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Restaurant Minuet

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42 Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BW, Wales
02920 341794
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11:30 am - 4:15 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 4:15 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, 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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  • 261
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Delicious

I've been coming here for years. Every time I've ordered something it's always perfect. It's authentic Italian food and I can't stop ordering the croquet because it's so delicious. I recommend coming here all the time 👌🏻👍🏻

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I've been coming here for years. Every time I've ordered something it's always perfect. It's authentic Italian food and I can't stop ordering the croquet because it's so delicious. I recommend coming here all the time 👌🏻👍🏻

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

I ve tryed this food just by chanced and after that i saw all the good reviews that they have got....i really agree!!! The food was really good, authentic, I love those aubergine with cheese!!! I cant wait for my next visit

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This place was a good little find on TripAdvisor which, if I'm honest, I probably would've walked past if I hadn't read about it because I never noticed it before! So glad I have now! Food was freshly made and really delicious and staff so friendly. The chef there was a delight and so reasonably priced for a city centre... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

An amazing find in central Cardiff, really outstanding well cooked but simple food served by helpful staff in an interesting bijou environment. The music played there is good to - you understand why when you visit. My personal preference is the non listed Penne Ariabatta.

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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

My first visit here today after reading other reviews, the staff were very efficient, and friendly, the food tasted authentic and the prices were very good, I recommend the Calzone and the Calamari, both under £6.00.....they have a very good choice of dishes on the menu for a small family run business, you will not be disappointed, my only problem... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I visit this place on a regular basis. Food is always gorgeous and I'm always served by lovely staff! Prices are also reasonable. Definitely worth trying!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A lovely lunch with the children at the gorgeous little Minuet. We sat outside in the beautiful Castle Arcade, watching the world pass by & sipping our BYO wine! We were thoroughly filled with a feast of calamari & garlic bread to start, followed by tasty seafood pasta, carbonara & a huge pizza for my youngest! All cooked fresh to... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

it is one of the best Italian food I ever had , nowhere in Cardiff would be like this ,, unfortunately it open for lunch only .the restaurant is cozy and lovely small give u filling that u are at home I went there many time for the last 3 years with family,,friend ,solo and as couples .. you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

On a busy rugby day decided to stop here as there wasn't a que. Tiny inside, so much so that you have to be careful getting in and out your seat to avoid knocking stuff off the next table! Ordered the calamari, an omelette and a savoury pancake with spinach and ricotta. All came out piping hot. Calamari was the... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

visited by chance as everywhere else was packed and this little place was the next stop and so glad it was.we will now be regulars!!truly authentic Italian.very cheaply priced considering the sheer size of the portion and the deliciousness of the pasta dishes.really felt we were somewhere extremely posh but for half the price!staff were very friendly and chatty and... More 

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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: 02920 341794

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
  • 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?