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Ali Baba

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Lebanese
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9 Ponsomby Street, Il Gzira, Island of Malta GZR1075, Malta
+356 21340119
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12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good but costly

Food is good and genuine. However I got the feeling that the waiting staff given a choice will make you buy that extra plate as opposed to advise you to have just enough food. That makes me think that they are very much interested to make you spend as much as they can.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
JohnAgius
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Il Gzira, Malta
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Il Gzira, Malta
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Food is good and genuine. However I got the feeling that the waiting staff given a choice will make you buy that extra plate as opposed to advise you to have just enough food. That makes me think that they are very much interested to make you spend as much as they can.

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Rabat, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A small restaurant that compensates for the restriction of space with an abundance of flavoursome and exquisite food.

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Island of Malta, Malta
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Loved this restaurant. The food is incredibly flavourful and well presented. The service is top notch. Will definitely be frequenting this restaurant regularly.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I have been going to Ali Baba for years and I can honestly say it is by far the best restaurant in Malta. The food is always incredible and the ambiance is amazing. Whether you are just having the small plates or the amazing main course creations, you will never be disappointed. I have taken all of my visitors and... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I went there three times, both as a couple and as a group of friends. I must say we were not disappointed one bit - actually delighted to pay the extra $$$ when the bill was delivered with a smile. I`d rate food with a 6 out of 5. What the courses lack in dimension, they seriously meet and exceed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We had been wanting to try this place for quite some time since several people had highly recommended it. We went for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. I strongly recommend that if interested you book as the place was packed from noon till 15:00. Decor: The restaurant is not very big but very simply and nicely decorated. Service: Excellent service.... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

First experience of Lebanese food - fantastic. The service was excellent (the head waiter is a patient man and extremely polite and helpful), the food beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. It's a small place which means you will share your neighbours' conversation if the restaurant is full (which unsurprisingly it usually is) but that's a small rice to pay. Booking... More 

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lakes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We found this by chance round the corner from our holiday flat. Excellent Lebanese food, we shared a veggie couscous and four mezes between 3 of us. Really liked the little 'cauliflower omelettes' and the aubergine halloumi dish but everything good. Reasonably priced, attentive service

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Leeds, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I love this place when I can get in. It's a pleasant place and the owner cooks and waits tables as well. I MUST give this a review again because it's so great. It should be Number One but Maharaja around the corner is great Indian food as well.

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Sliema, null, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We left it to the Lebanese chef to suggest a selection of starters, we thought we would have a main course afterwards but we were really full after this selection of 9 or 10 starters! The meat is DIVINE :) One of the best restaurants of Malta so far.. We will go back again.. and very soon

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Ponsomby Street, Il Gzira, Island of Malta GZR1075, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Il Gzira
  • Phone Number: +356 21340119

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Lebanese
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

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