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.
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.
Through the years of strong-willed determination and unquestionable success, Giovanni has never let an opportunity to improve the lives of others slip from his fingers.
Giovanni spends his time constantly inspiring people, mainly through his life coaching where he mentors people and uses what he has learned, through his groundbreaking achievements and lifelong lessons, to help others fulfil their hopes and dreams.
Giovanni has taken his philanthropic attitude home with him by working to create a petting zoo full of all sorts of beautiful animals, with the intention of providing a calming space for children with autism.
His ventures are ongoing and Giovanni’s unconscious desire to protect the world and the individuals within it inspires him in every project he takes on, and always will.