Price Point: Mains from £10-£25
Ranked: #5 of 22 restaurants in Cardiff
Grab a slice of Santa Maria, Cardiff’s favourite new Italian restaurant.
A short stroll from Cardiff Queen Street station and formerly known as Nine Yards, this is cool, contemporary Italian dining at its very best.
Wooden crates nailed to the wall serve as a wine cellar, while exposed light bulbs create a cosy ambience that is complemented by the warm smiles of the staff.
Their trademark serve is the pizza metro - a whole metre of fresh wood-fired Italian pizza that’s perfect for sharing. High-quality toppings such as prosciutto, anchovies and nduja sausage will transport you straight to the heart of the Mediterranean.
Other dishes include a mouth-watering selection of nibbles, ideal for pairing with a cold Peroni, sharing meat and cheese platters and hearty secondi. The chicken milanesa and lasagne are both as nourishing and comforting as a hug from an Italian nonna.
So gather your friends and make yourself at home. A meal at Santa Maria is an experience to savour.
Prashen Pillay - dined at Santa Maria on 9 July 2019
Mary Evans - dined at Santa Maria on 1 July 2019
Jess Mays - dined at Santa Maria on 27 June 2019
Alex Lock - dined at Santa Maria on 28 June 2019
Rosie Johns - dined at Santa Maria on 8 June 2019
Rachel Lia - dined at Santa Maria on 26 May 2019
Jan Koziel - dined at Santa Maria on 17 May 2019
Diana Farmer - dined at Santa Maria on 26 April 2019
Ed Butler - dined at Santa Maria on 20 April 2019
Paul Fuszard - dined at Santa Maria on 13 April 2019
Mary Evans - dined at Santa Maria on 22 March 2019
Non Tuckey - dined at Santa Maria on 15 March 2019