AN ITALIAN family-run restaurant known for its authentic wood fire pizzas - Da Mario is Trader of the Week.

Da Mario based in Westbourne is passionate about its Italian wood fire pizzas using authentic Italian ingredients and fresh produce.

The restaurant has a homely feel, and the welcoming staff will go above and beyond to please their 'much loved' customers.

Samet Macit, general manager of the restaurant, said: "If you want to have a traditional pizza, you're not going to get any better than Da Mario's"

"Our dough is 48-72 hour levitation, it's very light."

"I focus a lot on consistency as a business owner, I make sure all our products are consistently at a high standard."

Bournemouth Echo: Da Mario's wood fire pizzaDa Mario's wood fire pizza

He added: "We specialise in pizza however we try to please everyone, so if someone comes in and maybe doesn't fancy a pizza today, we can cater to them by adapting some of our starter dishes as a main on a bigger scale."

Some of the items on the Da Mario starters menu include bruschetta, aubergine bake, bufala caprese and buratta. 

The restaurant operates a bring your own booze (BYOB) system.

Samet said: "We sell amazing pizza, we don't focus on the alcohol, if you want to bring your own alcohol, we are more than happy for you to do so.

"We add a small corkage charge, but it will still work out a great deal cheaper."

Bournemouth Echo: Inside Da Mario, Westbourne Inside Da Mario, Westbourne

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The restaurant won the TripAdvisor '2021 Travellers' Choice Award' which celebrates restaurants that consistently deliver fantastic experiences to customers. 

Samet said: "Da Mario is where people get together to eat really well and enjoy the company of families, friends, couples, old and young.

"It is a lively atmosphere, and the delicious smell of authentic Italian wood fire pizza lingers in the air."

The pizzeria opened in 2008 and has been operating for 14 years.

You can find the restaurant at 12 Queens Rd, Bournemouth BH2 6BE, UK.

Da Mario is also available on Deliveroo, JustEat and UberEats so you can have the tasty pizza delivered right to your door.