The Italian Way in Cardiff is a family owned and operated Italian restaurant serving up some seriously delicious food. Cooking up a storm since 1985, this charming space is situated in Riverside, right in the heart of Cardiff and locals can’t get enough. Only a stone’s throw from Millenium Stadium and Cardiff Castle, it’s the perfect restaurant for sitting back, relaxing and indulging in plates of flavoursome and freshly made Italian food. The menu is brimming with all your favourite Italian classics, and whether you’re in the mood for a bowl of pasta, plates of antipasto to share, a calzone or a classic pizza, The Italian Way has got you covered. Located on Cowbridge Road East, it’s ideal for a casual date night, special celebration with the whole family or night out with your best friends. Popular among Cardiff locals for very good reason, reservations are highly recommend to avoid disappointment. What are you waiting for?
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The atmosphere was really good and we had a nice time with our friends and we are also glad that we pre-booked well in advance. Also the waitresses were very friendly and efficient.
Excellent food, good service and good atmosphere. One of our favorite restaurants.
Passion for high-quality, flavoursome and authentic Italian cuisine is at the heart of The Italian Way Cardiff. Bringing over 50 years experience, the concept of this charming Italian restaurant in Riverside is centred around showcasing premium ingredients and serving simple, rustic and wholesome dishes – quite literally, The Italian Way. The restaurant itself is cosy and intimate, making it perfect for a romantic date night, casual catch up with your nearest and dearest or special meal with the family. Also catering for large groups, you can also opt for a set menu, and they even offer rugby day event specials and host plenty of other events throughout the year.
As for the menu at The Italian Way, you’ll be delighted by the range of delicious dishes on offer. As such, we highly advise arriving with a hearty appetite or guests that like to share, as you’ll be wanting to work your way through as many options as possible. We recommend starting with the polpette cosa nostra Italian-style meatballs; mussels cooked in garlic, white wine and tomato sauce served with fresh ciabatta bread; king prawns cooked in garlic and of course, a serve of garlic bread. Pizza lovers can then build their own creations and select from a range of toppings and sauces, or opt for a classic Italian calzone filled with toppings like Bolognese, spinach and cheese.
We also recommend the linguine marinara; tagliatelle boscaiola and house-made lasagna, which come with gluten-free pasta options for those with an intolerance. Located on Cowbridge Road East in Riverside, we can’t recommend a reservation at The Italian Way Cardiff enough. You certainly won’t be disappointed!