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13 Quay Street, Cardiff CF10 1EA, Wales
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really nice small Italian with good food. Such a welcome from Selim the manager. Great Ragu. Would go back.

Thank AlanSmith3
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I’m still slightly smug about the fact that I went to ‘Casanova’ in the first weeks it opened. There was something about the no-fuss, high quality menu that was a big clue to the Montuori brothers’ love and respect for the food and wine of their homeland. I [and my family, colleagues, and strangers I meet on the London train]... More 

Thank RedLynne
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best Italian food I have eaten. Great service and given a small aperitif on the house on arrival. We dined off the fixed price lunch menu& all the choices were delicious . The place is packed which doesn't surprise me. . Book if you don't want to be turned away.

1 Thank Nigelsneighbour
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ashamed to say I have never been for a meal here before even though it has been here for 11 years or so and I live in Cardiff. Will definitely return after this first visit. Had a lovely leisurely lunch with a friend on a rainy Monday. Complimentary glass of prosecco on arrival. Waiter was charming and friendly. The owner... More 

2 Thank LeytonCardiff
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My favourite restaurant in Cardiff. The food is outstanding, even with such a compact menu it was difficult to choose! The staff are excellent both for attentiveness and helpful recommendations. This place has bags of character and a lovely, romantic atmosphere. Plus the tiramisu was to die for! Thank you very much, I will definitely be visiting again soon.

1 Thank Jeffercakes
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being a regular visitor to Italy I love Italian food but back home in Wales really find the authentic thing. Casanova is a wonderful exception. The food is beautiful, the staff wonderful and all in all I can thoroughly recommend this marvellous restaurant. Thank you Casanova!

1 Thank Philgelliaur
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is tucked away in a poor street near the Principality Stadium under the shadows of an NCP Car Park. Despite the drawbacks of is situation this little restaurant provided both of us with a sensational meal. My partner is vegetarian and didn't fancy any of the main menu choices so the chef came and asked what she might... More 

1 Thank Andy P
telford, United States
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and Invisitéd Cardiff for the first time. We went for lunch, and were greeted with a glass of proseco as we sat down. The food was good italian food. The service was very friendly, and the waiter recommended to take the Aquabus and we loved it.

3 Thank Pierre M
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

I went for a date night with my partner. We were greeted with prosecco on arrival and shown to our table. The waiter was very friendly and welcoming! The food was beautiful! I had steak for main which was cooked to perfection. We really couldn't fault it. The atmosphere in the restaurant really made the evening.

1 Thank Michael F
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We are fairly regular visitors to Cardiff but this was our first visit to Casanova and we were not disappointed. We have got rather fed up with the many chains that now seem to pervade our city centres and so it was great to experience some really good quality authentic Italian food. As many have said before on arrival you... More 

Thank LindaRSwansea

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Quay Street, Cardiff CF10 1EA, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: 02920344044

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?