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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came here on a trip advisor recommendation The food was excellent as was the service We shared a starter which was plenty and then had beef and sea bass which were cooked perfectly

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Such a lovely little place! We visited for my boyfriends birthday based on the good reviews here and we're not disappointed. The menu was authentically Italian and the service was outstanding, they catered to our every need and were warm and welcoming. When I said...I was vegetarian they asked me what sort of food I liked and made me something off menu. It was delicious!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 5 days ago

Just like to say we came here pre show - what lovely attentive people and great food . You don’t get such good service in many places . If we come back to Cardiff for shows we will come again

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this authentic Italian restaurant after coming to Cardiff for the last 4 years of dropping our son at Uni. The food was different to what you normally see in the common Italians and each dish we ordered was excellant. The staff were so...friendly and made our visit perfect. Our only regret is we did not find this place sooner. We will definately return and I would strongly recommend a visit.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We both throughly enjoyed this authentic Italian. The staff were so helpful and the restaurant had regulars there too... which is always good sign. Book so you are not disappointed.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 6 August 2021 via mobile

Very tasty Italian food in a very homesy setting, with very nice personnel. We had 3 starters and 2 mains (between 2 adults and a child), finished all the plates - it was delicious. Desert was also good, we tried the liquorice/chocolate panacotta and the...chocolate caramel desert. Small menu, with 6-7 starters and 5-10 mains including the day’s specials, including a variety of pastas, fish, risotto, ossi bucco, goat’s cheese dish etc. Highly recommend & would definitely go back when in Cardiff.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 2 July 2021

Amazing food that came fast and very nice waiters. Free pads and tampons offered in the ladies rooms, shows a level of respect to women in general and I was very impressed, would definitely recommend and come again

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 1 July 2021 via mobile

Visited for lunch with wife and 2 friends. Waitress was Adriana who once again provided first class service. The restaurant consistently hits the right notes with a selection of superb dishes. We all thoroughly enjoyed our luck experience and will return .

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 26 June 2021 via mobile

We visited restaurant for dinner, we hadn’t booked a table but waiter found a table for us straight away. Everything was very delicious from starter to dessert. I strongly recommend restaurant for supper.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 20 June 2021

I've been going to this amazing place for 16 years - yes, really. When you think chef patrons are getting younger, that's when you know you're getting older............ Antonio Cersosimo is as passionate as ever about the dishes he creates. He was always great at...his job - and every year, he's managed to get better - and better. For my first visit to Wales [literally, the land of my fathers] for a year and a half, I headed straight to Quay Street. The husband and I had a superb meal, and I could've cried at being in the company of Antonio, the best ever maitre d' Selim Terziu, and co-founder/wine nerd Luca Montuori - he and his brother Angelo, along with Antonio, have taken this place from a brave plan to the best restaurant in Cardiff - or possibly, the universe. So, buckle up: start with caponata - aubergine compote, top quality goat's cheese, and a truffle honey which is some kind of narcotic. The husband has the same starter each time: sanguinaccio - a black pudding with chilli, and a spicy tomato jam. He doesn't speak whilst he eats it - and he's a Scouser, so let that sink in...................... We'd recommend every main on the menu - if there's ragu, don't miss it [and order a hefty red wine; you'll thank me]. If the kitchen has produced one of their inventive risottos, go for it. There are always specials - let Selim tell you about them; it'll make the decision tougher, but you'll never regret it. Cheese board at the moment is out of this world. Wine list - Luca has decided on Tacito Rosso, a belter but with lovely peppery undertones. We went back again 6 days after our lunch, and brought two friends. We envy them - they live only a few miles away. Still, we need only to get two trains and a tube, for the 4hour journey, so................... see you soon, amore mio!!!!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5