A la Carte Menu

The longest family run Italian restaurant


Calamari Fritti £8.55  Deep fried squid in butter, with lemon and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

Cozze marinara £8.50 Sautéed mussels in a spicy tomato, parsley and chilly sauce.

Cozze alla crema £8.50 Sautéed mussels in a white wine, garlic and cream sauce.

Cocktail di Gamberetti £7.50  Prawns dressed in our delicious marie rose sauce.

Gamberoni alla Marchesa £8.50  Roasted large King Prawns with garlic, white wine, and parsley.

Tortino di Pesce £7.25  Salmon fish cake served with garlic mayonnaise and a salad garnish.

Insalata Caprese £7.55  (V) Fresh Neapolitan Buffalo Mozzarella, with juicy beef tomatoes, basil leaves, and drizzled with garlic-flavoured olive oil.

Antipasto Misto £8.95 For one £16.95 To share Prosciutto, cured salami, marinated olives and roasted sweet peppers.

Prosciutto E Mozzarella £8.50  Prosciutto with fresh buffalo mozzarella.

Polpette della Casa £7.85  Italian meatballs in garlic, basil and tomato sauce.

Funghi alla Mimi e Coco' £7.45 Mushrooms and spicy sausages sautéed in butter and finished with a cream, French mustard and creamy dolcelatte cheese sauce.

Pasta come Primo £8.95  (For your starter choose any pasta from our pasta selection).

Scallops Al Limone £10.35  Fresh scallops in a delicious lemon sauce.

Zuppa Giorno £6.95  (V) Fresh homemade minestrone soup.


Pick your favourite pasta then add a sauce from popular choice of true Italians

  • Spaghetti made with durum wheat
  • Fettuccine flat noodle with fresh egg yolk
  • Penne tube pasta made with durum wheat
  • Linguine thin noodle made with durum wheat

Napoletana £10.55 (V) Rich Italian ripe tomato, garlic and basil sauce from the south.

Bolognese £13.45  Based on old traditions, with prime minced beef, ripe tomatoes and garlic.

Arrabbiata £11.95 (V)  Fresh basil, tomatoes, chillies and garlic.

Mafia Owain Pesto £11.95 (V) Peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, chilli pepper and pesto.

Matribologna £12.95  Smoked Italian bacon, with a cream tomato, a spring onion and a meat sauce.

Specialita' di Giovanni £12.95 A creamy wine sauce finished with ham and mushrooms.

Carbonara £12.45 Piedmontaise sauce, with roasted bacon, cream and egg yolk sauce.

Alla Marinara £15.55 With squid, mussels, clams, prawns and a delicious tomato sauce.

Pasta Special

Pick your favourite pasta then add a sauce from popular choice of true Italians

  • Spaghetti made with durum wheat
  • Fettuccine flat noodle with fresh egg yolk
  • Penne tube pasta made with durum wheat
  • Linguine thin noodle made with durum wheat

Penne Spezzatino £17.95  Pieces of fillet steak, tossed in garlic, wine and traditional Italian tomato sauce.

Lasagna Emiliana Fatta in Casa £12.95 Home-made baked traditional layers of pasta, minced beef and a rich tomato sauce.

Fettuccine alla Crema e Funghi £12.95 (V) Fettuccine Pasta in wild porcini mushrooms and cream sauce.

Ravioli £12.50 (V) Ravioli Pasta filled with spinach, ricotta cheese and served in a rich tomato sauce.

Penne Sorrentina £10.95 (V) Pasta tubes tossed with a roasted garlic, mozzarella and ripe tomato sauce.

Penne di Vanessa £13.45 Pasta tubes with chicken and peppers in tomato sauce.

Penne Vodka Salmone £14.95  Salmon in a bechamel, basil and vodka sauce



Risotto Modo Nostro £13.95  Arborio rice sautéed with sweet peppers, smoked bacon and mushrooms in delicate spicy sauce.

Risotto alla Marinara £15.95  Arborio rice sautéed with clams, prawns, mussels, squid and fresh tomato and smoked garlic sauce


Pizza Margherita (V) £9.95 Mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce – the original pizza.

Pizza della Casa £11.45 Ham, hot sausages, olives, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.

Pizza Quattro Stagioni £10.95 Mushrooms, ham, artichokes, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.

Pizza Ortolana £10.55 (V) Grilled peppers, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.

Pizza Hawaiian £10.55 Ham, pineapple, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.

Pizza Di Mare £12.95 Atlantic prawns, mussels, clams and squid


Branzino al forno £24.95 Whole baked Sea bass with garlic rosemary, and lemon served with fresh vegetables and potatoes.

Branzino alla Livornese £19.95 Fillet of sea bass with onion, olives and tomatoes.

Salmone alla Regina £16.95 Pan fried fillet of wild salmon, dressed with delicate prawns and pink light tomato sauce.

Gamberoni alla Marchesa Calabrese £18.95 Roasted large King Prawns in a spicy tomato with basil and chilli sauce Served on a bed of fettuccine.

Tonno e pesce spada £24.95 Grilled tuna and swordfish fillets served with a roasted pepper sauce.


Pollo al Pepe Nero £15.95 Chicken supreme sautéed with mushrooms and black peppercorns and finished with a mustard brandy sauce.

Pollo Alla Cacciatore £15.95 Chicken supreme cooked in an Italian casserole of mushrooms, spices, wine and herbs of the game season.

Pollo Ripieno Della Casa £16.95 Chicken supreme topped with ham, mozzarella in a creamy mushrooms sauce.

Pollo Stella £16.95 Chicken supreme topped with ham, mozzarella in Neapolitan tomato sauce.


Vitello ai Funghi Porcini £16.95 Escalope of veal in a cream and wild Porcini mushrooms sauce.

Vitello alla Giovanni £16.95 Sautéed escalope of veal marinated with cream, white wine, mushrooms and roasted bacon.

Vitello alla Parmigiana £16.95  Oven baked escalope of veal with a rich tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese topping.

Vitello al Limone £16.95 Sautéed escalope of veal in a white wine, garlic butter and lemon sauce.

Vitello al Marsala £16.95 Sautéed escalope of veal served with a delicate marsala sauce.

Vitello Milanese £21.95 Veal cutlet on the bone coated in bread crumbs and sautéed in butter and olive oil.

Veal Cutlet £20.95 Veal cutlet on the bone.

Beef & Lamb

Agnello al Forno £18.95 Roasted Welsh Lamb Shank, braised in rich red wine and vegetable stew.

Costolette D'Agnello alla Griglia £22.95 Lamb Cutlets, grilled on our tasty spices and extra virgin olive oil.

Filetto £27.95 8oz Fillet steak of Welsh beef.

Bistecca £21.95 10oz Sirloin steak of Welsh beef.

Rib Eye £22.95 10oz Welsh rib eye steak.

Choose a delightful sauce to accompany your meal

Tradizionale Simply grilled, garnished with tomatoes and mushrooms.

Al Pepe Nero In a peppercorn, mushrooms, mustard, brandy and cream sauce.

All'aglio Olive oil, garlic, white wine and a touch of cream.

Alla Pizzaiola Oregano, cracked eppercorns, roasted garlic, olives and chilli sauce.

Cacciatore Mushrooms, black olives, spices, wine and herbs of the game season.

Rossini Paté and red wine sauce on toasted bread.


Caponata piccanteTypical sicilia hearty stew with aubergine, capers, celery, tomato, olive, red peppers, herbs and spices

Gnocchi alla genovese Potatoes dumplings with a pesto and fresh beans and peas no dairy cream sauce.

Pasta di zucchine Al pesto di pomodoro Fresh courgettes pasta in a tomato, onion, garlic and walnut pesto sauce

Pannacotta cotta Al cioccolato bianco Coconut cream pannacotta with a rich white chocolate flavour and topped with fresh peach and their syrup

Pasta and fagioli (vegan version) Canellini and borlotti beans in a heart warming soup served with pasta

Visiting us

Book a Table today!

In Park Place: 02920 226299

On They Hayes: 02920 220077


Profiteroles Scuro £4.95 Soft choux pastries filled with a superb chantily cream, all covered with chocolate cream

Profiteroles Bianco £4.95 Soft choux pastries filled with chocolate cream covered with a gentle vanilla cream and decorated with milk chocolate curls

Tartufo Classico £5.50 Chocolate ice cream with a zabaglione centre, coated with crushed hazlenuts dusted with cocoa powder

Tartufo Nocciola £5.50 Hazlenut semifreddo with a rich chocolate heart and covered in hazelnut praline and crushed meringue

Cheesecake Monterosa £5.25 Mascarpone and sweet ricotta with layers of deicate sponge topped with wild strawberries set in a strawberry coulis

Homemade Tiramisu £5.25

Homemade Pannacotta £4.95

Chocolate Fudge Cake £4.95

Selection of Italian Gelato £3.95

Tartufo Limoncello £5.50 Lemon Ice cream with a soft lemon liqueur center coated with crushed lemon meringue

Tartufo Caffe £5.50 Coffee ice cream with a rich coffee cream centre coated with finely crushed meringue

Flute al Limoncello £5.50 Fresh lemon ice cream with swirls of lemon liqueur sauce

Coppa Stracciatella £5.95 A vanilla ice cream with chocolate swirls topped with caramelized hazlenuts and cocoa powder

Banoffee Pot £5.75 Toffee and banana ice cream topped with a rich toffee sauce and caramelized hazelnut and almond pieces in a ceramic pot

Visiting Us

Giovanni's On the Hayes (38)
Cardiff, CF10 1AJ

029 20 220077

Giovanni's In Park Place (8)
Cardiff, CF10 3DP

029 20 226299

Head Office
10-11 Mill Lane
Cardiff, CF10 1FL

02920 678707

The Hayes

Monday to Thursday
12pm 3pm
then 5pm till 11pm last orders
Friday to Sunday
Open all day 12pm to 11pm last orders

In Park Place

Monday to Thursday
12pm 3pm
then 5pm till 11pm last orders
Friday to Saturday
Open all day 12pm to 10.30pm last orders