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13 Quay Street, Cardiff CF10 1EA, Wales (City Centre)
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Ranked #19 of 873 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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339 reviews from our community

91% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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
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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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is a great little restaurant, which feels authentically Italian, down an unprepossessing side street near the Arms Park. We were greeted with a smile, a welcome and a handshake, which set the tone of personal service. The lunch menu is limited but gives good choice, even for vegetarians, and is great value for locally sourced, quality food. Presentation is... More

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Llanafan, Wales
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

There are times on holiday in Italy when you find a restaurant where the memories you take away never fade. The food is sublime, the people treat you like old friends and the wine reminds you pleasure should be savoured. Our visit to Casanova will certainly not be our last.

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Dalgety Bay, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Located in an unsuspecting street by the Millennium Stadium. A warm welcome greeted us at this charming venue. A small fixed price "Summer Menu" with a number of "Specials" had something for everyone. Highly recommend this venue whether it's a romantic meal for two or a larger party with more tables upstairs. I will definitely be back next time I'm... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
216 reviews 216 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This unprepossessing restaurant is tucked down a little side road, near to the rugby stadium. The staff are extremely welcoming and efficient. I arrived before opening hours, as I had been walking around all afternoon and was meeting a friend for an early supper. But I was still let in and immediately provided with a glass of water to cool... More

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Pembroke, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

when in cardiff i wanted a special meal at a special restaurant,i was refers to casanova,s,when i called i was told no reservation was available,but as i was only in town for one more night only they would fit me in,boy was i glad.the welcome was warm and friendly,the food was unbelievable,every coarse was as good as the last,left me... More

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I booked dinner for 2 at Casanova during a visit to Cardiff because it stood out in a sea of chain restaurants, and I wasn't disappointed. This cosy Italian offers a small but varied menu of creative and beautifully cooked dishes. What made it special was the welcoming and personal service, and the little extras such as a complimentary small... More

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Pontypridd, Wales
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My family and I went here for lunch for my dad's birthday and we all really enjoyed our meals at 16 pounds for three courses, which we thought was very good value for money. The best meal I had was the slow cooked lamb rague for my main which was very tasty and I would definitely recommend the dessert my... More

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