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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“cannoli” (9 reviews)
“pasta” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Republic Street 75/76 | Casa Rocca Piccola, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went last night for dinner, having called in a couple of days earlier for a coffee. We liked it! Very fresh, nicely cooked food. I had calamari then seafood risotto and my husband had veg soup then lamb shank. It looked like it was...More

Thank soton2
Reviewed 5 days ago

A lovely simple meal with very good service. The seafood risotto was lovely and really great to look down at the floodlit cavern/cellar below.

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Went there on a Monday night, restaurant was quiet except for our table of 20 persons. Food is good but nothing to write home about. One would expect that in a Sicilian restaurant the pasta is homemade and gnocchi too, but it was not the...More

Thank HelePavi
Reviewed 21 June 2017

The restaurant is part of the historic Casa Rocca Piccola property. Excellent cuisine - I really enjoyed the veal. My only issue was that the TV set mounted on the wall really detracted from the ambience and authenticity of this historic building. Ask for a...More

Thank Diana15241
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Located in the beautiful charming Valletta ,La Giara offers fine Sicilian cuisine.We ordered spaghetti vongole which where served in no time.Service is good and the restaurant is a work of art recently refurbished.Booking is recommended.One may also notice paintings on the wall for sale and...More

Thank James D
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

The main coursea we orderd were great but first we got a deliciuous "bruscetta" and other starters. Staff was very friendly. Would definitely go back.

Thank Ana D
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

The restaurant entrance is not impressive however, inside it is really nice and well maintained. Service is really average. Food is really poor, we ordered as starter the fried calamari, which was overcooked and dry and carpaccio bresaola, which was very good. As a main...More

Thank juliana r
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is an interesting restaurant, adjacent to (and seemingly in partnership with) a historic Maltese townhouse, the Casa Rocca Piccola, that is itself well worth a visit -- in fact, there is a glass panel in the floor of the restaurant through which one can...More

Thank Travel1000Glen
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We were here on Easter Sunday and what an excellent experience. This restaurant is in part of a historical palazzo in Valletta. Best Sicilian cuisuine at it s best. La Giara is a restaurant I recommend blindly for those who like authentic, genuine Sicilian meals.

Thank gunner2916
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The staff is friendly. Slightly off the beaten track but for sure it is worth going down some extra steps. Food is good and fresh.

Thank Architecture12
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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