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23 Windmill Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 11, Malta
+356 2123 7121
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
23 Windmill Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 11, Malta
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The welcome was good as was the view but the portions were too big and there was terrible piped music on a loop all night. It felt like the restaurant was stuck in the 80s. It could be amazing if it was modernised.More

Thank AJK71
ruth d, Owner at Giannini, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. Did you post in the right page ? As far as I know we don't play 80s music. Old fashio ???? It's a fine dining restaurant . Big portions??? Rather than writing a review like this could you kindly specify...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always enjoy our "arrival in Malta" lunch at this restaurant. Approaching it always looks closed, but push the street door open and you enter a lovely restaurant. On the ground floor there is a lounge bar area and from there you take a rather...More

1  Thank HonestHospitality17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect location, service and Food!! I really recommend this Restaurant as it is an amazing experience.

Thank Spello_88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the first step into the lobby, you feel that this is gonna be a special experience. The food was well prepared, well served and great quality. the service in this family restaurant was also special, and having the host and owner couple joining your...More

Thank Jacobnielsen45963
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is set up on one floor with a long balcony alongside to admire the Marsamxett harbor and the SLIEMA outline! Beautiful and romantic at night. The service is excellent and the staff is very well prepared and attend to you in a professional...More

Thank Maria T
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We wondered where we were going as on entering the front a young man directed us to a small lift, it was a bit like being in a magical film. When the lift opened we were directly in the restaurant and could see the terrace...More

1  Thank lorettaTwickenham
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Giannini was recommended by our hotel, thank goodness we asked!! Following a hearty walk through Valetta's cobbled back streets reminding us of an Italian film noir location, with a local "white" themed festival brightening up the evening skyline, we arrived slightly late, a little more...More

1  Thank 94,588,863
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Unexpectedly modern and contemporary inside. Excellent food and ambience. The view from this third floor restaurant is spectacular. Expensive but good value.

Thank greenaway2017
Reviewed 8 October 2017

My wife and I first discovered this restaurant whilst on holiday in 2012. It was outstanding and we have never forgotten Giannini. So, on holiday again recently in Sliema, we just had to return; this time with four family members in order to celebrate two...More

2  Thank Steve C
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

This is not a big restaurant so recommend you book early as it is popular with locals. This was the best food we had in Malta. The service was very friendly, attentive and considerate. Food is using local ingredients and the fresh fish selection was...More

Thank Jmahg
ruth d, Manager at Giannini, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted you had a great time. Regards

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Nehar U
11 February 2016|
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Response from Kenneth C | Reviewed this property |
Probably a restaurant like that will definitely be, but you need to book like from next month while checking with them if they will open.
16 February 2015|
Response from Linda W | Reviewed this property |
I can't say for sure but would expect they accept all major cards. You can always phone/email and ask them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$54 - US$81
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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