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Palazzo Preca

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54, Strait Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2122 6777
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 18:30 - 22:30
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Tarxien, Malta
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Organized my parents 50th anniversary lunch. Very helpful staff and food out of this world. We had a lot of different orders....Aljotta,Muscles in wine, Maltese gbejna, Spnott, Beef tagliate, Chicken and also Veal. All Exceptional perfect. A must if you have never been

Thank 232ses
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103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last night my parents and I dropped into Palezzo Preca as it was number one seafood restaurant in Valletta on tripadvisor. By chance we got a table as we were there early. It got packed and people turned away time and time again. You should probably book. I had the maltese fish soup which was sooo good followed by the... More 

1 Thank paul b
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Accomodating to family with children well. Nice ambience and atmosphere. Food to die for. Great staff and service. Affordable for its location and quality.

1 Thank Eric G
Melbourne, Australia
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276 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We researched the number 1 seafood restaurant in Valletta and so ended up at this restaurant.Luckily, without a booking, we arrived shortly after opening and got a table.Many who arrived after us were turned away.The Restaurant is spacious and has quality.Service was excellent and we were served fresh bread,arancini balls,and at the end of the meal offered limoncello all for... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By luck we were able to get a table for two without a reservation . The place was packed and with lots of locals which is always a good sign. The service was excellent and friendly. We got complimentary rice balls from the chef and lemon liquor at the end of our meal. The food was beautifully presented and was... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice, cozy, typical maltanese restaurant. We loved everything about it. Started a plate of mixed seafood was delicious and then first class meat. Highly recommendable :)

Thank malg_wojcik
Ocala, Florida
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180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Escargot appetizer was three dozen of the tiniest snails, requiring specialized instruction in how to extract. They were nowhere near as tasty as the larger size escargot usually found, even with a nice garlic sauce. The main course, rabbit, was only ok as it was overcooked and somewhat dry.

Thank Kairho1
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had a very good lunch here. Service excellent and the menu was full of interesting dishes. I had starter of Gozo goats cheese, wife had Rabbit Livers. We both then had the Seabass, with a half bottle of wine and then coffees. €62. Reasonable for the quality of the cooking and attentive service. Location has a slightly faded charm... More 

Thank ldimage1
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the specials and some pasta, the food was excellent, beef tagliata was cooked to perfection! Desserts were delicious too! The portions were big, compared to the UK! Service was friendly and ambiance lovely too! Best meal we had in Malta (and we have had some really salty ones!)

Thank Jade L
Swieqi, Malta
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never has our Christmas party meal tasted so good. Usually, plates served at a party meal is expected to be slightly inferior to when a restaurant is visited privately. This has at least been the case on most previous party meals. This however, was not the case at Palazzo Preca. The food was not only exceptionally tasty, it was served... More 

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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$22 - US$37
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54, Strait Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2122 6777
Palazzo Preca Restaurant is serving a variety of Mediterranean and Maltese cuisine such as pasta "mostly recomended with seafood", colourful salads, juicy Irish steaks, traditional cooked rabbit, beef olives ,snails in garlic and what we are known for, the fish and shellfish which comes fresh every day.We are open every day for lunch and dinner, accept Sunday evening and Monday closed all day.

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