the Italian Way
The Italian Way, established in 1985, is a family-run traditional Italian restaurant, located in the heart of Cardiff. A short walk from the city centre and the iconic Millenium Stadium and Cardiff Castle, a visit to the Italian way is the perfect way to end a busy day’s shopping, to celebrate a special occasion with friends or to enjoy the delicious tastes of Italy in the Welsh capital.
The owner of the Italian Way, Giuseppe Ranalli has been in the catering business for over 50 years. From the Abbruzzo region of Italy, he left home at the tender age of thirteen to follow his older brother Antonio to a hotel in Rome where he worked as a kitchen porter.
Giuseppe later gained more knowledge and experience travelling and working in restaurants and hotels in Venice, Lake Maggiore, Switzerland and Jersey where he met his wife Ann. They later had a son, Alfonso, and a daughter, Lena, who today run and cook at the Italian Way.
We bring to the Italian Way over 50 years knowledge and know-how gained in the catering industry, which we believe will allow us to provide you with the dining experience we think you deserve.
The Italian Way focuses on bringing out the best elements of what is one of the best gastronomic regions of the world. Our menu emphasises the use of simple fresh ingredients, skilfully combined to bring out the best of a wide range of traditional dishes.
In our traditional trattoria style restaurant we can cater for larger groups and we provide a set menu for groups of 15 or more diners. Contact us for more details about booking for larger groups.
We also cater for rugby events in Cardiff with a special set menu for rugby match days.
And why not celebrate Christmas, New Year or Valentine’s Day at the Italian Way with our special festive menus?