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St.John's Square, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 9982 7703
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Old Tappan, NJ
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170 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I were pleasantly surprised by the food at San Giovanni. We went there because it was a pleasant outdoor spot opposite St. John's Co-Cathedral in the middle of Valletta. I had fried calamari, which was delicious, and my husband had a good hamburger. The service was good.

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Thank Harriette7
Greenock, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely quaint open air square service and staff very attentive a couple of drinks to start I ordered the lamb shanks my wife decided on the salmon with pistachio two lovely meals another couple of drinks then called it a day. Will certainly return next year.

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Thank Bernard G
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376 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took family out for a nice coffee and cake Mqaret with honey, pistachio and ice cream were fantastic ....just the place for everyone

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Thank Hello T
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited here on our first - and last - night in Valletta. On both occasions, the food was excellent albeit the service was a little slow. On the last night, we both tried fish. I am fussy here. I do not like bones!! The chef filleted my Sea Bass and there was not a single bone in it. It... More 

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Thank Parkham
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch at San Giovanni. We tried lamb shank & pistachio crusted salmon. The taste is totally utterly absolutely beyond our expectation! The lamb was so tender with the sauce, and the salmon is well baked companied with delicious sweet mustard sauce. I had never tried this combination before, it is impressed me! The aside vegetables also... More 

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Denmark
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This time we just had a rest here for a beer and cocktail. Last time we had cake, coffee and milkshake. Both times its been great. Have to say this time we need to thank the hostess as if not for her we would never had been served, the waiters never looked our way for one second but the weather... More 

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Thank Rielou H
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The staff here were immediately very attentive, asking if we required the outdoor heaters on and if we were comfortable. The food is excellent, very large potions and god value for money. The puddings are very impressive and also delicious!

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Thank beccatherese
Pau, France
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We stopped her for coffee, and then went for a wander round before returning for lunch. The menu was good, tasty and the local beer (Cisk) was cold and refreshingly inexpensive. Lunch with tree round of drinks was €20 per head with tip.

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Thank Simon B
Harrogate, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Central location Lovely sat out in the sunshine Friendly and welcoming. Good live music Cakes are amazing You've got to try them!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

A friend and I arrived a few days early before starting our Malta Heritage Tour with Dr. Robert Schoch, a thought leader on ancient civilizations. We took the little train ride (on the side of the Co-Cathedral) around Valletta and once finished we spotted San Giovanni for lunch. What a find it was! We were craving a salad and they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Grill, Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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?