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23 Windmill Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 11, Malta
+356-21237121
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Ranked #21 of 161 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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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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Surrey, England
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

A repeat visit for us. Attentive service, splendid food, an extensive wine menu too. The views are stunning, looking out over the harbour and towards Sliema, has to be one of the best restaurant vistas on the island. Nice appetisers and bread are provided and portions are large. Go here with a hearty appetite to enjoy the place at its... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I was really disappointed by the owner, we had a problem regarding our bill and instead of trying to get it solved she tried to make fool of myself. Won't go there again !!!

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Shepperton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

After a romantic afternoon with my boyfriend after he proposed to me. We book last minute a table for 7pm. The moment we arrived the service was personal. So many little things to make your evening enjoyable. I had the duck starter which was divine. My fiance had the seafood soup, he tells me it was a amazing (I don't... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We sat outside on a balmy evening admiring the wonderful view of the harbour. It is several years since we were in Malta but were so pleased to find the food was just as good. Delicious food, well presented with very attentive staff. We went three times during our one week stay - that says it all!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our evening at Giannini the service was without parallel We had a table on the balcony that was exceptional The food was really superb The down side was the atmosphere , there was only one other table occupied. The main irritation was the very loud radio being blasted out by the next door neighbours on the adjacent balcony

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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14 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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Additional Information about Giannini

Address: 23 Windmill Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 11, Malta
Phone Number: +356-21237121
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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