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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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12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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273 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a very nice meal here. Service was friendly and attentive. It was nice to discuss the dishes of the day direct with the chef who is producing good tasty food which is not over fussy. It is not a big restaurant so a good idea to book even in January.

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Hawarden
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went as a party of 12 to celebrate a 60th Birthday. The location was superb as was the food, the entertainment and the service. The staff/owners could not have been more helpful, they catered for my Vegetarianism and went off-menu for one of our party. I could not recommend this restaurant too highly.

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ruth d, Manager at Giannini, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. we are delighted you enjoyed dining at us and we look forward once again to host you in the near future. Ruth More 

St Albans, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked in here for dinner on New Year's Eve. The meal was a fixed menu and you had the table for the evening. There are probably about 40 covers in the restaurant, it's quite tightly packed - but also quite nicely done so it doesn't feel too crowded. The location and view out over the harbour is absolutely stunning... More 

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ruth d, Manager at Giannini, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comment. It was our pleasure to host you on this special day. Ruth More 

Braintree
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just before Christmas my wife and I with two friends booked an evening meal at this restaurant. On arrival the welcome was war and friendly but professional. You travel up in a small lift to the restaurant itself where you are again warmly welcomed. The restauarant is smart but warm in atmosphere and the staff add positively to the occasion.... More 

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ruth d, Manager at Giannini, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comment. It was our pleasure to host you on this special day. Ruth More 

Southborough, Massachusetts, United States
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant has amazing view, great balcony just across the bay. The food is good but not inspiring. You can find several restaurants in Malta with better food. All in all a nice dinner but nothing to write home about.

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ruth d, Manager at Giannini, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. It was our pleasure to host you at our Restaurant. Ruth More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

During our week in Malta, this was our "splurge" dinner. There was nothing wrong with it, but it wasn't memorable. Tables were a bit crowded together; our server didn't seem too interested in us. The food was very good but not remarkable; it was a bit costly for the experience. Still, a solid choice.

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ruth d, Manager at Giannini, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. It was our pleasure to host you at our Restaurant. Ruth More 

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We were very fortunate to 'grab' a table at this marvellous restaurant. Our first night's stay in Malta, we already had read some reviews on this restaurant so it was on the radar. The menu is extensive without being so vast you couldn't make your mind up. I have to say the maître de was superb! It has to be... More 

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ruth d, Manager at Giannini, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comment. It was our pleasure to host you at our Restaurant. Ruth More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

This week I went for the first time to Malta and I had the chance to go for a dinner at Giannini. The restaurant is in a great position in La Valletta dominating the lower part of the city and the big windows give an impressive view on the sea. The ground floor is very warm ambience and the stairs... More 

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ruth d, Manager at Giannini, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comment. It was our pleasure to host you at our Restaurant. Ruth More 

UK
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We went to Giannini's on the 5th October 2016. The views were absolutely stunning. The meal was superb. I had Sea Bass which was lovely and my husband had a Rack of Lamb which was cooked perfectly. Will certainly be going back again. I even managed to book via Facebook. Can't fault the place at all. The staff were very... More 

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ruth d, Manager at Giannini, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comment. It was our pleasure to host you at our Restaurant. Ruth More 

Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This is well worth a visit just for the view at night across the harbour but the food is excellent too so cant be bad. Staff can be a bit over attentive but maybe that was just us we are happy to pour our own wine.

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ruth d, Manager at Giannini, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comment. It was our pleasure to host you at our Restaurant. We will definitely look into the matter. Ruth More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 54 - USD 81
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Saturday
19:00 - 22:00
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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