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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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Today
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 117
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 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
Experience of food always at its best

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Ray C
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Saint Julian's, Malta
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Saint Julian's, Malta
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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
66 helpful votes 66 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
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
24 helpful votes 24 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The head chef / owner came to our table personally to help us plan our dinner because we had never had Lebanese food before and did not know what to order. The service was excellent, the atmosphere was pleasant and the evening was very romantic. The house Lebanese wine we ordered was so good we had to have another bottle.... More 

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Malta, Europe
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I heard a lot about Ali Baba. All positive comments, and by going there I can confirm this. It was a culinary experience. Lebanese food excellently cooked, together with an excellent service by the staff. We did not wait long for the food to be served and this continued throughout our dinner. Very professional. I would definately go again. One... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Went on the expert recommendation of Ed's Eats, and not disappointed. Parking a problem, and booking essential. Mezzes were delightful and as often, outshone the mains. Skip the Lebanese liquor as an intro, and stick to the wines. The place has been excellent for 28 years, and it looks like it will stay that way.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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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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