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13 Quay Street, Cardiff CF10 1EA, Wales
+44 29 2034 4044
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a fabulous time last Saturday night at Casanova. Food was amazing. Staff especially Salem were so friendly and welcoming. Will be back next time we're in Cardiff.

Thank Brenda R
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for my wife's birthday based on trip advisor reviews and was not disappointed. As soon as we walked in we was warmly greated by the staff. We was seated downstairs and told the specials. I had the fillet beef special (on recommendation of the table opposite) and my wife had the slow cooked beef ragu. The food is... More 

Thank Mike C
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked here as a break from Christmas shopping following a friend's recommendation. The restaurant is quite small, on two levels, and the décor is pretty basic. We had the set lunch menu, which we thought was good value and had a good choice of starters and mains. The welcome and service was excellent and we weren't at all rushed.

Thank Badger4948
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there on a whim for a lunch to break the monotony of Christmas shopping. The food when it arrived was excellent. And the service was friendly .However, the staff seemed rather distracted by some noisy self centred guests who were regulars. This is understandable but we needed some attention. We were offered no bread and had to wait... More 

Thank Paul C
Carmarthen, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

There was nothing wrong with the food in this restaurant, it was pretty much perfect (apart from the very small portions, but I expected this) and the cheese board was exquisite. I'd actually eat here again based on just the quality of the food. However I've given this place a low rating because of the service we received on the... More 

Thank Elinor W
Bangor, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

On arrival, Saleem noticed that we were cold and bought us a glass of hot water with a napkin to warm our hands along with a welcoming glass of prosecco how thoughtful. The food was excellent as usual. I had the lamb main meal, just so good. Great place for Italian food at a great price.

Thank DwynwenJones
Bath, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

I decided to come here with my girlfriend because Michelin guide recommended and we love Italian food. Very warm welcome by waiters, simple set menu, but very good choices. Food was amazing, very nice presentation. We had monkfish pasta with aubergine, cherry tomatoes, garlic, chilli and pan fried sea trout with canellini bean pure and green beans salad. Highly recommended.

Thank hikiati
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice restaurant with super staff. The pasta was stunning as you hope with an Italian restaurant. Would certainly return.

Thank gareth j
Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We booked for dinner after an amazing show at The New Theatre. The restaurant is cosy and the food was really great! The host and waitress were very friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful evening with great food and good wine. Highly recommended!

Thank cathymP4326RO
England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I dined here last night ,as my daughter works next door,and said how nice the staff were to her. Amazing, amazing ,the food was too die for,the staff were so nice,we arrived as strangers ,and left as friends,what a absolutely stunning experience. The menu was superb,small ,but totally adequate ,,fresh produce, very tasty, Thank you again will see you as... More 

Thank David N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Quay Street, Cardiff CF10 1EA, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2034 4044

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