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“Excellent restaurant with wonderful views”
Review of Giannini

Giannini
Ranked #36 of 246 Restaurants in Valletta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $54 - $81
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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.
Reviewed May 27, 2013

My daughter and I had an excellent meal in this wonderful restaurant. I must admit that we wouldn't have found this place as it is off the main area. The Concierge at our hotel recommended we tried it. There's a lovely bar downstairs and you then take the lift to the top floor and are welcomed by a member of staff. The view is spectacular - see photos. The food was wonderful. A very special place for a special meal. We will return. Thank you

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Reviewed May 25, 2013

Fantastic view, great food, excellent service, Patrick Scicluna's lovely paintings ... what else could you want!

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Thank Victor G
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Fabulous set with view to die for.Had a nice lunch with a profesional service and smile.Felt very comfortable and welcomed.Waiter did great job.Prices resonable and if we come back to malta will surelly visit again.

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Thank Mathew D
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

From the moment we entered and had our apero, we felt welcomed.
Great location with views to the west and harbour.
Good menu and enjoyed a wonderful bottle of Mc Guigan Estate Shiraz.
But it was the attentive but descrete service that added to the experience.
Will be back.

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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Mother's Day lunch at Giannini: FABULOUS! Wanted to find somewhere good and possibly with a non rowdy atmosphere on a busy restaurant day such as Mother's Day. It was spot on perfect: table couldn't be better, food was divine, service by all staff was excellent and very reasonably priced too ESP for the quality. Despite a full place ambiance was very comfortable and service very fast too. Totally recommended!!!

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Thank KennethRN
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