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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 123
    Excellent
  • 28
    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
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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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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86 reviews 86 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 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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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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