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Valentino's Ristorante Sardegna

4.8
4.8
33 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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Booked 10 times today
  • 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

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What 33 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

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  1. LB

    LiaB

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Service was amazing, the staff were lovely, made sure all our food came out together and there was 14 of us, will definitely be back

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were going to the Theatre , the first time since Covid. We booked Valentino’s as we have been there on a number of occasions. Everything was fantastic , service , food and ambience. Looking forward to our next visit xx

  3. DC

    DawnC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous place, stunning food and wine, we enjoyed a nice quiet meal before a show at the New Theatre so it was a little early about 4.30, but it was lovely, ended up finishing our drinks on their front veranda, just watching the world go by, thoroughly enjoyed, will definitely be going back

  4. JC

    JedC

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent menu selection; superb service; delicious food. All four diners agreed a very enjoyable evening.

  5. J

    Jones

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great restaurant for our one year anniversary celebration!

  6. CF

    CarolF

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Lovely little restaurant, brilliant service and great food. Would definitely go again when in Cardiff

  7. T

    Taff10

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were top quality as always. Good pre theatre or early fixed menu choices and good value for money.

  8. M

    Matthewl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing staff, lovely atmosphere. Food was lovely

  9. SM

    SusanMac

    South Wales

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 6 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food at an excellent price. Had the 2 course lunch menu which is good value. Nicely presented. I've been twice in the last month & will be back.

  10. AR

    AlisonR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Beautiful food, staff were lovely. My only complaint would be the wobbly table, which we coped with and the fact that it was very noisy. My daughter was looking forward to panacotta for dessert, it would have been nice to have had a choice without coffee but as I said the food was absolutely beautiful so it was fine.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great hidden gem. Food was made of fine ingredients and the staff did everything to make sure we were happy with the experience

  12. CM

    CraigM

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Very buzzy atmosphere - brilliant home cooked food - could have been in Sardinia !!

  13. R

    Rose

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience2

    The food was lovely. However the service was poor. Had to ask for water 3 times. The service was not attentive. The manager seemed more preoccupied with getting customers into the restaurant rather than serving the ones already there

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service

  15. DG

    DanielG

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never a disappointment , food is always great and staff are very friendly

  16. SR

    SarahR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic anniversary meal! Attentive service, outstanding food. A great night! Couldn’t fault it.

  17. SM

    SusanMac

    South Wales

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent value lunch menue & good service. We'll be back.

  18. H

    Hywel

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quality food, service and hospitality. Would definitely recommend.

  19. SJ

    StewartJ

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was absolutely delicious & the service was exceptional. Loved it so much, we are going back again tonight

  20. PT

    PhilT

    London

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    The restaurant has a lovely ambience and was full with a good mixture of families, couples and parties, creating a pleasant hubbub. Service was a bit on the slow side but waiting staff were very friendly. I had informed in advance that I am coeliac but there was no gluten free bread. This matters in a restaurant like this where the first course is a basket of bread with oil and vinegar. I was offered no alternative and had to sit and watch my wife eat. The food itself when it came was rather ordinary. Nothing wrong with it but not delicious. Only one gluten free pasta was available-fusilli. I don’t understand this when gluten free spaghetti is so cheap to buy. It’s not thoughtful of a coeliac customer and, along with the bread, made me feel excluded. Why not buy a couple of gluten free baguettes and keep them in the freezer? The steak with sauce and vegetables for main course were ordinary, for example plain boiled potatoes, carrots and broccoli. Nothing wrong with them but nothing special. The whole meal was nice enough but lacked a touch of the special.

  21. PB

    PeterB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We dined as a group of four on a Saturday lunch time, from the main menu. We all had different starters, mains and dessert. Without exception the food was outstanding. Additionally, the service and friendly service from the staff mirrored the quality of the food. The welcome challenge was which to order from a varied food and wine menu. A really nice touch was when the proprietor took time to chat with us.

  22. BE

    BrianE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I went to Valentino’s for our 1st wedding anniversary.. food was amazing , service also ... a reall y nice experience

  23. MW

    MartinW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Myself and my wife went for a nice Italian meal and was not disappointed, absolutely loved it and the service was fantastic

  24. EC

    EirianC

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Always good - buonissimo! Interesting Sardinian specialities.

    Valentino's Ristorante SardegnaResponded on 9 September 2021

    Grazie mille..! We hope you enjoyed some of our Sardinian dishes and hope to see you again soon!

  25. KS

    KateS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I loved going to this restaurant that many years ago used to be called ‘The Dubrovnik’. We had a super table impeccably laid with fresh flowers near the open doors. Food and wine delicious. Typical Italian decor with maps of Sardinia reminding me of a fabulous holiday I once had there. It was fascinating watching, presumably the owner entertaining guests on the patio in true Sardinian style!

    Valentino's Ristorante SardegnaResponded on 9 September 2021

    What a great memory you have! Thank you for your kind words. Our Sardinian / Italian concept is designed exactly for that reason .. to remind people of their (hopefully) incredible experiences in Sardinia or their incredible experience they are yet to have..! We are also a family-run independent restaurant run by father & son .. a typical Italian tradition! We hope to see you again soon!! Grazie mille!

  26. MT

    MichaelT

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal and excellent service. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and will return definitely

    Valentino's Ristorante SardegnaResponded on 9 September 2021

    Grazie mille! We already look forward to your next visit!

  27. SP

    SteveP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first visit but definitely not the last. Excellent food and service and really authentic dishes and flavours. Starters - vegetarian soup and the fishcakes with chickpea puree. Mains: Grilled salmon and the marinara pasta. Desserts: Affogato and the Sardinian Seada. All excellent, well presented and nice to see dishes which were not the typical ones one finds in so many "Italian" restaurants. The coffee is strong and full of flavour - but not for those who have an issue with caffeine. A decaf option would be good to see.

    Valentino's Ristorante SardegnaResponded on 9 September 2021

    Thank you very much for your kind review..! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience and some of our diverse 'Italian / Sardinian' dishes. We hope to see you again soon. Grazie mille!

  28. IC

    IanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Good service, good food and drink, with a lively atmosphere - would recommend.

    Valentino's Ristorante SardegnaResponded on 9 September 2021

    Grazie mille! Alla prossima..!

  29. JM

    JaneM

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely restaurant, good attentive staff and great food at very reasonable prices. Would recommend and will return A*

    Valentino's Ristorante SardegnaResponded on 9 September 2021

    Thank you very much, we most definitely look forward to having you dine with us again! Grazie..!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great price, great customer service 😊

    Valentino's Ristorante SardegnaResponded on 9 September 2021

    Grazie mille! We hope to see you again soon..!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice authentic food , good value & pleasant staff 👌🏼

    Valentino's Ristorante SardegnaResponded on 9 September 2021

    Grazie mille! Alla prossima..!

  32. SN

    SianN

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal and service as always. Good value for money.

    Valentino's Ristorante SardegnaResponded on 9 September 2021

    Thank you very much! As important as flavour and presentation are, we always try to give value in every dish..! Grazie mille

  33. JP

    JudithP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have given 5 stars for everything, what more is there to be said?

    Valentino's Ristorante SardegnaResponded on 9 September 2021

    Thank you very much for your kind review! We hope to see you again soon..! Alla Prossima!

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Valentino's Ristorante Sardegna is rated 4.8 stars by 33 OpenTable diners

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Booked 10 times today
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

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

  • Phone number

    029 2022 9697

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