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Updated 2020-02-28
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  • Bruschette
  • Bolognese
  • Calamari
  • Fish
  • Focaccia
  • Tiramisu
  • Mussels
  • Pasta
  • Cheesecakes
  • Prawns
  • Scallops
  • Pesto
  • Lasagne
  • Cheesecake
  • Risotto
  • Cakes
  • Calamares
  • Salad

Description

  • Phone number: +44 29 2048 2222
  • Cuisine:
    Vegan Options
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    Pizza
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    Gluten Free Options
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    Vegetarian Friendly
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    Mediterranean
    ,
    Italian
  • Restrictions:
    Gluten Free Options
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    Vegetarian Friendly
    ,
    Vegan Options
  • Meal types:
    Dinner
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    After-hours
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    Brunch
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    Lunch
  • Category:
    Sit down


Reviews

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    Gwynvel 2020-02-17

    Great food, excellent service, friendly staff. Well worth a visit. I will definitely eat here again.

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    celiagS6401VM 2020-02-13

    We had an amazing time at Da Mara when I went with family and friends for my friend's birthday. The service was exceptional, we could not have asked for more. As it was a large party it was lovely having the area downstairs to ourselves and there was a wonderful atmosphere. I liked the music also. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. My little boy had the Margherita pizza and wolfed it down. As a vegan I went for the Marinara pizza. There is always a simple topping on a Marinara pizza but with quality ingredients, a wizard at the pizza oven and that amazing pizza base it was simply divine! Even the bread was delicious. Da Mara pay attention to every detail. No wonder people keep going back and I will do the same. I am looking forward to trying their vegan gnocchi next time!! I have been a vegan for over twenty years and it was so nice to go somewhere and be catered for so well.

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    CCard2 2020-02-10

    Having been regular customers at DaMara for some time when we planned our Wedding Celebrations we knew we wanted to have a meal for family and friends at the restaurant. We had a wonderful time, the staff at DaMara designed a special menu for us and all of the 25 people at our wedding had a really great time. We were looked after very well, excellent service, even better food and and they were even kind enough to make us a cake !! Thank you to The Da Mara team for making our day very special.

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    emzy_129 2020-02-09

    My fiance and I visited Da Mara to celebrate our anniversary. We'd never been before and stumbled across it while searching for somewhere new to try. We arrived to a busy and bustling restaurant and got seated in the corner next to where all the supplies are housed - meaning we never had more than a few minutes alone before a member of staff popped back and forth to get bits and bobs. It was a bit of a tight squeeze and I felt quite uncomfortable having them so close, so often. We ordered our meals - we both decided on having pizza after reading the reviews. Within 5 minutes of us giving our order, the food was already in front of us. It all felt very rushed. The pizza was warm, edging towards cold and we both felt like they could've done with a bit longer in the oven - cheese barely cooked and soggy bases. There wasn't much flavour to either pizza and we were left feeling quite disappointed. On top of that and the regular visits from staff to pick up supplies, there was also a group of about 10 customers in who were loud and a little unruly, which made hearing each other when talking nearly impossible. With all this in mind, we decided to not stay for dessert and to just call it a night. We asked for our bill, which according to signs around the restaurant, should've come with a complimentary shot of lemoncello, but nothing arrived. A couple on the table next to us had one, but we didn't. I was torn between giving Da Mara 2 or 3 stars. I've given it the benefit of the doubt due to it being a match day and certain things being out of their control, but I don't think we'll be heading back any time soon.

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    tristm2017 2020-02-09

    My wife and I love Da Mara the food is amazing and the atmosphere is so fun and authentic Italian. The staff are incredible and we always get treated like VIP 👍👍🙌

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    dancorr 2020-02-08

    Lovely Italian food and appropriately priced. 1 star deducted for serving cold bread with the bruschetta. All in all a great experience and would recommend.

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    Bunster1959 2020-01-31

    A very friendly italian restaurant - good choice and well prepared, the village sausage starter was a complete surprise and delicious. we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening their with friends

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    loo814 2020-01-29

    Has been a long time favourite of mine for years but I went here today after a 6 months of not eating there due to being too busy for health reasons. I was given a clean bill of health today and called in on way home hospital to get a bite to eat. Was made to feel like I stepped in to a home away from home. I was offered much appreciated offer of a glass of fizz to celebrate my news, and when they heard I was in a rush they made sure we were served extra quickly. Was a very special moment for me and I’m glad I was there to mark it. More than just a restaurant- a little slice of community in the capital. And check out those pizzas!

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    Bluebirds115 2020-01-25

    Meal for 4 at this Italian restaurant. Wonderful food and looked after by all the staff including Giuseppe who was great. When things calmed down the chef was able to engage with us as well which was just great. Food was all very tasty and hot. I thoroughly enjoyed my Sicilian sausage which was served in a type of broth (I had to mop the dregs up with bread as it was so tasty). Followed by salt crust sea bream from the specials board,served in a great fashion, bulleted at the table side. Thanks Da Mara

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    skellybones 2020-01-25

    My wife and I popped in for pizza before a gig at The Globe. The pizzas were very nice and the arancini was fantastic. Full of flavour, a satisfyingly good size. The service was excellent too.

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    stephenmO3464JT 2020-01-17

    Food and service excellent especially Elizabeth looking after us, fantastic experience xx very friendly and a warm welcome would highly recommend

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    Lorenzo G 2020-01-17

    Simply the best. Best pizza, fresh homemade pasta, wonderful service. All fresh and delicious. We loved it.

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    Ian R 2020-01-14

    Having heard good reports of Da Mara's pizzas, I popped in yesterday and enjoyed a fantastic meal : mushroom, ham & olive pizza, cocktails, tiramizu and coffee. Lovely decor & atmosphere, great quality food and attentive service. I cannot wait to return again and again. Proper, authentic pizza with great mozzarella.

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    sarahjeaks 2020-01-12

    Everything wonderful - food, service, atmosphere. Perfect for a romantic special occasion. Loved it!

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    JANEY H 2019-12-31

    wonderful food as always and lovely people, best Italian in Cardiff. I love the seafood pasta - always freshly made pasta and and seasonal shell fish. Super puddings too

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    nathanstarr17 2019-12-13

    Amazing food, lovely atmosphere and staff are very friendly and accommodating! Will be returning soon!

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    sharonjJ2173SY 2019-12-12

    Fabulous restaurant. Lovely attentive (not overly) staff. Great atmosphere and where do l start with the food? Sublime. We all ordered different meals, which all looked good and, family reported tasted good too. I had scallops to start. Quite simply the most delicious I've ever had. Like little fluffy clouds on your tongue! Cod loin for my main in a lemony dressing. Beautifully cooked. That was my first visit. It won't be my last.

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    jamestc13 2019-12-03

    Da Mara is a really cozy restaurant. The staff make you feel at home and the food is outstanding. Both of us were really impressed with our food and the prices were so reasonable. I personally wouldn’t choose to go somewhere like pizza express knowing they were round the corner!

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    605martinh 2019-12-02

    I showed up here on a wet Thursday night and to be honest it was very quiet. It was the 15th menu I'd looked at in the area. However, the service I received was warm, friendly and super-fast. I had the Cotto e Funghi Calzone and it was a good size and had excellent flavours. I then followed with the Tiramisu (and I know a bit about a tiramisu!) and again it was first class, made by hand in the restaurant that day. With a pint of Peroni and coffee, the whole thing came in at £25. Great value, great food, and excellent friendly service. I would definitely go again!

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    Peter-Rabbit123 2019-11-25

    My wife and I visited on Saturday lunchtime. The service was very friendly and efficient. I had the excellent Gnocchi in a lovely tomato sauce and my wife had the scallops which she said were very good. For desert my wife had the classic tiramisu and I had a fantastic cheesecake. I would definitely recommend this Italian, this is my third visit and the quality of the food is outstanding.

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Our aggregate rating, “Sluurpometro”, is 70 based on 905 parameters and reviews

If you need to contact by phone, call the number +44 29 2048 2222

Timetable:

  • Monday 12:00-14:00,17:30-22:00
  • Tuesday 12:00-14:00,17:30-22:00
  • Wednesday 12:00-14:00,17:30-22:00
  • Thursday 12:00-14:00,17:30-22:00
  • Friday 12:00-14:00,17:30-22:00
  • Saturday 12:00-14:00,17:30-22:00
  • Sunday 12:00-16:00

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