What a fantastic evening!


The morning after the 2nd edition of the Welsh Italian Award 2018, all of us at da MARA, have woken up on an absolute high (with very sore heads!) and are proud to let you know da MARA had a double win on the night!

Taking home two of the most coveted awards of the night, Cuoco (Chef) of the Year and Best Pizza is beyond our wildest dreams and we are still pinching ourselves this morning!

Nuccio showed his brilliant talent and skills yesterday morning competing against 5 of the most well-known Italian restaurants in Wales, and was judged by the ALMA International cookery school team. Wales’ Best Pizza was the most competitive award with 9 other restaurants in the running! Manchester City FC Chef, Personal Chef for Premier League footballers and Executive Chef at The Cheshire Cookery School, Fortunata Rossano, visited us to judge our pizza and Dario did a fantastic job! Thank you boys, we are so proud of you!

Thank you to each and every one of you who voted for us to get to the final and for all the support you have given da MARA. It’s not been easy at times, there have been a lot of ups and downs but your endless encouragement and amazing feedback has got us where we are today.

Thank you to every member of our amazing team. We appreciate all the hard work you put in to help make da MARA successful.