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9 Ponsomby Street, Il Gzira, Island of Malta GZR1075, Malta
+356 21340119
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Ranked #1 of 36 Restaurants in Il Gzira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Lebanese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Parking is a big problem, walking environment to the restaurant is not so pleasant. Restaurant was full and since it is a very small place, it makes it very clastrophobic and can hardly have a private conversation. We left it to the staff as regards to food and decided to share some cold and warm mezees and specifically advised the... More 

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Cospicua (Bormla), Malta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Food was good, but table near the door was a bit annoying as it was a bit of a thorough fare. Nice staff and good service.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Went there with a couple of close friends. We were not sure what to choose so the owner brought out a mixture of hot and cold mezes along with piping hot pita bread. The service was incredible, would recommend it to anyone who is in for Middle eastern food. The decor is fantastic, the staff really friendly and to top... More 

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Il Gzira, Malta
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Tried Lebanese food in Malta for the first time. Heard a lot of positive word for this place. Booked table for a Thursday evening. We had several small dishes to share between us, cold and warm mezze. Food was good but a little too oily for my taste. We also tried dessert and the nice mint/ginger/cinnamon tea, which was very... More 

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Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Went there for an early dinner with a friend yesterday. Place is nice and cozy, very clean and nicely decorated. Service was fantastic, very polite and professional. We ordered several different dishes (mezze). We did not order the main course as we wanted to try different things without stuffing ourselves. We also had a dessert and tea. The food was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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321 reviews 321 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

A small restaurant serving excellent Lebanese food. We were a party of nine for lunch and made the mistake of allowing the owner to bring a 'selection of main courses.' I should qualify 'mistake' because the food was superb but there was just too much to eat and the bill topped EU300 without wine. Homous was excellent EU 3.95. Arayess... More 

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Gharghur, Malta
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

After trying to park for over 10 minutes, we finally managed to squeeze our car in a tight space. Walking to the restaurant is not that pleasant - it is nestled in Gzira, a none too savoury part of Malta, yet safe nevertheless. This is a small Lebanese restaurant - emphasis on small - so booking is a must -... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Went out for lunch on a Saturday as we had heard so much about this restaurant. The food was wonderful. I didn't know what i wanted to try so the chef did me a taster menu. Tried lots of food i had never thought i would try. The staff were friendly. It was a very enjoyable afternoon and we will... More 

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Malta
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

After wanting to visit for a number of years, we finally made it! Do reserve a table a few days ahead, as I always found the restaurant fully booked when I tried to book on the day. As it was our first visit we decided to let Hany Harb go ahead and surprise us and we were not disappointed. Four... More 

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St. Paul's Bay, Malta
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Started off well when they accepted a very late booking (literally a few hours). This means a lot when I know that the place is constantly packed. On arriving, we were immediately seated and drinks ordered. I love the atmosphere of this restaurant. The seating area is small but elegant, and never feels cramped. You have a full view of... More 

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Additional Information about Ali Baba

Address: 9 Ponsomby Street, Il Gzira, Island of Malta GZR1075, Malta
Phone Number: +356 21340119
Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Il Gzira
Open Hours:
Tuesday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Lebanese

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