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23 Windmill Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 11, Malta
+356-21237121
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Ranked #19 of 163 Restaurants in Valletta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $54 - $81
Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Giannini a family run business since 1988 is an excellent place to have lunch or dinner when visiting Valletta. The restaurant is situated above St. Michael's bastions with vast views of Manoel Island and the pretty Marsamxetto Harbour. The third floor of a typical Malta townhouse, reached by lift from the ground floor lounge bar, has been converted into a delightful restaurant. Giannini tends to be popular with locals for business lunches and romantic dinners giving it a casual but discreet atmosphere.The cuisine is a delicious blend of Mediterranean food. Fresh fish is available daily (ask the host) and you should also consider the daily specials such as the pastas scribbled on the board. The a la carte menu changes according to season with the current options for starters including carpaccio of octopus, risottos and fresh seashells amongst others. Mains include roasted lamb, local rabbit, pan seared duck breast and daily fresh fish and fresh angus beef. The a-la-carte menu is attached next to Giannini's contact details above. A rather comprehensive wine list is also available to complement the meal.

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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Had a most enjoyable meal with very good menu and wine list. The restaurant was not busy and we had attentive service. The daily specials gave a wide choice including wild boar carpaccio and USDA ribeye. Views are great too. Look forward to returning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

6 of us for a NYE meal in Valetta, fantastic view over water, excellent 6 course meal with some amazing tastes and textures. Attentive and efficient staff, 10/10

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

THis place has got it all. Excellent food, excellent views, warm and friendly staff, reasonable prices. 'Nuff said ;) Now go try it.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Not only the view over Sliema, but the Hostess and the 3 girls were all carrying out their tasks with a smile. I believe the hostess is part of a young couple who are trying very hard to please with a variety of dishes...and they certainly succeeded with us! We had the fortune of being very professionally served by a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Good find good food and service and amazing views but rather pricey. The staff are very attentive and the food is good and really enjoyed the variety of fresh fish.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

the restaurant is hidden away down some back streets but has a great view over to Sliema. The food was very good and service excellent.

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Surrey, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We had not booked anywhere and our choices near the centre had no room. We made our way here, no more than 6-7 minutes from the main thoroughfare and got a table. The outside and initial area are perhaps not the most inviting but the quality of the food and the service were excellent. The view is a bonus. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

A repeat visit for us. Attentive service, splendid food, an extensive wine menu too. The views are stunning, looking out over the harbour and towards Sliema, has to be one of the best restaurant vistas on the island. Nice appetisers and bread are provided and portions are large. Go here with a hearty appetite to enjoy the place at its... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I was really disappointed by the owner, we had a problem regarding our bill and instead of trying to get it solved she tried to make fool of myself. Won't go there again !!!

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Dear Sir. We truly appreciate your comment on TripAdvisor. The problem was solved there and than. Thank you. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

After a romantic afternoon with my boyfriend after he proposed to me. We book last minute a table for 7pm. The moment we arrived the service was personal. So many little things to make your evening enjoyable. I had the duck starter which was divine. My fiance had the seafood soup, he tells me it was a amazing (I don't... More 

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Additional Information about Giannini

Address: 23 Windmill Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 11, Malta
Phone Number: +356-21237121
Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
Open Hours:
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 54 - 81
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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