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Giovanni's On the Hayes

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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (112 reviews)
“mussels” (27 reviews)
“garlic bread” (21 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
38 The Hayes | Opposite St David’s Hall and St David’s 2 Shopping Centre, Cardiff CF10 1AJ, Wales
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was very much looking forward to my first meal at Giovannis as I had heard many good things but I honestly don't know what all the fuss is about? A group of 17 had a meal there yesterday. We were sat downstairs which was...More

Thank Kayleighjayne86
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went here for a friends hen party. A big party of 20 of us. The staff were very friendly. Couldn't do enough for us and the bride to make her afternoon a special one. One waiter in particular was really nice and suggested places to...More

Thank SarahChich
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great food and atmosphere, great attention and banter from the waiter's, our fourth visit to Giovanni's never been disappointed.

Thank Gareth L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ordered the seafood pizza, the chef has to be extremely careful with this, as calamari, clams and mussels can get dry very quick, and each takes a different time to cook. This is the second time and it was dry rubbery over done, perhaps...More

Thank Daverave_12
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Have eaten out at their other restaurant a couple of years ago but this one was closer so we popped in for lunch. They have a lunch menu, 2 courses for £12.95, several choices. I had the bruschetta which was good, my friend had the...More

Thank tinytrace
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent quality food large portions and I can put away quite a bit but the lasagne beat me Pudding was delicious top marks at a reasonable price

Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps a little expensive but very tasty nevertheless. 4 starters, 4 mains, 4 sided, 2 bottles of house white for just over £140. Pretty decent number of choices on the menu. Delicious calamari, lovely sauce on my veal but veal was just a little tough....More

Thank Huw J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a friend with the intention of having a long leisurely meal and the opportunity to catch up. There was a hen party in full swing who were making so much noise we couldn't hear a thing. This was also the case for fellow...More

Thank D8827EOsarah
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here a couple of times now and each time I'm more and more impressed! I'm a huge Italian food fan and absolutely loved the Penne Arrabbiata with chicken! Top class as usual! Highly recommend this place, especially if you love Italian cuisine.

Thank Kirsty Louise B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us had lunch here last Sunday - two pasta dishes and a pizza. We'd thought about a dessert or a starter but couldn't have eaten another morsel due to the very generous size of the portions. My mushroom and cream sauce was absolutely...More

Thank j1954g
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Questions & Answers
Keith B
20 January 2017|
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Response from ernesto r | Property representative |
Hi Monday to Thursday 12 to 14.30 and 17 to 23 Friday to Sunday 12 to 23
3 November 2016|
Response from star_170708 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They open till 2.30pm, then from 5.30pm. Double check as things do change with companies.
5 March 2016|
Response from Carmencardiff | Reviewed this property |
Yes , that is right !!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$31
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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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