Opening Times
Monday – Saturday12pm – 2pm / 5:30pm – 10pm

2 Pen-Y-Lan Road, Penylan, CF24 3PF
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Why we love it

Looking for traditional Neapolitan pizza in Cardiff? Well, look no further. The team at award-winning Da MARA certainly know how to impress. With seasonal Italian dishes and specially selected wines to suit, Da MARA is an Italian food lover's dream. With colourful artsy interiors, you will be transported from the streets of Cardiff to the Bay of Naples with their culinary delights. Owner Mark brings his extensive knowledge of fine food and wine to Da MARA, and with 30 years of hospitality experience, it certainly shows.

These guys know that the best things take time, leaving their dough to mature for 30 hours before serving. What makes their dough so special? Da MARA uses Petra special flour (free from chemicals and additives) from Molino Quaglia. As a National Pizza Award 2017 finalist, this is some of the best homemade pizza you can get for your dough. Trust us when we say you will not be disappointed.


Constantly changing fresh fish specials
'Nduja pizza - tomato, mozzarella, and deliciously spicy salami from Calabria
Antipasto Misto - a satisfying selection of meats and nibbles

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Fantastic food and generous portion! Thank you, will definitely be going back :)


The service was very fast and the owner of the restaurant was very welcoming and lovely. Despite only a few options for pizza on the wriggle app he let me choose whatever I wanted off the menu. The food was delicious and I will definitely be returning.


We only had takeaway so can't comment on the table service, but management were very nice, was quick and the restaurant smelled amazing!


I’m my opinion the best pizzas in Cardiff, coupled with a great value lunchtime offer.


Very nice pizzas and we enjoyed pudding afterwards. A beautiful restaurant.


It was a little quiet and lacking in atmosphere at lunchtime. There wasn't any background music which may have helped. It is however more lively in the evening and it hasn't put me off returning.