Saturday, 22 July 2017

The Real Italian Pizza Company, Cardiff city centre Italian restaurant review

The Real Italian Pizza Company has quietly built up a good reputation over the last couple years.

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.

The Details:

Address - The Real Italian Pizza Company, 22-23 Trinity Street, Cardiff CF10 1BH
Telephone - 02920 235 963

The Real Italian Pizza Company Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


  1. The ingredients on the pizzas look really appetising, and whilst I'm not the greatest fan of a drier, very browned base and "mottled rim", they are certainly a sign of a well made and well-thought-out pizza - a welcome change from the very very commercialised, takeaway pizza recipes. The sorbet looks gorgeous though, and so cheap!

    1. @Sarah - Yes, this is definitely a step up from the chain pizza places. The base was really thin so it wasn't dry. The sorbet was lush too!