubt follow the recommendation of the manager,Selim Tirzui, who just so caring about our experience.

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Ridgecrest, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This was recommended by our tour guide who is a local. We went on a Wednesday evening about 6:30 and the place was empty but picked up 15 mins later. Waitress was attentive and helpful. We went with the special which was a steak. She explained they make everything fresh so would take a bit. She provided us with a... More 

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cardiff
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Just had a great lunch meal at this restaurant,great value. unable to fault anything about food or staff. Hope to return soon.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
224 reviews 224 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
608 helpful votes 608 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I was on business in Cardiff and needed dinner on a Monday night when a lot of restaurants are closed. Fortunately this one was open and I found my way here. Service was absolutely top-notch. It can be a bit grim eating alone in a restaurant, but not here: I was made to feel very welcome and there was more... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Party of eight, all with great interest in food and wide experience of restaurants. Plenty of choice for a lunchtime set menu plus some specials. The welcome and the quality of the service could not be bettered; friendly and very professional. Astonishingly low cost for such a treat! Excellent food and brilliant service.

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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

My friend and I went out for a meal at Casanova before seeing a show. I found Casanova on Trip Advisor and booked the reservation on the phone. First let me say they answered on the second ring and I was able to book right away, a rarity lately and a much appreciated the change. Since we were going to... More 

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Wales
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Went to Casanova for my birthday, haven't been for a while, but just as good as its ever been. The Octopus starter was delicious, could have eaten it as a main course. My husband had the lamb, which he said was really delicious, and I had the Pork, which again was lovely. The bottle of red wine we had was... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Five of us ate at Cassanova on a recent Saturday evening. On arrival we were greeted warmly and escorted to our table upstairs. Service was friendly and prompt and the food exceptionally good. From starters to desserts we were not disappointed. Definitely worth a return visit.

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My partner and I visited here on the off chance while staying in Cardiff. It was a busy Saturday evening but the owner kindly moved some tables to accommodate us. We were greeted with 2 glasses of complimentary prosecco, olives, and a basket of bread. The food itself was stunning. The menu is limited but once you've experienced the quality... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

I cannot find a bad thing to say about this place. Yet another amazing 3 course meal with everything cooked to perfection, and beautifully presented. The staff go above and beyond to be welcoming and friendly. Making for great atmosphere!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 Quay Street, Cardiff CF10 1EA, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: 02920344044

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?