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53 Triq il-Fran | 53, Old Bakery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
21224656
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Ranked #10 of 164 Restaurants in Valletta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Maubec, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Do not hesitate to have dinner at the Rubino's restaurant, as it is a very nice place ! Excellent Maltese food or other, the atmosphere is pleasant, the "boss" and the waiters as well.

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Budapest, Hungary
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Very warm though non-intrusive service. Wonderful food. We had rosemary risotto which had clean and honest taste hence enjoyable till the last spoonful. Lamb was wonderfully tender. Very good value for money. But most of all, the friendliness and cosiness of the establishment is something else entirely. Priceless.

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london
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134 reviews 134 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

We went here on the back of Trip Advisor's rating. The location is quaint, an old confectionary shop on 3 floors. Food was good but not outstanding. We had fried goats cheese, pasta with Tuscan sausage, prawns in butter and tagliata, all fine but not special, and the puddings were also ok but not special. Service was friendly and wine... More 

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West Midlands
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We were obviously tourists but we received the same warm and courteous welcome as the locals. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel almost like old friends whilst the menu was explained to us and we were given time to make our selection, which was difficult because everything sounded so tempting! We chose the rabbit being a... More 

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Belfast NIreland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This is one of several excellent restaurants in Valetta, all serving delicious food and wine with friendly service and at an affordable price. I had a great plate of antipasta and a beautifully cooked pork fillet in thyme and honey.

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Valletta, Malta
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74 reviews 74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Had not been to this restaurant for ages and had never been there since it was taken over by the Diacono brothers. We recently dined there with a group of friends and I must say that it was a very positive experience. The decor and ambiance is still good as it was in the past and so is the service.... More 

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London
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129 reviews 129 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I would recommend Rubino wholeheartedly. There is no written menu. A blackboard instead with daily offerings, we wanted to try rabbit as it is a local speciality. Portions were generous and tasty as were the starter and dessert. Service was personal and good. The prices are reasonable and the ambience relaxing. It is like being in someone's home.

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UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Specialises in fish and local meat dishes. Not much for vegetarians! I had the artichoke and mozzarella tartlet to start followed by the sea bass which was lovely.

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Vienna, Austria
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We had a perfect, delicious lunch here, with fresh local food and excellent service. Worth visiting!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Local restaurant with lots of local business people for lunch, scrappy menu on a piece of paper reflecting what is good in the market that day. Good food, good service, sensible prices even if the décor and toilets were not quite up to scratch. Interesting old shop front from Malta years ago

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Address: 53 Triq il-Fran | 53, Old Bakery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number: 21224656
Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
Open Hours:
Monday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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