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Giannini

23, Windmill Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 11, Malta
+356 2123 7121
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
23, Windmill Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 11, Malta
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1 - 10 of 312 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very happy we were referred to Giannini--- we had a lovely meal (quail, and risotto), great appetizers and a leisurely, unrushed meal with outstanding service.

Thank ATBAAL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was another amazing visit to this restaurant. View is breathtaking, service is second to none and food is to die for. I had the risotto with oyster mushrooms, radicchio and parmeggiano as a starter and the medallions if fillet with a tomato and oregano...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we stepped inside the charming old house converted into a restaurant, one can say this was going to be a special evening. The interior decor is modern yet classy complementing the old house perfectly. The restaurant is on the first floor. As...More

Thank Maria B
ruth d, Owner at Giannini, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Maria. Thank you for your positive review. We are delighted you enjoyed dining and had a wonderful experience from being to end. We look forward to host you once again in the near future . Regards Ruth

Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Everything is at its top at Gianinni-top floor, top bay view, top food and top service. It's a real chef restaurant, having and giving everything to deserve the name

Thank Levi Z
ruth d, Manager at Giannini, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive review. We hope to habe the pleasure and host you again in the near future. Regards Ruth

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

I was very disappointed with such a restaurant. I booked much in advance to celebrate my partner’s birthday, called twice to make sure they book a special table as close to the view as possible. They confirmed. On the 30th December, the day I booked,...More

2  Thank juliana r
ruth d, Owner at Giannini, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Dear Ms Juliana. Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. Clearly you made your point very well on Facebook on a page named Are you being served. Well I will clearly copy and paste my reply. Thank you for your message, Dear Juliana Romeiko,...More

Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Visited Giannini on Friday evening and from start to finish it was a fantastic dining experience. We were welcomed at entrance and shown to table 1 situated by the window overlooking the majestic view of Manoel Island and Sliema. Food was amazing and mouthwatering from...More

Thank IPMZ4
Reviewed 31 December 2017

I dined at Giannini based upon its excellent Trip Advisor rating. Although the restaurant does benefit from a nice view the food is very average. The calalmari starter is certainly one to avoid - bland, gritty and over cooked. Fish in particular is very expensive...More

1  Thank Shomer365
ruth d, Manager at Giannini, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Thank you for your message. Please before you write a review explain well. A sea bass for 2 persons weighing 1kilo yes cost €50.... so before justifying see facts €5 per 100grm. You have to see the whole package. I paid 26 sterling for fish...More

Reviewed 22 November 2017

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 23 November 2017

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 8 November 2017

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
ruth d, Manager at Giannini, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Whilst we Thank you for the positive review, we look forward to host you once again in the near future. Regards Ruth

Reviewed 1 November 2017

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

Thank Spello_88
ruth d, Manager at Giannini, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Thank you so so much for the positive review. Regards Ruth

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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
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
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Description
Giannini is a family run restaurant since 1988 and 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 on the board. The a la carte menu changes according to season. A rather comprehensive wine list is also available to complement the meal.
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