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Casanova

13 Quay Street, Cardiff CF10 1EA, Wales (City Centre)
02920344044
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Ranked #28 of 899 Restaurants in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Restaurant details
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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The food is always great as is the wine and when the service matches this it is one of Cardiff's finest. In 5 visits we have had flawless service twice unfortunately mediocre the other times have been a bit of a mixed bag but never poor. We will undoubtedly keep going back and hoping we get the flawless experience again.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I had dinner in August and when it was time for her birthday celebration, this was her first choice. The manager (whose name I don't recall) is a delight and made us feel very welcome. The service was good, even though they were quite busy on our recent visit, and the food is delicious. We will definitely... More

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Wales, UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Ate here in the evening as part of a group about 2 years ago and really enjoyed it. Lunch today was disappointing. Good points, bottle of tap (maybe filtered?) water without asking. Basket of OK bread, which you won't always get in a £12 two-course lunch. My pork terrine starter was very nice. My wife wasn't so impressed with her... More

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Cardiff, Wales
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The food here was really lovely and I would certainly eat here again. Everyone at my table enjoyed their meals and they even catered specially for a couple of diners. Unfortunately at no point were we offered drinks and had to ask the waiter for the wine list after we had ordered food. This is bizarre to me and has... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We thought we would try this restaurant on our first trip to Cardiff, after favourable reviews. What a great choice! This is a cosy restaurant with wonderfully authentic Italian food. Service, reception, ambience and drinks were all first class. Looking forward to the next time already!

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carmarthen
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Lunch at Casanova booked by a dear friend - as a "surprise". And what a delightful surprise it was. A glass of Prosecco on arrival as a welcome and when we left - a plate of fresh peach slices and grapes (as we didn't want/ need pudding!) - how very thoughtful. Food really scrumptious and very imaginative - lunch menu... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

Great food here. Had the Insalata followed by Genovese. More than disappointed with the poor attitude of the waitress when we provided her with a tip which was above 29 percent. My Australian colleague thought of taking it back. Slightly embarrassing when this was his first experience of dining in the capital. The food is without question sublime and the... More

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Saundersfoot, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Booked the restaurant for a romantic meal. The restaurant appeared fully booked but we were greeted and seated to our table upstairs very quickly. In fact everything seemed to be done a little too quickly....the restaurant was rather noisy which was fine but when the waitress informed us of the specials and I asked her to clarify some of the... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Our return visit was delightful. I'm not an Italian food fan and I cannot eat tomatoes which would seem to rule this place out but it doesn't serve the Italian stereotypical fare. The lunch menu is limited but this makes for good food with enough choice. Service was faultless, atmosphere perfect. The chef explained the specials to us and they... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Best steak I have ever had and reasonable price for a town centre small Italian restaurant. Four of us whent the food was out of this world. the only tip I would give is dont ask for a table by the window as the front door was contantly being opend and it was very cold.

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