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154 Cowbridge Road East Cardiff
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Why we love it

Calabrisella. Yes, you guessed it from the name. This Cowbridge Road-based restaurant specialises in regional cooking from Calabria, Italy. Don't just take our word for it when we say that Calabrian cooking is one of the most delicious we've tried– head to Calabrisella and discover the moreish, carby goodness for yourself!

Partners Salvo, Angelo and Domenico met in high school in Italy, then moved to Cardiff to learn English. 10 years later they set up Calabrisella; a little microcosm of Calabrian cuisine set smack in the heart of Canton. Dining at Calabrisella is a truly authentic and enjoyable experience from start to finish. Walking into the restaurant is like entering a cosy, family trattoria on a side street of Southern Italy, from the entirely Italian team who greet guests with beaming smiles and friendly faces, to the rustic decorations and artefacts adorning the walls. As you browse the menu devised by head chef Domemico, quench your thirst with an ice cold Sardinian Ichnusa beer or an Aperol and soda. It’s then all about the gargantuan thin crusted Calabrian pizzas with toppings like Fiery Nduja Sausage and Sundried Tomato (The Calabrisella) or Gorgonzola and Chicken (The Roma). If you’ve any room leftover after this (unlikely) then the oozy Risotto-Filled Arancini and the luxurious Tiramisu maintain the same mouthwateringly delicious standard as the pizza.


It’s all about the thin crusted Calabrian pizzas
An ice cold Sardinian Ichnusa lager or a can of medicinal Chinotto
Finishing your meal with a homemade cannolo – heavenly.

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Good food, 100% recommend the arancini


Delicious food, plenty of choice and excellent service. Definitely try the arancini!




Great independent Italian restaurant


Great food, highly recommend


Lush food as always. Amazing breakfast, not greasy at all. Such good value.