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Rubino

53 Triq il-Fran | 53, Old Bakery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
21224656
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Ranked #7 of 158 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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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Having ate at both Capistrano and Guze Bistro which are all situated in the same street in Valletta. I feel it is fair to say at Rubino we had our best meal. The guy that showed us to our table was very friendly and knowledgable. We were not given menus as the dishes change regularly, so he read out the... More

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Staffordshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Local Maltese dishes at a fair price. Made a booking based on reviews from Trip Advisor and weren't disappointed. Small frontage (old confectionary store) belied a homely restaurant laid out over 3 floors. Attentive staff, explained the local dishes on the menu, I chose local fish: lampuki and my partner chose the rabit - both were excellent accompanied by roast... More

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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If you are looking for a nice meal, this place must surely be on your list. Consistently excellent food and friendly service. The menu changes continuously, so you are always sure to find new things to choose from if you visit regularly. A really great dining experience is assured.

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Bergen, Norway
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12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

On the last evening of our stay in Malta we went to Rubino. No better way to end on a high note! Hidden I a side alley, it is a place reeking of history and atmosphere. And the food was simly excellent. Best meal we had in Malta.

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Il Gzira, Malta
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice surprise about this small "jewel" in the middle of Valletta, RUBINO indeed . Caring and polite family manage this maltese slice of homemade cuisine. Fine furnished, it looks like an ancient confectionery shop. The deli is a perfect mix of maltese and italian kitchen, just for taste what is it the cross way for mediterranean see. Romantic, and at... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Great food and service. They do everything right from the moment you enter the place until you leave. Highly recommended.

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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Really good food. Fresh, simple, just perfect. Nice team, very good atmosphere. A typical maltese restaurant ... To try !

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London, United Kingdom
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244 reviews 244 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This little restaurant in a Valletta side street is a hidden jewel. The food is all fresh and the restaurant serves more locals that tourists. A blackboard displays the menu of the day and the proprietor cheerfully discusses the dishes and makes recommendations. Six of us shared various starters - the Neonate, tiny fish battered and served like flat fishcake... More

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Mellieha
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Went to Rubino last week with my girlfriend and we had the time of our life! Good wine, amazing food, friendly service and lovely ambience what else could you ask for! Big thumbs up to the chef keep it up!

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Tromso, Norway
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

There are a number of small and very good restaurants in Valletta, and this is one of them. From the outside it doesn't look like a restaurant, and it is easy to pass by. Take a look at the menu before entering, cause you won't see it again. When you are seated, the nice waitress will tell you the menu... More

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