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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: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 121
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Just as advertised

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
biscuitcrumb
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Island of Malta, Malta
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Island of Malta, Malta
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Rabat, Malta
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

It's such a pleasure to find Such great tasting food, attentive staff and wonerful service. You'd want to try everything on the menu. Not our first visit and surely not our last.

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I'm a frequent client to this restaurant there was never a moment that I was disappointed from food to service the most amazing is that everyone is treated the same . If you haven't experienced this place do try it you want regret it . Keep it up well done to the management.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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80 reviews 80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Nothing compares. It's not just the service, tastes or the whole dining experience. The shop front is humble and intriguing for newcomers not knowing what to expect from an eatery in downtown Gzira . The experience begins with the welcome. It's as if one has gone to a friend. One is immediately made welcome. Chef patron Hani Harb makes sure... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

This will become a regular eating place for us such good food and atmosphere. Nearly always need to book. Lamb chops are delicious.

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Malta
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I have been to this restaurant on 5 occasions and every time it gets better and better. To start with the food is not just up there with the best in Malta but the best I have eaten anywhere. We always let the owner/head chef choose our dishes and they never disappoint. Although therestaurant is small it just adds to... More 

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Friends insisted on taking me out and where better than the Ali Baba in the back streets of Gzira where parking is atrocious but a space became vacant right outside the restaurant as we drove in. I knew I was going to have a treat. It was not my first visit and as before, my friends left it to the... 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 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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