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Giannini

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Mediterranean, Latvian
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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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  • 115
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 13
    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
A must try!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Lili_2406
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San Gwann, Malta
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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San Gwann, Malta
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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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 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 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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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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 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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Dear Sir. Many Thanks for your positive comment. We look forward to host you again in the near future. Regards Ruth More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Went to Giannini last week for dinner - the food was not bad I was not happy with the service very stiff and too serious - they have few waiters but each one only do certain things and they all stand behind you watching with serious face, was weird to be honest. I normally appreciate more friendly staff unless Im... More 

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ruth d, Manager at Giannini, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam Many thanks for your comment. We are very sorry for your uncomfortable experience at our restaurant. Our aim is to provide good service and always good quality of food. Should you wish to send me a private email and so we can go to more detail as regards your Dinner at Giannini, I will be very happy to... More 

Bath, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

this restaurant caught us by surprise, we knew nothing other than the food was worth every penny. What we didn't know was what we would see when we were shown to our table. The view was stunning, the food excellent, the atmosphere perfect. This was our favourite place to eat in Valletta. This is a must for all visitors, you... More 

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ruth d, Manager at Giannini, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Many thanks for your positive comment. We look forward to host you once again in the near future. regards Ruth More 

Zurrieq, Malta
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Free parking for a start,then great reception from the bar staff.half the party took the lift but I choose the stairway to the restaurant. The view looking toward Silema was spectacular over the harbour. All the meal selections we'll explain and presented,wine very comprehensive and complemented our meals.

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Dear Sir/Madam, Many thanks for your positive comment. It was our pleasure to host you at Giannini, and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your dinner. Regards Ruth More 

Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Extraordinary view over St. Julian's and Manolo Island. We arrived at sunset and the sky was amasing. The staff was extraordinary and the atmosphere also. We really enjoyed our meal.

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Many Thanks for your positive comment. More 

Malta
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Unbeatable restaurant in the Capital city of Malta, Valletta. Not one single fault in this restaurant, staring from its awesome location to its excellent service-with-a-smile and exquisite food. Price-wise it is not cheap but what does one expect from a 5+* restaurant? Excellent venue for a peaceful, memorable evening.

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Valletta, Malta
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Dining in this restaurant and looking out at the stunning view across Manoel Island is enough to make any meal a special event (daytime or evening). Add to this the delicate, well balanced dishes offered by the chef and you have a winning situation all around! The fish we ordered was cooked to perfection and not too pricey. Good selection... 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, Latvian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?