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Casanova

13 Quay Street, Cardiff CF10 1EA, Wales (City Centre)
02920344044
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Ranked #21 of 890 restaurants in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

simple Italian menu offering option to have 2 or 3 courses fixed price. good Italian wines too reasonably priced, always busy so booking important

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UK
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

One of the best restaurant meals I have had for a long time. Lovely welcoming atmosphere. We were lucky to get a table as we had not booked. My lamb dish was superb and my daughter enjoyed her exquisite pork meal. Lovely touch to welcome us with a small complimentary glass of crisp Prosecco. We would both like to highly... More

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We visited this city centre restaurant when it first opened but then lost sight of it until a friend commented positively on Facebook so we jumped at the chance of returning when in Cardiff for a weekend. Having been to the matinee of Cats and had a very disappointing lunch (see review of Ffresh) we were looking forward to a... More

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Cardiff
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We have been visiting Casanova for quite a few years now and have always enjoyed fantastic food here. The service is extremely friendly and knowledgable (including great advice on wine). They source high quality ingredients which really makes the difference so a seemingly simple Italian dish tastes delicious. For the quality of the food the prices are very reasonable. Don't... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I ate here midweek whilst on a business trip and the meal was brilliant with excellent service. Very authentic italian food at a reasonable price for the quality. I will be returning soon! Thanks again Casanova.

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Yelverton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

A beautiful food experience with service to match! All home made, all locally sourced, all cooked to order. Wine sourced from small Italian cooperatives. Water, oil, balsamic, bread, salted almonds on the table as complimentary before you order. Small quality menu with maître d attentive to every detail. A really delightful experience which is worth finding whenever you visit Cardiff!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is a very special restaurant.The chef owner produces genuine Italian regional dishes ( no spag bol or pizza here).Southern Italy specialities last night. Superb Cuttle fish with peas and onions,pasta with broccoli spears,goat stew and rabbit with chorizo. Fantastic and at such a reasonable price of £22 for two courses. Great wine list ( the restaurant also runs an... More

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Pontardawe, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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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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