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Casanova

13 Quay Street, Cardiff CF10 1EA, Wales (City Centre)
02920344044
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Ranked #23 of 880 restaurants in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European, Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: City Centre
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Pontardawe, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I was invited here to share graduation celebrations in a party of 5. Deceiving from the outside as it appears quite small but we were seated upstairs which was a lot roomier. I had the lamb for the main course and it was the best I have tasted to date; cooked to perfection. For dessert I had the tiramasu which... More

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surrey
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152 reviews 152 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Having read very good reviews, I booked a few weeks ahead, with only a 6:30 reservation suitably available, for a family celebration. We arrived on time, albeit one member being delayed for 20 minutes. We ordered some wine and water and could have given our food choices but the waitress insisted we await the arrival of our latecomer. It was... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Ate here on the 19th July with my partner. After having a heavy night/day on the booze the previous day, my partner and I fancied a big lunch to soak up our alcohol and tried to suppress our hangovers. We were just going to have a large cooked breakfast or a burger meal when we just came past this restaurant... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is one of the best Italian meals myself and my party have ever had - cozy atmosphere, genuinely lovely helpful staff, wonderful food (would definitely recommend the chilli black pudding starter and the risotto main and was reliably informed the hake was incredible) and all for a very very reasonable price. Totally recommended.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We had a lovely meal at the restaurant. The food was really good, the service very attentive and it was great value. We will definitely go back.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

While the food is consistently of decent quality, and the service is very good, avoid at all costs eating upstairs unless you are impervious to noise. The floor is polished wood, there are no curtains - there is nothing that can absorb even normal conversation. The volume of chatter -and perfectly reasonable chatter - from a large table is migraine... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Where does one start? This is my favourite restaurant in Cardiff and I eat here at least twice a month. The ambience is welcoming. The daily specials and wine recommendations appealing and the service attentive. Just one tip to other diners - as the restaurant is small and tables are close together, it is not the place for loud conversations.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We'd heard good things about this little restaurant. I admit I'd been a little put off by the lack of options on the menu but decided to give it a try. Three courses later, I was so pleased we had! What you quickly realise is, yes, they do only serve a few dishes but as a result they've absolutely perfected... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My wife and I went for her birthday dinner on a Saturday night. The place was busy, but we were met with a handshake, which was nice. We were seated upstairs away from the particularly delicious smells coming out of the downstairs kitchen which was a slight shame, but to be expected when there’s a full house. We had 3... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have eaten here many times over the years. The food has always been gorgeous. If they ever have fish stew on the menu, just try it-it's superb. This evening the food was delightful, as always. Marinated Venetian Sardines served cold on toast, delicious, pasta with truffle, wild mushrooms, leeks and prawns, was to die for. My two friends very... More

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