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Wood fired Pizzas, available for collection.

Selected items are available for take away orders from the main menu.
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Reserve your table at THE DOUGH THROWER Cardiff by selecting your date, time and party size 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.

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.

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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.

Dough Sticks
4

served with a choice of one of our dips

Garlic Pizza Stack
5

make it cheesy 1

Firebaked Broccoli
5.5

sun-dried tomato pesto, toasted almonds

V
Vegetarian
N
Contains Nuts
GF
Gluten Free
Buffalo Wings
6
Two Chillies
GF
Gluten Free
Dough Thrower’s Meatballs
6.5

smoked Pancetta, beef & pork

Firebaked Wild Prawns
7.5

(Only available on Friday & Saturdays)

GF
Gluten Free
Antipasti
8
Marinara
6.5

Tomato, oregano, fresh basil & sliced garlic

V
Vegetarian
Margherita
8.5

Tomato, basil oil, fior di latte

V
Vegetarian
NYC
11

Tomato, mozzarella fior di latte, pepperoni

Puttanesca
12.5

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

Jhonny’s pizza
12.5

Tomato, 12 month aged serrano ham, rocket, mozzarella fior di latte, padano

American Hot
12.5
One Chilli

Tomato, fior di latte, spicy pepperoni, jalapeños

Los Pollos
12.5

Tomato, smoked pulled chicken thigh, mozzarella fior di latte, spinach, edam cheese

Funghi of the Forest
12.5

White garlic butter base, selection of seasonal mushrooms, mozzarella fior di latte & ricotta

V
Vegetarian
Extras

Extras... Add any of our delicious ingredients to make your perfect pizza 1.5 per item and an additional 2 for chorizo and 2.5 for meatballs


We can make ALL our pizzas gluten free (additional 2 charge). We also have Vegan Mozzarella Alternative, just ask one of our members of staff.

Benito's Choice Pizzas

Greenpeace
12.5

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

V
Vegetarian
N
Contains Nuts
Flaming Goat
12.5
One Chilli

Tomato, roquito peppers, goats cheese, mozzarella fior di latte, finished with chilli honey

V
Vegetarian
Ibérico
13

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

Mama’s Pizza
13

White base, Mama’s pancetta marmelade, fior di latte, ricotta, cherry tomatoes, rocket

La Ventresca
13.5

Tomato, fior di latte, ventresca tuna, cherry tomatoes, red onion

Canton Bad Boy
13.5
Two Chillies

Tomato, fior di latte, jalapeño, trinidad scorpion chilli chicken

Calabria
12.5
One Chilli

Tomato, nduja, mozzarella fior di latte, basil oil

The Med
12.5

Tomato, fior di latte, roasted Mediterranean veg, basil oil

V
Vegetarian
Extras

Extras... Add any of our delicious ingredients to make your perfect pizza 1.5 per item and an additional 2 for chorizo and 2.5 for meatballs


We can make ALL our pizzas gluten free (additional 2 charge). We also have Vegan Mozzarella Alternative, just ask one of our members of staff.

Dips

Mojo picon
1.5
One Chilli
V
Vegetarian
Ve
Vegan
GF
Gluten Free
Mojo Verde
1.5
V
Vegetarian
Ve
Vegan
GF
Gluten Free
Garlic and herb
1.5
Donkey sauce
1.5
Sirarcha mayo
1.5
Caribbean fiery chilli
1.5
Two Chillies
V
Vegetarian
Ve
Vegan
GF
Gluten Free
Balsamic & Picual olive oil
1.5
V
Vegetarian
Ve
Vegan
GF
Gluten Free
Sriracha mayo
1.5

Ice creams

All our ice creams are suitable for Coeliacs and are Vegetarian


Award winning Dorset ice cream from Purbeck

1 scoop
2
2 scoop
3.5
3 scoop
4.5
Vanilla Magic

An award winning, stunningly good natural classic made with only the very best Madagascan Vanilla Bean pods and seeds

V
Vegetarian
Salted Caramel Delight

A sublime mix of lightly salted caramel ice cream with Dorset Sea Salt from along the Jurassic Coast, and added nuggets of salted butterscotch – a taste of pure indulgence

V
Vegetarian
Seriously Chocolate About Chocolate

Seriously satisfying real ground chocolate ice cream generously festooned withadded chocolate shavings

V
Vegetarian
Strawberry Seduction

A naturally good combination made to perfection, super creamy and bursting with strawberries!

V
Vegetarian
Honeycombe Hash

An absolute favourite and slightly addictive ice cream, awash with crunchy and squidgy honeycombe pieces

V
Vegetarian
Posh Toffee

Luxurious caramelised cows’ milk blended with Dorset’s finest ice cream ~ richly rewarding in both texture and flavour

V
Vegetarian
Mint Choc Baby Chip

An aromatic mouth tingling clear mint ice cream with a profusion of mini dark chocolate chips spread lavishly throughout

V
Vegetarian
Cappuccino

Stimulate your taste buds with this delightful frothy coffee indulgence, light and dreamy with a creamy coffee hit

V
Vegetarian
Raspberry Ripple

Reminisce with an old favourite, luxurious ice cream rippled with beautiful raspberries

V
Vegetarian
Banoffee Heaven

Decadent banana ice cream extravagantly rippled with natural dulce-de-leche

V
Vegetarian
Chocolate Orange

Real ground chocolate infused with natural orange – the ultimate smooth sensation

V
Vegetarian

Milk shakes

any of our ice creams flavours can become a delicious milkshake 5.5

Sauces

ALL 0.5

White Chocolate Gourmet Sauce
GF
Gluten Free
Mint Gourmet Sauce
GF
Gluten Free
Caramel Gourmet Sauce
GF
Gluten Free
Salted Butter Caramel Gourmet Sauce
GF
Gluten Free
Nausella Gourmet Sauce
N
Contains Nuts
GF
Gluten Free
Raspberry Gourmet Sauce
GF
Gluten Free

Toppings

ALL 0.5

Honeycomb Barrier Coated
V
Vegetarian
Cookies & Crème Biscuit
V
Vegetarian
Caramel Crunch
V
Vegetarian
Hazelnuts Caramelised
V
Vegetarian
N
Contains Nuts
Pecan Praline
V
Vegetarian
Ve
Vegan
N
Contains Nuts
Peanuts Roasted
V
Vegetarian
Ve
Vegan
N
Contains Nuts
Marshmallow
Salted Caramel Chips
V
Vegetarian
Waffle Baskets Plain
2

May contain traces of Almonds

Affogato
4.5
V
Vegetarian

Soft Drinks

Coke
2.2
Take away option
Available for take away
Diet Coke
2
Take away option
Available for take away
San Pellegrino Blood Orange
2
Take away option
Available for take away
San Pellegrino Orange
2
Take away option
Available for take away
San Pellegrino Lemon
2
Take away option
Available for take away
Orange juice
1.8
Take away option
Available for take away
Apple juice
1.8
Take away option
Available for take away
Sparkling Water
2
Take away option
Available for take away

Hot drinks

English breakfast tea
2

Green and Black Tea

Espresso
2
Double Espresso
2.4
Caffe Latte
2.5
Cappuccino
2.8
Hot Chocolate
2
Bombardino Cafe
5.5

Vov, Brandy Coffee finished with Cream

Bombardino Classic
5

Vov, Brandy finished with Cream

Beer

San Miguel, Spain
3.55

Flavours of white bread fruit, white flowers and liquorice

Estrella, Spain
3.75

Crisp, medium bodied and lemon edged with a touch of breadlines.

Moretti Draft, Italy
3.95

Clean cereal finish with hint of citrus

Palax, Spain
4

Aromas of grain honey flowers and citrus

Peroni, Italy
4.15

Delicate balance of bitterness and citrus aromatic notes with a crisp a dry finish.

White Wine

Cavatina Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie
4.5
18.5

Fresh and light with citrus fruits, pears and green apples on the palate

Nande’s Vinho Verde
5.5
19.5

Citrine colour and flavour with notes of tropical fruit

Chardonnay Umbria IGT Selva Volpina
6.5
20.5

A light, fruity dry and smooth white wine from the region of Umbria in Italy

Rose Wine

Cavatina Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie Rose
4.5
17.5

Fresh and light with apple and pink grapefruit flavours

Red Wine

Campo Dorado Rioja Vino Tinto
5
19

A soft, mellow red with typically rounded, berry fruit flavours and a smooth, spicy finish

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Gocce Santa Croce
5.5
20.5

A red Italian wine from the Montepulciano wine grape in the Abruzzo region of Italy

Chianti DOCG Vernaiolo Rocca delle Macie
6
24

A ruby red Tuscan wine with a cherry and sweet spice aromas with medium-bodied dry fruit

Primitivo di Manduria Mandus IGT Pietra Pura
8.8
35

An intense red wine with a flavour of blueberries, blackberries, spices and herbs

Prosecco

Prosecco Spumante, Italy
5.5
22

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

Spirits DoubleSingle

Jack Daniels old no 7 whiskey
3.5
6
Havana club 3 years old white rum
3.5
6
Jules clairon V.S.O.P fine French Brandy
4
6.5

Gin

Belgravia London Dry Gin
5.5

Served with slice of lemon

Gordons Gin
6.5

Served with juniper berries, slice of lemon

Bombay Shapire
7.5

Served with lime juice and slice of lime

Cocktails

Aperol Spritz
6.5

Aperol, prosecco, soda, orange slice

Espresso Martini
7

Absolut vodka vanilla coffee sugar syrup kahlua

Negroni
7.5

Martini rosso, aperol Bombay sapphire.

add Chicken 2, Chorizo 2, Goats cheese 2, Ventresca tuna 2.5

Benito’s chopped salad
7

Baby gem, radicchio, chickpeas, Napoli salami, provolone, Sicilian oregano vinaigrette

GF
Gluten Free
House salad
6.5

Tomatoes, sweetcorn, carrots, spinach, radicchio, beetroot, French vinaigrette

V
Vegetarian
Ve
Vegan
GF
Gluten Free
Green salad
4.5

Rocket and spinach, basil oil vinaigrette

V
Vegetarian
Ve
Vegan
GF
Gluten Free
Caesar salad
6.5

Baby gem, padano, garlic croutons, caesar dressing

Cajun Potato Wedges with a Ranch Dip
4.5

add Cheese 1 add Chorizo 1.5

Our Marinated Gordal Olives
4.5
V
Vegetarian
Ve
Vegan
GF
Gluten Free

Allergy and dietary information

V
Vegetarian
Ve
Vegan
GF
Gluten free
N
Contains nuts
Mild
Mild
Spicy
Spicy
Spicy
Hot

We can make all our pizzas gluten free, but we need 8 hours notice (additional 2 charge).

Please let one of our members of staff know if you have any allergen or dietary requirements. As our dishes are handmade in our busy kitchen, we unfortunately cannot guarantee that they are 100% free of allergens or contaminants. For all other allergies please let us know.

What the press say

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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