Veeno opens at Mermaid Quay
The bond between Italians and their food and wine is a sacred one, and with the latest resident at Mermaid Quay this is no different. Veeno, The Italian Wine Café has taken up a prime spot in idyllic Cardiff Bay.
Get ready to abandon any carbless aspirations and embrace gloriously hearty nosh. With it comes the promise of produce that will dance upon your tastebuds in a merry cheese and basil-infused tarantella and as the name will suggest plenty of specialist wines.
Veeno champions Italy’s after-work culture of drinking, nibbling and relaxing, and specialises in family grown Sicilian wine alongside authentic Spuntini including platters of meats, cheese and other appetisers imported from selected Italian producers. This will be Veeno’s thirteenth store across the UK and the first to open in Wales.
The story began for the company’s co-founders Nino & Andrea in 2013 when they met playing a game of football in Manchester, both missed the Italian aperitivo culture, the ritual of drinking, nibbling and relaxing after work. By the end of the year they had opened their first wine café, and the rest is history or “Il resto e’ storia” as they say in Italy!
Veeno source their wine from Nino’s family vineyard in Marsala, Sicily. The Caruso family have been growing vines there since the 19th century. Having such a close relationship between the vineyard and the wine cafés means that only the best quality wines make it from grape to glass.
Speaking with Nino he was full of excitement about their latest opening
“Mermaid Quay is a vibrant area and somewhere we are really excited to be a part of, I’m looking forward to supporting Marc in order to grow his business and to seeing people lapping up the sun with a glass of wine from my family’s vineyard and a platter of our authentic cured meats and cheeses!”
Veeno will open it’s doors at 9 Mermaid Quay, Cardiff at 5pm on Thursday 13th July and are inviting members of the public to join them for the opportunity to enjoy a glass of Nino’s family produced wine by signing up at