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117/119, Santa Lucia Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2122 1699
18:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Mon 18:00 - 01:00
Tue - Sat 13:00 - 01:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We met a couple of friends in Valletta and had heard about Legligin so gave it a try. It looks a little quirky and old from outside but inside is a small intimate room in basic style. As to the menu, there is no choice; it is a 26 Euro tasting menu full stop. What a treat! In this simple... More 

Thank ambrose6
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited as a family. They do not serve a la carte, but offer a set menu with LOTS of food, mostly mediterranean/maltese. Really delicious and interesting. Not cheap, but well worth it! The restaurant is nice and cosy.

Thank ClaudiaA109FX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the place to come for an introduction to family Maltese cuisine, especially in the winter months. To call it a flypast would not do it justice as the evening was more like a long leisurely amble through the delights of unpretentious but quality cooking. The menu is a preselected tasting menu and little dishes arrive at the table... More 

Thank Richard B
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited this restaurant on our first night in Valletta and it was absolutely superb. There is a set menu with as many courses as you can manage which all reflect the influences on Maltese cuisine. The waiter also helped to match wines to the variety of food on offer. Would thoroughly recommend.

Thank jwcsabb2017
Aquitaine, France
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290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not your seriously chic or elegant restaurant but is instead a small, homey, comfy, quirky place with a variety of chais and tables squashed into a tiny space. There is no usual printed menu with multiple choices as what you get is a very interesting and varied tasting menu that covers a wide range of Maltese home style... More 

Thank LesH211
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Legligin is a Maltese word that is the sound of gulping down beer (glug glug glug). Close to all the sites of old Valletta, the restaurant offers a tasting menu of the foods of Malta, so one gets a sense of all the 'greats' of the cuisine. Great food and service.

Thank EliPaul
Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was simple but wonderful, what one imagines a Maltese grandmother cooks for family gatherings. The staff were very friendly without being too present or pushy. The setting feels warm and authentic. The owner himself walks about the restaurant making sure everyone is happy and revealing recipes upon request. All in all, we had the most pleasant evening. A... More 

Thank S B
Pieta, Malta
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102 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanted to try this restaurant for some time and finally managed to book. The place has quite some character. It's rather small but cosy, and booking is a must to avoid disappointment. The first thing they ask you is whether you have any particular food allergies they must be aware of, given they don't have a fixed menu. Afterwards, once... More 

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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Charming and authentic family restaurant offering the touch of Maltese cuisine. Everything brings you the filing of being invited to someone's diner, even lovely plates. The daily menu - the only mode of ordering - impresses by its diversity and flexibility (e.g. the rabbit was easily replaced for me by the beef). The friendliest stuff ever could even unravel up... More 

Thank Xenia E
Rabat, Malta
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

The place to be in order to have a great lunch & dinner. Excellent service & great atmosphere whilst enjoying a glass of wine with your friends or family. A highly recommended wine bar. Keep up the good work !!!

Thank Andreas_Frantz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$26
Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117/119, Santa Lucia Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2122 1699
The quaint wine bar in Strada Sta Lucia in Valletta where the good flowing wine is exalted by Chris' unique culinary delights. Legligin is a concept restaurant and wine bar. Our €20 per person tasting menu includes Maltese and other Mediterranean dishes. There is no a la carte menu... Just sit back, relax, and let us feed you, the Legligin way. Open Tuesday-Saturday 1pm till late and Sunday and Monday 6pm onwards.

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