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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 293
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Excellent local/Sicilian cooking

We ate here last week, and had a very enjoyable evening. I had 2 starters as I can't manage the huge portions served as main courses in Malta - Sicialian 'small fry' fish cakes and then a version of the 'macaroni pie' that Don Fabrizio has prepared to celebrate arriving at Donnafugata in 'The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
galloping_grannie
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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280 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here last week, and had a very enjoyable evening. I had 2 starters as I can't manage the huge portions served as main courses in Malta - Sicialian 'small fry' fish cakes and then a version of the 'macaroni pie' that Don Fabrizio has prepared to celebrate arriving at Donnafugata in 'The Leopard', and they were excellent. Others... More 

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Thank galloping_grannie
Malta
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely, quaint atmosphere, superb service, and the food is to die for! Not to mention the traditional homemade Cassatella Siciliana - Lucky enough to take a whole one back home. Highly recommend it!

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Thank Bianca D
Brussels, Belgium
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715 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The waiter (quite a dish himself) explains the whole menu. The rabbit was excellent, and rich, and the cassata dessert superb.

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Thank Jurgen B
Paphos, Cyprus
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109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rubin's is again a small family run restaurant where the unobtrusive entrance could be easily missed. The menu which as on a chalk board behind us was read to us by the waiter with a description on how each dish was prepared and cooked. My wife who is a vegetarian informed the waiter who then make various suggestions and recommendations... More 

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Thank Kenco66
Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little restaurant with personal friendly service and excellent food. If you like local restaurants with character and first class food go here!

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Thank Geo1250
Epsom, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely evening here, its small and cosy, yet very welcoming. Nice atmosphere, good food and friendly service. Also flexible with switching starters to mains etc. A couple of dishes in the group were a little blander or more basic than we expected, but on the whole everyone was very happy and had a great evening.

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Thank snowbabe8
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch and enjoyed most of the dishes, especially the Pork. Good selection of wine. Nice surrounds in central Valetta. Host efficient and welcoming. More expensive than equivalents we dined at in the 3 cities (where we were staying) but expect this reflects central city prices. Overall (as a whole) it was a good experience.

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Thank happy123traveller86
Havant, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed every minute in this wonderful restaurant. The welcome the food the service were faultless. This is an informal restaurant with an incredibly good chef. I had the best sea bass, two large fillets, I'm going to say the best sea bass I've been served anywhere!!! The spaghetti starter was equally as delicious, by wife had the pork steaks... More 

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Thank rangehunter
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

It was our first visit to Rubino in Valletta. The place is very welcoming and the menu is very varied. We had anti pasto as a starter and fish as a main course. We were very satisfied with our choice especially the fish which was cooked to perfection. The dessert was divine - we both went for the traditional cassatella... More 

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Thank Annabelle B
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88 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We were recommended to eat in Rubino's by a friend which was a good thing as I don't think otherwise we would have selected it (Rubino's is not situated on the main street through Valletta but instead to the side). It is a small and friendly restaurant with a changing daily menu - everything is written up on the blackboard.... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?