Who says you can’t enjoy pizza AND a history lesson? Stupid hungry people that’s who. If you’re in the market for a slice then Da Mara has some serious history behind it. They have the first Stefano Ferrara oven in Wales, the very same type used to make the first ever Margherita pizza in Naples back in 1889. The menu is full of delicious pizza and by the time you leave, so will you be.
Where is it? 2 Pen-y lan road, Cardiff, CF24 3PF
Their best slice? The Zola – Mozzarella, gorgonzola, mushrooms and pancetta.
Dusty Knuckle Pizza Company
No two ways about it, Cardiff is a party town. You know what goes well with a party? PIZZA OF COURSE! The Dusty Knuckle team are not only passionate about their slices, and we can confirm that they do rock, but you also get to enjoy them in a funky outdoor courtyard. The menu is constantly evolving so multiple visits come highly recommended to taste all your favourites.
Where is it? 70 Llandaff Road, Cardiff, CF11 9NL
Their best slice? Blas Y Mor – Fior di latte, Charcutier Ltd lardons, Penclawdd cockles, laverbread, samphire and San Marzano tomatoes.
Johnny Dough’s Pizza
Old school techniques? Meet new school pizzas. Yes Johnny Dough’s is one for the more experimental members of your crew but who doesn’t like the odd tasty experiment? How experimental we hear you ask. How does a Peking Duck Pizza sound? No? Try an Angelsey Sheep Shish Kebab Pizza instead. You know it makes sense!
Where is it? 129 Mostyn Street, Llandudno, LL30 2PE
Their best slice? Johnny’s Meaty Special – BBQ chicken, pepperoni, ham, peppers, spring onion and jalapenos.
We should say up front, Top Joes is not messing around. Their tomatoes? Grown in the foothills of Mount Vesuvius. The oven? Heated to 400oC. The ice cream? Homemade. You don’t mess around and neither should your favourite slice. To top it all off, all the pizzas are handmade to order from scratch and served a stone’s throw from the beach.
Where is it? Upper Frog Street, Pembrokeshire, SA70 7JD
Their best slice? The Inferno – Tomatoes, wild boar, red onion, ricotta and chilli.
Sometimes you just want to eat pizza… in a tipi… by a river, and that’s Pizzatipi’s whole deal. The location is second to none but so is the pizza and, to save your valuable time, you can check the wait time online. The atmosphere is also sure to impress as you watch the sun go down over the river, a cold one in one hand and a hot slice in the other.
Where is it? Cambrian Quay, Cardigan, SA43 1EZ
Their best slice? The Maritime – No cheese, capers, onions, olives and anchovies.
If you’re looking for a pizza place that takes their meat seriously then look no further than Stonerock. After all, the salami is cured in Monmouthshire and made from livestock found in the Forest of Dean. All of this (and more) can be enjoyed on the impressively picturesque terrace with a glass of wine made right there in Monmouthshire.
Where is it? 9-10 Upper Church Street, Chepstow, NP16 5EX
Their best slice? The Dirty Hawaiian – Free range Somerset mozzarella, pineapple, Wiltshire cooked ham and balsamic glaze.