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38 The Hayes | Opposite St David’s Hall and St David’s 2 Shopping Centre, Cardiff CF10 1AJ, Wales
+44 29 2022 0077
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12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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cardiff
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Being a lover of Italian food and the reputation this restaurant has I was really excited about our visit. In all honesty it was underwhelming......the restaurant itself was lovely and the staff friendly welcoming and attentive but I found the amount of food served to be extremely overwhelming. I ordered the mushrooms to start and I kid you not it... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a cosy restaurant you have to book a fair amount of time in advance for and, frankly, I can see why. The staff are wonderful and more than happy for you to try out your Italian with. The serving sizes were much bigger than expected and tasted great. It is a rather intimate atmosphere and you might be... More 

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ernesto r, Manager at Giovanni's On the Hayes, responded to this review

thank you so much for this fantastic review about us on here , see you soon , many thank s ernesto More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a meal with friends for a birthday, never been before but absolutely going to return. The food was fabulous, with a good choice of classic Italian dishes. Portions are huge, food tastes great. Great atmosphere, staff were superb, very attentive, excellent service.

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Thank Cuddlepuffle
ernesto r, Manager at Giovanni's On the Hayes, responded to this review

hi , thank you so much for this lovely review , we are so happy that you had a wonderful time at giovanni s on the hayes see you soon many thank s ernesto More 

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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another place that's on my list of eateries when I am working in Cardiff. This was a Friday evening meal with my wife as part of our wedding anniversary weekend in Cardiff. The food was excellent as always, as was the banter..... In response to my wife ordering Spaghetti Bolognaise, the [Welsh?] waiter responded with "is that wise as you... More 

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Thank Nick L
ernesto r, Manager at Giovanni's On the Hayes, responded to this review

hi , thank u so much for this beautiful review , we ll pass your lovely comments to our team and look foward to your return visit , grazie mille ernesto More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Giovanni’s is a genuine ristorante, one of two of the same name (in The Hayes and on The Park) which, with a cookery school, is run by the Italian-Welsh family of Giovanni Malacrino. Completely unlike a franchised pizza chain, it offers a menu encompassing not only pizzas and pastas, but a whole range of Italian meat and fish dishes. The... More 

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ernesto r, Manager at Giovanni's On the Hayes, responded to this review

hi , thank you so much for this review , see u soon , ciao ciao grazie mille ernesto More 

Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the restaurant on a mid-week evening never having been before. We had seen reviews on trip advisor and decided to take the plunge. What a lovely place to eat. The welcome we had was really friendly and the food brilliant.The staff were attentive but not too much so and the atmosphere second to none. We... More 

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ernesto r, Manager at Giovanni's On the Hayes, responded to this review

hi , thank you so much for writing a nice review about us on here , see you soon , many thank s hayes More 

Wales UK
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453 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dropped in for lunch - they have a really good lunchtime special!! Caught up with a friend of some 40 years now (Jan 5th 1977) with mobility limitations and here was good in relation to parking in St Davids. Had coffee sat outside which was nice (before the heavens opened!), whilst sitting there 2 young ladies left with 2 buggies... More 

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ernesto r, Manager at Giovanni's On the Hayes, responded to this review

hi , thank u so much for this lovely review on here , we are glad u had a fantastic dining experience at giovanni s on the hayes see u soon ernesto More 

Villanueva del Trabuco
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended to us by the hotel we were staying in for the night. We both ordered pasta, it was excellent - lovely atmosphere and friendly, efficient staff, would come again.

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ernesto r, Manager at Giovanni's On the Hayes, responded to this review

hi , thank u so much for your time writing a nice review on here , see you soon , ciao ciao many thank s ernesto More 

Wrexham County, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just tucked away but the bubbles floating across the sky outside give you a sense of what is inside. The food was absolutely stunning and I can't recommend it high enough. Staff was wonderful and I will definitely be going again

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ernesto r, Manager at Giovanni's On the Hayes, responded to this review

hi , thank u so much for writing this fantastic review on here , see you soon , many thank s hayes More 

Cardiff
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favourite pizza places in Cardiff. The style and flavour of the pizza surpasses anything I have had from other places I love it every time.

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ernesto r, Manager at Giovanni's On the Hayes, responded to this review

hi , thank you so much for this lovely review about us , see you soon grazie mille ciao ciao ernesto More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 31
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 The Hayes | Opposite St David’s Hall and St David’s 2 Shopping Centre, Cardiff CF10 1AJ, Wales
  • Public Transportation: Dont worry about transport as there is a main taxi rank just outside as well as a main bus stop infront of the restaurant. The train station is also just a 2 minute walk from Giovannis.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2022 0077

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?