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Giannini

23 Windmill Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 11, Malta
+356-21237121
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Ranked #18 of 159 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The location was beautiful, unfortunately because of the weather we weren't able to sit outside they have a beautiful view, but even inside you have a special ambiance. It costs quite a bit though, we had a starter and a main dish, personally we thought the meals weren't very special, the octopus starter didn't have any taste at all. (We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

I wanted to treat up my Maltese family to a lovely evening out. It has been a while since I have been to Giannini's (3 years), it has come to mind many of the times for special occasions, but as it happens in Malta a lot plans change. Finally back I regret not having come back before. I love the... More

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Tadworth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

We went close family for are last day of our holiday. I had ordered rack of lamb to be medium well. When it arrived it was medium and almost bleeding for itself. As soon as the main course arrived they took the bread away. We have eaten there before and it has not been bad but on this occasion it... More

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Malta
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My wife took me to Giannini's restaurant in Valletta for my birthday and we both enjoyed it. To find the place you have to turn to the left at Wembley store and keep walking to the very end where you will find yourself near a carpark just in front of the restaurant (good parking space near restaurnt too). As soon... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The service in Gianninni is impeccable! The staff were so friendly and discrete. We had an absolutely delicious dinner here with some really lovely wines. The view is spectacular. A truly lovely evening in Valletta!

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Having eaten in very pleasant but unspectacular restaurants throughout our trip to Malta and Gozo it was nice to finish our final evening in somewhere a bit classy. In a city blessed with beautiful views, Giannini has one of the best. On top of that an imaginative menu, highly professional staff and modern décor immediately made Giannini feel like it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had lovely food and very good service! We can really recommend this little nice restaurant! We had lamb racks a nice maltesian red wine, it tasted very good!

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York, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We are currently on holiday in Malta. Maltese friends took us to Giannini. I didn't know of this restaurant ... I can very easily say one of the best ive ever eaten at. Very professional from the moment you walk in... But also friendly. Our food "my wife and I" was cooked to perfection. We had a wonderful evening. Many... More

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Birkirkara, Malta
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Since I like to try new restaurants and I have lately been to the same restaurants over and over since they are to die for.. I chose Giannini at random from tripadvisor. I had very high expectations from previous reviews. But either we were very unlucky or the reviews are made from friends or what not. When we arrived the... More

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GianniniValletta, Owner at Giannini, responded to this review

Dear sir we are very sorry for the bad experience you had at our restaurant. Our aim is to provide good service also fresh food. As for the antipasto you had shared , the mussels were fresh imported from Scotland but knowing as seafood we have no guarantee that if there will be 1 mussel bad. Knowing yourself that mussels... More

malta
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The review dated 17 october 2013 wasn't sent to GIANNINI BUT to SAN GIULIANO IN ST. JULIANS. I am 100 % sure that I wrote san giuliano. I wonder how my comment has transfered to GIANNINI of Valletta, as I know for sure that Giannini is one of the best in Valletta, MALTA. Still can't believe my eyes. Frank G

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