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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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Today
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 192
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
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
Favorite restaurant in Valletta.

This was my favorite restaurant during my stay in Valletta. I was served by 2 polite and friendly ladies. Ordered the grilled fish and a half bottle of wine. Fish was fresh and cooked very well. A very satisfying meal.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
IrelandMike555
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ireland
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This was my favorite restaurant during my stay in Valletta. I was served by 2 polite and friendly ladies. Ordered the grilled fish and a half bottle of wine. Fish was fresh and cooked very well. A very satisfying meal.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

When on holiday we like to eat somewhere different every night so that we get to try lots of different cuisine and tastes. We went here on our first night as the restaurant had good reviews on Tripadvisor. We weren't disappointed. We ate inside both nights but they do have some tables outside. The food is good , the staff... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It is nice to see Strait street becoming more lively to reflect its raucous past and this restaurant is a welcome addition. Papannis is an intimate restaurant with great lighting and decor and some outside seating, if you want to take in the vibe of the area. The food was great with lovely home made pasta and various fish and... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Had a really enjoyable 3 course meal with wine. Service excellent, food and atmosphere really good, both had a very tasty tagliatelle.

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Sliema, Malta
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We were in Valletta recently for a business meeting. It finished early so we decided to stop for lunch. We started walking down Straight Street, which is little more than an alley, and was formerly known as the "Gut", and a well-known red light district. In the middle of the lawyer-land which has now given this area a new lease... More 

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somerset
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We are staying in valleta for a weeks holiday and came across this restaurant which just happened to have one table left for two people. The staff were very friendly from the time we walked in until we left with nothing too much trouble for them. There was only one problem and that was what to chose on the menu... More 

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Munich, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

After deciding to go to Valletta for some dinner I was searching for a neat restaurant. Papannis was situated in a very small and narrow street aside from the Republic Street in Valletta. I saw locals inside and... people should always trust locals (that's a saying a learned from a good friend of mine!). The food was great. The restaurant... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Having fallen in love with Malta many years ago and visited just about every year since then, we have eaten in many restaurants around the country. We found this little gem on our visit in May 2015 and over a five night stay, visited twice. On each occasion different menu choices were picked by both of us and I can... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I travelled to Malta in April 2015, we were looking for a good Italian restaurant in valleta and after asking around we were recommended to try this restaurant. We were invited in without a reservation and were lead down to the basement/cellar. The basement was unpleasant to sit in because there was a certain unpleasant smell of... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Good food, home made pasta, fresh ingredients. Worth a visit if you are around Valletta. Located in a short alleyway, off Straits Street.

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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, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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