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Giannini

23 Windmill Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 11, Malta
+356 2123 7121
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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23 Windmill Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 11, Malta
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1 - 10 of 289 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went for our 33 rd anniversary. Place and location is exceptional. Served with mashy bread (not crunchy and warm). I order €15 fish filled ravioli which were tasteless, I had to add salt for some taste. Then for the main I order fish (bazoukk). The...More

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

Thank you for your review. We apologise for not leaving a good impression on you. We strive hard to deliver a great product coupled with excellent service. We do not serve two seatings, once you make a reservation the table will be yours till the...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We dine out regularly and have found Giannini's as one of the best. Exceptional food with a wide variety of choice, great views and relaxing atmosphere. We definitely highly recommend it.

Thank Dominic S
ruth d, Owner at Giannini, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your possitive review. We are truly delighted you enjoyed dining with us. We look forward to host you once again in the near future. Regards Ruth

Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit the mention restaurant 3 times in 2017. A small family restaurant with a good reputation in Malta. The first two times the impression was not so good as we seat inside. The food was very good quality and presentation but the overall service...More

Thank Eu-world-visitor
ruth d, Owner at Giannini, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. Never heard of a bad smell of toilets since our restrooms are cleaned 3 times daily and in the restaurant floor on their 3rd floor we have no rest rooms. So please don't write silly reviews as our restrooms are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just visited this restaurant yesterday. Beautiful location with an amazing view of Sliema and Manoel Island. The waiters and waitresses were very professional. The food was good, I ordered veal and it was very good. It's worth visiting for a special occasion and you should...More

Thank Christine T
ruth d, Owner at Giannini, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your possitive review. We are delighted you enjoyed dining at our restaurant. We look forward to host you once again in the near future. Regards Ruth

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is classy with a breathtaking view. Excellent food except for the John Dory I had that was a bit neutral in taste. My partner had a steak which was delicious. Appetizers also good and delicate. Desserts were excellent To sum up, the service...More

Thank Eva S
ruth d, Manager at Giannini, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your possitive review. We are delighted you enjoyed dining at our restaurant. We look forward to host you once again in the near future. Regards

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Returned here for dinner after visiting 2 years ago for lunch and was not disappointed. The risotto starter was huge and very tasty as were my partners mussels. My swordfish steak was the tastiest i've ever had and desserts also delicious. This was by far...More

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ruth d, Manager at Giannini, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your possitive review. We are delighted you enjoyed dining at our restaurant. We look forward to host you once again in the near future. As for the heat we have just installed 3 newly airconditons. Unfortunately on the island we have a...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017

What makes this restaurant special is the view from the balcony so most importantly make sure you reserve a table outside. Food good, but not excellent; the quality of ingredients was high, however they just required a little more TLC in the kitchen. My veal,...More

Thank Stuart M
ruth d, Manager at Giannini, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We hope to have the pleasure to host you again in the near future. Regards

Reviewed 25 June 2017

This place is a little hard to find, but the fish is very fresh and the service quite good. I enjoyed fresh sashimi and a main course of a firm white fish with a whole cooked shrimp. Classic Mediterranean cuisine.

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ruth d, Owner at Giannini, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and for dining at our Restaurant. We are off the track from Valletta, true , but we have been established since 1988. We look forward to host you once again in the near future. Regards Ruth

Reviewed 19 June 2017

Had a fantastic evening at Giannini. Service and food were excellent. Nothing to complain about. The only downside which is not the Giannini management fault is the government who is renting Hastings gardens for weddings. This is ruining the tranquil experience that the location has,...More

Thank Eagle A
ruth d, Owner at Giannini, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Thank you for your positive review. We are delighted that you enjoyed dining with us. As a family inspired business, established since 1988 we are passionate about the service and hospitality. It's the time of the year for weddings and events and we have no...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

I been to this restaurant some few times and I can tell it's a great and fine dining restaurant, food is superb but it's not a place that makes you welcome when you call for reservation, too cold and bad way of speaking such as...More

Thank Kenneth C
ruth d, Owner at Giannini, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Thank you for your review. We are truly delighted you enjoyed dining at our Restaurant. Your reservation was at 9.30pm whereas we had a call that the patrons will be coming later than 9.30pm. If i am not wrong you and your wife arrived around...More

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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.
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cladenant
16 February 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$54 - US$81
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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