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23 Windmill Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 11, Malta
+356 2123 7121
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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
  • 101
    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
Most recent review
Giannini. Back to former glory.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Oliver M
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Luqa, Malta
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Luqa, Malta
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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London, United Kingdom
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187 reviews 187 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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113 reviews 113 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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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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