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6, St. Christopher Street | Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1468, Malta
+356 2122 6936
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12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 19:30 - 23:00
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the time to wander down Valletta's streets until you reach St Christopher Street and there you will find this tiny little Maltese treasure. As the sign above the door says - Taverna dei Mercanti, this was probably a place where Valletta merchants have been going to forever to get good food and great service. Now it is a delight... More 

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Thank Katrina B
England
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We received a very warm welcome from the friendly staff including the owner chef. A good selection of food was on offer and we choose veal ribeye pan fried and slow cooked venison medallions confit. All our food was freshly prepared to order and was delicious. I would recommend booking in advance.

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Thank CrankyNWEngland
Melbourne, Australia
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Called in after hearing all,the singing and dancing, friendly crowd, great waitress and freindly owner ( who is the cook) intimate room, good wine, very Malta

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Thank tobykeen
Dublin, Ireland
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Our best food experience in Malta. This place is a little gem. The owner/chef is a real foodie and loves sharing his passion with like-minded customers. He cooked for us a dish that wasn't on the menu just because we mentioned we loved Jerusalem artichokes. He told us a lot about the local food and cuisine and by the time... More 

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Thank Claire030
Valletta, Malta
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We've eaten at Il Horza over 20 times and have enjoyed amazing food every time. It's a small restaurant with a romantic atmosphere. The wine choice is superb. The food is beyond our expectations. I enjoy the pork cheek. The owner Charlie has a joyous sense of humor. I find the portions generous, in fact I sometimes opt to have... More 

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Thank SallieJean
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We went as a group of 11 on New Years Eve we booked a table for 10 pm. The experience was terrible from the moment we walked in with a 40 minuet wait outside in the freezing cold as the restaurant is so small we couldn't even wait inside. As we got in we were squashed onto a table that... More 

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Thank Josiana P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I went to il-Horza for the first time last weekend with my girlfriend and this dinner turned out to be one of the best dining experiences I ever had while eating out. The starter was simply delicious, followed by two beautiful and delicious main course plates. Both dishes were superb and the atmosphere was relaxing, cosy and quiet - a... More 

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Thank Mark S
Island of Malta, Malta
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Good quality ingredients cooked badly. It's such a treat to eat out and I want it to be special when I do. I walked away from here knowing I could cook better myself. I had the veal with creamed potatoe and veg. The creamed potatoe was stone cold as were the carrots, courgette and sprout. When the repacement veg arrived... More 

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Thank free3caz
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Great value for money. Excellent, gourmet dishes, fine wine, friendly service and a chef willing to interact with the customers and mindful of special dietary requirements. We had a high quality, safe, gluten free meal and we didn't have to explain what being on a gluten free diet means. Everything was delicious but the real surprise was the bill! A... More 

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Thank FLORENTIA K
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Pretentious, bad cooking, expensive. I am a food writer and have never been so disappointed and it makes me sad for Malta that restaurants like this serve badly cooked food with silly names, small portions, frozen cheesecake for pudding (you couldn't get your teeth into it) . A tuna fillet, overcooked, swimming in gravy like a pork chop , cost... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Saturday
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6, St. Christopher Street | Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1468, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2122 6936

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