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Restaurant Minuet

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42 Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BW, Wales
+44 29 2034 1794
11:30 - 16:15
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 16:15
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This cafe is cozy and nicely decorated with charming, friendly staff. Although it doesn't seat many people the food was delicious - hot and cooked fresh in the kitchen next door. Tasted homemade and was very reasonably priced - a big bowl of pasta for £6! Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a place to eat in Cardiff.... More 

Thank Rachel R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Minuet - the staff are friendly, polite and super quick. The cafe is tiny and cosy, with a great bubbly atmosphere. The prices are very reasonable for what you get. 4 out of 5 because I am fussy with my Italian food and although the food was good, I did have better pasta both... More 

Thank Emgme
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I saw this restaurant on trip advisor this morning. I had to try it out, and it was well worth it. The calamari was the best I'v had. I then had the filled flat bread with salad, that was also lovely. The staff were Very helpful and friendly. You could see into the kitchen area and see the food getting... More 

Thank Selwyn O
Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This family run Italian café is small and cosy and does such lovely fresh food. It is a first choice for when I go to Cardiff

Thank Rachel P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Really fantastic food. Very speedy service, lovely staff and great price. Would definately come here again. Thank you

Thank Safe99
Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We visited this tiny restaurant in Cardiff on Tuesday and had a very nice meal at good price. It was all freshly cooked and the staff were very friendly. We sat outside the restaurant in the arcade which was nice too.

Thank lizkeyzor
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Many years ago I came across this lovely restaurant and I have never stopped going. To sum it up the owners and staff have their own personal touch .The food is exceptional and the service is first class , they always are happy and make you feel at home in their restaurant. Go see and find out !

Thank Kevin B
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I went to Restaurant Minuet over the weekend, with three others, for a friend’s birthday. It was busy, and there were no tables available at the time, but we weren’t waiting very long. The waitress came over and took our orders very quickly, and we also didn’t have to wait long for our food. I ordered the Chicken Mephisto. Stunning,... More 

1 Thank rhysmorgan94
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

My girlfriend and I have eaten here several times and will always go here when we fancy an Italian whilst shopping in Cardiff. The restaurant, although relatively compact provides the Italian Food Lover with great food.

1 Thank Phil G
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Visited this restaurant for the first time a few weeks ago after walking by and smelling the food. I enjoyed it so much I was back the next day! I ordered the tagliatelle alfredo and it was ready in minutes. It is the nicest meal I have ever had! My partner had a breakfast pizza and he thoroughly enjoyed it.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Italian, Pizza
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:15
11:30 - 16:15
11:30 - 16:15
11:30 - 16:15
11:30 - 16:15
11:30 - 16:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BW, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2034 1794
Restaurant Minuet was established in 1986, we are a small family run business serving genuinely home cooked Italian food with a difference. It started with a simple menu but over the years it has developed into what it is today. Our aim is not to serve pretentious, overpriced food with a drizzle of sauce, but serve good tasty wholesome dishes with the majority of which are our own recipes at honest prices. Our customers will enjoy their meal in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere to the soothing sound of specially selected pieces of classical music, that has inspired so many of our dishes. We are not licensed to serve wine and spirits, but you are welcome to bring your own. Corkage is free. Please note that during busy times there will be other customers waiting for a table, as we don't charge for alcohol time will be restricted. Please respect other diners waiting for a table.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?