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Rubino

53 Triq il-Fran | 53, Old Bakery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Ranked #12 of 155 restaurants in Valletta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
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English first
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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186 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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
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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
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Bucharest, Romania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We picked this restaurant because had good reviews, but it turned out to be an average restaurant. We received no menu to look through, and instead the waitress went through all the list with small explanations. After she finished, of course we could not remember all the list, and she had to go through it again. She was friendly and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

came to a rubino for a meal with a couple of friends. We chose it as we had heard very good reviews. Staff were very friendly and explained everything on the menu before we ordered. It was a brilliant dining experience, Food was delicious and everything was cooked perfectly! Definitely recommend you pay a trip to Rubino! It Wont disappoint!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This place is just simply...TOP NOTCH! Great atmosphere, service was lovely and friendly, definitely make you feel comfortable and welcome. We had a lovely meal, with a mix of starters just to get a little taste of everything, yummy seabass involtini for mains and the best bit...chocolate cheesecake with caramelised hazelnuts on top...DELISH :)...a must go!!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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165 reviews 165 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a tiny restaurant, so you MUST book as far in advance as you can. It is a "homely", "old-fashioned", "casual" little place (and take note, previous reviewer: they do NOT stuff the tourists in a less salubrious part of the establishment--the so-called "basement" you complain of is PART OF THE RESTAURANT!!) of quaint charm and "character". The food,... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Classic Maltese dining. Everything we had was so fresh and delicious! The service was perfect, and they brought several little extras (amuse-vouches) from the kitchen for us to try. I have Celiac and have to eat 100% gluten-free, so they baked fresh gluten-free bread and were VERY knowledgable about cooking gluten-free and made sure my meal was tasty and sans... More

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Bruges, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Found it thanks to tripadvisor. If you didn't know it, you would walk past it. Very cosy little restaurant very near the main touristic street of Valletta. We had o.a. neonati, little local fish in a kind of an omelet, fenek, local rabbit dish and a risotto with leak and sage. It was excellent, as was the wine: a half... More

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