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L-Ghonnella Restaurant

Church Street | Spinola Palace, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2135 1027
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rabbit” (12 reviews)
“fruit wines” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, European, International
$$ - $$$
Church Street | Spinola Palace, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
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1 - 10 of 156 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Despite the daunting name, I had the 'Black Widow' soup which was superb. Fresh, plentiful vegetables with an egg too. So good. The porcini risotto was the most delicious one ever and to finish it off I had their homemade wine which was divine. Service...More

Thank Jackie S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really great food and lovely atmosphere. All seating is outside and great to enjoy the summer heat. Staff very attentive and I think the owner oversees the whole thing. A great experience.

Thank Roger N
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Very nice setting, plenty of outdoor tables but just a few inside. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and the portions big. It is a good alternative to the Spinola Bay's pricy places. They have happy hour between 6:30 - 8:00...More

Thank Shieldtom
Reviewed 6 June 2017

My wife found this place on a recky walk round. The place was completely empty, one other couple turned up later. The building was wondeful in a cavern type place but the service lacked professionalism and the scollops were gritty.

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

We found this place whilst walking around & made a point of going back to eat there. It's situated in the basement of an old palace & dates back to 1688. Just the fantastic setting should make you pop in. It's vaulted ceilings and thick...More

Thank Alison G
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Great food, freshly prepared. Fish was fantastic. Set in a 300+ year old cellar. Family run and just excellent.

2  Thank PatrickATPLHIR
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant last night on the first night of our holiday in Malta. Amazing quality food, best meal we have both eaten out for some time and we are well travelled. A real gem of a restaurant and it has set the bar very...More

1  Thank Granty-21
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Tried here on off Chance as first choice was full.. the rib eye steak was nice and the. Gorgonzola sauce one of the best I've tried .. the duck was cooked perfect and the sauce though sounding strange on the menu (honey and carob) was...More

1  Thank LowtonTravellers
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Visited last month with family, we opted for the rib eye as main course which was cooked to perfection. Will definitely return.

Thank Neilnaxxar
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We tried to find a table at L-Ghonella a couple of times and finally suceeded for our last dinner in Malta. Warm welcome by the staff; fast, kind and attentive service. The food was yummy - perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. Prices - a bit...More

1  Thank Nik R
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18 October 2015|
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Response from Spiretraveller1 | Reviewed this property |
No we didn't get a discount card as we choose our restaurants based on trip advisor reviews and try to sample lots of different restaurants
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Street | Spinola Palace, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's
  • Phone Number: +356 2135 1027
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