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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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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“lasagne” (102 reviews)
“pizza” (73 reviews)
“tiramisu” (32 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
38 The Hayes | Opposite St David’s Hall and St David’s 2 Shopping Centre, Cardiff CF10 1AJ, Wales
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1 - 10 of 1,128 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to this place for dinner as we got recommended it quite a while ago. We went last night and was not impressed. The calamari was saggy and came with literally mountain of mayonnaise on a plate. The main was not bad, I had...More

Thank Tadaspe
Max V, Manager at Giovanni's On the Hayes, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear tadaspe I m sorry that you are were not totally sastifed with you experience in Giovannis We"re going to get one occasionaly wrong and i'm sorry it was you I hope we can put it right if you choice to return to us. If...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the restaurant on the recommendation of our hotel bar tender. Arrived around 5.45 pm on a Saturday evening without a booking. It was very busy and we were lucky to be given a table for two as long as we were finished by...More

Thank OzTonto
Max V, Manager at Giovanni's On the Hayes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Grazie mille for lovely review ,we do our best to give our guest an unique experience thank you very much, see you soon gennaro nicola and the hayes team ciao ciao

Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting Cardiff for an important football game, it took me a while to choose from the many good restaurants on Mill Lane. Luckily for me, I chose Giovanni's for lunch and it was one of the best meals I have had in many years....More

Thank Aidan O
Max V, Manager at Giovanni's On the Hayes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

thank you aidan for the lovely rewie we looking forward to see you again :) nicola

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a table for 5.30pm on Friday evening at this restaurant for a meal prior to going to a concert at St Davids Hall with my wife & 2 friends. We were caught in traffic from the Severn Bridge onwards (coming across from Weston-s-Mare) so...More

1  Thank 1712Nige
Max V, Manager at Giovanni's On the Hayes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

thank you very much 1712nige for the lovely revue we looking forward to see you again ciao nicola

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite a nice restaurant, extra seating downstairs. Lots of iceberg lettuce used but food was nice The most annoying recording of a dog barking as you enter the toilets.

1  Thank Teresa H
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

thank you teresa h for lovely review well appriciated . sorry for the dog barking its a fun gimic which we have been using in giovanni s for many many years . most people find it funny sorry you didn t

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for evening meal at this establishment . Had been before and looking for a superb meal as per usual. But alas this time it was the worst service I have had at this establishment as the food was beyond edible, even the management could...More

Thank Trebor G
Max V, Manager at Giovanni's On the Hayes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

dear Trebor we really sorry that you travel 150 miles and your experience in giovanni was as you said disappointing. The fact that we were busy is not an excuse for the poor quality of food and service. If you like to talk to me...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Warning - don’t venture in if you’re clothes shopping afterwards! Generous portions. Fantastic restaurant that’s been here for years. Very atmospheric that takes you to Italy as you dine in cozy surroundings. The staff are attentive, fun and professional. Giovanni’s has stayed true to what...More

Thank jenkinri
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

thank s jenkinri for the lovely revue we look forward to see you again ciao nicola

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a rainy Tuesday, not much happening we thought. Then we stepped into Giovanni's and the mood changed. Everything you expect from a typical Italian family restaurant. Warm welcome, lively happy atmosphere, tasty Italian food, good wine, fair price. The showbiz pictures on the...More

Thank thegoodwickone
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

thank you thegodwickone lovely revue we look forward to seeing you again ciao nicola gennaro

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice italian atmosphere, friendly staff and the best italian food in town. I've been there many times and it's always a great experience.

Thank ahjdkhsldkfhjklrs
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

thank you very much apriciated we look forwardb to seeing again ciao nicola gennaro

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and atmosphere great staff and very frendly I m a huge italian food fan and absolutely love the lasagna . Highly recommend this place. Especially if you love italian cuisine

Thank 12cal
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

thank you very much lovely revue we look forward to see you again ciao nicola gennaro

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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
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AlisonPeteKay
2 November 2016|
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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.
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Carmencardiff
4 March 2016|
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Response from Carmencardiff | Reviewed this property |
Yes , that is right !!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$31
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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