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Il-Horza

6, St Christopher's Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Ranked #6 of 153 restaurants in Valletta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
London, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Interesting to see mixed reviews on this one, as I felt it was easily our best meal in Valletta. However it was not the most organised restaurant; like many places in Valletta, opening hours can be somewhat inaccurate. Even though we had booked for 7:30 PM Friday we arrived on time (having found it using a different map to the... More

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Valletta, Malta
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Visited on the strength of Tripadvisor reviews but could not fathom what the hype was about. We dined in zero atmosphere in the cellar with no fellow diners but with staff going in and out of the kitchen. That's my fault - I chose the table. But food was mediocre to the point that both my starter and main course... More

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Qawra, Malta
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The food is very good. However the service required some fine-tuning from the organisational point of view. Also the choice on the menu is very limited. Overall I say it's a good place but definitely not the best.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

The whole experience was great. We were greeted at the door by the owner, Charles Bone who is a wonderful host. The food is amazingly delicious thanks to the fantastic Head Chef Carlos, who is very passionate about what he do. Ambience is charming and the staff are warm and friendly.. Il-Horza is definitely the answer for those who enjoy... More

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Oslo, Norway
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The place is a bit hard to find, but once you find it and enter the restaurant, you realize that this is a true gem of Valletta. The restaurant has 8 tables, the owner is passionate about wine and the chef is a master at his trade. After getting the place recommended from friends, the expectations were high. Our expectations... More

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Saint Julian's, Malta
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We went last friday(13th ) to celebrate our 2 nd avvinversary me and my boyfriend. Since the restaurant was in my wish tot visit list, i was very looking forward for the whole dining experience. As soon as we arrived we were very welcomed by the owner of the restaurant, we had the opportunity to choose our own table. It... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

If you want a unique experience with modern, gourmet cuisine, please go to Il-Horza. Do not go here expecting traditional Maltese food. Il-Horza is a very small restaurant and was difficult to find but I am so happy I did not give up my search. The interior is very rustic and old world looking - definitely a nice place for... More

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I recently reviewed Carter's restaurant in Moseley, Birmingham in the UK which is well on the way to deserving Michelin Star status, and here we go again. What a great little restaurant this is. The chef has a genius for flavour combinations. The food was superb, absolutely fantastic. Ok we paid over 150 euros for three people including wine but... More

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Zebbug, Malta
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We celebrated our 40th anniversary in Il Horza and we were very impressed by the quality of the food and the personal attention from the owner. We learned a lot about wine and the recommendation turned out to be an excellent choice. The service was great and not hurried; just the way we like it. This is one of the... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Dining at Il-Horza is a magical and special experience. This is the right and unique place where you can organize a dinner for many occasions with guaranteed satisfaction. Every single person I introduced this restaurant was extremely happy about the food, service, and the atmosphere. This is definitely a hidden gem in Malta.

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