Soliciting Flavours

Musings (more like rambling thoughts) of a Cardiff based lawyer obsessed with food and wine

Category Archives: italian

Faux or fantastico? I Giardini di Sorrento Restaurant, Roath, Cardiff 

There was an interesting piece a while back in La Repubblica, supporting concerns raised by famed (3 Michelin star) Italian chef Niko Romito, as to the bastardisation by the World outside of … Continue reading

Mar 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Going the whole …… Nine Yards, Italian cafe bar, Cardiff. UPDATE : closed

I have watched with interest the transformation of the ground floor of the Bunkhouse on St. Mary Street in Cardiff into the intriguing mix of an Italian bakery, come deli, … Continue reading

Jul 31, 2016 · 1 Comment

The “buy one get one free degrees” lunch offer at Zero Degrees, Cardiff.

Not many people under the age of say 40 will get the (not very good) joke in the title. For the young-uns, it refers to the US trio, the Three Degrees (apparently … Continue reading

Jul 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pronto pasta – Bramina, Cardiff City Centre

With the proliferation (some welcome, others not so much) of swanky new places to eat at lunch time in Cardiff, it is easy to forget the independent stalwarts of the … Continue reading

Jul 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Good things come in small packages – Cafe Citta, Cardiff

Whilst some say big is beautiful, when it comes to eating out and food in general I think the opposite is usually the case and as the title suggests good … Continue reading

Mar 13, 2016 · 4 Comments

Bellissimo in the Burbs? Cicchetti, Raydr, Cardiff

Feeling the need to go somewhere different to our usual haunts, Mrs. SF and I and a couple of friends and their daughter  decided a trip out to one of … Continue reading

Jan 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pizza perfection? The Real Italian Pizza Company, Cardiff

Who doesn’t love a pizza? I would qualify that question by saying I mean a good pizza, a wood fired oven baked thin crust pizza, with traditional/classic Italian toppings. None … Continue reading

Oct 18, 2015 · 5 Comments

Portentoso Porro – restaurant review, Cardiff

As a resident of Llandaff (for non Cardiffians, a suburb of Cardiff which as it has its own Cathedral is actually a “city within a city”), I have been waiting … Continue reading

May 31, 2015 · 6 Comments

È questo amore? We ❤ Italy, Cardiff

For the non multi lingual amongst you (that includes me – I struggle with even English and speak only the most rudimentary Spanish and if they reply – usually at … Continue reading

Feb 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Casanova, Cardiff – did it woo me?

In light of J getting a promotion at work and as a result being invited to our senior lawyers  conference in Rome (something she was ridiculously excited about despite me … Continue reading

May 4, 2014 · 6 Comments