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“Many small errors, but excellent service” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Papannis Italian Restaurant

Papannis Italian Restaurant
55 Strait Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT1148, Malta
+356 27220031
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Ranked #30 of 155 restaurants in Valletta
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Island of Malta, Malta
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Many small errors, but excellent service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

The waitress service was one of the best and very jolly, but the chef must have had a day off. A classic but basic angus ribeye was overly fatty, served rare not medium and with a mushroom sauce not peppercorn as I ordered. My wife' red snapper fillet, was riddled with bones and slightly under cooked. Although the tastes were good, at the end I avoided the desert! We had high hopes but were disappointed, except for the waitress!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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papannisvalletta, Owner at Papannis Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Dear Sir First & Foremost we would like to thank you anyway for choosing papannis and glad you enjoyed the service from out waitress some points regards black Angus as basic and over fatty i think every (good) black Angus has some fatty other wise if its clean strait cut means its not fresh at all regards bones in the snapper its a fish and its normal to find some bones as we fillet it off the bones but some always remain for the cooking part we would have cooked it slightly more to Ur preference as the same for the ribeye it can happen at times swell so i don't find it a reason to be disappointed we always ask our patrons if the food is fine if the waitress miss out asking you that's our bad if you opted to say its fine then not much we could have done.

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papannis
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“Excellent: food, service and ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

A wonderful place with a relaxed atmosphere and impeccable service. I had this rolled seabass filled with spinach and prawns...to die for.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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papannisvalletta, Owner at Papannis Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thanks for your review we are glad we served you to you satisfaction we look forward having you again

warm regards

papannis
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“A little gem...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Wander off the main street in Valletta and look for the smaller restaurants - they are a joy. Valletta in the evening was fairly quiet during our visit in November and it had been a mixed day weatherwise. However, we were treated like royalty, the dishes were explained and we watched the chef cook everything. The food and wine were excellent. Try this restaurant for its tradition, beautifully presented food.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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papannisvalletta, Owner at Papannis Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Dear Sir,

We would like to thank you for you kind words and really happy you enjoyed our restaurant it gives us strength to go forward and do our best like we always do and continue indeed treat our customers like royalties as you felt we are honored :)

best regards

papannis
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great food in an authentic Maltese restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

I had lunch with 2 friends on 28 November. There was only one other diner in the restaurant at the time. Food was superb and the service was first class. Would definitely return .

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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papannisvalletta, Owner at Papannis Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Hi Jakie Thanks a lot for ur review we look forward in having you back to our restaurant :)
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Balzan, Malta
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“Good fun in a cosy atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

My wife and I went for lunch here yesterday and we both really enjoyed it. The restaurant itself is very cosy and the staff present made their utmost to make us feel comfortable.
I would suggest booking beforehand since there arent that many tables and the restaurant is popular.
The menu offers a good choice and the specials of the day also give a value added. My wife and I opted to share two different pastas - one was the pancotti filled with Mushrooms and the other was a special - the ravioli with Crab and fish - which was also served with a king prawm What can I say, the past was simply delicous and cooked to perfection.
As a main we both opted for the rolled sea bream with a spinach and prawn stuffing. This was good, however one slight criticism of this dish was that the different elements didnt come together too well. Possibly rather than having a whole king prawn in the middle of the fish and spinach I would suggest mixing the prawn meat with the spinach before hand and then roll the sea bream with this stuffing.
For desert we opted to share a chocolate fondant which was delicous.
Hopefully we will have the opportunity to re-visit in the near future.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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papannisvalletta, Owner at Papannis Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Hi Trevor thanks for you comments we are glad you enjoyed papannis we look really forward hosting you again

warm regards

papannis
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