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Villaggio Lakeside, Cardiff, Cardiff

Villaggio Lakeside

4.5
4.5
402 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
The spirit of Pizzeria Villaggio can be traced back to our traditional roots in Campobasso, a humble town filled with beautiful people in Southern Italy. Pizzeria Villaggio has been run by the Palladino family since opening in 1986. Borrowing our grandparent’s secret recipes and adopting their love of good authentic food, combined with the Italian values of creating a great family atmosphere for all age groups, has contributed to our success and longevity. We have a dedicated & friendly team who are passionate about using high-quality ingredients to produce delicious Italian food.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 20 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon 17:00–21:00 Tue–Sat 12:00–13:45 Tue–Sat 17:00–20:45
  • Phone number
    029 2076 2230
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 402 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Wales

    Child-friendly

  • South Wales

    Neighbourhood gem

  • South Wales

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Overall

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Food

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Service

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Ambience

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Value

  • Cardiff City & County

    Good for groups

  • Cardiff City & County

    Healthy

  • Cardiff City & County

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Cardiff City & County

    Great for fine wines

  • Cardiff City & County

    Vegetarian-friendly

402 Reviews
  1. LianneE

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sublime Loved it, food was lovely, service was fast and friendly ❤️

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  2. Nici

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was lovely. A relaxed lunch in a very pleasant atmosphere.

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  3. Catlover

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff. Delicious food. Big portions and good value for money.

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  4. JaneE

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Recommended by an Italien family who goes regularly. Brother very impressed by meat ragu (beef) large chunks + pasta which fell apart and melted in mouth. The pasta looked homemade. I had Crudo Rocola pizza which I have not had for ages. The ham was NOT thin, tasteless UK ham served on many pizzas in many. It was robust, salty chewy ham with a taste; Lots of rocket and parmesan. Really crusty edges. Chewy Cheese. I asked about doggy bag because I am in my 70's and was worried I could not eat it all - but I did and doggy bag is OK thing to ask for. It was delicious and managed all of it apart from some of the crust. Service was relaxed (I mean that they did not hassle and they listened and answered questions). And friendly. I would definitely recommend to friends and I hope to go again but as a single. (Can I put in a plea for singles - we are not sad!}

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  5. Sean

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food with friendly and attentive staff. Will be back.

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  6. CherylB

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food service and environment. Definitely will return.

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  7. EmmaM

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were both excellent and as a family of 4 I was very happy with the price. There was a very loud table next to us which was the only downside,however we will definitely book again.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Unfortunately we have been several times but last night was very disappointing. Service was very slow with meals all coming at different times. Had the Cassalinga which I normally LOVE. But last nights was incredibly greasy. Didn’t want to complain as it was for a special occasion so didn’t want to make a fuss but don’t think we’ll go back 🙁

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  9. DavidM

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Would recommend booking in advance as was full on the Monday evening we went by 7.30.

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  10. JenneferR

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely food brilliant with children will be going back

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  11. HelenB

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening. One downside was the door being opened all the time and not being closed properly. In a draft

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  12. ShaH

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fab food and friendly staff. Would definitely recommend.

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  13. SimonT

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner for six on valentines’ day. Lovely service. Food was plentiful. Wines very well conditioned. A great addition to the village.

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  14. SteveB

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another lovely evening at Villagio Lakeside for Valentines. The food, as ever, was excellent.

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  15. Duggie111

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very impressed !!! Made us think why we don’t do pasta more often Food really tasty service great Can’t fault x

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  16. markw

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved our visit for Valentine's day night. Great staff ,great food. Thank you so much for a lovely night. By far the best Italian I have ever had.

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  17. IanDeb

    South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Cafe style. Very busy and seating crammed. Few children that insisted on being loud, running in and out. Children are children but please not to behave like that when people are dinning Disappointed with food tbh. Portions ok although we needed a couple of sides but lacked authentic Italian flavours, which is what you would expect. Expensive for what we had. Disappointed. Won't go again and wouldn't recommend. Sorry!

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  18. GarethW

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, Good atmosphere. Good service. What more do you need.

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  19. KateC

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Only outside seating to book, Food good, service slow, had to go in twice to chase up mains. Wouldn’t go if outside seating only available.

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  20. DianeH

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyable meal. The wine menu was incorrect so staff should make customs aware The cannelloni with ricotta and spinach with bechamel sauce would have been delicious without the tomato sauce which was overpowering. It would be good if the noise levels could be dampened a little.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is great and staff are nice but it is incredibly tight and rowdy in there, with low hanging, extremely bright lights in your face. Better off going to the one in Whitchurch.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food and very friendly staff. Nice atmosphere and good to see that it is so popular

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  23. Cazza

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, value and service. Great to have a restaurant on the doorstep especially for a midweek meal as there’s always a great atmosphere as restaurant always pretty busy

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We always enjoy our meals at the Villagio Lakeside. The food is good, the service efficient, relaxed and friendly. The vegan pizzas are excellent!

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  25. MatthewS

    South Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Villagìo is a lovely little Italian restaurant by rhydypennau crossroads

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  26. ClaireM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb service and food. Will definitely be returning.

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  27. AmandaC

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, good service and lovely friendly atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    West Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent pasta and gorgeous light tomato sauce with little cream. Great to have this little restaurant on our doorstep. I wish it was bigger, as I have tried so many times to book a table.

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  29. ColinE

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly and helpful staff serving tasty food in a good atmosphere.

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  30. RachelD

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve been to Villagio quite a few times and the food is always brilliant, sometimes a little slow from ordering to food arriving but generally good.

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  31. LynnD

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent evening , good and drinks top notch. Only criticism our table was too near the only toilet , especially for the persons in our group at the top of the table.,

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  32. JamesThomas

    South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Booked a table outside, expecting to be some sort of warmth and atmosphere. Unfortunately it was very cold as the patio heaters didn’t seem to produce any heat, also the main cover was left wide open for cold breeze to enter. Also the lighting very poor. Not sure it’s worth booking outdoor seating during the winter months if there is no effort made to make it a nice experience.

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  33. AliceW

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, children's meals were delicious and very generously portioned. Will be back again soon!

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  34. HungryMan

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall we really enjoyed our meal. Service was good and food very tasty. Just a few minor touches/ details needed such as the beer and wine were not really chilled very well (but ok) and my food was that hot (but still tasty). Would definitely go back, just a few edges to smooth!

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  35. Deano

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    pasta dishes fresh and delicious pizza was amazing. Excellent prices too.

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  36. MatthewS

    South Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food for a reasonable price in a nice atmosphere, we will definitely be back

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  37. ChrisC

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and atmosphere, wine could have been cooler, good specials on offer, service a little slow to start off with but improved.

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  38. Monty

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little restaurant and a regular over the years to their original Whitchurch venue. Food was great and a good value children’s offering. Only but bit of feedback is that service can be slow at times having eaten on a number of occasions but staff lovely!!

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  39. HollieR

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always lovely service and food. Would definitely recommend anf come again

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  40. DenisF

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent meal in convivial surroundings, will come again

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Villaggio Lakeside is rated 4.5 stars by 402 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Villaggio Lakeside

5 Fidlas Rd, Cardiff, Cardiff CF14 0LW

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Cardiff
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon 17:00–21:00 Tue–Sat 12:00–13:45 Tue–Sat 17:00–20:45
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Wine
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