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Born in Reggio Calabria, Italy and brought up in Grangetown, Cardiff – Giovanni is a true Welsh Italian. His career began by going to America and working on luxury cruise liners travelling the world. Today sees him running a collection of successful businesses, with Giovanni's Restaurants at the forefront. From humble beginnings in 1983, Giovanni's Italian Restaurant on the Hayes attracted a loyal customer base including celebrities such as Shirley Bassey, Luciano Pavarotti and Tom Jones, all of whom testify to the delicious home cooked Italian food the venue provides.
Our second city centre restaurant Giovanni's in Park Place offers the food you know and love, in a slower paced, relaxing new setting. Having successfully celebrated our 30th anniversary of a family tradition which, alongside the launch of Giovanni's highly anticipated Cookery School has meant for an exceptionally busy, but exciting time and we look forward to seeing you at one of our venues soon.
Latest news and events at Giovanni's
This chickpea cauliflower curry served with spicy quinoa is sure to warm the tummies of the whole family. If you’re struggling to keep the kids feeling…
A striking combination of fillet steak and shrimp, served with all those flavoursome juices to create a succulent meal for two. Giovanni serves this Italian…
Watch and learn how to make delicious Spaghetti with squid ink sauce. An Italian delicacy, cooked by Italian chef Giovanni Malacrino.
Cardiff City have won their promotion, and Giovanni and team have released a special song
Cardiff City Special Pasta
With Cardiff Art Al Fresco Weekend renewed for another year, we’re using this an an opportunity to throw a celebratory event, and you’re invited!
A scrumptious butternut squash soup with a tantalisingly spicy finish. The ultimate heart warmer after a day outdoors. This simple soup recipe by Giovanni…
Miss Wales 2017 winner Hannah Williams gets a unique cooking lesson from chef-to-the-stars Giovanni Malacrino, with the help of his (not so) glamorous…
A super healthy risotto recipe made with beetroot and feta cheese. Cooked by professional chef Giovanni Malacrino, this quick and easy, authentic Italian…
A heart warming, simple pasta dish with corned beef in a delicious tomato pasta sauce. Watch and learn how to make corned beef pasta from professional…
Are you looking for a simple, delicious dish to feed the whole family this half term? Then, look no further.
It’s week two of Giovanni’s YouTube and he’s not done on his quest to #SaveOurSpecialDays.
Giovanni's On the Hayes (38)
Cardiff, CF10 1AJ
Giovanni's In Park Place (8)
Cardiff, CF10 3DP
10-11 Mill Lane
Cardiff, CF10 1FL
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