Last night, my boyfriend and I went out to celebrate our 4 year anniversary. We decided to go somewhere that we hadn’t tried before, which is quite a task for us as we’re both massive foodies and have been to probably every restaurant in Cardiff.
The restaurant itself is quite small with two floors, and has a very homly and welcoming feel to it. We were greeted at the door and taken to our table straight away. The restaurant is decorated to give an Italian feel, with pictures of the coliseum and other famous Italian land marks. Adorned all over the walls are pictures of the restaurants owner with all the celebrities that have visited there, giving the impression that this is a very proud restaurant. Most of the waiting staff here are also Italian which added to the authenticity of the place.
For my main I ordered the Alla Marinara. This was a seafood pasta, consisting of prawns, clams, muscles and squid, all tossed in a tomato and garlic sauce. We were of course offered Parmesan by the staff, in true Italian style! This is, by far, the best Italian dish I’ve ever had in a restaurant. The pasta was loaded with seafood which is a pleasant change from the skimpy portions found in chain resturants! It was cooked to absolute perfection, and I was so disappointed that I couldn’t finish the whole plate.
Overall, I was so impressed with the the food, the atmosphere and the service in this restaurant that I felt I had to write about it. I will definitely be visiting again as this is by far the best Italian in Cardiff, and I urge you too if you get the chance!