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23 Windmill Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 11, Malta
+356 2123 7121
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Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had an early dinner at 1900 and the restaurant was empty when we arrived. Although only one other table was occupied during our stay, we were ushered to a very small table and could not sit vis-a-vis. In spite of this, the general experience was very good.The view was wonderful and the service lovely. The food was good, too,... More 

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Escondido, CA
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72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being of the mind that there might be too many 5/5 reviews on Trip Advisor, I will say this was a very nice restaurant with very attentive service and a beautiful view, and I would go again. The fresh snapper for 2 was cooked perfectly and there were well prepared vegetables. There was bread,hummus and olives brought initially as well.... More 

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ruth d, Owner at Giannini, responded to this review

Thank you for the possitive review. We are delighted you enjoyed Dining at our Restaurant More 

Vienna, Austria
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The dining room is intimate, discrete and quiet. Greeting and service were at a high level and the food was very good, with some imagination. Wine choices were extensive and the advice spot on. We appreciate the fact that senior management was actually on the property and in the dining room, overseeing everything; this is not a given these days.

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Thank kitraub3
ruth d, Owner at Giannini, responded to this review

We are delighted that you have recently Dined at our Restaurant. As a family-inspired business, we are passionate about food, service and hospitality. We look forward to host you once again in the near future. More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We shared a freshly caught Sea bass , it was lovely and what an amazing view of the island. This is a must to visit if you love your food and wine . We will be back the next time were in Malta.

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Thank Simon N
ruth d, Manager at Giannini, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comment. We look forward to host you once again in the near future. Ruth More 

London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant, truly world class! One of our greatest meals ever. The service was terrific because the servers were not only prompt, courteous and attentive but they were all also passionate and even excited about what they were doing and the delicious food they were serving. The chef must be extraordinary! We had booked just one evening dinner to celebrate our... More 

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ruth d, Manager at Giannini, responded to this review

Thank you for the possitive review and also the ten starts 😉 we are delighted you enjoyed Dining with us. We look forward to host you again in the near future. More 

Naxxar, Malta
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is definitely one of (if not THE) best restaurants in Malta. The food is always fresh and amazing. Whenever we have clients in Malta this is almost always the restaurant of choice for us as we are never let down.

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Thank Frantie
ruth d, Manager at Giannini, responded to this review

Thank you for your possitive comment. Always a pleasure to host you and your guests. More 

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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did not have a reservation but they took us anyway. The food was unique and outstanding. Nice view of the harbor, especially at night, from the glass wall looking out. Pricey but worth it. Service was top notch (almost too much at times). When they brought out a monster hunk of fresh tuna to show, I just had to have... More 

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ruth d, Manager at Giannini, responded to this review

Thank you for your possitive comment. More 

Manchester
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352 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a return visit and the menu, ambience and service were all up to expectations. The views from the restaurant are stunning even at night and the meal rounded off with a chat to Aaron the chef /patron was all we expected. We will be back the next time we are in Valletta.

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ruth d, Owner at Giannini, responded to this review

Thank you for your possitive comment. We look forward to host you once again in the near future. Regards Aaron More 

Harpenden
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96 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Perfect risotto with a delightful rabbit ragout topping. Tuna tartare just the job, followed by succulent boneless quail and a nicely rare Angus fillet. Waiter said the chef would be happy that we asked for rare. We were pretty happy too. Oh and amazing view!

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ruth d, Owner at Giannini, responded to this review

Thank you for your possitive comment. We are truly delighted you enjoyed dining with us. Happy clients / Happy Chef-Patron. Regards Aaron More 

Victoria, Gozo, Malta
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67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Visited Giannini several times - the staff are really helpful - the atmosphere welcoming and friendly - the view of Sliema creek breathtaking all year round. The menu and specials are always inviting and interesting to choose from, complemented with a wide variety of wines. Service is efficient and fast - really good value for money - the chef himself... More 

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ruth d, Manager at Giannini, responded to this review

Thank you for your possitive comment. We look forward to host you again in the near future. Regards 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
US$54 - US$81
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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