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Papannis Italian Restaurant

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55 Strait Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT1148, Malta
+356 2722 0031
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6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Television, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great italian taste

Just walking around the streets you find this small but extraordinary restaurant, the staff is really friendly they do everything possible to make you feel great, you can taste amazing pasta and nice desserts, don't miss spot

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Just walking around the streets you find this small but extraordinary restaurant, the staff is really friendly they do everything possible to make you feel great, you can taste amazing pasta and nice desserts, don't miss spot

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

We had our lunch inside and you may have it outside too, although we came late but they welcomed us. Both food and service was excellent, one of the best restaurants you may visit in the capital of Malta ( Valletta ) thanks For the family who run this restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We recently dined here after finding it in one of the side streets in Valletta. The staff were very welcoming and the food was delicious. The menu was varied and the food delicious. Don't go if you are looking for pizza, there are plenty of other restaurants that do, but this one specialises with pasta and other Italian dishes.

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Balzan, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I have been to this establishment several times (most recently for my father's 50th birthday dinner) and have to say I have never once been disappointed. The pasta is simply divine. The staff is very friendly and seem to have a fantastic knowledge of the dishes and the ingredients that go in them. They even went out of their way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Dined here tonight as a family of four. Staff very welcoming and friendly throughout. Place has a nice ambience about it. Pasta and chicken dishes were simply presented but tasted delicious. Deserts were excellent and local wine was reasonably priced. Overall an excellent evening and experience, will be back before the end of our holidays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Friendly service with excellent food and wine. Recommend the pasta - simple food presented in the traditional way. Varied choice with a superb location !!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We ate pasta at Papannis and it was just average, nothing special. Service was really good. The outside tables were in a narrow alley and there was a lot of people passing us all the time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Off the main streets packed with cheap horrible tourist places lies Papannis. A very authentic Italian restaurant, with welcoming service, great food, tasty wine and character. We shared the mixed bruschetta which was divine and had a couple of simple but so good pastas for main. We followed up with desert choosing the lemon cheesecake and grandmas cake (with icecream)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The best beef filet I ever had,nice atmosphere,very friendly stuff and value for money.Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We went for a dinner on a weekday, we sat outside on the tables on tge street, which was a great atmosphere, alao because there was a small orchestra playibg vlassical music down the road. Fish dishes were great and most importantly the personnel was extremely welcoming and nice. Highly recommended!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 55 Strait Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT1148, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2722 0031

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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