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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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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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
Great view, great food

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
HilaryBen
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Lafayette, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Lafayette, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Kent, United Kingdom
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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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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 

Bromley, Kent UK
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206 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This was our third visit to this lovely restaurant and certainly won't be our last! We had hoped to sit on their small terrace for dinner this time but unfortunately there were extremely high winds so it wasn't open. We were shown to a lovely table by the window and enjoyed watching the sun set and the view light up.... 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 

York
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We visited Giannini twice om our recent holiday to Malta the view from the balcony at sunset across to Sliema is fabulous. The restsurant itsel is clearly well managed with attentive but not over-bearing waiting staff, all well organised by the manager/senior waitress. There was a good selection of meat dishes on the regular menu and a changing daily selection... More 

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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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

During our visit to Valletta we had diner at Giannini. They have the most amazing view over the city that we've seem so far. Really breathtaking! The starters we're extremely good (perfect risotto!!) and the main course and wine even better. Besides that the staff was very professional and nice. We would 100% come back when visiting Valletta!

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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 

San Gwann, Malta
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The view, the menu variety, the environment, the staff.. Top points to all!! Giannini's never let's you down, it's always exceptional.. Good for family lunches, business lunches, and a romantic evening whilst enjoying the view!

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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 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Superb food and wine and very professional friendly staff. I'm vegetarian although my wife isn't and the staff made great efforts to ensure I had a great veggie main course (there were already several veggie starters). Good ambience; a quaint feature was the winding staircase to a tiny homely WC. We'd also had dinner there a week earlier and it... More 

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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 

Lausanne, Switzerland
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Experienced a delicious dinner while enjoying the stunning view. Arrived during sunset and the view literally caught our breath away. High quality standards and services. Good knowledge of the staff.

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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 

Zurrieq, Malta
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

i hadn't been to Giannini for a while but after two visits this months i must state that i give the place 5 stars. Great atmosphere, great food and excellent service. The staff were excellent throughout and food was served without any delay.

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ruth d, Manager at Giannini, responded to this review

Dear Sir. Many Thanks for your positive comment. We look forward to host you again in the near future. 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: Romantic, 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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