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Positano: People-watching Italian style
Positano is in the heart of Cardiff on a corner directly opposite Cardiff's 15th century church. With big glass windows looking towards Cardiff Market and Old Library, it is a great location for watching Cardiff people go by.
It seems to have a slightly younger clientelle than some of the other nearby restaurants. The food is quite alright, no complaints, washed down with nice Sicilian beer. There is a good choice of pasta dishes. For the pizzas, *you* choose the topping(s). There is also a wide variety of meat dishes and, when I last visited, there was a choice of a dozen fish specialities too.
Prices were around 4.5 GBP for a starter and 10 GBP for a main dish.
Favorite Dish: I had the brocolli and spiced sausage on bruschetta for starters and, for the main dish, penne with asparagus, mushrooms and tomato.
Opposite Positano are two other italian restaurants (where the view is not so good). Topo Gigio has an open kitchen but, because it rarely gets full enough to sit upstairs these days, you are unlikely to see your food being cooked. What a shame!
Cardiff has loads of Italian restaurants; ASK is one of them. They serve all kinds of pizza and pasta dishes and have day specials written on a chalkboard. I had a Pizza Tuna with chilli and rocket salad, which was a bit too spicy for me. Nevertheless, the meals are delicious and the service is friendly.
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After a few pints of beer, Gwilym, Sean and me felt hungry, so we gave Pizza Express a try as it is situated close to The Goat Major. Pizza Express seems to be one of the better British Pizza restaurant chains. The Cardiff restaurant is spacious, modern and quiet. The pizzas were delicious and inexpensive.
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Bella Restaurant: Italian Restaurant ...
Bella Restaurant ... the only one that let us enter at around 22.20 .... jejejeje
This was in my first visit.
Even if my opinion about Italian chains is not very good, we were starving so Lassagna was not bad.
Topo Gigio: Top Italian
This is a busy Italian restaurant in the centre of Cardiff that offers excellent, if simple, food. It's advisable to book as the place is very popular, esepcially at weekends.
On the down side it is a bit on the pricey side and can get very noisy - especially if you're sat under the stairs that lead to the first floor kitchen!
Favorite Dish: My favourite has to be the spaghetti carbonara, but I’d highly recommend any of their pasta dishes – especially the fish-based one’s.
Zio Pin's: Zio Pin's - good value, traditional Italian
Very traditional Italian restaurant, not in the centre of the city but only about 5 minutes in a taxi. Usual menu of pasta and pizza, with meat and fish main dishes and wonderful calzone
Favorite Dish: parma ham and olive pizza... or calzone
Pizza Hut: Pizza Hut
At Pizza Hut you will have Italian food. A lot of pizza's (as the names reveales). But you can also have other pasta's.
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