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Valentino's Ristorante Sardegna

4.7
4.7
93 Reviews
£25 and under
Regional Italian (Sardinia)

One of the longest standing family-run independent restaurants of the welsh food scene, trading for almost 20 years. The only Sardinian Italian restaurant in Cardiff serving both Sardinian & Italian classics along with fresh pasta made on site daily and an extensive carefully selected wine list including award winning wines imported directly from Sardinia.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Regional Italian (Sardinia), Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00–21:30
    Fri, Sat 12:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    029 2022 9697

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

Menu

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What 93 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SH

    SophieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We arrived on a busy Friday night for our 8.30pm reservation. We were shown to our table, and coats taken. The waiter was really informed about wine choices, and allowed me to sample some wine before ordering a bottle. The food was excellent and served in a timely fashion. We'd definitely return.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Attentive staff and lovely food.

  3. MT

    MichaelT

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Easy to book. Didn’t have to wait long for meal after ordering. Lunch was excellent. Been before and will go again

  4. HS

    HelenS

    Brighton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A lovely lunch with your of us having different things and we were all really pleased with our food . It wasn’t that busy in the restaurant so service was really good too .

  5. KD

    KarenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly service lovely atmosphere and lovely food and not too expensive

  6. N

    Nikki

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Loved the pizza base! Nice and quiet when we went. Note that there are steps leading up to the entrance of the restaurant.

  7. C

    Cochyn

    London

    318 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    318 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    This was our second visit in a short time. It was an oasis from the madness of Christmas shopping - or it was, after the screamy-shouty children left! Staff are very efficient without being stuffy. The food is superb - authentic and hearty. The wine list is good, the decor pretty quirky, and it's beautifully cosy.

  8. a

    abigail

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible food, amazing value and excellent staff!

  9. AB

    AnneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Traditional family run Sardinian restaurant. Excellent menu and good value tasty food. Staff are really informative and ready to explain anything you ask. We will definitely be returning soon.

  10. WW

    WendyWoo

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. Ideal for a pre theatre supper

  11. ND

    NicolaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We spent a lovely evening in Valentinos . The food, service and ambience were excellent! We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would definitely recommend it.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food and service. We were amazed how efficient staff were at clearing tables and ensuring people were fully happy with their meals. Thoroughly enjoyed!

  13. C

    Christie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant food , great prices ....Will be back in the future

  14. GH

    GailH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food and great service. Will visit again sson.

  15. KR

    KarenR

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Warm welcome efficient service and good food and drink

  16. D

    Daggers

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Fabulous food enjoyed by all 6 diner’s. Salmon Ravioli, Gnocchi all homemade. Carbonara judged exceptional. Two grandchildren had calamari, prawn cocktail and one had the chicken cutlet in spicy tomato sauce, great ice cream, lively ambience, relaxing, excellent service. Will certainly eat there again.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and service, lovely authentic feel and our family was made to feel very welcome. Not over crowded which was perfect during covid times, felt very at ease and safe. We will definitely return. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality

  18. M

    Mandal

    Hampshire

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Lovely ambiance and good service initially - they got very busy later on and were understaffed to cope. Good food overall but mixed experiences in our group of 6.

  19. RB

    RachaelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and service. Will definitely book again

  20. AM

    AndrewM

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for my girlfriend's 50th birthday. Party of 6. Lovely relaxing atmosphere food was very nice. More than happy

  21. c

    claireg

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food, great service and wonderful place.

  22. NW

    NeilW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a lovely traditional Italian restaurant with great food and staff. Perfect for our sons 19 birthday. Thanks

  23. AB

    AnthonyB

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and friendly staff in a lively atmosphere.

  24. CE

    CathE

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food service and excellent value for money will definitely be back👍

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Absolute super meal with colleagues, food and wine both excellent.

  26. d

    durvakshib

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing food and reasonably priced! Music inside isn’t too loud but could be more fitting for the vibe of the restaurant!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Family get together for the rugby. Whilst the menu was limited due it to being a rugby weekend the food was excellent and a great end to the weekend.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fantastic. Will definitely go again

  29. HM

    HelenM

    Manchester

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Lovely food and atmosphere as always Looking forward to next visit

  30. NT

    NickyT

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great food and excellent service. Sea bass was delicious.

  31. RH

    RichardH

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food at the best Italian restaurant in South Wales. Cannot fault any aspect of our experience at this quality establishment. Will always recommend to family and friends.

  32. AS

    AnnabelS

    Worcestershire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Really enjoyed this friendly place in Cardiff; good food and interested waiters who knew where the wine came from plus they make their own pasta!!

  33. S

    Sid2584

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A very nice meal enjoyed by my wife and I.Will return.

  34. PR

    PeterR

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    welcoming Italian restaurant with excellent service. Good menu with many items not seen on routine Italian restaurant menus which gives a very authentic feel. Good value for money

  35. k

    kevin

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Another lovely meal - very welcoming, great food and wine and prompt service

  36. P

    Paddy

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Not a fault at all despite a table of guests who were quite rowdy and loud

  37. CH

    ChristineH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere, been here several times Food delicious,had sea bass. Service with a smile. My friends and I will be coming back for years to come,will have to stop eventually due to steep stairs to toilets.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great service, great decor, great food.

  39. DH

    DafyddH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great welcome, quality food, the gentlemen waiters were ever so helpful, loved it!

  40. CB

    CuanB

    Kent

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the pleasure of 8 of us (Adults, kids and OAP) at Valentino’s for the 3 course Rugby Lunch.. We were South African supporters at the Wales vs SA game .. Very Authentic Italian, had a family run feel, great decor and centrally located. The service was on the whole was absolutely 1st class - 100% .. From confirming our booking by phone, to welcoming us on the day. The food was to die for, even the fresh bread basket, to start the bruschetta’ was a winner for all our kids loved the fish cakes, mains was sea bass and lamb - all very fresh and cooked to perfection.. We had the Italian larger and the house red which was very good value.. Well done to Valentino’s for such a good experience..

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Valentino's Ristorante Sardegna is rated 4.7 stars by 93 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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Google Map for Valentino's Ristorante Sardegna

5 Windsor Pl Cardiff, Cardiff CF10 3BX

  • Area

    Cardiff

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00–21:30
    Fri, Sat 12:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Regional Italian (Sardinia), Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

  • Phone number

    029 2022 9697

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