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Ali Baba

9 Ponsomby Street, Il Gzira, Island of Malta GZR1075, Malta
+356 21340119
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Ranked #2 of 31 restaurants in Il Gzira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Lebanese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Brockville, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Although the restaurant seems to be in an edgy type of neighbourhood near the waterfront, friends who live on Malta recommended that the 4 of us have dinner here. As we were visiting from Canada we trusted their local knowledge as they are regulars at Ali Baba. We left the ordering to them and to the owner, who took care... More

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San Gwann, Malta
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49 reviews 49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Visited yesterday, after reading the good comments I was high on expectations. I can confirm all the good comments. I have to return to this place to try all the different dishes. Tastes were delicious, incredibly wonderful. Cant wait !!!!

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Vilnius
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This restaurant doesn't look very good from outside. But inside it looks cozy. The food we tried was prepared so good, and the taste was so excellent. The service was very good and prices not so high. I recommend it to every body.

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Attard, Malta
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

My friends and I visited Ali Baba on the 17th of September for lunch. We decided to leave it up to the host and the chef to pick the cold mezzes and warm mezzes. Everything was superb. The service was excellent and welcoming. Definitely will be going back.

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Taormina, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I lived in Malta for 2 years and happened upon Ali Baba a few times for lunch and was always quite satisfied, however it gets quite warm in Malta and the restaurant wasn't air conditioned. Fast forward I came back last week on business and because of the heat felt like something light and Lebanese came to mind and so... More

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Island of Malta, Malta
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I love Middle Eastern food but unfortunately it's not easy to get a decent hummus on our island - with one exception - Ali Baba. This restaurant has recently been redecorated (very nicely) but it's still small and cosy. I would recommend ordering a lot of different dishes so that you get to try a lot of items on the... More

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Malta
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

This place is a true gem - the food is an interesting journey of flavours and textures, the ambience is both chic and welcoming while the service is the perfect mix of professionalism and friendliness. It had been ages since I had enjoyed a visit to a restuarant as much as I enjoyed dining at Ali Baba. I thoroughly recommend... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Simply one of the best restaurants on the Island - Can't wait for the new menu. Hany and Claudienne will surely prepare a meal to remember - Will recomend 101% Trust Hany and you will not be disappointed.

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Maasmechelen, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

In my opinion, this is one of the best restaurants in Malta at the moment. We left it up to the patron to choose what we would eat. His choice of starters and mains was excellent. The portions were extremely generous. (We were a group of 6, so I am not sure what the choice would if it was just... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Loved the place , decor & concept ....chef patron did a great job coming to our table and recommending what to eat ...we opted to trust him and what an enjoyable meal it was, the lamb carpaccio , lamb tongue and the veal brains are dishes that I have never tried before ...delicious and innovative

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