In the UK, Italian cuisine is no longer seen as exotic - in fact, since the boom in restaurant numbers in the 70's and 80's it has become almost commonplace. These days there are Italian restaurants in every town, and at-home versions of key classics have become a permanent part of the weekly recipe repertoire in many homes - 'spag bol' anyone?
Nevertheless, there's something that keeps drawing us back. Like a classic Sunday roast or a perfectly cooked steak, Italian food done right is one of life's greatest foodie pleasures. So, to celebrate, we've rounded up our favourite Cardiff spots where you're guaranteed a warm welcome and a plate of something probably carb-based and and doubly delicious.