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We’ve collated our favourite hotspots that bring the taste and flavour of our European neighbours to the heart of our capital city. So let us take you on an European culinary adventure.
DOUGH RE MI
Seeking authentic Italian restaurants in the capital? Look no further. We’ve compiled a selection of quality restaurants serving the best of Italy. So for your fill of pizzas, pastas and handmade Italian desserts, read on.
THE DOUGH THROWER
📍 Victoria Park, Cowbridge Road East | 💬 Wood-fired pizzas with fresh dough proofed for 72 hours.
REAL ITALIAN PIZZA CO.
📍 City Centre, Trinity Street | 💬 Traditional wood-fired pizzas in a family-run, relaxed setting.
📍 2 Locations | 💬 Neighbourhood Italian haunt, serving pizza, pasta alongside classic Italian dishes.
📍 City Centre, Bridge Street | 💬 Renowned for 'tidy sourdough pizzas' and their guest ciders.
📍 City Centre, Saint Mary Street | 💬 Traditional ristorante and pizzeria, known for freshness and quality.
📍 City Centre, Saint Mary Street | 💬 Award winning restaurant dishing up Neapolitan-style pizzas and an extensive cocktail list.
📍 City Centre, Cardiff Market | 💬 Try the award-winning Neapolitan pizzas from the lads off the BBC show 'Pizza Boys'.
📍 Cardiff Bay, Mermaid | 💬 Enjoy the stunning view overlooking the Bay here as much as the authentic Italian cuisine.
OUR BEST BISTROS
Want to try the best food inspired by our continental neighbours? Then look no further as we’ve compiled our French bistro and brasserie highlights.
THOMAS BY TOM SIMMONS
📍 Pontcanna, Pontcanna Street | 💬 French-inspired food cooked lovingly with local, Welsh ingredients.
📍 Cardiff Bay, Mermaid Quay | 💬 Inviting restaurant serving fresh, high quality dishes.
CAFE DU CHAT NOIR
📍 Penylan, Wellfield Road | 💬 Restaurant offering the finest French and Mediterranean cuisine.
A TASTE OF IBERIA
Cardiff boasts a large selection of Spanish and Portuguese restaurants, so whether you’re looking for a tapas selection or heartier meat and fish dishes – our selection is sure not to disappoint.
SPANISH & PORTUGESE RESTAURANTS
📍 City Centre, Guildhall Place | 💬 Galician bar vibes in the heart of the capital, serving an impressive tapas selection.
MIA PORTO DUE
📍 City Centre, Brewery Quarter | 💬 Portuguese-Italian fusion served in a homely, welcoming atmosphere.
📍 City Centre, Quay Street | 💬 Relaxed dining room serving impeccable Spanish and Welsh dishes.
📍 City Centre, Saint Mary Street | 💬 Traditional Portuguese cuisine, dished up in a rustic, casual setting.
IT’S ALL GREEK TO ME
Try out authentic Greek restaurants, serving classic dishes like pastitsio and moussaka, as well as gyros – the Greek takeaway classic.
CORFU BY NIGHT
📍 Cathays, Woodville Road | 💬 Restaurant bringing the unique taste and identity of Corfu to Cardiff.
THE ATHENIAN TREE
📍 Canton, Cowbridge Road East | 💬 Started by four friends love of sharing fresh, home-made Greek food together.
TROY MEZE BAR
📍 Roath, Wellfield Road | 💬 Licensed restaurant serving Turkish, Kurdish, Greek and Mediterranean dishes, using local produce.
📍 Cardiff Bay, Mermaid Quay | 💬 Family owned street food vendor serving up souvlaki and gyros from their takeout restaurant.
If you’re looking for the perfect finish to your culinary adventure, we’ve selected European-inspired dessert cafes, gelato venues and cake shops throughout the city.
📍 Canton, Cowbridge Road East | 💬 Italian artisan gelateria only using the finest quality of the ingredients.
BRØD - THE DANISH BAKERY
📍 Pontcanna, Wyndham Crescent | 💬 This Danish Bakery promotes a combination of hygge and delicious pastries.