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“GREAT OLD FASHIONED ITALIAN RESTAURANT”
Review of Romeo By The Sea

Romeo By The Sea
Ranked #7 of 71 Restaurants in Penarth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $37
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“GREAT OLD FASHIONED ITALIAN RESTAURANT”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

This restaurant on the sea front in Penarth is a warm welcoming place where the service is top notch and the food even better!
All the usual favourites are on the menu and whilst it may be considered old school, it was refreshing to find well executed and perfectly cooked dishes which were simply to die for.
The only criticism that could be levelled was that the decor was a little dated and in need of an uprating. That said, it is without hesitation that I recommend this venue to you since I cannot see that anyone could be disappointed. Do try the house red and do get a taxi!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Peter W
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English first
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Lovely! Incredible views, great staff, delicious food ONE complaint..”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

My cream was "off" oh noooo :-( ruined desert BUT we had weren't charged for it and the staff apologised profusely! We found it quite funny in the end as we were sooo looking forward to a tirimasu and... Wasn't happening! Haha! Never mind... The rest of the meal was exquisite! All was forgiven!

As we entered the restaurant, our first impressions were that the place was clean, tidy, a really welcoming atmosphere as we were greeted within seconds. We sat with a view of the sea, our table was well laid out and our waitress was lovely.

Our food was delicious. We've just returned from the south of sicily and it was like going back again! We were happy :-)

Perfect for a romantic meal, a dinner party or a casual mid-week jeans and a sweater type of place. It was very quiet when we went which suited us after a long day at work.

We shall be returning soon and definatley will give the tirimasu another shot haha!

Sam and Z x

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Sam J
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good Menu and staff are very friendly”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

A really ggod choice of meat,fish,pizza and pasta. Excellent portion sizes and the staff made a big fuss of my 3yr old, which made the whole experience better as he sat still and ate all his pizza. Lovely creme caramel pudding.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank kate m
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“Very tasty Italian food even more tasty waiter”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Had a beautiful time sat looking out at sea on a late Tuesday night enjoying some of the best Italian food I have eaten for a long time. The service was excellent and the wine was just as good as the food. Hopefully the same handsome waiter is serving my delicious meal next time I go there which will be very soon

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Thank Tonwinny
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Penarth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Lunch by the sea”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

Can't believe I live in Penarth and have not visited this restaurant for more than 12 months. A last minute decision to go there and what a treat it was. The two starters of Whitebait and Garlic mushrooms were just cooked to perfection.
Main courses were Roast beef Sunday lunch for my wife and Pollo Crema for myself. Mine was absolutely great and plenty of it and the Beef roast was perfect except that the roast potatoes were a little dry but we were taken at the last minute so NO complaints.
Already looking forward to the next visit which be not to long in arriving.
As an after thought the staff were very friendly and most helpful.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Clive T
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