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Ali Baba

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Lebanese, Mediterranean
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9 Ponsomby Street, Il Gzira, Island of Malta GZR1075, Malta
+356 2134 0119
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 168
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This is a small Lebanese restaurant hidden away in Gzira. The food is excellent and service is very good. I tried several different mezes and the lamb cutlets. I can highly recommend this place if you like middle eastern food. It might feel a little bit expensive as I personally found the portions... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Prestige16
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Saint Julian's, Malta
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is quite good but not the same taste of the real Lebanese food . It is not suitable for a family dinner or big groups as it is very expensive. I and my girlfriend ordered 2 bottles of bear and one main dish and three appetizers we paid 50€ .

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Thank Saad Saleem S
Saint Julian's, Malta
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a small Lebanese restaurant hidden away in Gzira. The food is excellent and service is very good. I tried several different mezes and the lamb cutlets. I can highly recommend this place if you like middle eastern food. It might feel a little bit expensive as I personally found the portions a bit small. Make sure you book... More 

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Thank Prestige16
Sliema, Malta
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55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've meant to visit this place for ages but every time I tried to book (and I often do that at the eleventh hour), I was always turned politely away due to the restaurant being fully booked. So this week I decided to try my luck earlier and managed to get a table in the early seating for dinner at... More 

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Italy
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food, very well presented, adequate portions. Probably the best restaurant is have been too in a while. Tucked away in a side street in Gzira, worth every euro. Definitely recommended to anyone used to exotic flavors.

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Thank corinz
Stockholm, Sweden
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, good service! Best Lebanese resturant in Malta, recommend this restaurant strongly need to be tested.

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Thank MattiasMelin
United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small restaurant down a back street serves amazing lebanese food with attentive service including that from the chef who is keen to meet his diners. We left it up to the chef what we had to eat and we weren't disappointed. Probably the best middle eastern restaurant I've visited in a long time.

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Thank pjsamp1981
Jersey
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

First night in Malta, and was taken to this restaurant. The food was fantastic and great atmosphere too. The lamb cutlets are worth a try. Portions are quite big, which seems a common theme in Malta generally but that doesn't detract from this wonderful place.

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Thank Paul C
Island of Malta, Malta
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant many times over the years and never let me down ... Food is authentic cuisine and tastes amazing ! A

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Thank hamdidamerji1985
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Four of us had a wonderful lunch a few days ago, with several very tasty and carefully prepared small dishes. They were all great examples of Lebanese cuisine at its best. The chlcken livers were particularly delicious, with a wonderful sauce. The quail was also very fine. We haven't had such good Lebanese food before. Highly recommended, and we hope... More 

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Thank c_d_raab
Green Cove Springs, Florida, United States
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The food in this small restaurant is simply divine. We came upon it by chance, and are delighted we did. In fact, as we saw the scrumptious-looking lamb chops go by towards another table at the end of our meal, we decided we needed to make a reservation to come back several days later to have themsome ourselves. The hummus... More 

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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 2134 0119

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean
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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