Having recently celebrated its 35th anniversary, Cardiff’s foodie scene wouldn’t be the same without Giovanni’s Restaurant situated on the Hayes and in Park Place and the charismatic and characterful owner and local celebrity Giovanni Malacrino who has been charming diners for many decades.
The longest established Italian restaurant in Cardiff, Giovanni’s delivers authentic Italian flavours you won’t find anywhere else, using recipes that have been handed down through the generations. Born in Reggio Calabria, a city found on the toe of Italy, south of Naples and opposite Sicily, but brought up in Grangetown, Cardiff, Giovanni is a true Welsh Italian. Starting his career working on luxury cruise liners travelling all over the world, today Giovanni is a successful business man, running a number of thriving businesses and bringing his passion for great food to as many people as possible.
If you’re a skilled chef looking for a new challenge or you’re an enthusiastic amateur wanting to broaden your knowledge, Giovanni’s state-of-the-art cookery school in the heart of Cardiff is the perfect place for you. Run by talented and experienced chefs, the school offers a diverse range of courses covering all aspects of Italian cooking. From parents and children’s pizza classes to advanced cocktail training courses and everything in between, Giovanni’s cooking school can even cater to special requests or create bespoke packages to suit any occasion. They will even provide professional photographers and video services so you’ll always remember your experience here.
Located opposite the Marriot Hotel and near St David’s Hall and St David’s 2 Shopping Centre, the chefs that will teach you everything there is to know about Italian cooking are known for their singing and humour, guaranteeing a truly fun, friendly and unforgettable time creating delicious Italian delights.
A popular part of Giovanni’s cooking empire, whatever you’re looking for, whether that’s an unbeatable meal out with family or a cooking experience you’ll never forget with a big group of friends, trust Giovanni’s in Cardiff to bring an authentic taste of Italy into your lives.
If you’re looking to purchase a unique gift for a loved one, gift vouchers can be tailored to suit you and are available in denominations of £10 or to cover an entire class.