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Papannis Italian Restaurant

55 Strait Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT1148, Malta
+356 2722 0031
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Ranked #22 of 164 Restaurants in Valletta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

After reading the reviews on TripAdvisor, we made a reservation (restaurant is indeed very small) by Email a month before traveling to Malta only a couple of days before Christmas to ensure they'd have a table. And they remembered! Food was wonderful, best seafood-based pasta I'd had in a while. The house red turned out to be a Maltese Syrah,... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The location is great and the food is good, although over priced. Service was great but decor and music was not fitting to the quaint restaurant. I would go back and give it another go though. Home made pasta seems to be their thing...

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Gianmarco Z, Proprietario at Papannis Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Oooooooh I remember you! the FALSE clients that tried unsuccessfully (because stopped by the staff) to use the restroom, instead of going at the public toilet at the corner! However we appreciate,even if 'forced', you liked our italian imported products, but remember that quality costs. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Papannis is a hidden gem in Valletta. Gianmarco who owns it prepared a dish for us in advance which we requested as he removed it from the menu few days earlier. Food is fresh and products are sourced from Italy. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Portions are generous so we skipped the starters. It was my first time in... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Next best thing to being in some trattoria round the corner from Piazza Navona or Piazza di Santa Maria! Plus its smack in the middle of the infamous Strait Street in Valletta. Location, location, location! Run by Italians from what I gathered, and probably sporting Italian chefs...the menu is true to Italian recipes and ingredients. Pasta and meat dishes were... More 

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San Gwann, Malta
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

From the service to the food and atmosphere, everything was perfect. We had bruschetta as a starter whichvwas original and tasty. As main, we had funghi porcini ravioli and burrata ravioli, from which we could not decide what s best as the tastes were so unique. We could not miss dessert and we had chocolate cake and torta creme brulee... More 

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Brighton
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10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Slightly overshadowed by a busy, noisy wine bar opposite, this restaurant when you do get inside is perfect in every way. Very cosy, small and welcoming with wonderful friendly service - and the food was a real surprise! Though it looks on the menu like fairly standard Italian fare, the quality is exceptional and first class! You suddenly realise the... More 

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Newburgh, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

From start to finish everything was exactly how you would want it. Prompt and friendly service, terrific food, and a charming atmosphere. Definitely a quality place for dinner!

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Naxxar, Malta
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Visited Papanni's for a nice evening dinner with my better half on a warm November evening. When the weather is as good as it was on that evening, the outside table setting in 'Strada stretta' is very romantic and fairly unique. We found papanni's without a reservation and asked for a table outside. We were quickly attended to, menus delivered... More 

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Gharghur, Malta
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

What more do you want when you go out to eat? The food is heavenly, the atmosphere is great and the people are just so nice. Truly good Italian food. We went for lunch because the last time we tried to get there the place was just full....reservations are probably a good idea for the evening.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

It was a night when many other restaurants are either full or fully booked. I came across this place and it looked like a good bet. The food was good, tasty and decent portions. It's one of those restaurants that serve decent food and aren't expensive. I would consider coming back.

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Additional Information about Papannis Italian Restaurant

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

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