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“Good value lunch”
Review of Casanova

Casanova
Ranked #48 of 1,244 Restaurants in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
CARDIFF, WALES
Level 6 Contributor
159 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Good value lunch”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Visited for lunch during early January and impressed with the value and quality of the set course.Two courses for £9.95, I had excellent black pudding to start and followed with confit duck on red peppers. Beautifully cooked, friendly, efficient service and highly recommended.

  • Visited January 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A great little Italian restaurant”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

I'm more used to the typical Italian restaurant where the walls are plastered with all manners of 'Italiana' just to make sure you know that you're in an Italian restaurant. With Casanova, however, when you walk in to this little classy eatery, you wouldn't think it was an Italian restaurant but, as a restaurant in Naples or Rome wouldn't need to prove it's Italian credentials, then neither does Casanova.

It's a classy little place with proper Italian staff who know how to serve, and the food is sublime, with your traditional Italian fayre as well as dishes that you may not be familiar with. I've seen a few other reviewers calling this place a gem, and I believe they've got it spot on, because if a gem is a small, rare and brilliant thing then yes, Casanova is a real gem.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Duke000222
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Libreville, Gabon
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Actual, authentic Italian”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Unlike most Italian restaurants in Britain, which offer overpriced slops that would be laughed off the table in Italy, the Casanova is possibly the ONLY Italian restaurant I've been to in the UK that serves food LIKE THEY DO IN ITALY. The guys that run it have not sold out, have not catered to a mass market, and have maintained the quality, dedication and soul that makes real Italian food as spectacular as it is. This restaurant is a real gem in a wasteland of chain restaurants and burger bars. If you go to Cardiff, go to this restaurant. It is fantastic and the 2 guys that run it deserve success.

Visited February 2012
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Thank Pogonias
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Wales
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“A gem”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Excellent. Little known but always full. Set lunch includes main course and choice of starter or sweet. All mains delicious, also desserts. The pear and blue cheese especially good. Nice wine. Excellent service, friendly, helpful, not rushed. Try it.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank E L
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Wales U K
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“My favourite Italian restaurant in Cardiff”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Our third visit
Very friendly welcome
We had not booked..silly mistake
A pint in the pub next door until our table was ready
I love the decor
I feel as if i am in Italy as soon as the door closes
No chain restaurant this
A short but varied menu
My wife and I do not eat meat but had no difficulty in choosing a delicious meal
Wine is fairly priced

Visited December 2012
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Thank cyfreithwr
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