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01 Jul, 2009


Posted by: Wen Ching In: Italian Food|United Kingdom

After a hearty and filling lunch at Happy Gathering, we continue to bring kw to visit Cardiff. Since our friend was interested to visit Cardiff Castle, we all went in for a visit.

Even though we have been staying in Cardiff for quite some time, we have not enter the Castle before, the reason being that the admission fees were a little pricey. The essential ticket was priced at £8.95 for adults and £7.50 for students while the premium tour ticket was priced at £11.95 for adults and £9.95 for students. The photo above is the Clock Tower of Cardiff Castle.

The Norman Keep was set upon an artificial hill built by the Norman invaders during about 1081. The building was not roofed and we can view sceneries of Cardiff from the top.

A photo taken from the Norman Keep.

The House is located next to the Clock Tower. The residential block was between 1423 and 1439 by Richard Beauchamp, the Earl of Warwick.

The interior of The House. The banqueting hall is the largest room in the castle and it is the oldest part of the building. All the surface decoration, ceiling and floors are Victorian.

The library was located in the oldest part of The House and it still contains the original William Burges bookcases and tables.

This is the small dining room which was used as a dining room for members of the Bute family when there were few or no guests. Overall, we think that the trip to Cardiff Castle was educational and quite worth the price paid. More information about the Castle can be found here.

For dinner, we visited Prezzo for Italian cuisine. The reason for our visit was because we had a voucher offering 2 for 1 on main meals, which means we would get a free main meal by getting one main meal. We have not heard about until Christine told us about it, thanks a lot for the information!

The interior of the restaurant was nice, warm and cozy, lively with lots of people dining in during dinner time. The traditional stone oven can be seen in this photo.

Since there were 3 of us, we ordered 3 main courses to share. Kw ordered a risotto mediterraneo for £9.75. In this classic Italian rice dish, tiger prawns and rice were cooked in creamy saffron sauce. The sauce was light and creamy, the prawns were fresh and crunchy too. However, we find the rice a little too hard to our liking.

Ys chose a vesuvio pizza topped with double pepperoni sausage, red chili, mozzarella and tomato. Priced at £8.75, we find this freshly baked pizza in traditional oven really good. We love taste of the crispy thin base of the pizza which is slightly burnt. The cheese was tasty and not too overwhelming, simply delicious!

The il carltoni calzone stuffed with pepperoni sausage, seasoned chicken, pancetta bacon, roasted peppers, pomodoro sauce and cheese tasted fantastic too! Priced at £9.25, this folded pizza which was also baked in their traditional oven was served with pomodoro sauce and side salad. The bread was dense and nice, the fillings were juicy and cheesy and the sour pomodoro sauce enhanced the taste of it. Every bite was sensational. A highly recommended order!

Since we still have rooms in our stomachs to spare, we decided to have a dessert to share. We had a sticky toffee pudding for £4.50. The traditional sponge pudding was served with hot butterscotch sauce and vanilla ice-cream. Though the sponge pudding was sweet, the vanilla ice-cream toned down the sweetness of it. The meeting of the warmth of the pudding and the iciness of the ice-cream was delicious, love it.

We had a scrumptious dinner in Prezzo. Though there were limited number of staffs in the restaurant, service was good and speedy. For more information, do click on their official website here. We would definitely be going back for more delicious stone-baked food!

Restaurant Information
106 St Mary Street
Cardiff CF10 1DX,
United Kingdom.
Tel: 02920227785

15 Responses to "Prezzo"

1 | SimpleGirl

July 2nd, 2009 at 12:30 am


the dessert is lovely….hmm..what a meal….!!!

2 | backStreetGluttons

July 2nd, 2009 at 12:46 am


Did you know that we were in Cardiff travelling in a car for less than 1 hour ? and then zoomed onwards to St Andrews !

But it wasn't in 1402 or something, but sometime in the 1990s !

So we din taste any food at all !
what a waste…

3 | 凡人館長《志強 cHeeKeOng》

July 2nd, 2009 at 1:51 am


first time visit here.
wow, really a lot of food here.

4 | ai wei

July 2nd, 2009 at 2:32 am


what is the different between the essential and premium tour tickets? the entrance fee is kinda expansive!!!

haha, u guys must try downloading and print out those student price meal or buy 1 free 1 meal. while we are still students, we must enjoy all these priviledge. :)

next time bring me over here 😛

5 | Bangsar-bAbE

July 2nd, 2009 at 7:46 am


Being a student in UK so nice hor? Got lots of discounts on food and clothes! The dessert looks like a spotted dick pudding! =P

6 | mimid3vils

July 2nd, 2009 at 8:54 am


The pizza bread is a bit too thick, I prefer this crust 😛

7 | Selba

July 2nd, 2009 at 10:07 am


Nice to see more part of Cardiff :)

Yummm… what a wonderful Italian dinner!

8 | 龍貓

July 2nd, 2009 at 10:08 am


i like Norman Keep
如果有明信片就好 ><

9 | wmw

July 2nd, 2009 at 11:25 am


I love the photos!

10 | J2Kfm

July 2nd, 2009 at 2:16 pm


hmm, how authentic … all stone-baked stuff.

risotto hard? that's unusual, as most serve them too soggy …

11 | 佐瑟琳

July 3rd, 2009 at 1:30 am


哇~ 好多的美食哦~

哈哈~ ^^



12 | Alexander

July 3rd, 2009 at 3:06 pm


The castle is really beautiful. You really did well to keep to your theme on food. Good job!

Have a nice weekend.

Alex's World! –

13 | Sugar Bean

July 3rd, 2009 at 11:02 pm


SimpleGirl, yeah, the dessert was a good one! Though a little sweet, we enjoyed it a lot!

backStreetGluttons, wow, in Cardiff less than an hour? Haha, that's a very short stay! Why didn't you stay longer? Haha, come visit us and we'll bring you to some good restaurants. :)

凡人館長《志強 cHeeKeOng》, thanks for visiting Sugar Bean. Haha, gotta have lots of food here since we're operating a food blog. ^^

ai wei, no problem, if you come here, we'll bring you wherever you want to! As for the difference between the essential and premium tickets, I'm not totally sure but I think with the premium ticket, a visitor will be able to visit some parts of the museum where visitors holding the essential ticket can't. Yeah, definitely have to make full use of student privilege!

Bangsar-bAbE, yeah, totally agree with you! Not only offers on food, but also on clothes and cinema tickets too! Haha, spotted dick pudding? Yeah, now that you mention it, it does look slightly alike.

mimid3vils, you prefer pizza with thin and crusty bread? The pizza that we had might look thick, but it was actually quite thin in the middle. Think you might like it.

Selba, thanks! Since we're travelling around in Cardiff, we have the chance to visit various attractions. Yeah, it was a scrumptious meal! :)

龍貓, we like the castle too. No problem, you can leave us your address and we can post it to you!

wmw, thank you! Credits given to ys. :)

J2Kfm, yeah, quite an authentic Italian restaurant, love stone-baked food! Yeah, we find the risotto quite weird too, as it was usually soggy.


Alexander, thank you for your compliments! Do visit Cardiff if you have the chance. Hehe, we love food a lot! Have a nice weekend too!

14 | Ashe

January 7th, 2011 at 4:31 pm


One of the best chains for Italian cuisine on a budget. The Prezzo restaurants always deliver great food and the value for money is even better when you make use of one of the many vouchers available online.

15 | Jess

February 2nd, 2011 at 10:13 am


Those meals look delicious! I've only been to Prezzo a couple of times but both times had a very pleasant experience with superb food. I recently stumbled on this site where you can find all the different Prezzo locations. Hope you find it useful.

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