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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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Today
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Fri 17:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is authentic Italian food at its best. We are lovers of Italian food and it doesn't get better. Downstairs was a little cramped, will ask for upstairs next time, hence not 5 stars This place gets a massive thumbs up and it's a must visit.

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Thank Neil833
Somerset
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stumbled across this little restaurant whilst wandering around the city centre looking for somewhere to eat. We walking in at 9pm and they found us a table in the backed seating area within about 10 mins. The restaurant is slightly cramped, but once seated, it wasn't an issue. The staff were all very helpful and polite and the food... More 

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Concord, California
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262 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We (including my wife and our adult daughter) arrived at our hotel late in the evening, knowing very little about Cardiff. We asked the hotel staff for recommendations and luckily they pointed us to Giovanni’s which was just a few steps away. I am glad that they did, because it was a wonderful experience. Although the restaurant was very busy... More 

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

grazie mille for taking your time to leave us a lovely review . i m happy to hear that you ve enjoyed your recent meal at giovanni s on the hayes , see u soon , best wishes , ernesto More 

Cardiff, Wales
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a lovely Valantines lunch with my wife . Had the set 2 course lunch and a sweet. Excellent food and very good service. Very busy which is always a good advert.

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

hi , thank you very much for taking the time to review us , we look forward to seeing you again soon , ciao ciao ernesto More 

Axbridge
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have used this restaurant many times in the past. Most recently last Saturday before the Wales v England International. We were able to reserve a table in the marquee annexe to the main restaurant, which was carpeted and heated. The menu was a set price of £35ph, excluding drinks. For this you received three courses with ample choice for... More 

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

hi there , thank you for taking your time writing in your feedback in regards with your recent visit , i will pass on your feedback to the ensure team , see you soon , many thank s ernesto More 

Rhyl, Wales, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All home made.. the lasagne is outstanding and definitely recommend but you could share it so you can fit a starter and dessert..

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

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

Wales, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Before I start I really enjoyed the meal can't complain about the service either But it does upset me when 10% service charge gets added I always leave a tip more than not 15% because I'm in the trade and because of that I hate the matter of fact charge I agree that some people gladly tip for food but... More 

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

hi , thank you very much for the review , we glad u liked our food and our service , sorry about the service charge { it is optional , u don t have to pay it ] , see u soon , many thank s ernesto More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we booked for 4 people on on Wales v England day just as well be booked 2 weeks in advance as the restaurant was very busy.On entering we were met by very friendly and busy staff.The food was of a very high standard with service to match.Would highly recommend this Italian restaurant.Nearly a perfect day,the only downside was that Wales... 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 lovely review about us , see you again , many thank s ernesto More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

thsi is cardiff one of the longest standing italians on the hayes, we eat hear love the photos of past and presant clebs on the wall, this place is 1st class, a proper treasure trove of an eatery in cardiff, forget the mass chains give this place a try

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

hi , grazie mille for this beautiful review , see you soon , ciao ciao , ernesto More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

small, family run, intimate restaurant, true Italian feel, tables are very close to each other which for some people may be a problem, but it's worth it as the food is marvellous, good selection of wine, staff are all very helpful and service very good

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

hi , thank s for your time writing a nice review on here , ciao ciao , ernesto More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 31
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
17:30 - 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?