Book your Christmas party with us 19th Nov - 1st Jan, Three course set menu, 25pp.

About us

The Dough Thrower

Ben’s passion and love for pizza is an understatement, growing up in Switzerland in the family bakery he learnt the craft of making dough. Over the past 20 years developing his grand fathers recipe, he decided to leave his career in professional sport to fulfil his long term ambition of owning a pizza restaurant.

Move one year down the line after the successful pop up in Ogmore-by-sea, Ben, his cousin Pete and friend Alex took that idea and are proud to present – THE DOUGH THROWER.

Our Dough

Our Dough is a blend of high grade tip 00 flour from Naples. We add mineral salts from Himalaya, premium award winning olive oils from the Picual olives from Spain & sweeten with a touch of honey. These ingredients are left to ferment for 72 hours before our dough is ready to go. Each pizza then begins with our own special blend The Dough Thrower tomato sauce using bittersweet tomatoes from Vegas Bajas & Puglia.

Arancini
6.5
Dough Sticks
4

Served with a choice of dip – mojo verde, mojo picón, garlic & herb, balsamic & picual olive oil

Buffalo Wings
6
Two Chillies

Why not add buffalo dough sticks 3

Roasted Parmesan cauliflower
5

with a tahini dip (vegan option available)

V
Vegetarian
GF
Gluten Free
Dough Thrower’s Meatballs
6.5

Smoked Pancetta, Beef & Pork

Antipasti
7
Marinara
6.5

Tomato, oregano, fresh basil & sliced garlic

V
Vegetarian
Margherita
8.5

Tomato and fresh basil, fior di latte

V
Vegetarian
NYC
11

Tomato, mozzarella fior di latte, pepperoni

Puttanesca
12

Tomato, anchovies, black olives and capers, mozzarella fior di latte, squeeze of lemon

V
Vegetarian
Funghi of the Forest
12

White garlic butter base, selection of seasonal mushrooms, prosciutto, mozzarella fior di latte, Padano

Christmas Special
Los Santas Pollos
12.5

Tomato BBQ, fior di latte mozzarella, smoked pulled chicken thigh

Christmas Special
Papas Xmas Brisket
14

24hr slow cooked beef brisket, red onion, roquito peppers, tomato, fior di latte

Christmas Special
The Angry Elf
12.5

Tomato, mozzarella fior di latte, piquanté peppers, roquitos, finished with mojo picon

V
Vegetarian
Extras

Add any of our delicious ingredients to make your perfect pizza 1.5 per item and an additional 2 for chorizo or gluten free base

Benito's Choice Pizzas

Greenpeace
11.5

Tomato, spinach & cashew ricotta, mozzarella fior di latte, pickled onions & basil oil

V
Vegetarian
N
Contains Nuts
Calabria
11.5
One Chilli

Tomato, nduja, mozzarella fior di latte, basil oil

La Jamón
12.5

Tomato, mozzarella fior di latte, 12 month aged serrano jamón, pickled shallots

Ibérico
12.5

Tomato, chorizo mórcon ibérico de bellota & mozzarella fior di latte

Boquerones
13
One Chilli

Tomato, marinated anchovies, nduja, black olives & mozzarella fior di latte balls

Nancy
13

Tomato, Dough Thrower’s meatballs, mozzarella fior di latte, Padano

Dips

Mojo verde
1.5
Mojo Picón
1.5
Garlic and herb
1.5
Balsamic & Picual olive oil
1.5
Affogato
4.5
Award winning Dorset ice cream from Purbeck

1 Scoop 2, 2 Scoops 3.5, 3 Scoops 4.5

Christmas Special
White chocolate cheesecake
6.5

After eating

Locally roasted coffee from Welsh Coffee Company
Espresso
1.8
Double Espresso
2
Americano
2
Caffe Latte
2.5
Cappuccino
2.8
Bombardino Classico
5

Warmed Vov, brandy, whipped cream

Bombardino Cafe
5

Warmed Vov, brandy, whipped cream, espresso shot

Soft Drinks

Orange Juice/Apple Juice
/
1.8
Coke / Diet Coke
/
2
San Pellegrino Arancia/Rossa/Limonata
/
2
Sparkling Water
/
2

Alcoholic Drinks

White
Encostas de Penalva Vinho Branco, Portugal
19.5
/

Honey, nutty and citrus notes lead onto a broad and textural palate

Robinia Pinot Grigio, Italy
16.5
/

Crisp and delicate on the palate with lemony acidity and a fresh, dry finish

Rose
Robinia Pinot Grigio Rosato, Italy
16.5
/

A dry, fresh and fruity rose with delicate aromas of red berries

Red
Araldica Piemonte Barbera, Italy
16.5
/

A very approachable wine with an abundance of tangy red fruit and a savoury spiciness

Bacca Nera Primitivo Negroamaro, Italy
19.5
/

A modern styled red blending a little Primitivo with Negroamaro, giving a sweeter fruit feel

Prosecco
Prosecco Spumante, Italy
21.5
/

A deliciously light and fruity Prosecco with hints of apple and peach

APEROL SPRITZ
/
/
GIN & TONIC
/
/
Beer
Poretti, Italy
3.75
/
Brooklyn Lager, USA
4.45
/
Brooklyn East, USA
4.95
/
Mahou (Inca Estrellas), Spain
3.95
/
Our marinated Sicilian nocellara olives
4
V
Vegetarian
GF
Gluten Free
Papas Bravas
4

Triple cooked potatoes, smoked bravas sauce, alioli

V
Vegetarian
GF
Gluten Free
Green salad
4
V
Vegetarian
GF
Gluten Free
Book your Christmas party with us

19th November - 1st January

3 course set Menu - Starter, Main and Dessert for 25pp

Starter

Catalan bread

with Serrano ham

Firebaked camembert with dough sticks

with spiced caramelised onion chutney

Bruschetta capers and tomato
V
Vegetarian

Main

Any pizza from the main menu
(including Benitos choice pizzas)

Dessert

Chocolate and pear tart

with a chantilly cream

Cheese plate and biscuits

with spiced caramelised onion chutney.

Allergy and dietry information

v
Vegetarian
gf
Gluten free
n
Contains nuts
Mild
Mild
Spicy
Spicy

We can make all our pizzas gluten free, but we need 8hrs notice.

We have vegan cheese if needed, just ask one of our members of staff.

Book a table

Reserve your table at The Dough Thrower Cardiff by selecting your date, time and party size in the form below and we'll confirm your spot via email straightaway.

Please ensure you follow the booking process through to the end to sucessfully make a booking and recieve a confirmation email.

If in any doubt please call 029 20307295.

Fully Booked?

If you try to book online and are told we're full, please give us a ring on 029 20307295 to see what we can do.

Extended stay?

We respectfully ask for tables back after their allotted time. If you would like to extend this please call the restaurant to make arrangements.

Running late?

If you are running late on our busy nights we have a 15min policy, if you are running late then please call us as we may be able extend the table time.

Bringing a pram or buggy?

If you are visiting with a pram or buggy or require a high-chair, please advise us beforehand to allow us to accommodate you at a table with suitable space.

Preferred time not available?

Should you be unable to book your preferred time we sometimes have tables which become free, however space at our benches is available on a first-come basis.

We Do takeaways

Can't join us, then take us with you!

Takeaways available for collection, see our opening times for availabiliy.

Delivery available within select areas of Cardiff
(please contact us for further information).

Wednesday to Saturday - 17:00 - 22:30
Sunday - 16:00 - 22:00

Call 029 2030 7295
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Delivery available

Join us for New Years Eve

Any Pizza from the menu and bottomless Prosecco – 40

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From 19th November – 1st January

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Many thanks for the Pizza love!

Geraint Thomas and George North chose it as the place to tuck in after the Tour de France cyclist celebrated his Cardiff homecoming. Don't forget the dough balls!
A fantastic addition to the pizza scene in the capital.
Serving crisp, slightly charred bases with bubbling toppings, it's one not to miss...
Not only was the food great, but the service was also extremely friendly, quick and attentive, despite the quite informal setting. A great addition to the Cardiff pizza scene!
The dough was magnificently puffed up at the edges, golden brown and the thickness, just right. I was shocked at the size, considering the modest price....
We had a great evening and the food was undeniably tasty. They have it so right at The Dough Thrower. The prices are friendly and the food is generous without being excessive in size...
The dough was magnificently puffed up at the edges, golden brown and the thickness, just right. I was shocked at the size, considering the modest price....
We had a great evening and the food was undeniably tasty. They have it so right at The Dough Thrower. The prices are friendly and the food is generous without being excessive in size...

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Where we are

The Dough Thrower
591, Cowbridge Road East
Cardiff
Wales, UK
CF5 1BE.

Call us
029 20307295

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