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Papannis Italian Restaurant

55 Strait Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT1148, Malta
+356 2722 0031
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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55 Strait Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT1148, Malta
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As a family we all rated Papannis as outstanding for ambience, friendly service and quality of food. The service is a little slow but very friendly and the food is worth the wait.

Thank kenhampson
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely old building, good menu, delicious food. Olives stuffed with meat to start with and then one of us had a chicken dish which was served with salad and the other 3 had the fresh pasta. Everyone really enjoyed their meal.

Thank NicknElaine
Reviewed 1 week ago

During my stay, we were guest at the President palace we had a one night break and went to Valletta to have a diner. The food is great and the own made pasta with frutti di mare plus the fish soup is a great tread....More

Thank PeterJS700MY
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined here in a group of four. Three of us had different Ravioli dishes and one had a chicken dish with vegetable sides. All agreed that the food was one of our best meals in Malta. The ravioli diners rated their pasta dishes as...More

Thank Diver_Mark
Reviewed 1 week ago

Papannis - Go back 55 years and this venerable establishment was one of the more reputable bars in the then still notorious Gut where a kindly proprietor made sure young servicemen did not get too insensible. (Thanks) Go back 5 years and, still.(albeit now reluctantly)...More

Thank Kingojock
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Were looking for our 'special menu' and found it at Papannis. And what great taste, exactly how the best version of it should be. Had insalata caprese for starter, spaghetti vongole as main, and limoncello cake for dessert. With water, bottle of white wine and...More

Thank Flattum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing and cosy atmosphere. Super kind and nice staff. Incredible food with lovely home made ravioli! Great home made desserts as well!! Must come back!!!!

Thank angelica r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This really is a very good restaurant - one of Valetta's very best. Had an excellent meal, very well served and at reasonable cost. This place is well recommended.

1  Thank Ian G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent meal. I had the ravioli with ricotta and pistachios. Desserts were heavenly. As good as any meal we had in Sicily.

Thank Debbie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were a walk-up and I'm glad we arrived early as they were turning people away - definitely need to book. The service was welcoming and helpful, the dining room comfortable and relaxed, the food was outstanding and the bill was reasonable and we were...More

Thank potatofamily
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Is there a dress code? Also what types of meals do they offer and what is the average price of food/ drink? (Cannot access any website) Thank you.
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
Is it possible to reserve one or two big tables - for a group of 15 people?
5 February 2017|
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Response from Arthur Q | Reviewed this property |
I'd call the restaurant.
I am staying at the Palace hotel in Sliema at Christmas. I would like to know the opening hours for this restaurant during the Christmas period. Also how difficult it would be to get a taxi back to the hotel from this restaurant
8 September 2015|
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Response from whereisemil | Reviewed this property |
I'd call the restaurant for the opening hours around Christmas. The last ferry to Sliema is at 7:15pm (sundays & holidays at 6:15pm) in winter so a taxi is a good alternative. Or the nocturnal bus from Valletta's main bus... 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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 17:00
18:30 - 23:00
09:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
09:00 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:30
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