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San Giovanni

St.John's Square, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 9949 6810
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  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
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Grill, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
St.John's Square, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited here on the night Valletta was celebrating the city of culture award. As it was a celebration we decided to get a drink before the fireworks display. We had a seat outside facing the cathedral and ordered a few drinks. The drinks menu was...More

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed yesterday

Sitting in this restaurant over looking the cathedral having lovely food and drink...what more can I say other than you must visit San Giovanni....Chris and all his staff are so welcoming service outstanding.

Thank 715zalu
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was my choice for my first evening meal on my recent visit to Malta (31 May to 7 June 18) It is located just off Republic Street opposite the Church. Outdoor seating withy umbrellas and very comfy seats. I was served by polite Ryan...More

Thank TerryStaffordEngland
Reviewed 1 week ago

San Giovanni is one of two cafe/restaurants on mid-city St John's square, on the left with the cathedral at your back. It's a great spot for an aperitif; lot of peopple to watch and you cantry to figure out a pattern in the seemingly random...More

Thank dwdavidwatt
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came across San Giovanni after looking on Tripadvisor for somewhere to eat while in Valletta. It was a lovely atmosphere, sat opposite the Cathedral, watching the world go by. I ordered the Ricotta-Filled Ravioli which was just delicious! I also ordered a couple of...More

Thank Simon S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had stopped here for breakfast and I enjoyed an excellent “Full English” breakfast. So impressed we returned for a lunch - despite it being after 1pm, they were happy to provide my wife with something from the breakfast menu - which is a good...More

Thank dfscot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A classic tourist spot, right in the heart of the main street and busy, very busy so they must be doing something right and they were. Good local dishes such as Bruschetta and the best Lasagna I have ever had and not at all expensive....More

Thank peejay2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What to say. Almost 1h30 to have our food. And only one dish. Ssoooooo long. Too long. At least the waiter was nice, the view is ok, the place is quiet. But don't expect to eat quickly.

Thank spamloverbox
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

On Tuesday 15th we went here for supper. Mum and I shared a half bottle of Rose and dad had a Kisķ beer then to eat mum and dad both had the Hen Burger and I had the Chicken Parmesan Pasta which was delicious and...More

Thank Alexandra M
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Having spent the morning exploring Valletta we were keen for some lunch and keen to try some local Maltese dishes. A lot of the restaurants in Valletta are on quiet backstreets however we stumbled across San Giovanni by chance near the cathedral and along the...More

Thank Thomas D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St.John's Square, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 9949 6810
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Situated in the heart of Malta's Capital, Valletta. San Giovanni is the ideal place to enjoy Mediterranean cuisine in a unique environment that oozes character, charm & history. Our menu highlights the colourful flavours that distinguish Mediterranean recipes, offering clients a vast selection of traditional and contemporary dishes. The restaurant is in the open air, with all the tables and chairs beneath sunshades. San Giovanni is indeed the place to be for any special occasion, business dinners or romantic occasion.
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