Giovanni's In The Bay

339 Lloyd George Avenue, Cardiff, Caerdydd , United Kingdom, CF10 4QH
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Opening Information

Open Tuesday to Sunday (Monday for Private Hire only)

Tuesday to Thursday
12:00-14:00 Lunch
17:00-22:00 Dinner

Friday & Saturday
12:00-23:00

Sunday
12:00-18:00

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome

About Giovanni's In The Bay

With over 35 years worth of experience, Giovanni's restaurants are launching their new line of Pasta House, Piatto -and Cardiff Bay is the first! After decades of feeding the mouths of well-known stars such as Sir Tom Jones, Luciano Pavarotti, right through to Ed Sheeran and many many more, you can rest assure to be blown away and taught the correct way to eat pasta.

If this didn't knock your socks off, you can choose to have your favourite pasta served in one of our signature parmesan cheese bowls. Yes, you heard correctly, a BOWL MADE FROM PARMESAN CHEESE.

Vegans are most welcome! We have a wide range of pasta, sauces & salads - all designed for the vegan community - a menu most definitely worth tweeting about!

Not feeling pasta? Trying to cut down on carbs? Chill, our head chef will be serving Courghettini and other key 'non-pasta' dishes from our monthly specials.

--- We know that you should always end a write up with a cliff hanger, right? Well, if all the above wasn't enough then dessert pizzas may just do the trick. We serve a range of 'sweet pizzas' to eat in or take home, including our favourite: Pizza alla Nutella -finished with crushed walnuts, coconut flakes, strawberries & mint.

'Social Dining' is a term closely followed by our team. You can order pasta, salads & sides as a 'Piattino' (x1 person), 'Piatto' (x2 persons) or 'Piattone' (x4 persons).

We look forward to hosting you very soon! Bring your Italian dictionary, it's time for PASTA! - Piatto.

Cuisine: Pasta
Dress Code: Casual
Price point:
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Visited On Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Really enjoyed my first visit with my Sisters. Staff were very friendly and our meal was delicious

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Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

Lovely atmosphere, friendly pleasant staff and delicious food. Will be back very soon!

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Visited On Thursday, 15 August 2019

Great food, amazing Parmesan bowl

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Visited On Friday, 02 August 2019

Lovely meal sat by the fountains with my siste, felt like we were on holiday. Had a smoked salmon salad and bottle of Pinot Grigio. Will definitely be back for a pasta next time,

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Visited On Sunday, 28 July 2019

Rather mediocre meal, promised so much than it delivered. Note the menu says TWO slices of ciabatta toasted this ONE slice cut in half!!. The garlic infused oil was mild too for the cost it would have taken very little effort to do a real garlic bread portion. Defiantly not what you expect from one of Giovani’s restaurants .

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

Had a lovely experience here. The staff, and particularly the manager, were very kind and accommodating! The food was delicious and I would 100% recommend visiting here! I can’t wait to go back for another bowl made of cheese!!

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Visited On Friday, 19 July 2019

Enjoyed the food and service was excellent! Only slight improvement would be if there maybe more vegetarian starters and mains. The aranchini looked amazing, wish they had a veggie option! Great food though

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Visited On Thursday, 18 July 2019

Delicious! Lovely atmosphere outside near the fountain! Fab service! Would recommend 👌🏼

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Visited On Friday, 12 July 2019

We had a fantastic time with fab food in a great atmosphere and were all very excited to have a cheese bowl!

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Visited On Friday, 12 July 2019

Staff where very friendly, food was very nice for a good price.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 June 2019

I have lived in Cardiff for 12 years and driven past this location hundreds of times, it has changed hands in that time I think. When it showed up on first table, that was finally the excuse to go there on a sunny Sunday evening, and I am glad we did. Great location, decoration, service and food. We will definitely be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 June 2019

Great welcome that only the Italians (and Welsh) know how to do. We love this place..

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Visited On Friday, 28 June 2019

Great food and a warm atmosphere, would definitely recommend

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Visited On Sunday, 23 June 2019

We all agreed that the food was delicious! Really exceeded expectations. The cheese bowl was definitely worth the extra £3.50. Clear that the restaurant is new in the sense that it was quiet but I will ensure to recommend this place to friends and family. Thank you for a nice evening we will be returning. It's also nice to have an excellent non-chain neat the WMC.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Wonderfully bright and modern atmosphere, friendly service and simple delicious food.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

Really nice atmosphere and very friendly.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

Food was nice although carbonara wasn’t cooked the traditional way and was pretty bland. They were also out of most of the deserts which was pretty disappointing, and the waiter forgot to tell us until he went to take the order. Not sure I’d rush back.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 June 2019

This was our 2nd visit to Piatto, first with family and then with friends. The welcome we had was lovely, the staff very attentive and the atmosphere was relaxed, not rushed at all. We will definitely be back, hopefully next time on a summer's evening!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

Everything was fantastic. Great food, atmosphere and service. Really enjoyed the meal. Would highly recommend and would go back again.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

Fabulous food and great service, thoroughly enjoyed.

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Visited On Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Absolutely amazing. You have in me a regular for sure. Thank you for everything with my bf birthday you all are stars

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Visited On Saturday, 18 May 2019

Lovely staff, great location. Not the comfiest of seating and felt a bit close to next table. Portions were generous and food was good although would have preferred the Calamari starter to be crispier. Overall very pleasant.

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Great place! Lovely to sit outside in the sun. Great idea to build your own pasta

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

Incredible place, staff and food! Can't wait to visit again.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 May 2019

Lovely food and atmosphere

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