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Ristorante Il Padrino

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle (Castell), Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4772 / 51°28'37"N

Longitude: -3.1774 / 3°10'38"W

OS Eastings: 318329

OS Northings: 176012

OS Grid: ST183760

Mapcode National: GBR KJN.HF

Mapcode Global: VH6FD.W43F

Entry Name: Ristorante Il Padrino

Listing Date: 19 May 1975

Last Amended: 30 April 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13801

Building Class: Commercial

Location: To L of Philharmonic Hotel.

County: Cardiff

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Dated 1886.

Exterior

Elaborate Italianate Gothic style; Pennant stone with dressings in bathstone and orange ironstone. Three storeys. 3 gabled bays. Crocketed and diapered gables whose arches enclose lozenges (central lozenge bears date "1886"). Second floor central bay has 2-light Gothic window, outer bays single Gothic window all with polychrome heads and orange colonettes with floral capitals; stone balconies with pierced quatrefoils. Oriel window to centre of first floor, band of Gothic windows over; ironstone colonettes; similar window to each side of oriel. Ends of first floor have colonettes surmounted by griffins. On ground floor, main entrance door to L has paired granite columns against painted stone architrave; mosaic roundels of Four Seasons obscured by later fascia board. Similar entrance to Toni's Bar (R).

Reasons for Listing

Elaborately detailed Italian Gothic commercial building.

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