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53 Triq il-Fran | 53, Old Bakery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2122 4656
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cassata” (29 reviews)
“rabbit” (61 reviews)
“sea bass” (25 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
53 Triq il-Fran | 53, Old Bakery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very attentive staff and great cooking with fresh local ingredients. We had a view of the kitchen and it was great to see the chefs at work. We had fresh langoustine, local rabbit and rack of lamb, all of which were perfectly cooked. Not cheap,...More

1  Thank Timcat42
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Unique little restaurant. Old world feel. Simple, classic dishes expertly prepared. We sat down in the wine cellar area. Great atmosphere. Enjoyed delicious risotto, sea bass and braciole. Highly recommend.

Thank chrismiller66
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I can be really brief: the food was great, the service was excellent and the interior of the restaurant was cozy. We had risotto, pasta with mussels, a whole fish and tagliatta. The starters were really really good and it was nice to be able...More

Thank Es2604
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Very jolly and attentive host. Food was excellent. I'd recommend booking ahead a few days as it was full first time we tried.

Thank hotdogboy23
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is a lovely restaurant which combines excellent food, good service and a special atmosphere. There's plenty of competition in Valletta, it's worth heading one block away from the Main Street to this restaurant. It combines quality with friendliness!!

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Love this place! Enjoyed an impromptu meal there on Saturday. Delicious Fillet of Sea Bream with Pine nights for my husband and duck breast for me. Both cooked to perfection and really tasty. Service was excellent. Highly recommend Rubino.

Thank marasgable
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We had a superb three course meal accompanied by some great Maltese wine. The food is authentic Maltese cooking which is very well done and delicious. Highly recommend, remember to book they are very busy.

Thank Heather A
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We had a pleasant dinner at this restaurant last night, but we have eaten considerably better at other restaurants throughout Malta. The staff were friendly and helpful, however there were flaws with each of the three savoury meals we ordered; the fried cheese balls seemed...More

Thank Kara B
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This restaurant isn't very big, but it has magical atmosphere. The staff is very nice nad eager to help. The menu is changed daily and includes some must-haves for all visitors of Maltese islands. The food served is good quality and is prepared with love...More

Thank thepuppy2016
Reviewed 31 July 2017

On our last night in Malta, I had spotted this restaurant in our guidebook, and decided to book (after seeing so many other positive reviews). It is a small, atmospheric restaurants, and both my and my sister's food was absolutely delicious (we had rabbit and...More

Thank lynsey m
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6 April 2017|
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Response from mazza1908 | Reviewed this property |
They have lovely veggie dishes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Triq il-Fran | 53, Old Bakery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2122 4656
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