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Papannis Italian Restaurant

55 Strait Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT1148, Malta
+356 2722 0031
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“homemade pasta” (32 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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55 Strait Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT1148, Malta
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We first visited Papannis in 2014 - since then we have visited the restaurant every year on our annual trip to Malta. This year we went along with friends who live in Malta - one of the party who is well travelled indicated his steak...More

Thank James Alan P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Papannis was recommended by a local shop owner whilst we were shopping in Valetta. It is out of the way but worth searching out. We sat inside and were made to feel most welcome by the attentive staff. The food is very good and to...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had the loveliest meal we’d had all week here. The food was brilliant and the service was really lovely too. The waitress recommended having a half and half portion of the dishes we were deliberating between and this turned out to be a great...More

Thank C_Crane_333
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a meal at this restaurant not so long ago. We all enjoyed the experience immensely. The food and service were great although it was during a very busy Friday evening. For some reason (probably my iPad) I can’t click to rate the...More

Thank Ladybird_mt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really needed a nice meal, after a few disappointments in Valletta and this restored our faith. Excellent tomato paste with croutons and bread to set us up for two fabulous pasta dishes. Really nice service. Will definitely return before the end of our holiday.

1  Thank Beth C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got there without a reservation on a busy night for dinner, and they had a table ready for us in less than 10 minutes! Service was excellent and the food was outstanding. Everything was fresh and tasty and their prices are very reasonable. They...More

Thank Tamás S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We met a couple at our hotel who recommended this restaurant, so we got the ferry to Valetta to check it out and just make a booking. We arrived at 10pm and a table was available outside in the tiny street. I think you'd have...More

Thank Darren R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and decent wine at fair prices typifies an evening at Papannis. The service is great as well. We rebooked prior to departure and we’ll definitely return on our next visit to Malta. I highly recommend the pasta.

Thank Darren H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great Italian restaurant tucked away down a side-street with some outside tables. The food is very good, as is the wine selection. Friendly staff and all very reasonably priced. Worth seeking out.

Thank panjabigastronome
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant with a good selection of pasta. We had the ravioli with lobster and also pasta with swordfish, both delicious. Very nice service and really kind waiters.

Thank spyg13
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Questions & Answers
30 April 2018|
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Response from Sarah F | Reviewed this property |
yes they offer gluten free
Ivan M
31 October 2017|
Response from Mick L | Reviewed this property |
11:00 - 15:00 and 18:30 - 23:00
5 February 2017|
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Response from Sinclair C | Reviewed this property |
No particular dress code, but I wouldn't go unless I'm dressed at least smart casual. Dishes are focused on Italian cuisine, which includes pasta and fish in particular. I recommend seafood salads, any pasta with a fish... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Strait Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT1148, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2722 0031
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