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6, St. Christopher Street | Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT1468, Malta
+356 2122 6936
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Ranked #14 of 162 Restaurants in Valletta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • German first
  • Italian first
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  • Norwegian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Our best dining experience while visiting Malta. The food was marvellous, exceptionally good wine - and the service was fabulous! The chef even gave us some secrets! :-) Highly recommendable!

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This is simply a great place to dine in Valetta. Very intimate indeed. We had a meal for about 10 upstairs and we literally took the whole floor. Service was superb, and whilst the wine list and menu may be considered 'restricted' it was simply excellent. Great wines available and the food was simply superb. This place had everything -... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We visited Il Horza earlier this year after hearing a number of recommendations, but I completely forgot to write a review at the time. Its very quaint, There are 4 tables upstairs and the remainder of the restaurant (which we did not see) is downstairs. After a pleasant welcome by (I assume the owner) we were asked to choose an... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Food very nicely presented & nice atmosphere. Notwithstanding this, one of the mains, i.e. duck, was partly undercooked. Regretfully, we also found a hair in the carrot cake (this was acknowledged and duly changed). Furthermore, when I asked for decaffeinated cappuccino I was informed that it was unavailable (no big deal about this); however when I then asked for normal... More 

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Ottawa,Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The most romantic small restaurant we have ever been to. Small, meaning 6 tables inside so reservation a must. The food was amazing and service very personal-we were served by the owner and chef, yes the chef! Very good choice on the menu and the wine list. Like all restaurants in Malta, value for money is "incroyable".

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Attard
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

A small exotic place with the building dating back hundreds of years. Weekends always full with food connoisseurs for this French - Italian fusion food. The chef is exceptional and definitely worth a try. Servings are neuveau cuisine. The menu is limited but changed frequently. The risotto was excellent and so was the three pork main plate. Wine list is... More 

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Birkirkara, Malta
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Been here.. dieing to revisit! Great food, really.. the food was brilliant! the service was also excellent! will be back over and over!!

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The proprietor was genial & very welcoming and gave an excellent recommendation for a wine to accompany the food. The starter was sensational and eclipsed what followed - which is not to say that the main wasn't excellent. Well worth searching out.

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London, UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Visited last year on holiday, had a lovely time and echo the comments of others here that the place is relaxed and tucked away in the backstreets of Valletta. Good service and helpful with it. Hopefully will get to return soon!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My partner and I visited Il Horza after reading the great reviews, it did not disappoint. The wine was perfect and the food was first class. The staff helpfully prepared a meal suited to my partner's vegetarian dietary requirements, she thoroughly enjoyed it, saying it was one of the best meals she has ever had. I can't recommend highly enough.

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Additional Information about Il-Horza

Address: 6, St. Christopher Street | Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT1468, Malta
Phone Number: +356 2122 6936
Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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