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Papannis Italian Restaurant

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55 Strait Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT1148, Malta
+356 2722 0031
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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We visited Papannis whilst on holiday in Valetta. Managed to book a table for sitting outside. Although at times the column of passers by can distract you, as they negotiate the "chicane" between adjacent restaurant tables, it didn't spoil the overall atmosphere. Food was delicious, especially the aubergine starter and their own ravioli. Large prawns were also tasty. Would certainly... More 

Thank Kevin H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This restaurant prides itself on its homemade spaghetti and trust me you won't be disappointed! The location in one of the quieter streets in Valetta provided a really pleasant dining experience.

Thank Graham J
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here with my husband with high recommendations. We had grilled fresh tuna and salmon and they were so tasty and amazing. As desserts we took tiramisu and grandmother's cake that were great. All compliments to the chef and the staff. I would recommend to everyone to visit this restaurant and book in advance.

Thank Milena S
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there with my 16-month old and the staff were very friendly and accommodating to her - even taking her through to look in the kitchen! Food just as good!

Thank Ian P
Hamburg, Germany
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I came here with my Girlfriend because of the very good TA-rating, but the food quality was disappointing and the prices for what we got were far too high. Location is nice and service also, but the quality of the food really disappointed us. The fish was dry like the sahara and put on the plates without any love.

Thank sauberheine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my two kids (7 & 9). All the staff were really friendly and accommodating. The food was freshly prepared and delicious. We didn't book, but we're lucky to get the last table.

Thank kevin_atkin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Found this place through tripadvisor - very small but they were kind to sit us down even though it was a squeeze with a pram and all. Service was impeccable - they immediately understood my 5 year old would have issues with "no fish fingers" and readily prepared a simple pasta for her with cheese on the side. No kid... More 

Thank AdiosG
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing ravioli with crab and lobster..burrata. Mussels in tomatoe sauce was delicious. Good value for money and service with a smile

Thank Elaine F
Drunen, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Yesterday we had a lovely night at Papannis Italian restaurant in the centre of Valetta. The food was fresh and very tastefull. The service was excellent, the staff was very kind. Especially the women which we thought she was the owner of Papannis?? Thanks for the great dishes and service.

Thank maudvankessel
Mosta, Malta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sweet place in the heart of Valletta. The ravioli were one of the best I’ve had. The nero di sepia pasta with prawns and vegetables was not to our liking, so the waitress offered to change it without hesitation, which is not usual in Malta. We got spaghetti vongole that completely made up for it. Food was of good size.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
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?
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