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23 Windmill Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 11, Malta
+356 2123 7121
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
23 Windmill Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 11, Malta
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Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

My husband booked this restaurant to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary, as you walk in the atmosphere is warm and welcoming, the gentleman behind the bar was very friendly and called upstairs to say that we had arrived but in the mean time he asked...More

Thank suzy2011conwy
Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

We were seated in the balcony and immediately the host explained what specialities for the evening. Both of us had starters and local fresh fish complimented with a bottle of chablis! Pity that the view for that particular evening was zero visibility but the atmosphere...More

Thank Ray_Zammit
Reviewed June 15, 2016

Excellent for business dinners and special occasions, exceptional service, very good fresh fish selection

Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We visited this lovely restaurant last night for the first time. The prawn carpaccio with ricotta was impressive. After we had a sea bream cooked al cartoccio which was lovely. Ended with a brilliant Baileys tiramisu. Lovely dinner with spectacular views and top service. To...More

Thank LizaSchembri
Reviewed June 3, 2016

One of the best restaurants in Valletta, Amazing food, 5 star service, Staff look after your every need plus one of the best views you will find from a restaurant, every time we are in Malta we pay a visit.

Thank grahameandmarion
Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Excellent service and food. View from the restaurant is superb. Would recommend the restaurant for dinner.

Thank Marie Louise B
Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We visited here and sat outside on the balcony. Lovely views in a charming old building . Great for people with modern city fatigue! Service was a bit naive if you're being fussy and are a restaurant snob - but mostly charming and very attentive....More

Thank MissMaccy
Reviewed May 14, 2016

Situated across from the Bank of Valetta headquarters in an old town house, Giannini didn’t disappoint from the minute I walked through the door to the end of the meal. We were greeted by the barman who made us a drink and didn’t rush us...More

Thank NMPCC100
Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Nice view, but that's pretty much about it, over all wasn't bad but nothing impressing neither, not looking forward to visit again.

Thank John M
Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Visited in May with friends having read reviews on trip advisor. Amazing food, four of us shared a sea bass which was beautifully cooked and filleted in front of us. Staff very accommodating and friendly. Would recommend.

Thank Lucy C
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Nehar U
February 11, 2016|
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Response from Kenneth C | Reviewed this property |
Probably a restaurant like that will definitely be, but you need to book like from next month while checking with them if they will open.
February 16, 2015|
Response from Linda W | Reviewed this property |
I can't say for sure but would expect they accept all major cards. You can always phone/email and ask them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$54 - $81
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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