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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: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, 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
Fantastic food & service

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
tomlins411
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llanon
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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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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llanon
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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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
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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London, UK
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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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Larnaka District, Cyprus
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Great Food . I am a food lover and i have to tell you that this restaurant is great. I had Lunch (3 persons) with sauteed mussels , risotto di mare etc . All of them tasteful served from friendly stuff.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Great service, with exhaustive explanations of the menu. ingenious wine/meal combination as asked. fenek specialty perfectly cooked with a great sauce and vegetables/potatoes. Also had raviolis, very good taste, perhaps not enough sauce. overall: very good restaurant!!

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Kempsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Yes, just taking the ferry across from Sliema to Valletta was a great start - and Rubino, which was one of two restaurants in Valletta recommended by my cousin, who visits the island frequently, did not disappoint. Its layout is quaint, the service excellent, and the food a distinct take on local produce. OK, our waiter was surprised by my... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is a restaurant where the menu changes daily and is written on a chalk board. This tells you that they base their menu on what is fresh and in season, one can never go wrong when freshness is a kitchen's philosophy. There was a good variety of choices in the menu. We chose the appetizer mixture and that was... More 

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Family run Maltese restaurant, with two brothers front of house, and one of the sons in the kitchen. The menu is on a blackboard, and one of the owners runs through each item, before retreating to allow you to decide. Follow up questions were greeted with the same welcoming smile as the first time. The lack of menus on the... 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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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?