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53 Triq il-Fran | 53, Old Bakery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
21224656
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 230
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
    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
Kim K at Rubinos

Authentic food with that extra flavor which makes the experience that much better , wine selection is extensive and well priced. Very nice evening in Valletta.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Dorianne C
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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342 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Authentic food with that extra flavor which makes the experience that much better , wine selection is extensive and well priced. Very nice evening in Valletta.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Dinner with friends was fantastic, tasty rich food, excellent wine list, the six of us were seated in the heated cellar with a cozy atmosphere. We were kind of disappointed at the end as our check was increased by a couple of not ordered courses. I'm sure it was unintentional as everything worked out eventually.

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Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Had a very pleasant dinner with friends at this family run restaurant in Valletta, it appears very small from the outside but has several dining rooms. The family obviously run both front and back of house and they are all very friendly and helpful and proud of their history. Another restaurant with character and excellent menu which is displayed on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

We had our first Maltese food here and it exceeded our expectations. To start we shared the asparagus which was delicious and fresh. My wife had a lovely lamb shank and I had the rabbit. Both very tender with meet falling of the bone. Desert was delicious ( I had the special cassata Sicilian) and the service was excellent. Lovely!

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Bingley, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Typically quirky Old Bakery Street restaurant, with great food, staff and atmosphere. The staff take time to explain every dish on the menu in great detail, and also help with the appropriate selection of wine. Top class food at mid price - exceptionally good.

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London
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7 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is a wonderfully welcoming family run restaurant. Its small and compact but with a tremendous atmosphere. There is no menu to look at but you are told what the dishes of the day are by the wonderful owner who is enthusiastic and more than happy to go through the dishes in detail. The evening we were there, there was... More 

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We had dinner here tonight and loved it. We started with the antipasti which was yummy. They suggested wine to compliment our dinners - hubby likes red and I drink white and both bottles were very reasonably priced and delicious. Pasta first course was amazing. Second I courseI had pork with honey which was so good and hubby had rabbit.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Very good choice of local-style dishes very well cooked with excellent ingredients. Popular with local people and booking is recommended.

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Swieqi, Malta
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Valletta has a lot of good places but this one being one of the pioneer if not the oldest.. is a safe bet for lunch. I had a business meeting last week and this was suggested by the other party and since it's been a while since I have visited.. kind of looking forward to what they have for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I've been to this restaurant at least 3 times and it has always lived up to my high expectations. Ambience is very homely and typical Valletta style, Food has always been delicious, staff always friendly and professional (especially Tonio the waiter). Highly recommended!

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?