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Malata Restaurant

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St Georges Palace Square | St Georges Palace Square, VLT1190, Valletta, Island of Malta, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1190, Malta
11:00 - 22:30
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Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Two meals at this wonderful restaurant. Pasta was excellent especially with the tasty red wine. An afternoon snack of bruschetta and desert of cannoli were delicious. Strongly recommend for great food with attentive service at reasonable prices.

Thank jayson2112
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Schermerhorn, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had a booking for 5 people (business associates) but once I arrived at the restaurant it was shut!!!! They never phoned to cancel my booking - NOTHING!! They can be sure that i will NEVER go back to them again. Tried finding out the following day what happened but they never even picked up the phone. New owners -... More 

1 Thank PADYSA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Is this a typical kind of lasagne what u get from a luxourious looking restaurant ? ...For me its more like the ones you buy from a pastizzeria take away ! Which will cost you not more than 2 50 euros .!!!Went out to have lunch at Malata Valletta ..ordered a 10 euro lasagne which I expected to be a... More 

Thank Gilbert C
Brussels, Belgium
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here and Alina waited us out. The kids had pasta in red sauce and we had octopus salad and a home fish. We accompanied it with a Brunello wine and some bread. Awesome healthy lunch.

2 Thank expomart
Sliema, Malta
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We have just returned from Sunday lunch at Malta, a restaurant that was one of our favourites but that has changed hands. It has changed for the worse. The only thing to remain from the previous incarnation is the name and its excellent location. The level of service is below abysmal, the quality of food extremely poor and the general... More 

3 Thank RobAgius
Sliema, Malta
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Totally tasteless pasta. Service can't explain the menu as their English is scarce. Location outdoor is nice. Tourist trap?

Thank yogacreative
Shipston-on-Stour, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We wanted to take our friends for lunch and their Captain had recommended this restaurant which is downstairs in a vaulted type cellar - very Maltese and nice surroundings. We all had the Sea Bass which was nicely cooked, it was nice to be given 4 Bruschetta for free and we also shared a Ravioli. The wine was local, good... More 

1 Thank Kevin B
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

All favorable reviews seem to be from a previous era, when the restaurant offered Mediterranean/French cuisine. It now offers mediocre Italian food in a somewhat depressing atmosphere.Suffice to say that we were the second couple in an otherwise deserted restaurant on a Friday evening, after being turned away from several full places.

Thank 1Class
Sliema, Malta
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We had to wait 45 minutes for our starters on an unpaid table which remained that way even into our meal other than forks and a knife for three adults and two kids. Over cooked swordfish, tough calamari, bland pasta and a dubiously smelling 'fresh' fish finished off by missing smiles or apologies for delays and uneaten food. One plate... More 

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Mellieha, Malta
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food and impeccable service. Big Thanks to Rodrigo & Emmanuele for making our visit more special 😊 will definitely be back

Thank Charlene V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$32
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Seafood
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Georges Palace Square | St Georges Palace Square, VLT1190, Valletta, Island of Malta, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1190, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +35627622733

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