I was very sceptical about this place due to the very negative reviews I had read. However, a friend of mine had told me he had eaten divinely, so I decided to give it a go. The ambience is very cosy and welcoming.No deafening music but allows a pleasant and discreet conversation (unless of course you need loud music to avoid talking to the person you are with). I want to return during the day as am sure the view is fanastic from the outside terrace as the restaurant overlooks St Julian's Bay.
The restaurant is very accessible no steps to go down or up as other places in St. Julians, plus there is plenty of space to drop off and pick up a person if not even manage to find parking exactly in front of the restaurant.
The menu is very varied as it offers not only a wide selection of pasta, rice, fish and meat but also pizza. Thus if you are on a tight budget you can also find something for you at Giotto and have a very good time. I ate Linguine allo scoglio al cartoccio which were absolutely divine. I am not a fond lover of seafood but just loved this plate. So healthy and yet satisfying. I later ate fish fillets which were covered in pesto bread crumbs. absolute genius. No need to have people sniffing over your fish to clean it from bones but still tasting fresh fish in a delicious way. Again this was very healthy. Later (quite a few minutes later as portions for main course are very large) I managed to fit in also a home made creme caramelle which was absolutely the best i ever tasted.
A last note on the staff which are really helpful and warm. A far cry from these restaurants who employ Eastern girls who can barely understand let alone speak English.
Thus my overall rating is excellent. Try this restaurant and do not be put off by the negative comments. If you want a real taste of Mediterranean food go to this restaurant. Mediterranean food at its best.
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