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St.John's Square, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 9982 7703
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08:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had a really nice meal here, a local version of beef olives, they were stuffed with a delicious mixture and wrapped in a generous helping of beef. I finished with a damn fine apple pie. Here's a problem though, Maltese beer is tasteless and horrible, and all the cafes and restaurants sell the bloody stuff - often in tiny,... More 

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Thank Olicanan
Island of Malta, Malta
Level Contributor
43 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this restaurant to have dinner. The prices are not that cheap but at least the food was good. Very nice view of the Cathedral and quiet place.

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Thank Yui G
lancashire
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199 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little restaurant opposite the cathedral with lots of sofas for people watching at the front. Sat down, efficient service, two full English and tea for two (I know! but it was early and we were really hungry). Served within minutes, 6.75 euros each for breakfast which I thought was really good for the position of the restaurant. We returned... More 

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Ochiltree
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant sits in the square not far from the cathedral and very centrally located. It's location is the selling point. The staff were lovely, the food was nice and plenty to choose from.

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Thank Anne H
Oostkamp
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pasta, a bottle of wine, a fast and correct service ... all this in a nice place for an incredible attractive price. What would you need more ?

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Thank Serge D
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I visited San Giovanni on our last night in Valletta hoping for a lovely meal before a wonderful concert. Unfortunately we waited 50 minutes for our meal, which must have been sitting out getting cold somewhere! Chris Falzon, the managing Director was then very rude when we complained. A horrible experience.

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Thank Brit060
Brussels, Belgium
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143 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is decent although I would say my spaghetti with rabbit sauce was slightly undercooked. The rabbit was covered in tomato so couldn't tell anymore but the 2 pieces of carrot in there were raw, pasta was less cooked than al dente and the sauce has too much tomato. The peas are interesting, big! Their card readers were broken... More 

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Thank RatingDuo
Wiesbaden, Germany
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128 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a perfect location right on a lovely place across the cathedral. Unfortunately service is slow and tables / floor are often unclean. The food itself was good.

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Thank Wolfgang811
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is in the middle of the square. Staff are amazing and really friendly. I had sdalla of the rabbit and i still have the aftertaste DELICIOUS. We got pate made by the chef with compliments . Really clean and fast service

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Thank Bechara S
Auckland, New Zealand
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78 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We passed many nice looking restaurants before we settled on San Giovanni, opposite St John's Cathedral and set back from the crowds of people. The location was certainly very pleasant. It was a Saturday and everywhere was busy, including Giovanni's, so we were prepared to have to wait a little while during the lunchtime rush. The service was VERY slow... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Grill, Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 00:00
Monday
08:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 00:00
Thursday
08:00 - 00:00
Friday
08:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St.John's Square, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 9982 7703
Description
Situated in the heart of Malta's Capital, Valletta. San Giovanni is the ideal place to enjoy Mediterranean cuisine in a unique environment that oozes character, charm & history. Our menu highlights the colourful flavours that distinguish Mediterranean recipes, offering clients a vast selection of traditional and contemporary dishes. The restaurant is in the open air, with all the tables and chairs beneath sunshades. San Giovanni is indeed the place to be for any special occasion, business dinners or romantic occasion.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?