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€€ - €€€Italian, Pizza
181 Clare Road, Cardiff CF11 6QS, Wales
+44 29 2039 8803
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good11%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Pizza
€€ - €€€
181 Clare Road, Cardiff CF11 6QS, Wales
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been using Merolas for years. Mainly use it for take outs but have eaten in the restaurant many times. Every meal from starter to dessert has always been of the highest standard, has to be the best Italian food in Cardiff. Very reasonably...More

1  Thank Gaynor91
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

This is by far my favourite restaurant! The staff there are very friendly and will recognise frequent customers and welcome with open arms. The setting is very chilled out and suitable for all types of occasions from romantic meals to group functions. The food is...More

1  Thank Chris P
Reviewed 14 July 2017

If you are looking for a propper Italian, then look no further than Merolas. The pasta options here are fantastic, and if you fany swapping the menu about, they are happy to help. Fresh home made pizza available too. Whoever I go with to Merolas,...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This establishment in nowhere near the city centre but t is a must visit if you like great food in a very frienbdly atmosphere. There is an extensive menu, all of which are expertly cooked and presented. The staff are always froendly and courtious and...More

Thank Rhondda_Lad
Reviewed 31 May 2017

my husband and I went many times over to merloas when we were courting, then children came along so we waited till they were old enough to appreciate it. They now bring along their boyfriends and girlfriends who love the food and atmosphere too !...More

1  Thank rob s
Reviewed 28 May 2017

My wife and I haven't visited this restaurant for some time but going back to this family run experience totally lived up to expectations! The service is warm, friendly and outstanding and is only surpassed by the food. The beauty is that every thing on...More

Thank Rhondda_Lad
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Had a pleasant time with my host family. Very good food, service and ambiance. Worth a visit, I would highly recommend if you are visiting Cardiff

Thank Sanjay P
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful welcome, friendly witty banter, great menu, tasty food, such value for money. I had a great night here. I hope everyone supports this lovely family business. Every time I go I wonder why I've left it so long. Fab. Thank you.

Thank IOT78
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Was recommended to come here and it was totally worth it. So much food we couldn't move afterwards and at such a good price as well. Service was charming, warm and friendly. We would definitely come here again.

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 12 April 2017

It's tucked away in Grangetown. Go down the back lane to the side entrance, ring the bell. And wait...... It's probably fair to say that it doesn't look anything particularly special. But once that door opens, the ever-courteous Spiro , or the imperturbable Sylvia, will...More

1  Thank Stephen P
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16 December 2014|
Response from jackjen1995 |
10 to 15 mins walk from town but they only open for special occasions in the afternoon ie mothers day and you need to book.stunning food we have been going for years.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Clare Road, Cardiff CF11 6QS, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2039 8803
Welcome to Merola's. Located in the very heart of Grangetown, Cardiff, we offer the very best in Italian cooking inspired from the regions of Sorrento, Positano and the gorgeous Amalfi coast. We prepare produce sourced wherever possible from local producers, fishmongers, butchers, bakers to ensure the food we prepare is the freshest available. Why not treat yourself to an evening of wonderful Italian pasta, home made pizzas, or a lovely fish dish with great wine and great hospitality at Merola's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria.
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