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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (22 reviews)
“cannoli” (9 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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1 - 10 of 171 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here for a rather (12 pm) lunch, before catching a flight. Several people were sitting outside, but for lunch I was asked to sit inside. The waiter was clearly new, as he had to come back 3 times before my order was complete....More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a 10% off from the tour of the fantastic Georgian house next door, and would have been so sorry if we had missed this excellent little restaurant. Seafood soup so tasty and our fresh pasta dishes subtle and filling. They also did wine...More

Thank wryir
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good for pasta and fish. The best sea bass. Service also very good. Will go again. Also recommended for Lunch.

Thank MTH021973
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in with my mother to have a carafe of the House red between us. Wine was fantastic! We ended up eating here and had bruschetta and soup of the day ( I haven’t had better soup in a very long time) Fantastic lunch, we...More

Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I noticed this restaurant on my way down to the fort.On my way back I stopped in for a late lunchNo melon,so o starter.Straight into the main course,seafood tortellini in tomatoes sauce.It really was a plateful,with uses,clams,octopus and a langouste.Very enjoyable.Finished with a lemon sorbetIcluding...More

Thank wingate
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've had the best meal in this restaurant during our week-long stay in Malta. Conveniently located in the Republic Street, but away from the crowds, La Giara offers traditional Sicilian food, with an authentic Italian "feel". We enjoyed everything: starting from delicious, creamy, vegetable soup,...More

Thank Jelena79
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

One thing I learned after one week in Malta is: ignore the 5 rating reviews. This is a perfect example of that. La Giara is just a small restaurant. Regular to passable food. Calamari was overcooked and chewy; the porcini risotto was dry; the staff...More

Thank Rafael Fox M
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Located next to Casa Rocca Piccola , this fine little restaurant serves homemade pasta and ice cream. The crowd was a more mature clientele and the food being full of flavour, was devoured by all. Excellent!!

Thank Jeffrey P
Reviewed 25 October 2017

There may be a better restaurant in Malta but the food at La Giara was too good and tempting to try another food place. We were in Valletta for eight evenings and went to La Giara for five consecutive nights (they were closed a sixth)....More

Thank Arthur J L
Reviewed 21 October 2017

This is a very good authentic Italian ( Sicilian ) restaurant. It is small and intimate. Its quirky as it has a large glass panel in the floor so you can see the ruins underneath, but its food is first class. Staff and service are...More

Thank Ian H
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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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