Cafe Citta is a traditional Italian restaurant in the centre of Cardiff. It is located on Church street, although it looks like a small spot the food is served in hearty portions and with fresh ingredients. Three of us went at around one o clock on a Thursday. It was very busy and seems a popular choice. We sat inside although you can sit outside when the weather is good. We all decided to have Bruschetta as a starter dish. The dish was full of tomatoes and olives which was oozing with flavour. The bread itself did get a bit soggy from the tomato overload but I really enjoyed the dish. It was refreshing!
For my main I chose the tagliatelle carbonara. I am always a bit cautious about ordering a carbonara because in some cases it can be too creamy and become a bit sickly. Cafe Citta’s carbonara was divine. The sauce was perfect, not too thick. The pancetta was perfectly cooked not too chewy and salty. The tagliatelle was delicious and the portion was a lot. The dish was worth more than the price at £8.90. Delicious!!
My friend decided to have the vegetarian version of the penne arrabbiata. This was penne in a plum tomato sauce with chilli, onion and herbs. It looked colourful and yummy. She enjoyed the dish a lot and was really happy about the amount of vegetarian options the restaurant offered. This dish also was £8.90. My other friend ordered from the specials menu. She chose the pasta cacciatora. A pasta with chicken, peppers in a mushroom and cream rose sauce. She really enjoyed it and said that it was really flavoursome. This was £11.50.
The pasta’s were delicious and at a great value for money. I really enjoyed my meal and would recommend it to anyone looking for a true Italian food experience. Next time I go I will have to try the pizza which is made from scratch and cooked in their pizza oven. I am a fan of Cafe Citta, go there and have great carby meal.