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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: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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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
Spaghetti Rizzi

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
ClaireGozo
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Victoria, Gozo
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Victoria, Gozo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A little late with the review as we were in Valletta over Easter, but we have such good memories of our three evenings at Rubino's. On each visit we we happily sat at the corner table in the cellar, enjoying our own company and that of the very fit owners who kept running up and down the stairs with orders,... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Booked for Saturday evening dinner. Ordered steak and wanted it well done. It was ok but I have certainly had better. Wine list was better and we had 2 decent wines.i must say that the choice of foods was extensive and maybe I had a bad cut! Service was good and we were served with a smile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

First time in this restaurant, & we were not dissapointed, from an amazing starter, to the skate wings for myself and sea bass rolled in mint with pine nuts for the wife, to the pieste de resistance of the gorgeous desserts. In fact it was so good we went back again, enduring a 2.5hr round trip by bus. When you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We went to this place as we saw so many positive reports about it, and we were not disappointed. The restaurant is small with a lot of different rooms located at different levels in the basement. Nice and cosy. The manager was very helpful and nice. The service was excellent. We had some sea urchin pasta, a grilled scorpio fish,... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

We had to book in advance to secure a table at this fantastic place. Traditional Maltese meals from a chalk board menu. Service was friendly and helpful and food amazing. I had ox tongue as main course which tasted like a beautiful tender steak. Its well known as one of the best restaurants in Valletta so make sure you book.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Had a later dinner here one evening during our 4 night stay in Valetta and enjoyed the experience. The service was especially friendly with clear explanations of the chalk board menu. Though I can't remember what we ate, having had some many memorable food experiences during our 10 day trip to Malta, I recall us enjoying the food and ambiance.... More 

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Additional Information about Rubino

Address: 53 Triq il-Fran | 53, Old Bakery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number: +356 2122 4656
Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?