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Papannis Italian Restaurant

55 Strait Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT1148, Malta
+356 2722 0031
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ravioli” (75 reviews)
“homemade pasta” (35 reviews)
18:30 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
55 Strait Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT1148, Malta
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This was our first visit to this quaint and excellent restaurant in Valletta. We decided to book after talking to the owner about his menu which to our relief was not a set menu for Xmas Eve which we were both grateful for. My husband...More

2  Thank Canadian1Calgary
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit to Valetta and we stumbled across this little restaurant for lunch. We wanted something with a bit of class and not too busy. This place fulfilled both. We both had a pasta dish - ravioli with lobster crab and prawn...More

1  Thank 59Fran52
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Cozy restaurant with friendly staff. The food was very authentic and the pasta which was fresh was amazing! We had the vongole, the frutti di mare and the crab and lobster ravioli. The desserts were also very good. I'd definitely recommend this place and look...More

1  Thank Linda G
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Having been to Italy a few times in the last two years I can whole heartedly say this is its equal and in most cases superior. The chef knows understands how basic ingredients can make some mouthwatering flavours and can make any plate look like...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Everthing perfect. Interior. Pasta. Service.Wine. Everyone is very friendly. I would say, that it is expensive for Malta in comparioson to other Restaurant. For tourists it is reasonable. The quality is very good. Pasta with seafood ~ € 15,--.

Thank Olio_1
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

This was probably our best meal so far here - but sadly this isn’t saying much. The waitress was lovely. The wine not so good - but she kindly took it off the bill when I asked to change it. I had a special of...More

Thank BextaB1
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Super food, beautifully presented and served with care and attention. Pizzas don't feature on the menu, but the pasta is superb - the restaurant is small so booking is advisable, but you won't be disappointed.

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 26 October 2017

THIS PLACE IS A MUST WHEN VISITING VALLETTA... Great little restaurant down one of the popular side street. ALWAYS book to avoid dissapointment. The two young girls who serve you are a real credit to this lovely place... nothing is too much trouble. If you...More

Thank Jackie O
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We had lunch here and liked it so much we went back then following day. We just had starters for lunch, and chose things that even an idiot chef cannot mess up - cold meat platter and fish soup. Presentation and taste of both were...More

1  Thank JohnTraveller186273
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Returned here after an excellent meal and were rewarded with an even better one. Swordfish steak was just superb. Service excellent, love the place.

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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
Tiina U
5 February 2017|
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Response from Arthur Q | Reviewed this property |
I'd call the restaurant.
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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