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Palazzo Preca

54, Strait Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2122 6777
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“trifle” (16 reviews)
“seafood” (68 reviews)
“fresh fish” (60 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 3:30 PMAll hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
54, Strait Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated on Strait Street in beautiful Valletta this Restaurant is divine. The atmosphere is welcoming and the food is delicious. We opted for the clam chowder which was not only beautifully presented but the taste was out of this world. Second dish I chose the...More

Thank Jacqueline C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a while now I have been trying to get into Palazzo Preca in Valletta but for one reason or another it never worked out. Finally I was able to secure a reservation at 6:30pm opening time by promising to be out by no later...More

Thank ForeignObserver2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really disappointed by this place...we ordered 2 fresh fish that should have amounted to around 900g but our plates barely had few bites more like 260g on 2 plates - definitely not what we saw when we picked the fish.More

1  Thank Nistor A
Ramona1983, Owner at Palazzo Preca, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear customer, As we explained to you at the restaurant, from a whole RAW fish weighing 500g, average you always end up with 160g -180g fillets of fish once the fish has been cooked . Which in this case it’s the same amount that you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were greeted in by the patron, who also explained the specialties of the day. Service was impeccable through out all the evening, combining efficiency and friendliness. Food was also well presented and of good quality. Mains were also reasonable portions. Price is adequate for...More

Thank Valletta054
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is a must, the food was delicious the staff were helpful, gave great advice for nearby bars and the restaurant is beautiful.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favorites. Excellent service. Great food well prepared from steaks, seafood to pasta. Lovely old world atmosphere in Valletta on famous Straight Street.

Thank Christi-Donny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended cosy and fantastically delicious place for anyone visiting Valetta! My favorite was stewed octopus!

Thank Tamaz T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife visited this restaurant by sheer luck. We were on the look out for a place to dine and stopped outside, decided against it but returned after looking at a few other restaurants. How lucky were we to return. We were extremely...More

Thank Cain W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for lunch on our day in Malta. Located on a small street off the main drag, this beautiful restaurant welcomes you with high ceilings and elegance. We were given an amuse bouche of mushroom arancini to start. Warm bread and home made butter...More

Thank pnutbutta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a pleasant restaurant to be in. The staff are friendly and the decor and comfort are good. On the night we went I felt they were let down by the food. My starter of spaghetti a la vongole was frankly tasteless. My wife...More

Thank Peter R
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will v
17 February 2017|
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Response from holidayjunkie24 | Reviewed this property |
It is value for money due to the quality of the food/service but it is fine dining so it is not cheap. We ate there twice and paid 70 and 110 euro's. For this we had 2 courses, Tio Pepe, a bottle of wine and 2 double... More
will v
17 February 2017|
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Response from jonah20 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is good value. It's not exceptionally high in prices. It is what many other restaurants in Valletta charge. The difference is that unlike some the food is cooked with care. So it works out that it's reasonably priced... More
29 December 2016|
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Response from Dipal U | Reviewed this property |
Also, the menu does change so as the others have said, do check online or email them directly. They're very responsive.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$41
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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