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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 good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (23 reviews)
“antipasti” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Republic Street 75/76 | Casa Rocca Piccola, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a very pleasant evening at La Giara. The staff were very friendly and helpful and advised us about the menu. A first course of calamari was excellently cooked and nicely presented. We chose different veal dishes, both of which were excellent. Home made...More

Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the food on our first time so much, we returned two days later. We loved the mussels in white wine and garlic, baked octopus, veal roll in creamy truffle sauce, pork tenderloin with cranberry sauce and beef tortelini with mushroom sauce. We were...More

Thank RobandMaryJean
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During a recent week in Valletta my wife & I ate here twice, the food is excellent, it is difficult to decide what choice to make from a menu with a definite Sicilian twist. Pastas and ice creams are all homemade, we can definitely recommend...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 7 May 2018

La Giara is in the old kitchens of next door Casa Rocca Piccola, so has a pleasant sort of underground feel.Very unusual to be able to stand on a glass panel on a restaurant floor and look down at the archaeological remains beneath your feet....More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 4 May 2018

We had a great lunch here on my way down back from the fort. La Giara offers traditional Sicilian food, with an authentic Italian "feel". We started with an Antipasti of Parma ham and melon. Followed by Tortelloni .stuffed with pork and cheese with cream...More

Thank Cricketman_10
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Best meal had during our stay. A gem of a restaurant & really enjoyed every dish. My tagliatelle wild boar ragu was amazing. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Colin J
Reviewed 28 March 2018

Had a lovely meal. Ambience was great. Food was excellent and options were vast. Cannot wait to visit again and try more options as they had so many of my favourite dishes on the menu which I definitely want to savour.

Thank FarrMicallefTrigona
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is located next to Casa Rocco Picolla in Republic Street. We have often enjoyed a roadside beer or wine at this venue but never eaten in. Due to the gusty wind and showers we decided to try the restaurant, and what a delightful...More

Thank BogratNorthYorkshire
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Had the pasta with wild boar, which was amazing! Service was good, and the interior was also very nice. My wife had tortelloni, which was tasty, but some of the pasta was undercooked, so I sadly have to deduct a star.

Thank Brede H
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

We escaped the chaos of the Valletta pre-Lent carnival for an hour and the three of us enjoyed an excellent meal. I started with an onion soup with a goats cheese crouton, Karen had a really chunky inslata tricolore, and the little one had plain...More

Thank AndyJackson
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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