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6, St. Christopher Street | Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT1468, Malta
+356 2122 6936
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 29
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 5
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice dinner

Me and my boyfriend went to Il-Horza for a dinner, and the place was suggested by a friend of mine. We really enjoyed the dinner: very good food, different type of food, not normal usual starter. The service was excellent, starting from the waiter, chef and Manager. The place is very original... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
AntonellaTaf
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Me and my boyfriend went to Il-Horza for a dinner, and the place was suggested by a friend of mine. We really enjoyed the dinner: very good food, different type of food, not normal usual starter. The service was excellent, starting from the waiter, chef and Manager. The place is very original and i would also say romantic.. Was just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Il Horza is a small restaurant in Valletta , the restaurant is very welcoming and the staff is very friendly. The menu has delicious starters and mian courses to choice from . The food is amazing especially the fish is very fresh , also the meat is cooked the proper way and it's delicious

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Passed by just to use Internet, but stayed for espresso. Nice and cause atmosphere, if u not to lazy get drinks from bar downstairs it's really fast service :) was enjoying my quick time here. Thank you ;)

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Marsascala, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We were accommodated in this sort of underground cave. Very private, very romantic. A short food menu but very well prepared. Surely a dinner to remember.

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Valletta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is a rather small restaurant in Valletta very close to the lower Barrakka and so it is imperative to book beforehand. The selection of food is very good and the quality is also excellent. Service is also very good although ambience is limited. Prices are a bit on the high side but well worth it.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Started with a delicious amuse bouche from the chef of pumpkin soup. I had the potato starter and my husband had the pappardelle with veal ragu - both were creative and tasty. Dinner was risotto with veal for me and pork shoulder slow cooked for 24 hrs for my husband - both were wonderful. We ended sharing the almond mousse... More 

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Sliema, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Excellent food, warm genuine service from chefs and owner, cosy, intimate restaurant a little off the beaten track, tourists need to seek it out but they do so based on recommendation. Recommend the pork belly and beef cheeks and the most incredible ragu! Never disappointed!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our lunch in this small little restaurant. There were only 4 tables - so it was fun to have an intimate lunch with the locals. I had the pork and my husband had the fish - which we both enjoyed. The Malta wine was also very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

A very nice place in our capital city and very good food. Perfect night out for dinner. Very good service and good wine. Well done!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We have just returned from this hidden gem and feel we must write and express our opinion that this is certainly the restaurant that you should visit whilst visiting Valleta. If you love an intimate atmosphere friendly service and high quality cuisine it is well worth the effort to find it. Carolyn and I both decided to have just the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6, St. Christopher Street | Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT1468, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2122 6936

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?