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Unit 24 Mermaid Quay | Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ, Wales
+44 29 2048 2112
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent service and well priced food. Crispy squid starter was excellent, as was the rice with mozzarella inside. Steak was excellent and cooked blue as requested, which was appreciated & carbonara was fantastic and there was plenty of it. Waitresses were lovely, couldn't fault any part of our visit. Will definitely be visiting again

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Thank HellsBells1994
GMStradaCardiff, Manager at Strada, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review HellsBells1994! We really hope you can join us again soon! More 

Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely welcome from Jess, who went on to take our orders with ease and a smile. I must say she was superb! Needed an outside table as we had our dog with us m, so she popped the heaters on too! Fab service and really lovely food - well done all +++

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Thank Sally B
GMStradaCardiff, Manager at Strada, responded to this review

Thank you Sally B! I will definitely pass your feedback onto Jess. It will mean a lot to her. More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with another couple. Wasn't expecting much from a chain restaurant. Got proven wrong on every level. The atmosphere was fab. The service was great. The food was really good. Portions weren't massive which was probably best in all fairness, but weren't over priced either. Am definitely a convert with regard Strada after one visit. Would well recommend it.

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Thank Gwyn L
GMStradaCardiff, Manager at Strada, responded to this review

Thank you Gwyn L! Nice to hear that we impressed you! Hopefully we will see you again soon. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I visited Strada in Cardiff Bay for Valentines Day. They provided a special Valentines Day menu which included complimentary Prosecco. The service that we received was of a good standard. I enjoyed the food that I ordered, which was Crab Linguine to an extent, it had good flavour and a good balance of the taste of fish... More 

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Thank callum1064
GMStradaCardiff, Manager at Strada, responded to this review

Thank you for your review callum1064! We hope we see you again soon! More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very very disappointing experience when visiting Strada, Cardiff Bay with my boyfriend. I ordered the spinach and ricotta cannelloni and you could just tell that this meal had previously been frozen and heated up in the microwave... not what you would expect to receive when you are paying that much money! My boyfriend ordered the carbonara which looked congealed and... More 

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Thank Bex F
GMStradaCardiff, Manager at Strada, responded to this review

Hi BexF. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us on this occasion. Please be assured that all of our dishes, including the Cannelloni and Carbonara, are fresh dishes and cooked to order. We take all complaints about our food and service extremely seriously so if you could send the time and date of... More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited for lunch today not expecting much, but we had a couple of drinks and a pizza to share and it was all very good with the staff being polite and helpful. Setting is also very good in the heart of Cardiff bay.

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Thank Simmo007
GMStradaCardiff, Manager at Strada, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback Simmo007! We hope to see you again soon! More 

United Kingdom
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent waitress service. Waitresses were attentative friendly. It was great to see garlic bread that was made differently and tasted amazing. The pasta dishes served were hot, had a great flavour and were not overpowering. The wine ordered was perfect. The puddings reasonable and enjoyable. We had a great evening in a good setting.

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Thank Gurushu
GMStradaCardiff, Manager at Strada, responded to this review

So glad to hear that you had a nice evening with us Gurushu! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. More 

newport gwent
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92 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Strada for lunch before theatre. Greeted by a friendly waiter who showed us our table and took our drinks order. We chose Arancini & Italian Breads as starters. My breads were served with bottles of olive oil and balsamic vinegar - 1st time I have had them this way & so much better to be able to put my... More 

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Thank NewportGwentAnita
GMStradaCardiff, Manager at Strada, responded to this review

So pleased t hear that you enjoyed your meal with us NewportGwentAnita! We hope you make another visit so you can try even more of our flavoursome food! More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The burger I ate as well as the pizzas ordered were really good and would definitely eat again. But I requested a pork dish on the 'daily specials' that was unavailable and also requested sea bass that was also unavailable. The menu is also misleading, it says that there are daily specials and to ask the server, but then the... More 

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GMStradaCardiff, Manager at Strada, responded to this review

Hi Rhys C, thank you for your feedback. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the meals you had on your visit. All of our food is fresh and cooked to order, this sometimes means that unfortunately, we sell out of items if they are particularly popular that day. I hope you return so you can sample our Saltimbocca... More 

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My first visit to Cardiff Bay and Strada was in a great location. Parking was easy and then the restaurant was a short walk away. Staff was friendly and food was good. The quality of the meats in the antipasti could of been a little better but for the price point I cannot complain and would definitely go back. I... More 

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Thank EmmaBarron2014
GMStradaCardiff, Manager at Strada, responded to this review

Thanks for your review EmmaBarron2014! You should visit again on a Monday when all of our Pizza's are only £5! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37 - US$62
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 24 Mermaid Quay | Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2048 2112
Description
Located in the trendy Mermaid Quay neighbourhood of Cardiff, Strada boasts picturesque seaside views and a large terrace for sunny al fresco dining. This popular Italian restaurant chain is famous for its authentic handmade pizzas - which are cooked in a traditional forno a legna wood-fired oven – and its extensive menu of rustic, regional pastas and puddings are made using only the finest fresh ingredients such as Parma ham, extra virgin olive oil and Buffalo mozzarella imported from Italy. Perfect for business lunches and cosy evening meals, you can’t go wrong with Strada’s successful formula of simple, tasty food combined with sleek design, friendly service and a buzzy, down-to-earth atmosphere. The proof, as they say, is in the pizza.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?