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Ristorante Rava

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$$ - $$$
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26 Mary Street, Porthcawl CF36 3YA, Wales
+44 1656 773888
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222 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely family meal here on Saturday 19th November 2016, we booked in advance as we knew it was popular especially with the early bird menu special offer of 2 courses for £12.95...which was very good and plenty of choices too. The garlic mushroom starter was the biggest portion I have ever had in a restaurant, and the main... More 

Thank HelmarkCardiff
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small and friendly Italian restaurant with a good range of pizze and pasta dishes as well as some meat and fish standards. Booking is advisable as it is justly popular and busy, and the food and atmosphere made this a memorable evening in the night we visited.

Thank Phil J
south wales
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Visited the Ristorante Rava with friends back in July. The quality and the authenticity of the food on offer cannot be faulted. Really friendly service, extensive wine list and first class recommendations on wine choice by waiting staff. A place to visit!

Thank cardiffgooner1
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

we visited on a Wednesday evening 2 couples overall everything was ok and very average, the main restaurant was quite cold and I was quite uncomfortable all night, the starters of Garlic Bread with tomatoes and Mozzarella cheese where quite disappoin ting Just a slice of a Ciabatta roll with a little tomato sauce and melted cheese it just tasted... More 

Thank lyndawlly45
Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Good food with good service. Only complaint was too big a portion. Great if you have a big appetite.

Thank morweb
Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

You are made to feel very welcome as soon as you walk through the door and the general feel of the place is inviting. It is an Italian restaurant and the ambience is clearly established that way. Last night four of us decided on starters and mains only. 2 prawn cocktails, 1 garlic mushrooms and a calamari later we were... More 

Thank DaiJEvs
Worcester, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We managed to get a table here despite booking late and were glad we did. Although of modern desing inside we found the owners and staff to be very pleasant and knowledgable and seemed to enjoy what they were doing. Menu choices are good and varied and the food came in good time, as ordered and well presented and cooked.... More 

Thank ianofsec
Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I think my expection was set a little too high prior to going to Rava. The food is nice, the location is fine, decor ok (the glass panel in the floor to the cellar is a nice feature. I was surprised the mussels starter wasserved out of their shells. It was lovely though. We chose from the back of the... More 

Thank KE6
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food especially the Spaghetti with garlic and olive oil - simple and wonderful. Family owned as every Italian restaurant should be, perhaps a bit modern in decor for my taste but very glad you are here Rava. Nothing polished or pretentious just nice people and great food. One request - please open on a Sunday !

Thank Mark G
Mountain View, California
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great place to eat. Staff were very attentive and the food was excellent and lots of it. Would definitely recommend.

Thank CaBungy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Mary Street, Porthcawl CF36 3YA, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Porthcawl
  • Phone Number: +44 1656 773888
Family run restaurant, open to the general public. Early evening specials menu. Small but good wine list. Open from 17;30 - 23:30 daily

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?