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23 Windmill Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 11, Malta
+356 2123 7121
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“fresh fish” (20 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (4 reviews)
“creme brulee” (3 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
23 Windmill Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 11, Malta
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1 - 10 of 282 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is a little hard to find, but the fish is very fresh and the service quite good. I enjoyed fresh sashimi and a main course of a firm white fish with a whole cooked shrimp. Classic Mediterranean cuisine.

Thank CoachDave37
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fantastic evening at Giannini. Service and food were excellent. Nothing to complain about. The only downside which is not the Giannini management fault is the government who is renting Hastings gardens for weddings. This is ruining the tranquil experience that the location has,...More

Thank Eagle A
ruth d, Owner at Giannini, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your positive review. We are delighted that you enjoyed dining with us. As a family inspired business, established since 1988 we are passionate about the service and hospitality. It's the time of the year for weddings and events and we have no...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I been to this restaurant some few times and I can tell it's a great and fine dining restaurant, food is superb but it's not a place that makes you welcome when you call for reservation, too cold and bad way of speaking such as...More

Thank Kenneth C
ruth d, Owner at Giannini, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We are truly delighted you enjoyed dining at our Restaurant. Your reservation was at 9.30pm whereas we had a call that the patrons will be coming later than 9.30pm. If i am not wrong you and your wife arrived around...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

On Tuesday we had our annual Lunch inviting the press at the Giannini Restaurant, the food was very good and the service excellent,The atmosphere was second to none, and everybody enjoyed himself tremendously.

Thank Q9211YEtony
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantasic restaurant, unbelivable view, great food and service. Highly recommned it. We had the rack of lamb and steak which were both excellent. Service was top level. Also, make sure you have dessert.

Thank circumnavigator89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It truly does not get any better than that. Beautiful view over Valletta Harbor, elegant setting in the top floor of a lime stone 3 story home, refined and subtle decor, attentive service and outstanding cuisine. I very seldom find superlatives like this for a...More

Thank Pomerol17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined in this restaurant whilst on holiday in Malta recently. Giannini was recommended to us by our hotel concierge. This establishment is tucked away on St. Michael's Bastions and can be a little difficult to find but persist as it is worth it. Upon...More

Thank widows_weeds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely three course meal in what was an excellent fine dining experience. I had what was possibly the best steak I've ever had. Cooked to perfection. The view, of course, was beautiful. As was the waitress.

Thank georgethetoon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really great restaurant which is situated on two floors, the bar is located on the ground floor and a lift takes you to the restaurant - a nice touch , try to get a table by the window and you will experience...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we walked up the stairs there was a terrible smell on stale 'fresh fish', that was on the trolly & offered to customers. The view is fabulous, unfortunately my main course filet steak was bland & the desert was very poor. The staff all...More

Thank Stephen W W
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Nehar U
is this open for christmas dinner
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.
Can I pay with american express card
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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 54 - US$ 81
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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