Who doesn't love Italian food? Whether it's pizza, pasta, bruschetta, or a nice tiramisu, Italian cuisine has something for everyone. That's probably a big part of why Italian restaurants are so popular - no matter who you're dining with, they're sure to find something on the menu that they like!

If you fancy a fun family dinner, a big Italian banquet with friends, or romantic meal for two, Cardiff has plenty of excellent Italian eateries to choose from. Here are 5 of our favourites:

Da Mara Pizza

Da Mara

25 Clear Water Way, Lakeside, Cardiff CF23 6DJ

Formerly known as Anatoni's, Da Mara (stylised as 'da MARA') is a lovely restaurant near Roath Lake that offers authentic Italian food and great service. They specialise in proper Italian pizza - the pizzas have their own separate menu, in fact - but there are plenty of other dishes available too if pizza isn't your thing.

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Zio Pin Chianti

Zio Pin

74 Albany Road, Roath, Cardiff CF24 3RS

With a cosy, welcoming atmosphere and a huge variety of Italian meals on the menu, Zio Pin is one restaurant that can always be relied upon to provide a wonderful dining experience. Arrive hungry and you'll leave full, satisfied, and very happy indeed!

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Giovanni's Cardiff Food


38 The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1AJ

Conveniently located right in the centre of Cardiff (just across from the St. David's 2 shopping centre), Giovanni's offers a warm welcome and a menu that encapsulates, as the restaurant's website puts it, "the true taste of Italy".

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24 Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ

Situated in the splendid waterfront restaurant complex at Mermaid Quay, Strada is a great choice if you're looking for a mouth-watering Italian meal in Cardiff Bay. Their set menu is great value for money if you're on a strict budget.


 I Giardini di Sorrento Meal

I Giardini di Sorrento

12 City Road, Cardiff CF24 3DL

Located on City Road, a street better know for its takeaways than for its tiramisu, I Giardini is one of Cardiff's highest-rated Italian restaurants on TripAdvisor and a great place to go if you want some "truly Italian" cuisine. Specials are revised daily, so you never know what delicious treats you might get to try during your visit!

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