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Il-Horza

6, St Christopher's Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Ranked #9 of 156 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
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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
Marsaxlokk, Malta
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Best restaurant in Malta, bar none. Evident that the people there care for what they do, with passion! Never had better food in Malta.

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Tallinn
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

On our last night in Valletta my husband and I decided to check out a small restaurant that we had noticed earlier in the week. Il Horza turned out to be an incredible find. With seating for only about 20 on two floors, the owner has made this small space inviting and intimate. The menu had so many great options... More

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Malta
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

1 toilet, stunk of pee. Air conditioner bumped up to 29 degrees and the owner anecdoting how he ate 3 fois gras in Paris. the atmosphere was borderline uncomfortable since its so pokey. the food made up for it all but if I were the chef, I'd seriously have a chat with the rest of the staff as this is... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We found Il Horza to be a beautiful little restaurant. The manager was friendly and welcoming. We were initially concerned about the prices in the extensive wine list (some up to 2000 Euros per bottle) however we asked for recommendations in the lowest price bracket and, without any haughtiness, we were provided with what turned out to be a very... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

What can I say? We booked at last minute and asked if there was a veggie option. Told no problem, so off we went. On entry, there are two floors for dinners, one on ground floor and one below. There are c.7 tables- 3 upstairs, 4 downstairs. We were on the ground floor which is delightful- barrelled ceilings and airy... More

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Being Maltese but living in the UK, I love to see how the culinary offering on the island is improving whenever we visit. Il-Horza, owned by Charles Bone, is a fantastic example of an owner who takes great pride in where he sources his ingredients, the team that puts it all together and the execution of the dishes is remarkable.... More

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Island of Malta, Malta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Had a dinner on a Friday evening last month, we were 4 of us.... Asked for a Campari as a pre drink meal and he was surprised, like he wanted to say we are a luxury restaurant here and dont serve Campari... ok... we asked for Port... the waitress came back to us saying we dont have Port.... so the... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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