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23 Windmill Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 11, Malta
+356 2123 7121
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19:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were very fortunate to 'grab' a table at this marvellous restaurant. Our first night's stay in Malta, we already had read some reviews on this restaurant so it was on the radar. The menu is extensive without being so vast you couldn't make your mind up. I have to say the maître de was superb! It has to be... More 

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Thank gedls1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This week I went for the first time to Malta and I had the chance to go for a dinner at Giannini. The restaurant is in a great position in La Valletta dominating the lower part of the city and the big windows give an impressive view on the sea. The ground floor is very warm ambience and the stairs... More 

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Thank Alberto F
UK
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We went to Giannini's on the 5th October 2016. The views were absolutely stunning. The meal was superb. I had Sea Bass which was lovely and my husband had a Rack of Lamb which was cooked perfectly. Will certainly be going back again. I even managed to book via Facebook. Can't fault the place at all. The staff were very... More 

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This is well worth a visit just for the view at night across the harbour but the food is excellent too so cant be bad. Staff can be a bit over attentive but maybe that was just us we are happy to pour our own wine.

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Redding, Connecticut, USA
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446 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

On a clear night, nothing can beat the view of the Valetta Harbor from Giannini. It is a tiny place that friends took me to, because it is one of their favorite places in Valetta. They didnt stear me wrong. The setting is delightful and the staff are attentive, froiendly and very professional. I loved that they brought out the... More 

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Thank yecats59
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Giannini is the very best restaurant I have had the pleasure of dining at. I live in Malta and have visited a variety of restaurants, this is by far the very best. The ambience , service and food are excellent and the views across the harbour spectacular especially at night. If you want fine dining in a perfect location with... More 

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Thank Kathleen M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Great in all senses. Ambience, service, food were just simply awesome. Aaron and Ruth and their team deserve a high five.

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Thank DrJoeCassar
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We enjoyed our meal here. The food was good and the room was pleasant. The only problem was that we were in a group of 11 people and they put 2 tables at right angles to each other so that some people only had one other person to chat to. It was a great pity. One long table or two... More 

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Richmond, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Probably one of the best restaurants in Valettà. Small, intimate setting. Beautiful view overlooking the harbor. Very good service. Staff is knowledgable, yet discreet. Food was fresh, very well prepared and beautifully presented. Excellent wine selection. Highly recommend.

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Thank Arturas3
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Gianninis is a fantastic experience! I informed the restaurant that I was a coeliac and they paid great attention to explaining which dishes were glutenfree and also bringing me glutenfree bread. Even the free starter was on glutenfree bread. Furthermore, once seated we were greeted by the chef. The serving staff is extremely competent, helpful and friendly! If you go,... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$54 - US$81
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Saturday
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Windmill Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 11, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2123 7121
Description
Giannini a family run business since 1988 is an excellent place to have lunch or dinner when visiting Valletta. The restaurant is situated above St. Michael's bastions with vast views of Manoel Island and the pretty Marsamxetto Harbour. The third floor of a typical Malta townhouse, reached by lift from the ground floor lounge bar, has been converted into a delightful restaurant. Giannini tends to be popular with locals for business lunches and romantic dinners giving it a casual but discreet atmosphere.The cuisine is a delicious blend of Mediterranean food. Fresh fish is available daily (ask the host) and you should also consider the daily specials such as the pastas scribbled on the board. The a la carte menu changes according to season with the current options for starters including carpaccio of octopus, risottos and fresh seashells amongst others. Mains include roasted lamb, local rabbit, pan seared duck breast and daily fresh fish and fresh angus beef. The a-la-carte menu is attached next to Giannini's contact details above. A rather comprehensive wine list is also available to complement the meal.

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