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A true Welsh Italian from Grangetown, charismatic restaurant owner and entrepreneur Giovanni Malacrino was the pioneer of the UK’s first purpose built Café Quarter - bringing the heart of Cardiff to our award winning Mill Lane.

With more than 30 years at the helm of the hospitality and entertainment industry and having brought smiles and a true taste of Italy to so many people, Giovanni decided it was time to share even more of his knowledge and enthusiasm with others – and so, Giovanni’s Cookery School dream was realised in 2013.

Giovanni was born in Reggio Calabria on the toe of Italy, opposite Sicily and south of Naples.


Giovanni's Restaurants are at the forefront of his successful business empire - with his flagship eatery, Giovanni’s Restaurant on The Hayes, recognised as the longest established Italian restaurant in Wales. Testament to the enviable success of Giovanni’s on The Hayes, in 2013 Giovanni launched its sister restaurant which is situated in the centre’s prosperous Park Place.


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