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“Not as good as before..” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Strada

Strada
Ranked #155 of 1,210 Restaurants in Cardiff
Price range: $38 - $63
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located in the trendy Mermaid Quay neighbourhood of Cardiff, Strada boasts picturesque seaside views and a large terrace for sunny al fresco dining. This popular Italian restaurant chain is famous for its authentic handmade pizzas - which are cooked in a traditional forno a legna wood-fired oven – and its extensive menu of rustic, regional pastas and puddings are made using only the finest fresh ingredients such as Parma ham, extra virgin olive oil and Buffalo mozzarella imported from Italy. Perfect for business lunches and cosy evening meals, you can’t go wrong with Strada’s successful formula of simple, tasty food combined with sleek design, friendly service and a buzzy, down-to-earth atmosphere. The proof, as they say, is in the pizza.
Cardiff
2 reviews
“Not as good as before..”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

Have visited this restaurant before and it's been great. However the last time was quite bad. Service was really slow and the food was bland. It would appear that they needed to let the kitchen and waiting staff catch up before seating more covers but they kept sitting people down when there were tables sat with no cutlery, drinks or food! Would probably go here again in the future as this occasion could have just been a blip on the night.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Brandon, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great for Lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

During our visit to Cardiff after a busy day touring around the area we decided to drop in on the Mermaid Quay and selected the Strada for our lunch.
Not very busy but staff were very friendly and due to the low numbers our meal came up very quickly. The quality of the food was excellent, my wife only wanting Sag Bolls and myself Pollo Cacatoria. As from previous reviews by others for a large chain restaurant the food was excellent . I have visited other Strada 's in the past and always found them of good value, clean with good food.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Philjlaw
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carmarthenshire
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73 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Family Evening Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

We had a lovely outdoor evening meal. It was good Italian food with great service and a good central location in the Bay.

Visited May 2013
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Thank welshies
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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great for a chain restaurant.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

Second time here, and the food was good again. Great atmosphere, super service. Very good food from a chain restaurant.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jpenny48
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Busy bustling restaurant, good location.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

Visited on a Saturday evening, the restaurant was very busy yet with a welcoming atmosphere. It gave me the impression of an old style cafeteria. Staff were friendly and professional although our meals took 40 minutes to arrive for the mains and probably another 20 minutes for dessert. Of our party of five three were happy with their meals and two were less than happy based on taste. Meal portions were, I'd say, small but based on us using vouchers then about right.
This a great location if you want to be near all the sites of Cardiff Bay with its attractions e.g. going out for a night on the town, but not a location to take your partner on that first date - it's just too noisy, to the point of having to repeat yourself continually. Would I go again? Yes, but on a weekday evening or daytime when it's quieter.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CyncoedJohn
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