Our story

Welcome to Ciliegino, the Connoisseurs of the Mediterranean Diet In the South of Italy, where Ciliegino was born, the people didn’t own much but they were granted one treasure, a real diamond in the dirt. The ‘diet of the poor’ turned out to be totally rich. It was rich in vitamins, grains and anti-oxidants giving the citizens of Sicily a gift which the rest of the globe didn’t discover… until now. Find us on Facebook here. Follow us on Instagram here.

Ciliegino Italian Restaurant Cardiff St Davids Postcard Story

Ciliegino serves Delicious, Authentic Italian Food and beverages in a Traditional way from 5 different outlets in Italy. In 2017, we opened the doors to our very first British branch based in Cardiff, Wales. The star attraction of our menu is our famous Pizza which is favoured for its flavours, its Lightness and Authenticity. The dough takes 48 hours to prepare before it is placed in the Traditional Pizza Oven which is partially made from the lava of Mount Etna. This is real theatre coupled with real tastes, we do not adapt our ingredients or recipes to cater to different palates – our cuisine is cooked the proper Italian way.

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What our customers say

  • Salbo Avatar
    5 star rating
    13/08/21 - TripAdvisor

    Fantastic surprise Don't usually head to town for pizza as so many good ones in my local area. However, in town for... Read more

    alishatutu Avatar
    5 star rating
    12/08/21 - TripAdvisor

    shopping trip Needed to have something to eat and what welcome place to sit and people watch. Pizza was tasty and freshly... Read more

    Angela A Avatar
    Angela A
    5 star rating
    29/07/21 - TripAdvisor

    First and definitely not the last visit. Went into this restaurant by chance as passing and looking for somewhere to eat - this place is now our... Read more

  • gideonb764 Avatar
    5 star rating
    20/07/21 - TripAdvisor

    Cardiff's best Italian This is the best Italian restaurant in Cardiff by far. Others might be ok, but this place is great. The... Read more

    big-worldwide Avatar
    5 star rating
    22/06/21 - TripAdvisor

    Lovely Family meal Went here for tea after a couple of hours shopping
    Had three children with us.
    The staff were very good with...
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    23Bietto Avatar
    5 star rating
    07/06/21 - TripAdvisor

    Buonissimo 🤤 Being Italian myself I can confirm that if you want to have a real taste of Italy here you can... Read more

  • Sue2528 Avatar
    5 star rating
    06/06/21 - TripAdvisor

    Fab yet again Fab little place the staff are so friendly and helpful nothing is to much trouble love this place
    My partner...
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    Basilio M
    5 star rating
    23/05/21 - TripAdvisor

    Excellent service assisted by the waiter Giancarlo and Pino. A fantastic welcome from all the staff, especially from the waiters: Giancarlo and Pino who made me feel truly at... Read more

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    natalie c
    5 star rating
    17/05/21 - TripAdvisor

    They're back! Restaurants now open! First stop..... Ciliegino! The wait was worth it. Absolutely love this restaurant. The food is amazing, as... Read more

  • Ewa J Avatar
    Ewa J
    5 star rating
    02/12/20 - TripAdvisor

    Great value for money! Absolutely amazing! This is our second time back to Cilegino, the first was nearly a year ago and it was... Read more

    reviewer1943 Avatar
    5 star rating
    13/09/20 - TripAdvisor

    By far one of my favourite restaurants! 🤩 I absolutely love this restaurant! From the food to the kind and helpful staff who work here this place really... Read more

    SpotlightOnAdventure Avatar
    5 star rating
    05/09/20 - TripAdvisor

    Great Italian food I've been here for the first time on the last day of the Day Out to Help Scheme. The staff... Read more

  • 737callang Avatar
    5 star rating
    20/08/20 - TripAdvisor

    Fantastic Fantastic food and atmosphere. It's unbelievable that I could get a booking same day for the eat out to help... Read more

    danielei104 Avatar
    5 star rating
    04/08/20 - TripAdvisor

    Excellent quality and safety! I went after the reopening due to covid19..they measure the temperature at the entrance and they have you sanitize your... Read more

    hannahhE6910AK Avatar
    5 star rating
    03/08/20 - TripAdvisor

    Lovely safe meal :) Pizzas were incredible! And felt very safe with covid. Every other table had been closed to allow lots of space... Read more

  • Sue2528 Avatar
    5 star rating
    01/03/20 - TripAdvisor

    Fab Place 😘 Called in after shopping good choice of menu , we opted for the Lunch time special ...range of starters and... Read more

    Robbynne Avatar
    5 star rating
    23/02/20 - TripAdvisor

    Pre-theatre meal Lovely clean restaurant and friendly staff. The crispy chicken with garlic mayo was good, spaghetti bolognese was amazing but the... Read more

    S3028PQjuliaw Avatar
    5 star rating
    17/02/20 - TripAdvisor

    Authentic Italian food Amazing place to eat Italian food in Cardiff. Wide selection of food, great deals and nice staff that makes good... Read more