Price Point: Mains from £10-£25
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.