We are delighted to announce our restaurant ‘I Giardini di Sorrento’ 12 City Road, Cardiff CF24 3DL was judged as the winner of the Welsh Italian Awards 2017 Best Restaurant on Sunday November 26th 2017 at prestigious Cardiff Mercure Hotel.

In addition, we also came Runner up in the Welsh Italian Best Pasta 2017 award following a morning cook off judged by the acclaimed Aldo Zilli and Franco Taruschio an honour to any Italian.

The awards celebrates the commitment and hard work of the best professionals and businesses in the Welsh hospitality industry. Thousands of nominations were received from the Welsh public over the past months to provide the list of finalists.

After being open a little over 18 months we have also achieved the following awards that we are very proud of;

Echo Food and Drink Awards acknowledging us in their award for one of the best restaurants in south wales.

Winner of Local Link Start Up Business of the Year 2017

Winner Welsh Hospitality Awards Best Family Dining Restaurant 2017

Runner Up Welsh Italian Awards Best Pasta 2017

Winner Welsh Italian Awards Best Restaurant 2017

Winning these awards is a result of the hard work from our whole team and we thanks all our customers that voted us to be in the finals for each category.

Massimo Fraioli, Managing Director of I Giardini di Sorrento said: “It all began with a simple dream and a few great chefs, Gaetano Monteriso and Gianni Pane. To bring food that is home made and Truly Italian, inspired by the Sorrentine Peninsula and recipes handed down for generations by our families in Sorrento. Combined with a personal service and an atmosphere that can transport you into the very heart of the Gardens of Sorrento or the busy Piazza Tasso. We are looking forward to continue to grow, and expand our offering and dedicate our awards to all our staff, suppliers and friends in a celebration of their hard work and commitment in the hospitality profession”.


Gaetano Monteriso, partner of I Giardini di Sorrento said: “Since we have opened we have had a fantastic response from customers and are look forward to further recognition for bringing to Cardiff Italian cuisine that is as true as can be found in Sorrento or any part of Italy”.



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