Mumbles Restaurant Review:

Discovering Culinary Delights at Cwtchina Italiana in Mumbles

Last Friday we had the pleasure of dining at Cwtchina Italiana in Mumbles a few minutes from Clyne Farm Centre. Opened in 2022, this family-run gem has quickly become a favourite among locals and visitors alike. We were greeted by a warm, rustic, inviting atmosphere created by the friendly staff who made us feel right at home. It was clear from the outset that this restaurant prides itself on providing a personal touch, with the Kath the chef coming out to check we had enjoyed our meal.

To kick off our evening, the three of us opted for a refreshing Limoncello Spritz. A different take on the usual Aperol Spritz that has become so popular recently, none of us had not seen it on a menu before.


Arancine: These delightful balls were filled with creamy gorgonzola and spicy nduja drizzled with balsamic and extra virgin olive oil. Each one was a perfect blend of crispy, spicy, gooey goodness.

Whole burrata: This dish was a huge starter portion. The burrata was delicious. It was paired with peppery rocket, delicious pesto, and crispy carasau bread (crispy Sardinian flatbread). It was a beautiful combination.

Buffalo Caprese Salad: A classic Italian starter, the Caprese salad was a mix of juicy tomatoes, fresh basil, and soft buffalo mozzarella. Simple yet satisfying, you can’t go wrong with a classic.


Pasta Chicken & Mushroom Alfredo: This dish featured long pasta tubes (the name of which we can’t remember!) coated in a rich, creamy sauce made with porcini and chestnut mushrooms, Parmesan, pecorino, and truffle oil which smelled amazing! The combination was luxurious and comforting.

Frutti di Mare Seafood Pasta Special: Two of us opted for the special of the day. I had eaten this dish on my last visit, and have to say this time it was even better! The highlight of our meal, this dish was a true testament to the kitchen’s seafood cooking skills. Packed with a generous assortment of seafood, including huge prawns (seriously, they were massive!), langoustines, cockles, razor clams, mussels, and scallops. The seafood was cooked perfectly, and so generous. We have never had so much seafood in one dish! The waiter had to replace our shell bowls twice!

Sadly we were all too full for dessert this time, so we ended the meal with a sneaky limoncello!

A lovely dining experience

Our evening at Cwtchina Italiana was fantastic. The combination of outstanding Italian food, welcoming atmosphere, and attentive service makes this restaurant a must-visit for locals & anyone staying at Clyne Farm Centre.

For those looking to continue the evening with a drink, we highly recommend Ty Cwrw, conveniently located next door, or The Pilot, just a few minutes’ walk away. Both offer a great selection of drinks and are perfect spots to relax, people watch, and discuss a great meal!

Do you want to try Cwtchina Italiana?

At Clyne Farm Centre, we are fortunate to have such fantastic local dining options nearby. A stay with us not only offers comfortable accommodation and stunning views but also the chance to explore the culinary delights of Mumbles & Swansea. Whether you are a food enthusiast or simply looking for a memorable meal, Cwtchina Italiana promises an experience that will leave you eager to return especially if you love seafood!

Owner/Manager Clyne Farm Centre

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