Didn’t really know what to expect. It’s been open a while but I had never heard anyone mention it. A quick search of pontcanna restaurants and I found it.
To book you need to pay £10 each (it does come off your bill though)
We sat in the conservatory part which was new and had a plasma TV showing stunning shots of Italy.
The service was really quick.
Food came really quick and was hot and OMG tasted amazing.
Can’t really say a bad word about the place.
I can see why they are Wales best Italian.
Excellent authentic Italian food with very good wines and amiable staff. You could be in Italy with the attention provided. Garlic prawns a delight and also all pasta dishes and breads.
We couldn’t get a table as fully there were fully booked ,but when we walked passed I popped in to see if had any spaces on the night ! and we were lucky there was a table at 8.45 ! we were so pleased and went back ltr the food and service was both amazing and couldn’t recommend this place enough very reasonable priced , beautiful food and nice atmosphere and friendly staff will definitely be back it’s a little gem in Cardiff.
After reading reviews we were expecting lovely happy friendly helpful staff, unfortunately that wasn’t the case they were no means rude but can’t say they were any of the above either. The food was ok nothing special, can’t say I’d rush back unfortunately.
We were a party of 6 adults celebrating our twin daughters 40th birthday.
From the get go the staff were excellent,
Friendly,polite,attentive but not overpowering.
3 of us had fish cakes to start which were excellent in taste and flavour, 1 had meatballs, very nice and 1 had bruschetta again very nice.
We had 6 different mains and not one complaint, food was presented well, very tasty and full of flavour.
The restaurant it self is very clean with good lighting (not dim) and the ambiance was excellent.
This was my second visit and will definitely be going back.
Thank you all at Elgano’s for a wonderful evening.
Great food, reasonably priced and really friendly staff. Carbonara in particular fantastic, italian wine selection also good
Excellent customer service and very friendly and helpful staff Thank you so much but ....
food quality very poor
my steak was the worst fillet I've ever had, it was incredibly tasteless , good fillet should be like butter and melt in the mouth it was of very poor quality.
Pizza was okey .
worst italian food in cardiff but awesome atmosphere and friendly staff .
Lovely food and atmosphere highly recommended 👌👌been as a group with family and romantic meal for two. Staff great
Great meal at Elgano’s last night. The food was first class and prepared superbly. Service was natural, friendly and warm as well as being professional. A lovely overall experience that will ensure that we return.
Really don't understand the reviews this place has gotten. But before i start, have to say the service is always incredible and everyone is very friendly.
Been twice, and after the first time was left unimpressed - had the elgano special pasta with pomegranate which sounded interesting, but was devoid of flavour.
Was convinced to return by someone who wanted to try it out. Had the shared antipasti which was generous size and nice quality, we were off to a good start!
But then came the mains - had a gorgonzola chicken tagliatelle which sounded delicious, but what showed up was some watery sauce again just had 0 flavour to it.
If you are used to a good standard of italian food, I would give this place a miss. Much prefer Casanova, Calabrisela or Cafe Citta
Though apparently i'm one of few people who think this, so try it out yourself, maybe i've just had two bad experiences with the food - but not willing to risk it again.
We chose the Elgano mostly owing to its proximity to our hotel and the good reviews. We made a good choice. Food, service and surroundings were all excellent. The price was also reasonable so we all left happy and full. No room for dessert.
One of the best Italian restaurant we have visited outside of Italy 🇮🇹, garlic prawns starter were the best we have ever tasted. Main meal was excellent and we shared a sweet as we were stuffed...lol, Staff very welcoming and helpful and it’s value for money.
Ate at elgano with my family for my birthday. 8 adults and 2 children everyone had a good meal. The waiter took are starter and mains order with out a pad! (It was all right when it came!)
Food was traditional home made Italian with lots of choice
Wonderful Family run restaurant and Hotel on the beautiful Cathedral Road in Cardiff. From the excellent service to the great ambiance and beautiful food, you won't find better. A true gem of a find.
This place is really nice the food 🍲 is wonderful very nice the staff very friendly and helpful with things off the menu telling what things are and even recommended one of the specials which I had it was really nice our waiter Ashkin was perfect he's a friend of mine who I haven't seen for a while so that was nice as well just to see him
The Elgano Restaurant is situated in what is one of the most elegant Victorian roads in the city, where those with wealth built their stone villas. Elgano has retained this past, as a hotel and restaurant, merging original features with a modern, comfortable decor.
My family cannot praise the staff enough and as my wife required gluten free dishes, help was at hand with a pleasing selection. Our thanks to Carlo. When my son requested a certain wine, Carlo told us that the wine came from a vineyard owned by his uncle near the volcano of Vesuvius.So, from Vesuvius, to Cardiff and to our table. Now that made the dining experience very special.
There was a definite Italian feel about the restaurant and we will be returning in the near future, possibly even booking a room in the hotel.
We visited Cardiff for two nights just before Christmas. First night visited a favourite haunt the Elgano. What a great experience, wonderful food and such friendly and helpful staff. This is not my first Elgan review, it was excellent last time and if anything even better this time. We shared a pizza and a pasta dish, so good that they are prepared to be flexible with their service. We had such a special experience on the first night that we returned for the second, and were not disapointed. The staff made us feel so very welcome. I just wish that we could get to Cardiff more often.
Superb meal In comfortable surroundings with that Italian feel making it an excellent choice.
Can recommend the fish cake starter and the Nero D’Avola wine!!
Great food and service from Elgano! Highly recommended! Starters were super and pasta dishes so tasty. We will go again!
Visited on Friday evening with my wife and children. Great service, great food in a lovely building. One of the best Italian meals I've had.
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