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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/Brunch, 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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Dining on a budget

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  • 249
    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
Rustic, tasty food at a good price.

Restaurant Minuet provided an enjoyable experience for my family and I. Whilst we did have to wait around 15 minutes outside the restaurant for a table, this didn't prove too much of a problem. The one issue Restaurant Minuet suffers with is its small, somewhat cramped, interior. With that said, it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
mookieconster
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
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313 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Restaurant Minuet provided an enjoyable experience for my family and I. Whilst we did have to wait around 15 minutes outside the restaurant for a table, this didn't prove too much of a problem. The one issue Restaurant Minuet suffers with is its small, somewhat cramped, interior. With that said, it was perhaps quite cosy. The food was very tasty... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Food was great, we ordered pizza and lasagna. The pasta sauce was rich and flavourful, regret not ordering garlic bread but would probably have been overstuffed if we had. Only issues really were that it was freezing we weren't even near the door, and the drinks were not that good. My cappuccino was not good. The tables were pretty cramped... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Came here with friends and will definitely be returning often, had amazing food that was cooked fresh in front of us and came in generous portions! Such good value for money and such friendly staff, this is now the only place I will be visiting when I'm craving authentic Italian food.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

My wife and i love this place, so i thought i'd give it a quick 5 star review. The place is unpretentious, yet the food is something to behold. As with each visit the service is outstanding and the quality of the food consistently high. In my opinion, the nicest, most authentic i've eaten out of Italy. The seafood pasta... More 

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Cardiff
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23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This restaurant is tiny and unpretentious, but wow the food is good. I don't know what they do to take me their pasta so good but it's the best I've eaten. Very cheap, mains are about £7. Apart from pasta they also do savoury pancakes, croquettes, pizzas and meat and fish dishes. Yum.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

soo delicious, such good value for money! it is the only place I ever recommend to people if they ask "do you know any good places to eat in Cardiff" only downsides are it is very small so you can be lucky to get a table sometimes and its only open for lunch :(

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

You can smell Taste and eat this place from all around, tiny place tables pushed in tight together, or should that be cosy setting but this place is an absolute must honestly do not miss it. The food is out of this world, just like any of the top restaurants around the area, good wholesome portions of absolute explosions of... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

I came here with my mum for lunch on her birthday. We both love Italian cuisine and found this small restaurant whilst walking around Cardiff. The restaurant itself is tiny and we did feel slightly compact where we were sat but this was the least of our worries. There is plenty for everyone on the menu and all at very... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Small but perfectly formed restaurant tucked away in the arcade, food was outstanding, BYO drink which was great. Firmly recommend

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Never disappointed every time I visit this restaurant. My favourite dishes are Hot Spaghetti minuet and Hot Spaghetti Luccalo. I'm a Thai people, so I can say that if you like spicy food, you should have a try the hot one, so yummy!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42 Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BW, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: 02920 341794

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 24
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?