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23 Windmill Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 11, Malta
+356 2123 7121
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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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    Very good
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
View and good food

Excellent food, view and service. Recommend reservations. Good display of fish and desserts. Fine dining and personal service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Laurel H
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Jonesboro, Georgia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Jonesboro, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Excellent food, view and service. Recommend reservations. Good display of fish and desserts. Fine dining and personal service.

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ruth d, Manager at Giannini, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Many thanks for your positive comment. We are very pleased you enjoyed your evening at our Restaurant. Regards Ruth More 

England
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82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A really lovely restaurant with fabulous food and wonderful views. The fresh fish was superb, as was the fillet steak. Service very professional, but friendly. Went there in party of 8 and then again with just the two of us, no one disappointed.

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Dear Sir/Madam, Many thanks for your positive comment. We are very pleased you enjoyed your evening at our Restaurant. Regards Ruth More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We booked (and booking is advised) in here on our last night in Malta. We were lucky to get a seat on the balcony which afforded stunning views over one of the bays in Sliema. Got there at 7.15pm so were able to watch the sun going down - beautiful. The service was slick, but not overcrowded. The menu was... More 

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Dear Sir/Madam, Many thanks for your positive comment. We are very pleased you enjoyed your evening at our Restaurant. Regards Ruth More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Been to giannini yesterday night for my boyfriend's birthday dinner. I must say we were very satisfied with our visit. A very warm welcome at the door, the food was over the top ,super delicious & the staff was very polite & helpful. Will visit again for sure ! Very well done :)

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Dear Sir/Madam, Many thanks for your positive comment. We are very pleased you enjoyed your evening at our Restaurant. Regards Ruth More 

Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Excellent service and great food. On top by far the best view from Valletta out on the balcony. Amazing view that lifts the dinner

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ruth d, Manager at Giannini, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Many thanks for your positive comment. We are very pleased you enjoyed your evening at our Restaurant. Regards Ruth More 

valletta
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The service is excellent; being greeted at the door and offered a drink at the bar before being taken upstairs for dinner is a nice touch. Staff is very knowledgeable about the menu, as well as polite and efficient. The food was excellent, great selection of fresh fish cooked to perfection according to my fellow diners. I had the duck... More 

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Dear Sir/Madam, Many thanks for your positive comment. We are very pleased you enjoyed your evening at our Restaurant. Regards Ruth More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The view is unique.the ambience is perfect and it can be romantic too. The food is what I call "Out of this World". The person responsible of this magnificent place is so down to earth and his hands are made to create art in peoples' plates. Prices are reasonable. If you choose the best you have to pay for it.... More 

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Dear Sir/Madam, Many thanks for your positive comment. We are very pleased you enjoyed your evening at our Restaurant. Regards Ruth More 

Lafayette, California
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Probably the best place we ate in Malta or Gozo. We had the best and freshest fish here. the service was excellent and the view is unmatched.

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Dear Sir/Madam, Many thanks for your positive comment. We are very pleased you enjoyed your evening at our Restaurant. Regards Ruth More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It is beautiful decorated in a very spectacular part of Valletta . excellent for fine dining. Food is good waiting staff is perfect.

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Dear Sir/Madam, Many thanks for your positive comment. We are very pleased you enjoyed your evening at our Restaurant. Regards Ruth More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

The highlight of our holiday, fine food and wine with an amazing view across the harbour and out to sea. Staff were many and attentive withoutbeing overbearing. It wasnt cheap but it was worth it. Bkook early to get on the balcony.

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Dear Sir/Madam, Many thanks for your positive comment. we are very pleased you enjoyed your evening at our Restaurant. Regards Ruth More 

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Additional Information about Giannini

Address: 23 Windmill Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 11, Malta
Phone Number: +356 2123 7121
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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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: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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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