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Located next to St John The Baptist City Parish Church and right behind the beautiful Cardiff Central Market, we’re perfectly placed in the city centre.


We are open



Spaced over two floors, our pizzeria is bright, light and airy.

Step through our door and the smell of freshly baked sourdough will welcome you as warmly as our fantastic team.

We’ve found your Franco

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Say hi to Ana Mihai our manager.

About Cardiff

Closest station/s

  • train

    Cardiff Central

Opening hours

Mon–Thu: 12:00pm–10:00pm

Fri–Sat: 11:30am–11:30pm

Sun: 11:30am–9:00pm


  • Baby changing
  • Outdoor seating
  • Wifi


  • Restricted mobility access
  • Restricted mobility bathroom


  • Lunch Deal
  • Unidays


We are open for dine in, order & collect (via our online service), takeaway and delivery (via Deliveroo, Uber Eats and Just Eat).

Not all pizzas are made equal. Some are made in Cardiff.

  • Pre or post game, our lovely team are all set with steaming sourdough pizza.

  • Our pizzaioli prepare everything by hand in our open kitchen, so you know exactly what’s on your plate.

  • Take a post-pizza stroll around the Castle.

  • Today's specials

    Eat with the seasons.

    Locally sourced, locally made. 
Find our specials on your in-venue chalkboard, or right here.

    Much like our ingredients, these updates are locally sourced.

    Lunch deal

    Give yourself a break — and we’ll give your wallet the same. Grab a pizza and a soft drink for just £10 between 12–3pm Monday to Friday (or upgrade to an alcoholic drink for just £2.50). Increasing your mid-week savings shouldn’t mean sacrificing your appetite. Clocks ticking, so eat up.

    fresh sourdough pizza with lager

    A small thank you

    Sourdough pizza has arrived for Blue Light Card and Defence Discount Service card holders.

    Company as good as the food you share

    Get together

    Always squeeze your own lemons. And book in advance.

    Know what you want (besides the number three)? Reserve a private room that suits your get together best.

    Room 1

    100 standing / 85 seated

    Our spacious basement is the perfect place for get togethers with colleagues, friends or family with everything you need, from a private bar to AV equipment.

    • Restricted mobility access
    • Screen / TV
    • Projector
    • Audio
    • Private Bar