About Us

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

da MARA was born from a passion to create a restaurant and pizzeria able to produce great quality, authentic Italian food and excellent service.

Owners, husband and wife team Mark and Rita, knew the importance of creating a restaurant where the correct balance of culinary expertise, hospitality, vibrant atmosphere and reasonable prices are delivered: that is why da MARA was created.

With Rita’s professionalism and Mark's extensive knowledge of fine food and wine, and his 30 years of experience as Front of House Manager in some of the most well-known hospitality places in Cardiff, da MARA has become one of Cardiff's favourite places to dine and according to The Sunday Times and WalesOnline, one of the Top 25 Pizzerias in the UK.

da MARA is a fully licenced fine Italian restaurant and pizzeria, with an appetite for exceeding expectations. Their skilled chefs can offer some of the most exquisite food that this type of restaurant can serve and the experienced front of the house team provide an excellent service to meet customers’ requirements.

The restaurant is located in Penylan, offering a 70 seating capacity and takeaway menu.

This adventure has been fantastic and full of surprises from day one and the aim is for da MARA to continue being a valuable choice for dining-out in Cardiff.



Fresh lobster with potatoe salad
da MARA pizza Cardiff 2
Maiale con verdure