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, as well as being awarded TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence in 2016 and 2018.

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:


Pork sausage freshly prepared with a traditional Sardinian recipe, served with toasted rustic bread


Tomato sauce, mozzarella, mascarpone, Italian sausage and mushrooms


Spaghetti pasta cooked with cherry tomatoes, garlic and mussels, squid and baby prawns
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

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