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La Giara

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Republic Street 75/76 | Casa Rocca Piccola, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta (Formerly Bocconci)
+356 2123 1255
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Toronto, Canada
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168 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an interesting restaurant, adjacent to (and seemingly in partnership with) a historic Maltese townhouse, the Casa Rocca Piccola, that is itself well worth a visit -- in fact, there is a glass panel in the floor of the restaurant through which one can look down into part of the extensive WW2 air raid shelters of the adjacent house.... More 

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Sliema, Malta
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were here on Easter Sunday and what an excellent experience. This restaurant is in part of a historical palazzo in Valletta. Best Sicilian cuisuine at it s best. La Giara is a restaurant I recommend blindly for those who like authentic, genuine Sicilian meals.

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Malta
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103 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The staff is friendly. Slightly off the beaten track but for sure it is worth going down some extra steps. Food is good and fresh.

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Zebbug, Malta
1 review
Reviewed 21 February 2017

we went for sunday lunch, place was very humid and there was a mold smell, also webs on walls, ordered calamari fritti which came chewy with few lettuce, didn't bring us spoon with pasta and not friendly at all. Do NOT recommend

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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241 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We had a peppered steak which was fabulous. Puds were nice too. We also enjoyed a Sicilian wine. The service was efficient and friendly. This low ceilinged ancient building with a panel where you can see beneath the floor is enchanting. This restaurant is slightly beyond the beaten track and so they are genuinely pleased to see you. The night... More 

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Thank Marco_the_Maltabus
Valletta, Malta
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

What an unexpected find at the very end of Republic Street! Italian food at its finest in a romantic setting and a delightful service to complement it all.

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Thank Karl C
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We were recommended this place by Maltese relatives as the ambience and food were said to be good. It did not disappoint, the food was excellent, especially the fish. We also had the spaghetti vongole and everything was fresh and authentic. A nice place to go for a special meal. Prices were fairly reasonable.

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Thank George J
Malta
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103 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

The place is small and cosy. The food is good and the staff is friendly. The pasta is fresh and cooked well. An ideal place for the family. Slightly off the city center but still ideally positioned to be well connected. Worth going down a couple of steps to reach this place. Then you also get to see the back... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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183 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We arrived with new acquaintances we met that day. We had a mixed antipasto and melanzane alla parmigiana as starters. The melanzane were very good indeed. I make it occasionally and this dish was great. We all then had different pasta dishes and we each tasted each other's. Spaghetti with sugo nero di seppie; tagliatelle alla etna; tortelloni ai porcini;... More 

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Il Gzira, Malta
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

I was not thrown away with this choice of restaurant at all. You basically pay for the location and that is it. Because there are other Italian restaurants in Malta that have better food and service. Unfortunately waitresses were not really friendly and also we had to order a bottle of wine 3 times because they kept forgetting it, same... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Republic Street 75/76 | Casa Rocca Piccola, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta (Formerly Bocconci)
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2123 1255

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?