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Rubino

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53 Triq il-Fran | 53, Old Bakery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2122 4656
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12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 22
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  • 6
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice restaurant

Great little family restaurant. Very friendly service. Large selection of Maltese specialties. We were also very surprised by the quality of the Maltese red wine. Will definitely go back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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San Francisco
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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San Francisco
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great little family restaurant. Very friendly service. Large selection of Maltese specialties. We were also very surprised by the quality of the Maltese red wine. Will definitely go back.

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Barrie, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

On a second visit to Malta we tried this restaurant and we were delighted with the food, service and ambience! The first meal was so good that we returned, choosing different starters and main courses and all were delicious. Be sure to make a reservation as this restaurant is popular with locals and visitors and you don't want to miss... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

if you are looking for a cosy and traditional restaurant in Malta with an excellent menu based on local kitchen and Sicilian recipes, then Rubino is your place. Everything was of my taste from the appetisers to the excellent rabbit in red sauce, a real gourmet dish. Do not miss it and order a cassata Sicilians as dessert. Bon appetit!

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Cambridge
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A delightful, unpretentious restaurant with outstanding cooking, an interesting menu and friendly service. We couldn't have done better for our last dinner in Valletta - it was superior to the food our 5* hotel served. The bill was not nearly as high as guide books had led us to believe. We thought it was v good value. We plan to... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We had 4 nights in Malta and ate at 4 different restaurants and whilst all were good Rubino was just that little bit better. The restaurant is family run with 2 brothers working front of house, the Chef was a son/nephew and he was supported by an "outsider". Service by the brothers was friendly, attentive but unfussy. It almost felt... More 

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

In our limited experience I wouldn't describe Maltese cuisine as particularly sophisticated, but the dishes we had here were all very good. Our mains were slightly over-cooked seabass, the ubiquitous rabbit, a very good local fish and a dark and rich lamb dish. Sadly no appetite left for the desserts. The staff were very laid back, possibly a bit more... More 

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Slovenia
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42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

One of the restaurants we didn't plan in advance but just saw and decided to go. Looks very local and authentic and it is. Nice mixed appertisers (we will do the fried/stewed lettuce at home for sure) and good rabbit. With half of a bottle of local shiraz 39€ for two.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This restaurant looks a bit pokey at first, but opens into an Alladin's Cave on three levels. Food is beautiful, service is perfect and very helpful. Staff take you through the very Maltese menu explaining exactly what each dish is. Highly Recommended.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I've been to this restaurant a few times and so far it has never disappointed. With its laid back atmosphere and friendly staff, I find it the restaurant ideal for a casual lunch or dinner. Set in a converted confectionery store, the menu has a strong Maltese/Italian influence. Overall, the food was delicious and comes in generous portions, and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Authentic food with that extra flavor which makes the experience that much better , wine selection is extensive and well priced. Very nice evening in Valletta.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 53 Triq il-Fran | 53, Old Bakery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2122 4656

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Latvian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?