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La Giara

Republic Street 75/76 | Casa Rocca Piccola, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2123 1255
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (20 reviews)
“cannolo” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Republic Street 75/76 | Casa Rocca Piccola, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very good authentic Italian ( Sicilian ) restaurant. It is small and intimate. Its quirky as it has a large glass panel in the floor so you can see the ruins underneath, but its food is first class. Staff and service are...More

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food at la Giara is authentic Sicilian food . The menu is extensive, the fish was fresh and nicely cooked . Would definitely visit again .

Thank Marvsl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great dinner experience and service. The Defile' di mare was wonderful and a very good value for money, 9 different plates to share between four persons. The Spaghetti Vongole and Linguine Scoglio were cooked to perfection aswell. As for the main the fresh seabass was...More

Thank amanda a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was late for lunch, say the appointed hour but they still looked after me and while I just had a simple pasta dish with homemade tomato sauce, my sense was this would be a great place to have a full meal. The plates I...More

Thank margery H
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Do not pas this restaurant by because of the unprepossessing exterior Enter, and you find a delightful cavern that was previously the kitchen of the Palazzo that is this building The ambience is delightful, the menu quite extensive, a full wine list with good value...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

My soup was well garnished and very tasty, but Kate's coffee was unfortunately below average :/ I liked the interior and the music. Yet, the service was a completely different story. One of the ladies serving there looked rather unpleased that somebody dared to disrupt...More

Thank Ravalus
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We went last night for dinner, having called in a couple of days earlier for a coffee. We liked it! Very fresh, nicely cooked food. I had calamari then seafood risotto and my husband had veg soup then lamb shank. It looked like it was...More

Thank soton2
Reviewed 15 August 2017

A lovely simple meal with very good service. The seafood risotto was lovely and really great to look down at the floodlit cavern/cellar below.

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Went there on a Monday night, restaurant was quiet except for our table of 20 persons. Food is good but nothing to write home about. One would expect that in a Sicilian restaurant the pasta is homemade and gnocchi too, but it was not the...More

Thank HelePavi
Reviewed 21 June 2017

The restaurant is part of the historic Casa Rocca Piccola property. Excellent cuisine - I really enjoyed the veal. My only issue was that the TV set mounted on the wall really detracted from the ambience and authenticity of this historic building. Ask for a...More

Thank Diana15241
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Republic Street 75/76 | Casa Rocca Piccola, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta (Formerly Bocconci)
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2123 1255
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