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“Unusual but decent”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Piadina Caffe

Piadina Caffe
Ranked #6 of 227 Restaurants in Valletta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$11
Cuisines: Italian, Cafe, Mediterranean
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: A little piece of Italy in the heart of Valletta, as we like to describe it. We offer light snacks like piadinas (home made italian flat bread), focaccias, superb Italian sandwiches, lovely salads and soups, all accompanied with exquisite Vergnano coffee. Un piccolo pezzo di Italia nel cuore di Valletta ... a noi piace definirlo cosi'. Offriamo spuntini leggeri come piadine, focacce, panini, insalate e zuppe, il tutto accompagnato con squisito caffè Vergnano.
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“Unusual but decent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

Good food, friendly service and relaxed atmosphere in the heart of Malta. You may sit just on the pavement on the cushion or in the chair, see people passing by talking about anything from modern art to crypto-currency prospects.

The staff is very welcoming, salads are worth ordering (actually you can ask to make it your own way from the available ingredients), and, from what I managed to pick up, if you become a frequent visitor soon enough you will start feeling like visiting friends that run this cafe.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Anton B
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IanGiada, Owner at Piadina Caffe, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Thank you for your very nice comments and, yes, we strive to make sure our clients feel like they are visiting friends when they come to our place. Thanks again.
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“Such a friendly place you leave glowing.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

After a bit of a search we finally found this place on Monday for lunch. What a treat,. it was just wonderful.Great food and service and very reasonable prices. Well used by locals and holiday makers.If you are in Valletta make sure you find it

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Sandra M
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IanGiada, Owner at Piadina Caffe, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Wow! Thanks. Beautiful review and another case where clients hear about us and take the trouble to look us up. We are glad that your expectations were fulfilled.
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“Always a Welcome Treat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

On every visit to Valletta, one cannot leave without visiting Piadina Caffe. The Piadinas (a sort of folded wrap with a huge choice of fillings) are just delicious as is the coffee but most of all the warm welcome by Giada and her staff. Very good value for money too (5 Euro for a piadina, coffee and soft drink). A visit is definitely to be recommended.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Vallettiana
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IanGiada, Owner at Piadina Caffe, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Thank you for your review ... and for the recommendation. We are truly blessed with very loyal and appreciative customers, which in itself is another form of advertising! Thanks again.
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“Brilliant place for lunch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

Its hard to know where to begin! My first visit to Malta and, if you've ever been to Valletta, you'll know there are so many options for places to eat. A friend of mine had heard that this cafe was worth a look and thought we'd give it a go.

I'm so glad we did! The service was just superb - really friendly staff, plenty of options in the form of focaccias, piadinas and salads - including gluten-free options for almost everything! On top of the great service and wide choice, everything was also really good value for money.

Just awesome!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank B7r0n
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IanGiada, Owner at Piadina Caffe, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Thank you for your kind words. It is very satisfying to know that certain clients visit Piadina Caffe after recommendations by people who have already been. Word of mouth is arguably the most effective form of advertising ... and the cheapest!
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“One Happy Coeliac!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

As a coeliac, I find lunch is usually the most difficult meal to find whilst out (there's only so many baked potatoes one can eat). My friend found Piadina Caffe on trip advisor and it had good reviews so we thought we'd check it out. It was quite easy to find and close to the main attractions in the centre of Valetta.

We were greeted with a warm and friendly welcome and when we arrived. I enquired what was gluten free and was told that they had GF baguettes and the Quinoa was GF too. The owner was so lovely, helpful and reassuring. I chose the GF baguette and there was a great selection of fillings. My boyfriend and friend both had focaccia sandwiches and the owner explained that she would prepare theirs first, then clean the grill and area before preparing mine (always good to hear!).

The sandwiches were yummy, the GF baguette was soft and tasty and didn't fall apart as a lot of GF breads do. It also came with a soft drink and a coffee too all for only €5 (well the GF option was actually €4.50 as it was a little smaller than the focaccias)! We sat outside but it was so busy that the tables and bean bags were all taken but we happily sat on the pavement.

The food and service were so good that we went back a second time on another visit to Valetta. The owner remembered me and suggested trying the Quinoa Salad this time which I did and it was even better than the baguette! Fresh tasting and just delicious, it was a good size portion too even though she told me it was a small.

This was one of the loveliest lunching experiences i've had as a coeliac and i'd recommend this place to anyone. I'm usually so anxious about eating out but the owner and her staff were so helpful and lovely and I can't thank them enough for the amazing food and generally great experience!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Caragh52
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IanGiada, Owner at Piadina Caffe, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Thank you for your splendid review. We are fully aware of the problems coeliacs encounter and try hard to make sure that their experience at Piadina Caffe is as comfortable and satisfying as possible. Your words are the ultimate advertisement for our efforts. Thank you very much.
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