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Il Pastificio - CLOSED

2 Pen-y-Lan Road, Cardiff CF24 3PF, Wales
+44 29 2049 4138
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (83 reviews)
“bread” (26 reviews)
“fillet steak” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
2 Pen-y-Lan Road, Cardiff CF24 3PF, Wales
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1 - 10 of 404 reviews

Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

So surprised to pass and see this Italian restaurant closed down ... what on earth went wrong ? It is shame but now recommend for homemade pasta go to Giardini di Sorrentos the food is delicious.

6  Thank Miley6
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We dined here for our 5th anniversary, and after such high expectations from my past visit. When we arrived it was empty which is odd considering never being able to get a table, the dish I particularly wanted wasn't available as the menu had been...More

1  Thank Louise M
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is actually Italian. No pretense. Not part of a glossy franchise with industrialised food. They mainly specialise in aubergine and fish and all the pasta/risotto dished that can revolve around these ingredients. You only have a small selection of dished to choose from, which...More

Thank Marinos S
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Great food, you can almost watch it being cooked because the kitchen is typically Italian. The menu is creative, excellent value but above all the food is brilliant. Every time I go it seems to get better. Small restaurant so book to avoid disappointment. Well...More

Thank InspiredReviewer
Reviewed 8 March 2017

My husband and I were booked in for an early Valentines dinner. When we arrived it was empty but did fill up quite quickly. Our table for two was tiny and seats were very hard. Staff were wonderful and very attentive. I chose scallops to...More

Thank superskier87
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Six of us met for dinner. Service was good, and staff friendly. While the food was good, we were rather disappointed at the rather sparse menu. Rather than the usual number of pasta dishes, there was just one and lasagne. That said, we all were...More

1  Thank Mack321
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Whn we arrived 8pm on Saturday night it was empty. The chairs are like school chairs and extremely uncomfortable. The food was nice but nothing to shout about and I really didn't enjoy being there.

3  Thank RaCdiff
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We arrived and even though the booking had been made, we were placed opposite that door on a very cold evening. We pointed this out and were told that the only table available, which would be warmer, was downstairs. We took this table and were...More

6  Thank Vic D
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I've visited three times as a couple and each time the food has been amazing. However on the last visit, which was a Valentine's set menu yesterday, the food was spectacular!! Better than more prestigious restaurants, and even those with a Michelin star, I've eaten...More

1  Thank Leila G
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Having just visited this restaurant for the first time tonight I can honestly say it was one of the worst dining experiences I have ever had. A family meal was ruined : we were freezing cold and sat with coats on throughput our meal and...More

7  Thank Jane W
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Pen-y-Lan Road, Cardiff CF24 3PF, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2049 4138
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