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Giannini

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23 Windmill Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 11, Malta
+356 2123 7121
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Closed
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Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Giannini's had been recommended by a friend, we were not disappointed. This is an old Maltese house converted into a quality restaurant. Service is superb, everyone was there just when you needed them. Food is very well cooked, presented & priced. ( The Maltese fish soup was outstanding) Venue is quaint & beautiful. Summary, you'll not be disappointed by Giannini's.... More 

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Thank DoryLongLegs
Malta
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I wanted to treat clients to a beautiful panoramic view of Malta, good food and a good service...we had it all. Pasta for starters and this was cooked to perfection. A selection of fish for main, a choice I will never regret, was exceptionally good, prawns, tuna and sea bass. A selection of local white wines and good company gave... More 

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Thank jborg1991
Pembroke, Malta
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very elegant place and more for a relaxed dinner with friends or even family its the place to be for sure.

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Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked in advance to ensure we got a table on the terrace, and it was definitely worth it. The view is amazing and we were able to watch the sun set as we ate. Because we were here in the middle of August, it didn't get cold even after dark. We had some delicious breads and dips to start.... More 

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Thank duchess_d
Zurrieq, Malta
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was the eve of our 25 wedding anniversary and for this special occasion we choose Giannini in Valletta. It was a great night, we enjoyed it and the harbour view from the balcony was great. Staff, service and food was fantastic. The place was quite and so romantic. Hope I will visit again.

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Thank _david_damato
York, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the basis of previous reviews we booked a terrace table online before leaving the uk. This was confirmed within a few hours. Situated on the 5th floor (there is a lift) we had outstanding views across marsamxett harbour. Food was delicious and very well presented as one would expect.

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Thank derek f
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This very smart restaurant is not easy to find but well worth the effort. In a centuries old building with perhaps the best outlook of any Maltese restaurant the service, presentation and quality of the food make the whole experience memorable. It cannot be faulted from the welcome and direction to the lift till the departure after a very fine... More 

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Thank Glenn G
Malta
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77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is nicely decorated. The perfect venue for a romantic dinner with excellent food. Book before for a place in the balcony.

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Thank Architecture12
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a table outside, but were not expecting such a stunning view. The restaurant is on the 4th floor of a quaint old townhouse and the tables on the balcony over look the old fort. We saw a stunning sunset during pre-dinner drinks and then saw the city come to life as darkness fell. The menu was excellent, the... More 

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Thank Dom H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

We had friends visit here just a month ago, so we decided to have our last dinner in Malta here. It was our wedding anniversary. The view is amazing because the restaurant is at the very top of Valetta, facing west to the marina, so the sunset is lovely. Sit outside if you can. We did not request a table... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$54 - $81
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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
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
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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