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53 Triq il-Fran | 53, Old Bakery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2122 4656
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 260
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
Top notch!

Really love this place, recommended by a friend it never has disappointed. Really good simple food with a twist, friendly front of house. Ambience is really nice and prices are very reasonable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Island of Malta, Malta
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I was really looking forward to eat in Rubino. After the visit there I can't believe that it is the same restaurant with so many good reviews. The restaurant inside gives very cold impression, terribly glommy. You don't have a normal card but a special menu. At 9 pm half of the menu wasn't available anymore.Finally I took a seabas... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Really love this place, recommended by a friend it never has disappointed. Really good simple food with a twist, friendly front of house. Ambience is really nice and prices are very reasonable.

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UK
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We dropped into this restaurant in passing. It was excellent. The menu was on a board and changed according to produce availability. The pumpkin risotto I had was delicious and my friend thoroughly enjoyed the fish. All rounded off with cassata siciliana and helwa. Lovely.

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Byfield, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Did not have a reservation but was given one of the best tables - rabbit was exceptional and is a speciality of the house - the cassata dessert is truly unique and worth the visit on its own - service is first class with Toni & Becky looking after everybody and everything in an efficient and very , very hospitable... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We'd been tipped off that this place was good and the tip was a good one. It's tiny. On two levels each with about four tables and a décor that would appear not to have had a lick of paint since the end of the war, it's quirky. The owner loves to chat (on the night we visited it wasn't... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Delightful - all of Malta turns on wonderful friendly service to the tourists, and this restaurant was a stand out. Super nice hosts and really delicious selection of dishes. Suggest booking as it is small and well rated.

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Victoria, Gozo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Quick lunch in Valletta..... As usual excellent service. Very attentive and feel at home atmosphere. Delicious dips and bread.... delightful caprese salad and then the pasta with sea urchin roe. Rubino is also very famous for the cassata siciliana.... must try. Definitely worth a visit.

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Lovely food, very pleasant place and great staff. We had the pork done with thyme and honey and a lamb shank washed down with a very reasonably priced Aussie red. The place is small and you will need to book especially for a weekend.

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Dubai
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115 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We ate here tonight...fabulous welcoming service..wonderful beautifully prepared Maltese food..lots of choices....nothing to fault..good authentic maltese restaurant that I would thoroughly recommend..and we loved the cool basement level..especially in summer

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London, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Rubino was quiet the night we visited (there was a big concert outside the main city entrance with lots of road closures) but the two guys waiting the tables seemed very disorganised (not sure if one was new as he didn't appear to know where things were). The food was mixed - lots of stews and casseroles. An average experience... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?