“Imaginative Italian cooking and Mediterranean style” - AA Inspector
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Our Inspector's view
The unassuming building is easy to miss, but once inside you’re hardly likely to forget the exuberant Botticelli-style ceilings and crisply dressed tables with Murano glass ornaments. The food is a cut above the average trattoria too – the kitchen works a gleeful fusion of classical foundations and contemporary molecular techniques to deliver an entertaining medley of textures and flavours.
Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes
Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 32
- On-site parking available
- Days Closed: Sunday
- Dinner served from: 5.30
- Dinner served until: 10.30
- Wines under £30: 40
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 52
- Cuisine style: Modern British
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
The area of Newport neighbours Monmouthshire and is home to a cathedral city of the very same name again. Situated 12 miles from Cardiff, on the mouth of the River Usk, the Normans built a castle here. But Newport really grew up in the 19th century when its port became the place from which to export coal around the world – until Cardiff took over in the 1850s. It was also the site of the last large-scale armed insurrection in Britain, the Newport Rising of 1839.
The docks may have declined in importance, but Newport survived, building on manufacturing, engineering and service industries – some government departments are located here too, such as the passport office. The city is also reinventing itself. First off, it was granted city status in 2002, beating off competition from five other Welsh rivals, including Aberystwyth and Wrexham. It also opened the Usk footbridge in 2006, which won a number of awards, and attracted some big-name discount retail outlets. A few years later, it hosted the prestigious 2010 Ryder Cup at the nearby Celtic Manor Resort.
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