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Rubino
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53 Triq il-Fran | 53, Old Bakery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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53 Triq il-Fran | 53, Old Bakery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
21224656
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12:30 pm - 2:30 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, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • 214
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  • 74
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
This place gets it just right!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2014
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West Midlands
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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316 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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West Midlands
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
194 helpful votes 194 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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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

By far the best restaurant we visited in Malta. superb food with excellent service. Made to feel very welcome. Small and cosy family run restaurant with menu varying on a daily basis. Can't fault this one and would not hesitate a recommendation. Love my food and loved this restaurant A+++

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Hartfield, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We enjoyed our first visit so much that we decided to return on our last night in Valetta. Rubino is a long established restaurant serving traditional Maltese/ Italian food in modest surroundings. Great service with helpful explanation of, not just the blackboard menu but also the history of the restaurant. Decent prices and a surprisingly varied wine list. Very good... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My wife and I happened to be in Valletta on the same day as several large cruise ships were in port. We were having a great time visiting the old city of Valletta but when it came time to eat lunch we found that all the restaurants in the city center were packed. We asked policemen, shop owners and other... 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: 21224656

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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?