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La Giara

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Republic Street 75/76 | Casa Rocca Piccola, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta (Formerly Bocconci)
+356 2123 1255
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Zebbug, Malta
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we went for sunday lunch, place was very humid and there was a mold smell, also webs on walls, ordered calamari fritti which came chewy with few lettuce, didn't bring us spoon with pasta and not friendly at all. Do NOT recommend

Thank daniella344
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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242 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a peppered steak which was fabulous. Puds were nice too. We also enjoyed a Sicilian wine. The service was efficient and friendly. This low ceilinged ancient building with a panel where you can see beneath the floor is enchanting. This restaurant is slightly beyond the beaten track and so they are genuinely pleased to see you. The night... More 

Thank Marco_the_Maltabus
Valletta, Malta
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an unexpected find at the very end of Republic Street! Italian food at its finest in a romantic setting and a delightful service to complement it all.

Thank Karl C
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended this place by Maltese relatives as the ambience and food were said to be good. It did not disappoint, the food was excellent, especially the fish. We also had the spaghetti vongole and everything was fresh and authentic. A nice place to go for a special meal. Prices were fairly reasonable.

Thank George J
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100 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is small and cosy. The food is good and the staff is friendly. The pasta is fresh and cooked well. An ideal place for the family. Slightly off the city center but still ideally positioned to be well connected. Worth going down a couple of steps to reach this place. Then you also get to see the back... More 

Thank Architecture12
Sydney, Australia
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177 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived with new acquaintances we met that day. We had a mixed antipasto and melanzane alla parmigiana as starters. The melanzane were very good indeed. I make it occasionally and this dish was great. We all then had different pasta dishes and we each tasted each other's. Spaghetti with sugo nero di seppie; tagliatelle alla etna; tortelloni ai porcini;... More 

Thank Moschi1
Il Gzira, Malta
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

I was not thrown away with this choice of restaurant at all. You basically pay for the location and that is it. Because there are other Italian restaurants in Malta that have better food and service. Unfortunately waitresses were not really friendly and also we had to order a bottle of wine 3 times because they kept forgetting it, same... More 

Thank AndreaD1307
Msida, Malta
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The food is really great - typically Sicilian; and value for money. Went there once, and went again and again... Good cuisine from neighbor Sicily in our majestic Valletta City.

Thank winya69
St Albans, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Based on reputation, I had looked forward to a visit to this restaurant, only to feel sadly let down. I visited with a group of 10. We were seated in the lower salon sadly lacking in atmosphere. Device was slow with staff seemingly more intent on serving clients in the upper salon. On the positive side, the food was excellent... More 

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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

It's a medium-sized restaurant at the ground floor of Casa Rocca Piccola, with an additional hall in the rock hewn, vaulted cellar. Loved food, the owner and crew! The Sicilian food at it's best - a vast choice of pasta dishes, meat and fish plus desserts and nice choice of Italian wines. Incredibly well priced - most pasta dishes far... More 

Thank essinia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?