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“Disappointed dinner”

Giovanni's On the Hayes
Ranked #170 of 1,381 Restaurants in Cardiff
Price range: US$ 20 - US$ 31
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: City Centre
Transit: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We were in Cardiff for the weekend and visited this restaurant as normally an Italian advertising themselves as a family run business cares about customers
However we were very disappointed. Tables rammed in so closely together that you felt you were with the people on the next table
We had calamari which was mediocre at best and mussels in tomato sauce that were ok
Mains we had pasta with chicken one of which was gluten free which is good to have this option available
We just felt staff were not that interested
Not a good experience at all

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Fabulous meal in very relaxed surroundings. Staff were very attentive and service was prompt and efficient, despite the restaurant being full when we arrived. No fuss needed....the food and atmosphere spoke for themselves. Would definitely visit again.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited here Friday 30th for an evening meal. Restaurant fairly small upstairs and too many tables squashed in. Quite traditional in appearance but music is very random - the staff pick their own on YouTube set up by the entrance! Menu choice is excellent and the wine is good too!
Our negative for eating here was that we felt rushed!
We ate our starters, then literally 5 minutes later our mains were put in front of us! I did contemplate sending back but presumed they would only sit on the hot plate!
This meant we couldn’t fully enjoy our mains as we were too full! We managed to drag our mains out a little with the staff keep asking us if we’d finished, even when our cutlery wasn’t put together on plates.
With the tables being so close, we did actually end up chatting to the couple next to us and carried on drinking with them which is something we would never normally expect on a date night!
If we were to visit Cardiff again I would probably try here again but maybe not order a starter!

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

The meals were one of the best we have had there were five of us not one of us had any thing bad to say our ages ranged from 23 to 71 the service was also very friendly and attentive will definitely go back

Thank Linda H
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

on one of the busiest nights in Cardiff we called in on the of chance of getting a table absolutely full but suggested we cam back in one hour which we did. I had the most amazing veal with cream and mushrooms and my husband had lamb shank. you could not fault either hot fresh with lovely vegetables. excellent value for money

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