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Papannis Italian Restaurant

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55 Strait Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT1148, Malta
+356 2722 0031
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Open now
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Mon 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Marrakech, Morocco
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My mother and I were staying in Valletta and nearly missed this delightful restaurant which is tucked away off Strait Street. Can highly recommend this charming place. The food is excellent, authentic Italian, you can watch the chefs at work as the kitchen is completely visible from the restaurant. The staff are welcoming, helpful and attentive and they achieve that... More 

Thank sophie293734
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a leisurely meal at Papannis Italian Restaurant, starting with gin and tonics followed by pasta and some delicious sweets from the trolley. Coffee to finish with. All served promptly and with a friendly manner. Choice of dining inside or out in the centre of the fortified city of Valletta

Thank Chris L
Auburn, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a small restaurant in Valetta that makes you feel like you are eating at home, with some amazing dishes that you will remember for a long time. If you want to experience the European tradition of friendly and welcoming service and excellent food, this is your place.

Thank travelingtriceratops
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and son wanted to eat Italian food and this place was highly recommended by local people and our hotel in Saint julian. I ate ravioli filled with crab and lobster, my wife tagliatelle with king prawns nd my son spaghetti frutti di mare: the best homemade pasta we've EVER eaten!!! The staff is so kind and very helpful,... More 

Thank emsley1986
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff was very kind to find us a table even during rush hour at Notte Bianca. Food was fantastic as always. We had ravioli with trùffles and ravioli crab and lobster. For dessert we had pistacchios semi freddo and cafe creme brule ......delicious and exceptinally beautifully presente. Service always with a smile and make you feel important. Great team..well done.

Thank Elaine F
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Malta has a mixed cuisine, local fish and rabbit, but also pasta and pizza. This restaurant bills itself as an authentic Italian restaurant. On a hot and humid night we found a table inside, with the air conditioning. Staff were very helpful and friendly. The food was good and the wine list was interesting. I had my favourite Italian dish,... More 

Thank tripleart
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26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have spotted this restaurant walking through narrow alley way! The interior and tables outside looked very inviting. Staff was very polite and accommodating, allowed my to change my booking several times when I was running late. Food was good, great choice of desserts. I have spoken to Louise one of the staff, extremely charming, explained that this is a... More 

Thank Joanna B
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Papannis with my partner in October 2016. I had ravioli and he had sea bream. While it was well cooked, he had better fish while we were in Valletta. I would thoroughly recommend this place if you like your pasta - the ravioli was delicious and portion size was not too large. A nice atmosphere too.

Thank Hazel R
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106 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to eat and spend a relaxing evening, outside and inside dining. Beautiful selection of fresh pastas, fish, meat and vegetarian options. We found it hard to choose from the various options. Complimentary bread and also bean dip to start while you make your selection. Very good wine list also. You will not be disappointed, the pudding... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit and will be on our list of favorite restaurants when in Valletta ......managed to get a table outside so loads of atmosphere from Strait street too. The food here was excellent ..........coupled with first rate service . Thank you for a lovely evening.

Thank 97suffolktraveller

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Strait Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT1148, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2722 0031

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?