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Papannis Italian Restaurant

55 Strait Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT1148, Malta
+356 2722 0031
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
55 Strait Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT1148, Malta
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have spent two weeks in Malta and Gozo and Papannis is the absolute best restaurant I have been eating. Amazing pasta, very fresh fish, great service. Very good restaurant even for Italian standards!

Thank Claudia B
Reviewed 1 week ago

An enjoyable experience, food was good. Staff friendly and welcoming. The pasta was well cooked with a nice texture.

Thank Barry F
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best meals we had in Valletta was at Papannis. Our server was personable and made excellent recommendations. My husband and I can fault nothing during our meal. I mention this restaurant in my YouTube video on What to Eat in Malta, as...More

Thank Sunny L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Used Trip Adviser to find a great Italian restaurant - but wanted to avoid another pizza! Pepannis was hidden down a small side street and met our requirements exactly. Interesting Specials and tasty mains....but the deserts were best of all! Although not 'fast food', the...More

Thank Nick P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot speak highly enough of the staff at this restaurant. As a solo traveller, dining out in the evening can be a daunting experience. Too often, you feel like an inconvenience and ushered to a table at the back. This was definitely not my...More

1  Thank Laura Jane N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Also try the Maltese Platter in a new restaurant near by called The Cage along with some Maltese Chardonnay.

Thank Fergal B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They where verry friendly and the food was great. Nice place in a small pedestrian street. Good to sit outside and enjoy the wheater during a good meal

2  Thank Van N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic vegetarian menu. Highly recommend the fresh ravioli- the best Italian meal we had in Malta!

1  Thank Kar80a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this restaurant. Visited last year and returned this year to find same very high quality of food. Big portions are the norm here, plates of good well cooked food. Service is very attentive. Will definitely return again.

1  Thank bhagan1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't say enough good things about Papannis restaurant! The food was fantastic, and the service was prompt, professional, and pleasant. I loved the outdoor tables situated in the narrow corridor the restaurant is located on. My server was always smiling, and brought me a...More

1  Thank Lisa D
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6 February 2017|
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Response from Sinclair C | Reviewed this property |
No particular dress code, but I wouldn't go unless I'm dressed at least smart casual. Dishes are focused on Italian cuisine, which includes pasta and fish in particular. I recommend seafood salads, any pasta with a fish... More
Tiina U
5 February 2017|
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Response from Arthur Q | Reviewed this property |
I'd call the restaurant.
9 September 2015|
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Response from whereisemil | Reviewed this property |
I'd call the restaurant for the opening hours around Christmas. The last ferry to Sliema is at 7:15pm (sundays & holidays at 6:15pm) in winter so a taxi is a good alternative. Or the nocturnal bus from Valletta's main bus... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 17:00
18:30 - 23:00
09:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
09:00 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:30
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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