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Giovanni's in Park Place

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Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3DP, Wales
+44 29 2022 6299
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12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food great atmosphere wide variety on the menu. Staff amazing a must if visiting Cardiff.Book in advance

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Thank Megan D
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really lovely authentic food, and enjoyable experience overall. We arrived and within one minute were shown to our booked table (on a busy Saturday night). I had the calimari to start which was really lovely and fresh, not chewy like in most places. I had a pasta dish for my main course and they ask why type of pasta you'd... More 

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Wales
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited post theatre and were trated to an excellant meal. Service was very good. Will return next time we

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Thank Rhisga5
GIULFRANCESCA, General Manager at Giovanni's in Park Place, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam I'm really pleased you enjoyed your post theatre meal and hope to see you again soon at your next convenience. Thanks max More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the Pre Theatre menu here and what a surprise!!! It was amazing. Service was brilliant despite the restaurant being full. Everything arrived super quick so we were able to enjoy a meal without rushing. Food was fantastic. Far superior to your usual Italian. Portions big and well presented. Returned after Theatre for dessert and coffee. It made for a... More 

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Thank Anastasia C
GIULFRANCESCA, General Manager at Giovanni's in Park Place, responded to this review

Dear Anastasia thank you for your kind review, we are happy that you enjoyed your pretheatre and post theatre experience in Giovanni's in park place and hope to see you again soon either at your next theatre evening or any time you like. Ciao max More 

Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had 3 course meal using a Groupon Voucher. Food was exceptionally good, very tasty, large portions and hot.. Staff were very obliging and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. House red wine of quality. All in all a good meal deal and would recommend whether with meal deal or just paying normal rates.

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Thank pam1948
GIULFRANCESCA, General Manager at Giovanni's in Park Place, responded to this review

Dear Pam we pleased that you enjoyed our food and service and hope to see you again soon. Ciao max More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited the restaurant a number of times and the food has always been good. The location is good, close to the theatre or for shopping in town.

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Thank 211wanderer40
GIULFRANCESCA, General Manager at Giovanni's in Park Place, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam thanks for your kind words, we are happy that you enjoyed your numerous visit in Giovanni's in Park Place and see you again soon at the next occasion. Regards max More 

Caerphilly, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a dinner on last Friday. Very welcoming staff, the manager given us a very nice and quiet table. My wife had a meatball as starter followed by pizza with peperoni and ham while I had a calamari and seafood risotto. Everything was delicious. At the end we was too full for a dessert(shame) but we had nice... More 

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Thank andyjns71
GIULFRANCESCA, General Manager at Giovanni's in Park Place, responded to this review

Dear Andy we are pleased that you enjoyed your dinner experience in Giovanni's in Park Place and hope to see you again soon to enjoy the dessert that you were too full for. Thanks max More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food and very attentive staff. We had a spezzataino pasta which is plenty of meat! We will back soon..

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Thank rioifa1980
GIULFRANCESCA, General Manager at Giovanni's in Park Place, responded to this review

Dear Madam/Sir thank you for your fantastic review and see you soon... Ciao max More 

Porth, null, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food inedible. Prices high. Service not good . Ruined the evening.pasta cooked in the middle hard at the ends. 30 for a bottle of prossecco. . Only brought three of the four starters then brought the wrong starter. Scallops minuscule partially cooked. Calamari could have used as tyres on the car.Panna cotta out of a packet. Not good.

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Thank Stephen D
GIULFRANCESCA, General Manager at Giovanni's in Park Place, responded to this review

Dear It's sad when two people from the same table put two separate negative comments on trip advisor Instead of voicing their opinion with the manager so he can put it right. Please read the response made to your member of the party We're never going to get everything right with people. communicate in a professional way with us gives... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restraint is stuck in the 70s. We wouldn't have minded if it was done well but it was a pretty awful experience. How can an Italian restaurant cook pasta so badly? Some was ok while there were lumps at the outer edges that were uncooked. The calamari were rubbery and served with a dollop of mayonnaise and some tired... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
GIULFRANCESCA, General Manager at Giovanni's in Park Place, responded to this review

Dear sir I'm sorry you feel that way and I respect your comment With reference to it being stuck in the 70s we like being this way as it takes you back in time instead of being like all of the other modern chains However We won best Italian restaurant this year and Luciano Pavarotti Sir Tom Jones Barry Manalow... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
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
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3DP, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2022 6299

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?