Cafe Citta is a TINY little restaurant tucked away and is very inconspicuous. If you didn't do extensive foodie research, you might end up missing it because from the outside it looks unimpressive. However, I highly recommend you make an effort to go because if you're looking for authentic Italian food in Cardiff, Cafe Citta should definitely be on your to-do list!
It's a VERY TINY little restaurant with barely any walking space. The tables are small and cramped so if you are coming with any more than 3 people I highly recommend you make a booking well in advance. However, despite being small the decor is really charming. It felt more like going into someone's living room than an actual restaurant! There were flowers are each table with lovely wooden tables whose table legs were decorated in a very ornate style, and cool paintings on the wall as well!
~ Customer Service:
Excellent, couldn't get any better. Not only were the staff friendly, but they were extremely attentive as well and kept ensuring that our table was nicely cleared without us even having to say anything!
The food was excellent. As a starter we had the Caprese which was fresh buffalo mozzarella with a lovely sauce and fresh tomatoes. The mozzarella was terrific and really tasted very fresh. We also ordered the Polenta al Ragu and the bolognese sauce that accompanied the polenta was fantastic!
For a main, I ordered the Pollo alla Romana which was a whole chicken breast cooked with sage, parma ham, and a side of potatoes and salad. We also had a garlic pizza to share. They gave us chilli oil and parmesan on the side for extra seasoning. Everything was great! I'm normally not too enthusiastic about ordering chicken breast at a restaurant but it was extremely juicy - I didn't know chicken breast could be that tender! There were great flavours all around.
The only negative is that I recommend you pass on the garlic pizza. It was pretty bland and needed a heft amount of chilli oil and parmesan to save it.
Overall, I highly recommend Cafe Citta. Next time, I would try one of their pasta dishes as my partner raved about his Tagliatelle Carbonara!
The food was delicious and the staff was very courteous and helpful. I haven't had such good Italian food in a long time.