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23 Windmill Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 11, Malta
+356 2123 7121
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
23 Windmill Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 11, Malta
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fabulous food , nice view , romantic and good service.Large variety of wine and specialities of the day. We love Giannini❤️

Thank Clintlucianne
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend for a nice dinner.Service is top notch and food is to die for.Been a couple of times and I have never been disappointed.The owners take pride in their products and service and the fish on display is always fresh and there are also...More

Thank Mark V
Reviewed 1 week ago

D'office bistro ,in Valletta,archbishop street-very good clean and the food is made by a professional cooker,CLASSIC MEDITERRANEAN AND MALTESE DINING In Gozo a good restaurant is SAINT PATRICK;S and in RABAT near st PAUL;S catacombs is restaurant GRAPES resonable prices home made wines

Thank anca56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

had two fantastic dinners at this restaurant. both times I ate fish. if you can get a table on the balcony the views are fantastic. The staff are charming and really friendly. On one occasion my wife mentioned that it was my birthday and a...More

Thank Neil W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant was recommended by our hotel, saying it was excellet Maltese food. I totally agree, this husband and wife team put on a very polished performance in the kitchen and front of house. Great fish selection got full marks by my companion, I thought the...More

Thank 813rosanneb
ruth d, Owner at Giannini, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. Super delighted you enjoyed dining with us and shared your experience. Regards Ruth

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Giannini jhas been in existance for many years, originally in Gzira but now for many years with a panoramic viev on top of Valletta

Thank Frans16932
ruth d, Owner at Giannini, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Giannini has been established in Valletta since 1988. You have the wrong information or misunderstand as Giannini has no connection with Gzira. It has always been run by the DeGiorgio Family. Regards

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on lastminute decision and they were very accommodating though i thought i was a little under-dressed (shorts for the summer). Service is very good and food is absolutely delicious. In Valetta, you do pay very similar price for pretty different food range, which amazes...More

Thank Yik Gio W
ruth d, Owner at Giannini, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello. Thank you so much for your review and for sharing your experience. We hope to have the pleasure and host you again I the near future. Regards

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Went for our 33 rd anniversary. Place and location is exceptional. Served with mashy bread (not crunchy and warm). I order €15 fish filled ravioli which were tasteless, I had to add salt for some taste. Then for the main I order fish (bazoukk). The...More

Thank Tonymalta
ruth d, Owner at Giannini, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you for your review. We apologise for not leaving a good impression on you. We strive hard to deliver a great product coupled with excellent service. We do not serve two seatings, once you make a reservation the table will be yours till the...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017

I visit the mention restaurant 3 times in 2017. A small family restaurant with a good reputation in Malta. The first two times the impression was not so good as we seat inside. The food was very good quality and presentation but the overall service...More

Thank Eu-world-visitor
ruth d, Owner at Giannini, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you for your review. Never heard of a bad smell of toilets since our restrooms are cleaned 3 times daily and in the restaurant floor on their 3rd floor we have no rest rooms. So please don't write silly reviews as our restrooms are...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Just visited this restaurant yesterday. Beautiful location with an amazing view of Sliema and Manoel Island. The waiters and waitresses were very professional. The food was good, I ordered veal and it was very good. It's worth visiting for a special occasion and you should...More

Thank Christine T
ruth d, Owner at Giannini, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Thank you for your possitive review. We are delighted you enjoyed dining at our restaurant. We look forward to host you once again in the near future. 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.
16 February 2015|
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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$54 - US$81
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
Giannini a family run business since 1988 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 such as the pastas scribbled on the board. The a la carte menu changes according to season with the current options for starters including carpaccio of octopus, risottos and fresh seashells amongst others. Mains include roasted lamb, local rabbit, pan seared duck breast and daily fresh fish and fresh angus beef. The a-la-carte menu is attached next to Giannini's contact details above. A rather comprehensive wine list is also available to complement the meal.
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