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1 Triq Katacombi, Rabat, Island of Malta, Malta
21450483
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  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Ended at Grapes purely by coincidence. Not such a good choice. I am giving 2 stars because the service really seems honest and the effort is a genuine one but the food is definitely not a nice experience at all. They seem to cook everything using this bolognese sauce which they seem to put on... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
Trevor B
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English first
Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We got there early lunch and ordered of the special I had rabbit pasta and steak and my husband veg soup and steak. The food was good. But the cleanliness. I asked for vinegar and the bottle was thick with grease. There was a strong smell of disinfectant when I went in the toilet I understood why. The smell of... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Ended at Grapes purely by coincidence. Not such a good choice. I am giving 2 stars because the service really seems honest and the effort is a genuine one but the food is definitely not a nice experience at all. They seem to cook everything using this bolognese sauce which they seem to put on everything. We had lasagna which... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We are here as part of an organised tour. Due to the numbers we were sat upstairs at a long table, which was ok, if a little squashed. Limited choice to eat, but the soup was nice and clearly home made. Chicken for main course was very tender and tasty, with ice cream in a little metal bowl for desert.... More 

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South Wales
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We ate here as part of a tour around Mdina, Rabat and Mosta. Sometimes , when you are part of a big group, the food is a let down, but not here. The starter, a vegetable soup was delicious, as a main, we had a beef olive dish and a chicken dish, both excellent. Homemade wine or water was plentiful... More 

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Zurrieq, Malta
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We decided to come here for lunch. The food is very good and prices are reasonable. We were served very fast but the waitresses can improve. Regarding atmosphere, it's missing in this restaurant.

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Stone, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We had lunch here on a visit to the Museum and catacombs and really enjoyed the food and service. Even though the restaurant was busy the staff had food on the table and plates cleared very quickly. The food was good for the price and we will return next time we are in Rabat.

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malta
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78 reviews 78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We ordered pizza and it was eatable. Prices are average but not the cheapest The atmosphere is lacking. The only plus I could find is the service. The waitress was really courteous but not intrusive. I would recommend this restaurant for a snack only.

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IL
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Me and my friend had not only a terrible taste from this Grapes Restaurant, but the service was as awfull as the soup, the meat and else. Salt was the name of the game: every dish had the same disgusting taste, and the service was just inexistant. The price was even not the one written outside the place and we... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

I am Maltese and I was to the Grapes Restaurant. The traditional matese vegetable soup was nothing close to traditional, it was full of flour and tasteless. We had some of it and left it there and was hoping the second plate will be somehow better. I took a cheese salad and my boyfriend penne bolognese. I asked what type... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

Do not go here if you want any kind of food or service, it is quite possibly the worst place we have ever had the misfortune to eat in! The locals are more interested in bellowing across at each other than considering any patrons and the food.................. well short of wanting to throw up the few consumed mouthfuls, flour features... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Triq Katacombi, Rabat, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Rabat
  • Phone Number: 21450483

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  • Cuisine: Italian

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