Lloyd Germain Challenges for Vacant BBBC Welsh Area Welter Title

Lloyd Germain Challenges for Vacant BBBC Welsh Area Welter Title

Lloyd Germain Challenges for Vacant BBBC Welsh Area Welter Title

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We are proud to sponsor Professional Welterweight Welsh boxer Lloyd Germain in his forthcoming title challenge for the vacant BBBC Welsh Area Welter Title at Swansea’s LC2 on Saturday 28 May. Cardiff born and bred, Lloyd has been based at Newport’s historic St Josephs’ Boxing Gym since 2017 where he turned professional, however boxing has been a constant in his life having trained for the last 15 years.

 

A determined and resilient character, Lloyd is unbeaten as a professional with a 5-0 record, Lloyd and his family suffered a tragedy after the sudden sad passing of his younger brother Kyran 4 years ago. The 28th is a special date for Lloyd, not only is it the date of the championship bout, but it was the date when Kyran passed and the 28th is also Kyran’s birthday. Lloyd said, “I’ve dreamed about this moment many times, I keep hearing the words “And The New”, and I know this is my moment, I have felt my brother’s energy with me in camp, I feel fresh, hungry and ready for the challenge on the 28th May.”

 

General Manager Gianluca said, “We are proud to support homegrown talent like Lloyd, we look forward to him bringing the belt home to Cardiff and celebrating together with pizza, pasta, and a few glasses of Prosecco!

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Fraizer Harris the boy who wants to become a Pro golfer

Fraizer Harris the boy who wants to become a Pro golfer

Fraizer Harris the boy who wants to become a Pro golfer

Pizza and pasta perfection since 1986.
Get your favourite Pizzeria Villaggio dish delivered straight to your door or ready for collection. Order your takeaway online today.

Dining indoors at Pizzeria Villaggio, Cardiff

We are proud to announce that our family run businesses Pizzeria Villaggio and Sopra 73 will be sponsoring a very special young man called Fraizer Harris throughout 2022. From Machen in Caerphilly, Fraizer is six years old and has a life-long lung condition Cystic Fibrosis (CF), a genetic condition which affects more than 10,600 people in the UK. You are born with CF and cannot catch it later in life, but one in 25 of us carries the faulty gene that causes it, usually without knowing. Fraizer’s condition was diagnosed aged 3 weeks old during the new-born screening, carried out as part of the heel-prick test that all babies in the UK receive. Taking 50 tablets a day along with a physiotherapy routine helps his body deal with his “Pancreatic Insufficiency”. Staying active is also particularly important for Fraizer and others with CF because it can help clear mucus from the lungs, improve physical bulk and strength and help improve overall health.

During the first lockdown in April 2020 Fraizer’s parents had to shield to keep him safe as there was a lack of information about how Covid-19 would affect people with CF. Dad Jermaine, a Keynote Public Speaker who specialises in the mental side of golf, says: “I have always loved playing golf, and Fraizer had a set of plastic clubs from a very young age. I noticed that he was spending a lot of time hitting golf balls with an unusual level of focus for a boy his age, when we had to shield him, we couldn’t leave the family home so I set up a putting green in the garden to get him outside and thought it would be useful to incorporate golf into his daily exercise routine. One evening I was watching a Netflix documentary called The Short Game all about young children who are fiercely competitive athletes, determined to become champions on one of the world’s toughest golf courses, and to be honest he was being a typical 4-year-old not wanting to go to sleep so I got him down to sit with me hoping he would nod off. Quite the opposite happened that evening as he became fascinated with the other children, and that night he declared he wanted to become a professional golfer! The next morning he was out practising, this continued daily because he really seemed determined to be as good as the children featured in the documentary. I decided to install a practice area in the garden, we had 5 tonnes of sand delivered to the house and created a putting green and driving area with a net. Since then, he has played at various golf courses, Cottrell Park, Bryn Meadows and The Park Golf club, Fraizer is at his happiest when he’s out on the golf course, I’ll never forget the look on his face when he ventured out onto a course for the first time.”

Fraizer whose hero is Tiger Woods has gone onto be a better golfer than most people could ever dream of, winning several junior tournaments such as the Welsh arm of the US Kids Tour in Sept 2021 held at the prestigious Rady Golf Club, in his best round he shot 38 which is the equivalent of +2. He has a physio routine which he does in the car before every session, and he and is family are trying to raise money so he can play in America. 2022 is an exciting year for this talented young man as he has qualified for the US Kids Tour kicking off on 13 March and has the European Championships at the end of May, he will be playing in no less than 13 junior tournaments this year.

A regular customer of ours Fraizer is a very special young man, we will be providing him with financial assistance, branded clothing, and of course free pizza by way of sponsorship through 2022, he likes to keep his pizza choice simple with the classic Margherita his favourite.

Dad Jermaine said “I’m very proud of Fraizer, we try and create a relaxed environment for him, balancing the challenging aspects of his condition with the positive elements of his exercise though playing golf. The fact that he happens to have a talent for it isn’t that important to us, we just want him to keep enjoying it and to stay healthy. I’m very grateful for the sponsorship and support of Pizzeria Villaggio and Sopra 73. Fraizer’s talents have attracted attention from a number of international sports celebrities and media outlets, but all he really loves is having pizza at Pizzeria Villaggio!”

General Manager Gianluca said “We have known Fraizer and his family for a while now and he is a very special boy in many ways, if we can do our little bit to support him on his journey then hopefully, he can progress his golf and stay healthy through staying active. As long as he is hitting the ball with a smile on his little face then we are happy.”

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A Message From Marc, Gianluca & The Team

Pizza and pasta perfection since 1986.Get your favourite Pizzeria Villaggio dish delivered straight to your door or ready for collection. Order your takeaway online today.As part of the new Welsh Government Alert Level 2 we are obliged to comply with the following...

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A Message From Marc, Gianluca & The Team

A Message From Marc, Gianluca & The Team

A Message From Marc, Gianluca & The Team

Pizza and pasta perfection since 1986.
Get your favourite Pizzeria Villaggio dish delivered straight to your door or ready for collection. Order your takeaway online today.

Marc Palladino Announcement

As part of the new Welsh Government Alert Level 2 we are obliged to comply with the following legal requirements from 26 December, and kindly ask that our customers do the same.

Adults and children over 11 must continue to wear face-coverings in indoor public places, including in hospitality settings such as restaurants, pubs or cafes, where they should be worn except when seated.

Licenced premises must ensure there is physical distancing between individual households or groups of up to 6 people from a maximum of 6 households (not including children under 11 from any of those households or carers of anyone present) at their premises and must provide table service only.

Please remember to be patient with our staff as they will be working extremely hard to ensure you have an enjoyable experience with us. We are immensely proud of our food and the service we deliver, and we are fully committed to continuing our efforts to get better and operate in a more efficient manner so that we can adapt to these ever-changing conditions. This goes for any small independent business that you may do business with or purchase from, be patient with them too, tell them how great they’re doing and support them with your patience as well as your money because it’s extremely tough out there and some of them may not survive these challenging of times. Small independent family-run businesses like ours are the heartbeat of any community and we all need them so we can come together to spend time with our families, socialise with friends, shop, drink coffee and eat good pizza.

Thank you for your support,

Marc, Gianluca and the team.

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National Cheese Day 2021

National Cheese Day 2021

National Cheese Day 2021

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For the cheese lovers, today we are celebrating National Cheese Day. Here are a selection of our owner, and co-founder Marc Palladino’s favourite cheeses from his time spent in Italy and working as a chef.

Provolone Piccante, known for its distinct sharp flavour, is a semihard cheese made from cow’s milk. It is aged at least 4 months, and some consider it to have a spicy flavour. Its origins lie in Southern Italy, and the cheese is produced mostly in the Po Valley region, particularly Lombardy and Veneto. The name is derived from the Neapolitan words prova or provola, which mean globe shaped. This cheese is a great addition to any cheese board and goes well with a glass of Chianti Classico.

Gorgonzola, one of the world’s oldest blue-veined cheeses. Unskimmed cow’s milk is used while preparing the cheese. Generally, it takes three to four months to attain full ripeness. This cheese has a crumbly and soft texture with a nutty aroma. It can have a mild to sharp taste depending on its age. Mainly produced in the northern Italian regions of Piedmont and Lombardy, Gorgonzola. Consumed in many ways on pasta, pizza or on its own with a glass of Bordeaux or Zinfandel. We use Gorgonzola on our Palladino Pizza.

Talleggio, this mild-flavoured cow’s milk cheese has a soft and creamy texture, a strong aroma, and a fruity flavour. Historically linked to the Alpine valley of Val Taleggio, from which it takes its name, Taleggio cheese has been around since Roman times. Currently it’s produced in northern Italy’s neighbouring regions of Lombardia, Piemonte, and around the province of Treviso in the Veneto region. It can be eaten on its own, due to its delightful melting properties, we use Taleggio with a pizza or antipasto.

We can’t talk about cheese and not mention Buffalo Mozzarella. Full of flavour, the perfect cheese for a summer salad, or to serve with a simple drizzle of good quality olive oil. Made with buffalo whole milk, this pearly white sphere of cheese has a unique flavour and is made exclusively in the Delizie Alburnine region of Italy. Once you have tried a premium buffalo mozzarella, you most definitely won’t be able to look back, we use Buffalo Mozzarella on our Insalata Caprese.

We stock all of these cheeses in the restaurant, and they can be made up as a cheese board. Ask your waiter when you arrive with your party.

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Ready To Welcome You Indoors!

Ready To Welcome You Indoors!

Ready To Welcome You Indoors!

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Dining indoors at Pizzeria Villaggio, Cardiff
Chocolate Brownie and Sticky Toffee Pudding at Pizzeria Villaggio

With Government restrictions on indoor hospitality easing on May 17th, we can’t tell you how excited we are to welcome you all inside! It’s been a tough year for all, and it is beginning to feel like we are (hopefully) slowly coming to an end of this difficult time. We remain extremely grateful for the support that we have received from our customers, family, and friends. We are now taking bookings for the 17th of May and onwards. Whilst we will of course adhere to the strict Covid guideline, you can be sure that a warm welcome will be waiting for you along with some good, hearty, Italian food!

In the meantime, you can still order your favourite Pizzeria Villaggio meal for home delivery or collection. Plus you can get any pizza or pasta dish and dessert for only £11.95 when you opt for our collection service.* Take a look at our online menu to view our selection of dishes. 

*Offer for collection only, a £2 supplement applies to gamberoni, frutti di mare, and calzone.

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