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Restaurant Minuet

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42 Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BW, Wales
442920341794
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11:30 am - 4:15 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 4:15 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Description: Restaurant Minuet was established in 1986, we are a small family run...
Restaurant Minuet was established in 1986, we are a small family run business serving genuinely home cooked Italian food with a difference. It started with a simple menu but over the years it has developed into what it is today. Our aim is not to serve pretentious, overpriced food with a drizzle of sauce, but serve good tasty wholesome dishes with the majority of which are our own recipes at honest prices. Our customers will enjoy their meal in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere to the soothing sound of specially selected pieces of classical music, that has inspired so many of our dishes. We are not licensed to serve wine and spirits, but you are welcome to bring your own. Corkage is free. Please note that during busy times there will be other customers waiting for a table, as we don't charge for alcohol time will be restricted. Please respect other diners waiting for a table.
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  • 281
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Authentic italian as it should be!!!

Having been advised to stop here for some good food I was not let down!! While on a flying visit to Cardiff a small group of us stopped for lunch. We all had the seafood pasta which is cooked to taste (Spicy for us) with cheesy garlic bread. We will all be back excellent service & food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Tenby, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Tenby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Having been advised to stop here for some good food I was not let down!! While on a flying visit to Cardiff a small group of us stopped for lunch. We all had the seafood pasta which is cooked to taste (Spicy for us) with cheesy garlic bread. We will all be back excellent service & food.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We have visited this place for years, the food and service is superb. Also if you need a quick bite on the go, buy a pizza or calzone from the hatch.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Best to go early or they'll all be gone but for a very delicious and cheap pizza slice you have to go here! Passionately cooked in the morning, you feel like you're having a little slice from Italy.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I've given an overall rating of 5 stars but this is for all my previous visits to this usually wonderful restaurant. Today the food was insipid and disappointing, I'm going to assume this was a blip.

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Nadine L, Owner at Restaurant Minuet, responded to this review

Hello thank you for your honest review, we are very sorry your resent experience was disappointing, unfortunately with a family business when we have a bereavement every member of staff suffer, but we're not making any excuses but we have obviously made a small blip as you say. We hope that on your next return your meal is to your... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Ate here the week. Had the Mendelssohn with extra chilli which was great, my partner had the steak spezatini with extra chilli too which was also delicious. They are really happy to cook to your taste, dishes are cheap at about £7 for a main. Cafe atmosphere, no booking so be prepared to wait 5-1pm mins when busy. Great food... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We stopped here for a light lunch based on other reviews. The minestrone soup and homemade garlic bread were delicious and other meals looked good too. Generous portions. The staff are friendly and helpful and work very hard.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Everyone who loves Italian food should try this place. It is a favourite of mine which I have been going to for over 10 years. Food is second to none, chicken Alfredo is amazing as well as the Emma kirby. There isn't much we haven't tried. Both my girls and husband love it. Staff are very accommodating and the service... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I have been going to minuets for years there is no better Italian than this! delicious food available to take away aswell!! and it is so reasonably priced bellissima

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I tried the vegetarian slipper for my lunch, since then I have recommended this place to everyone in the office. it was very filling and simply Delicious. it costed around £3.00 and is baked upon order. I must return for a sit down meal.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Conveniently located inexpensive Italian food. Tables in restaurant are packed together very closely.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42 Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BW, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: 442920341794

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 24
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children

Description

Restaurant Minuet was established in 1986, we are a small family run business serving genuinely home cooked Italian food with a difference. It started with a simple menu but over the years it has developed into what it is today. Our aim is not to serve pretentious, overpriced food with a drizzle of sauce, but serve good tasty wholesome dishes with the majority of which are our own recipes at honest prices. Our customers will enjoy their meal in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere to the soothing sound of specially selected pieces of classical music, that has inspired so many of our dishes. We are not licensed to serve wine and spirits, but you are welcome to bring your own. Corkage is free. Please note that during busy times there will be other customers waiting for a table, as we don't charge for alcohol time will be restricted. Please respect other diners waiting for a table.
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 4:15 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 4:15 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 4:15 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 4:15 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 4:15 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 4:15 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?