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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: Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 39
    Very good
  • 15
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  • 9
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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
Is this the best Italian in Cardiff?

I have eaten several times now in this delightful Castle Arcade restuarant and I have never had reason to complain. Great pasta with great sauces at a mind-bogglingly low price. You can get two bowls of stomach bursting food with two drinks and still walk away with change of £20. If there are any... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Cardiff, Wales
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
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Cardiff, Wales
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I have eaten several times now in this delightful Castle Arcade restuarant and I have never had reason to complain. Great pasta with great sauces at a mind-bogglingly low price. You can get two bowls of stomach bursting food with two drinks and still walk away with change of £20. If there are any cons, its a shame that it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

I've walked past this place so many times and not even given it a thought. Me and my partner had just come back from a family weekend yesterday, and was in need of a hearty lunch as we had missed breakfast! We looked at a few cafes in the same arcade and we're all advertising sarnies at stupid prices. When... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

What a hidden gem. The food was delicious and quickly served at a bargain price.the staff were friendly and the music and decor relaxing and enjoyable. I shall be visiting a lot more and telling my friends about this place too

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Having eaten here on many occasions, I am pleased to say that the standard remains high, the food & service is always excellent! Would highly recommend a visit to this lovely place.

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Wrexham, Wales
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I have previously reviewed the restaurant, and am delighted to say it is still delivering the personal touch and good food. My family of 5 were welcomed in on a busy Saturday afternoon, and the Brodetto Minuet was ordered and it tasted delicious, My wife's spaghetti was full of flavour and the kids loved the calamari, whitebait and mini pizza's.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

In Cardiff to visit family and were looking for somewhere new to eat that wasn't one of the national chains. Found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and wasn't disappointed! Went with family who have lived in Cardiff for years, they hadn't found Restaurant Minuet before either. Food was fantastic, authentic Italian fayre which both adults and children both enjoyed. Great... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We were looking for an off the beaten track restaurant last night as we were waiting for the girls to come from the One Direction concert in the Millennium stadium. All the main chains were very busy as a result. We stumbled across this restaurant and even though I have lived in Cardiff all my life, I never knew it... More 

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Cardiff, Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Haven't been here for several years, it hasn't changed much, which is a compliment. Great service, fab food, great with children, just what was needed on a shopping trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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Additional Information about Restaurant Minuet

Address: 42 Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BW, Wales
Phone Number: 02920 341794
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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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: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic

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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