Located on Trinity Street in Cardiff city centre, this family-run restaurant is the younger sibling of an original Bath outpost.
Wood-fired pizzas are the focus with an impressive oven dominating the ground floor dining room and a menu featuring over 35 different options. A handful of salads and pasta dishes appease the pizza dodgers.
Both pizzas we ordered were excellent. A nicely mottled rim, thin base with good sag and chew, and light tomato sauce were all bang on.
My quattro formaggi (£10.95) was generously topped with tangy goat’s cheese, salty and savoury gorgonzola, creamy mozzarella and buttery fontina cheese.
La Bella Vita (£11.95) was a meatfest topped with spicy pepperoni, salami, shredded chicken, crisp bacon and mozzarella.
Desserts hit the mark too.
Homemade lemon sorbet (£3.95) was smooth and slightly creamy with a good zip and zing.
A pretty tiramisu (£4.95) with light and sweet mascarpone cream and coffee and booze soaked sponge was as comforting as you could hope for.
I really like the Real Italian Pizza Company. If you’re looking for a good independent pizza place in Cardiff city centre then it’s definitely worth checking out.
Address - The Real Italian Pizza Company, 22-23 Trinity Street, Cardiff CF10 1BH
Telephone - 02920 235 963