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da Mara


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Fine Italian restaurant and pizzeriaserving a delicious a la carte menu and traditional Neopolitan wood-burning homemade pizzas. da MARA is proud to claim the first and only 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.
US$10 - US$33
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews pizza tiramisu scallops pasta dishes bread chicken sea bass salad wood fired oven lovely evening amazing food specials board friendly atmosphere friday evening visited this restaurant booked a table pizzeria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent restaurant! Good welcome...good food! Go! You will not be disappointed...a little piece of Italy in Cardiff!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mary B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table for 2 for a friday evening. We were offered a choice of tables which was a nice touch. Service was great, attentive but not over the top. We had two courses, starter and mains, with a drink each. The food was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank KfromWales
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is lovely and the decor is bright and fun. The staff are attentive and the food is beyond amazing! The portions are pretty large and as a its prices are in the same bracket as any Italian restaurant. I had such a fantastic...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t be swayed by the ‘niche artisan pizzas’ you find in pop ups. This has the best pizza in Cardiff. Best service and most authentic pizza you’ll find.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Upon entering da MARA you instantly feel like you’re in Italy. It’s both sophisticated and cosy at the same time. The waiting staff seemed genuinely pleased to see us and the manager made a point of introducing himself to guests. The menu had something for...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sammyc27
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Lovely food. Very friendly staff with good service continually checking that everything. Is ok. Not a large menu but enough choice to cater for most diets. Would recommend

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank neleh45
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

Food was outstanding! Great service, friendly atmosphere, place was spotlessly clean. Higly recommended and definitely coming back!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank AlzbetaSl
Reviewed 14 January 2019 via mobile

So since visiting Rome I’ve been let down by many restaurants in the UK. They don’t have the same authentic taste as Rome. BUT eating in de Mara was like being back in Rome. I had the vegetarian gnocchi and it was extremely tasty with...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank HannahCharlotte33
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

My third visit to Da Mara and once again it was worth it. This time the occasion was my birthday and we were a party of 17. Despite the large number of people, which may have fazed some restaurants, the service was fantastic, attentive but...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank traceygifford
Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

Myself and the husband had a fabulous time Thursday evening, The atmosphere was relaxed and the service was second to none . The food as usual, was delicious. All fresh ingredients and promptly served. I had the pasta with salmon which was perfect and lots...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SarahC6694
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Blair D
23 December 2015|
Response from darios390 | Reviewed this property |
every day from 12:00 to 14:00 and 17:30 to 22:00
8 April 2015|
Response from darios390 | Reviewed this property |
No, the reason is because we cannot assure a completely gluten free, basically you should have a section expecially for gluten free yo keep the space completely aseptic
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