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23 Windmill Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 11, Malta
+356 2123 7121
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7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Giannini a family run business since 1988 is an excellent place to have...
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 106
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A birthday treat

If you are looking for a restaurant with the best view in Valetta, outstanding service and Michelin star standard food then look no further. We dined here for a birthday celebration and we were not disappointed. The food, ambience, service were as good as any top class restaurant in the world... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Paul S
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Bingley, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Bingley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

If you are looking for a restaurant with the best view in Valetta, outstanding service and Michelin star standard food then look no further. We dined here for a birthday celebration and we were not disappointed. The food, ambience, service were as good as any top class restaurant in the world. We will certainly return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

If I want to impress friends, family or work colleagues, Gianninis is where I'd go. It's such a great location, the service couldn't be better ( which can't be said of many restaurants in Malta) and the menu has some real treats. I always pick the fish and it hasn't disappointed yet. And despite the elegant surroundings, it's not so... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Dined at Giannini's last night while staying in Valletta for a few days. It was one of the best meals we have had anywhere. starters were asparagus and the calimari and we had the ribeye steak for two, followed by baileys tiramisu and a trio of desserts. We had a delicious prosecco to start then a fab merlot. Service was... More 

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Luqa, Malta
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12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Giannini Restaurant has been a bastion of fine dining at the Hastings Garden end of Valletta for many years. Offering spectacular views of Manoel Island, Marsamxett harbour and Sliema, it is now being ably run by Chef Aaron and his wife Ruth. Glad to note that the quality of the food compliments the view. prices are also very reasonable. friends... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The place to dine in Valletta. - A must. The food is balanced and well prepared, service is very good and the views are Spectacular.

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Msida, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

By far the best dining experience in Malta, look no further for impressive views, appetizing cuisine and inviting staff. Me and my girl had a great food experience back in September last year. Don't mind me recommending the cheese cake for desert - my girl is still talking about it.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23 Windmill Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 11, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2123 7121

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 54 - 81
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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.
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

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