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.

Attracting a whole host of famous faces through its doors including icons such as Luciano Pavarotti, Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey, and in recent years the likes of Ed Sheeran, there are countless reasons why this Italian restaurant is as beloved as it is across the region with stars, locals, and visitors alike. From the incredible and indulgent Italian dishes that fill the menu to Giovanni’s passion for quality that shines through in everything that he does, Giovanni’s Restaurant in The Hayes is the perfect place to enjoy a sociable and memorable meal with friends and family, bringing an authentic slice of Italy to Cardiff’s city centre.

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.

Giovanni Malacrino teaches Italian cooking to Joe Calzaghe and Nathan Cleverly

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.

For more information on Giovanni’s Restaurants or Giovanni’s Cooking School, visit the website or follow Giovanni’s on their social media pages.

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