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Bistro 516

Valletta Waterfront, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2124 1000
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Valletta Waterfront, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went there on a Sunday evening. Place was not crowded or busy. We ordered the food and drinks, so far so good. After a couple of minutes I noticed our starter coming out of the kitchen together with other food selections of other people. Pur...More

Thank Luke C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant, wonderful place and great dishes. The portions are huge and the taste is great. Top!

Thank Angelo85
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Really poor and unprofessional service from the waiters. Ordered drinks and they came 30minutes after ordering such drinks. Some of the food was not up to standard plus 2 plates came really late. Really disappointed with the place. Surely will not visit again

Thank Mar C
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely meal. Gluten free menu was very good. Steak cooked to perfection. Quite large portions. Will definitely go again

Thank janjohn1111
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Couldn't come back to Valetta without a visit to 516. Third year of fabulous food. Amazing Gluten Free menu. Exceptional Gluten Free food. A must no matter what your dietary requirements.

Thank Lindsay B
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

My friend and I decided to sit on their patio, ordered pasta with olives, tomatoes and basil, and a lasagna. The food was incredible, spicy enough and good portions when hungry. Service was impeccable (checking on us, very prompt and good manners for the entire...More

Thank RoxanaNistor
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

They have other menu card for people with coeliac/gluten intolerance, and you can choose from many dishes from soups to desserts! I choosed glutenfree tortelloni filled wifh spinach and ricotta cheese and it was delicious.

Thank Zóra D
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I visited this restaurant before however last week we went for a walk on the waterfront and all of a sudden we wanted to eat something quick and just waled in Bistro 516 and ordered their salads. My wife had a prawn salad and I...More

Thank WDG153
Reviewed 19 July 2017

My wife took the grilled duck while I opted for pasta with prawns. The portion of the duck was quite big but with regards to the taste nothing special. On the other hand the portion of the pasta was unsatisfactory but the taste was good....More

Thank Mario D
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Just under the Valletta bastions and across the Cottonera fortifications, close to the clear seas of the harbour Bistro 516 has the right ambience and historic surroundings to relax and enjoy a good dinner. Food was good, moderately expensive and service was prompt. With time...More

Thank Carm F
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Patrick S
5 July 2016|
Response from Alex G | Reviewed this property |
You need to get to the waterfront which is about 300 metres long and walk along it. You will find the restaurant. Just look at the names of the restaurants as you walk along because there are many others!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Valletta Waterfront, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2124 1000
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Bistro 516 is the latest addition to the operations conducted by Patrick Spiteri who has been in this business for many years now. Justin Spiteri (Patrick’s son) runs this outlet with impeccable care, ensuring that every client gets what is promised.Browsing this site would enable you to see our vast selection of dishes that are available both for lunch and for dinner and for every day of the week including Sundays. Gluten-Free and Vegetarian Dishes are available on request.Join us & watch Live Football Matches, FORMULA 1 and Olympic Games on our 2 Big Screens, you can either choose our indoor big screen, or our outdoor one which is sent under our large tent to enjoy the fresh air during all seasons ! Gusto , After the good respons from the first adition we have decided to make the second adition to our clients.
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