PEARTREE LIFE: Experiencing Languages

12 DAYS OF CANTON Day six - Calabrisella

It seems impossible to remember a time when Calabrisella, the very popular Italian coffee shop on Cowbridge Road, Canton, did not exist and did you know that Salvo and Angelo were two of our first ever students at Peartree way back more than 10 years ago? That makes me feel old! Today as part of the 12 days of Canton we bring you an interview with Angelo all about how this lovely little piece of Italy came to be and what the future holds.

Nicky interviewed Angelo, one of the owners of the best Italian place, Calabrisella

When did Calabrisella first open its doors? 

On November 2nd 2014. We are three friends, Salvatore Vara, Angelo Demeo and Domenico Ventura and we all went to school together in Reggio Calabria and owning our own coffee shop has always been our dream since we were young, now it’s a reality and we are really proud of that.


Why did you choose Canton for your coffee shop? 

We are locals to Canton, we have lived on Cowbridge Road since we arrived in Cardiff and we were always passing, we like the area.

A delicious prize for our Christmas raffle donated by Calabrisella


What would you recommend people try from your menu? 

Pizza Calabrisella - it has simple but delicious toppings from our region (tomato, buffalo mozzarella, nduja and sun dried tomato).

What have been the most special moments since you opened? 

That’s easy, when chef Domenico got married, it was a wonderful moment for everyone.


What does the future hold for our favourite Italian coffee shop? 

We plan to expand our mobile pizza services with our pizza van. We already have weddings booked and other events in 2018.


If you would like to catch a ‘slice’ of the van, you will find them at Cardiff Gate in February, or just keep an eye on the windows of the restaurant! We are certainly very proud of you guys!!

Calabrisella have kindly donated a bag of Spicchi di Sole sweets to our raffle. Don’t forget to buy your tickets now and support BAWSO.

Contact details: 
Address: 154 Cowbridge Rd E, Cardiff CF11 9ND
Phone: 029 2022 5839
Menu: calabrisellacardiff.com

Opening hours: 
 Monday 8am–10pm
 Tuesday 8am–10pm
Wednesday 8am–10pm
 Thursday 8am–10pm
 Friday 8am–10pm
 Saturday 8am–10pm
 Sunday 10am–10pm

Do you want to win a special prize donated by Angelo and Calabrisella?? Don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets!

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