A fine Italian restaurant and pizzeria
situated in the beautiful city of Cardiff

da Mara restaurant and pizzeria Cardiff


to da MARA Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria

da MARA offers a delicious selection of a la carte dishes and wood-burning homemade pizzas. All freshly made by highly-skilled chefs with carefully sourced, quality ingredients to create great-tasting, authentic Italian food.

da MARA was named in The Sunday Times and WalesOnline in 2016 as one of the Top 25 Pizzerias in the UK. In August 2018 Waitros Food Magazine selected da MARA as 1 of the best 6 places in UK  to eat Pizza as well as being awarded TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence in 2016, 2018 and 2019.

In November 2018, da MARA claimed "Cuoco (Chef) of the Year" and the coveted "Best Pizza in Wales" titles at the Welsh Italian Awards, independently judged by the ALMA International Cookery School Team and Fortunata Rossano, Mancherster City FC Chef and Executive Chef at The Cheshire Cookery School.

Owners, Mark & Rita, along with their experienced team welcome you to da MARA for a special dining experience with a happy, vibrant atmosphere.

Our Pizza's Secret

Why our pizza is so good!

da MARA is proud to claim the first Stefano Ferrara log burning oven in Wales.

This same oven type was the one used to bake the first ever Margherita pizza in Naples in late 1889.

Our handcrafted, traditional Neapolitan brick oven has been custom-built by a specialist oven-maker in Italy and da MARA are proud to be the only restaurant in Wales to use one.

Of course don't just take our word for it - why not come and try one for yourself?

da Mara Cardiff wood burning Stefano Ferrara oven

Our Food

This month we're recommending:


Salad of fresh Octopus and squid marinated in garlic, parsley, lemon served with thinly chopped carrots and courgettes


Buffalo mozzarella, pistachio cream and mortadella (no tomato sauce)


Fresh whole filleted seabass roasted and served with spicy cherry tomato sauce
Carefully Sourced
Quality Ingredients

A delicious selection of a la carte dishes and wood-fired pizzas freshly made by highly-skilled chefs to create great-tasting, authentic Italian food.

Welsh Italian Awards

Screen Shot 2016-06-29 at 20.03.44