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Restaurant Minuet

42 Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BW, Wales
02920 341794
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Ranked #20 of 953 Restaurants in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $24
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 4:15 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
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.
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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Although we've been living in Cardiff for 14 years, it's taken us until now to actually visit Cafe Minuet, having passed and enjoyed the gorgeous food smells countless times. It didn't disappoint. The service was friendly and fast, and whilst it's not the biggest restaurant in the city, if you're lucky enough to get a seat then it's really worth... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Love their pizzas A real Italian restaurant, been in Cardiff for ever and well worth a visit. Good atmosphere and my granddaughter felt very grown up. (she's 5)

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wales
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Good, tasty food which is served in rather large, satisfying portions. Great friendly service and whilst you might have to wait 5/10 minutes for a table, it’s worth the wait. The menu isn’t extensive, but there is plenty of choice and the food is steaming hot and freshly prepared. It is good value at around £6-7 for the main courses... More 

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Dublin
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105 reviews 105 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Dropped in today for lunch while shopping in the sales. It's a cramped, busy little restaurant serving good quality Italian food. No pizzas on the menu. Great service, and we all enjoyed our lunches.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

my friend, her son and I had lunch in Cafe Minuet, not for the first time I hasten to add. Cafe Minuet serves cheap and delicious Italian food. What really stood out for me today was how solicitous and helpful they were with us today. They made room for us despite being pretty full, and accommodated the needs of my... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I love this place. I love the home cooked, fresh, Italian food for great prices. Ok the place is a bit cramped and cold but I can't fault anything else. Cardiff is full of unimaginative rip off chain type restaurants and this restaurant is a breath of fresh air. I ate fish in a white wine cream sauce with spinach... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Walked in for lunch before Wales v. SA match. Good speedy service. Food was excellent. No reservation made. Conveniently located just around the corner from the Angel Hotel.. Will use again on next occasion.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Second time here, took boyfriend this time and he loved it too. He had the vegetarian feast pizza......gorgeous,I had the tagliatelli Alfredo ..... stunning. The garlic breads are gorgeous too. Highly recommend this place

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

I love this place. I go here all the time when i want real Italian food before 5. Heading there today! Even thinking about the food is making my mouth water!

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Leland, North Carolina
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255 reviews 255 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant called to us as we passed. It had a homey feel. Our meals were both good. My pasta tasted freshly made. There were many apealing choices to select from.

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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  >  Southern 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 7 - 24
Cuisine: Italian

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