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“We loved this restaurant”

I Giardini di Sorrento
Ranked #10 of 1,326 Restaurants in Cardiff
Price range: US$13 - US$35
Description: Sit in Piazza Tasso & experience Sorrento in the very heart of Cardiff. Meet Massimo & Gianni our chef from the Sorrento peninsula who puts love into his Italian cuisine, especially his meat, fish and home-made pastas and desserts that he creates. Minutes walk from all major shopping centres & attractions you will always have a warm welcome. Coffee-lunch-pizza-dinner-celebrate - TRULY ITALIAN Ciao Massimo
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Description: Sit in Piazza Tasso & experience Sorrento in the very heart of Cardiff. Meet Massimo & Gianni our chef from the Sorrento peninsula who puts love into his Italian cuisine, especially his meat, fish and home-made pastas and desserts that he creates. Minutes walk from all major shopping centres & attractions you will always have a warm welcome. Coffee-lunch-pizza-dinner-celebrate - TRULY ITALIAN Ciao Massimo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite a basic restaurant but what it lacks in comfort it certainly makes up for in the food and the friendly staff. You can eat off the A la carte menu or the specials board. Everything we ate at Sorrento's was first class. The Insalata Giardini (mozzarella & tomatoes) was fabulous whilst the lobster pasta, although not cheap, was delicious. The sweet selection is exceptional. This was our first visit but it won't be our last. Loved it here!

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Massimofraioli, Owner at I Giardini di Sorrento, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Grazie tanto for your lovely review. We are an independently owned and run restaurant that is not backed by thousands of pounds to refurbish and open as yet another quite sterile restaurant. Instead as you experience we are a traditional restaurant, that feeds it's reputation on great service, delicious homemade Italian cuisine and bring back customer service the way it "used to be"... ciao Massimo we hope to welcome you again... x

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely night out with friends.
Nice atmosphere, cosy, great images on the walls, almost like you are in Sorrento....almost!
We had seafood pasta, salmon gnocchi, venison Ragu and the antipasti, all dishes were really good. Each had plenty of topping to the pasta, I believe the pastas were homemade and very good. The antipasti selection was excellent, roasted vegetables, good olives, mozzarella and 4/5 different meats, really good board. Specials board was very good as well.
Puddings looked delicious, we tried the cannolli and it was pleasant but I'm not a huge pudding person so I probably wouldn't have another.
Would definitely return any time. Very reasonable, approx £20 per head, few glasses of wine, coffees, main meals and a pud. Excellent!

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Massimofraioli, Owner at I Giardini di Sorrento, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Grazie tanto for your really lovely review and nice to see you chose many of our Speciality dishes from our board that Gianni creates daily. We look forward to your return visit and are up to the 'dessert' challenge too... ciao e grazie Massimo

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ate at this lovely Italian restaurant with friends. My ravioli was clearly made with fresh pasta and it tasted beautiful. The house red wine was really nice as well. The reason I have not given it 5 out of 5 is because 2 of my friends had the T-bone steak and they weren't overly impressed. Everything else was perfect, the ambiance, the service, everything.

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Massimofraioli, Owner at I Giardini di Sorrento, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Grazie tanto for your really lovely review and feedback we really do appreciate to enhance our offering. We hope that we are able to welcome you back to our Garden of Sorrento when you return to Cardiff ciao Massimo

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place, being pretty regular I have experienced it on both quiet and busy nights and the food doesn’t falter. The pasta is all totally homemade and likely the best you will get. The service can sometimes suffer when busy where another pair of hands could be needed but this never ruins our experience.

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Massimofraioli, Owner at I Giardini di Sorrento, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Grazie tanto for your really lovely review and thank you for taking the time to write. We love that you are one of our lovely regular customers and thank you for your comments regarding the food. We agree sometimes an extra pair of hands would be good, but as with every restaurant, we can only estimate the business of a restaurant in advance..... and we are lucky enough to exceed expectations on many occasions. We very much look forward to your next visit ciao Massimo

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time here for my wifes birthday and we had a fantastic evening. The food was fabulous and the service first rate. Lots of choice. BE WARNED save room for desert or you will be sorry.
Would highly recommend it.

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Massimofraioli, Owner at I Giardini di Sorrento, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Grazie tanto for writing such a lovely review and we are very happy to have been part of making your wife's birthday extra special. We hope that we are able to welcome you back again soon and BE WARNED we will tempting you with our delicious homemade desserts too!! ciao Massimo

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