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Il-Horza

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

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  • 157
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food

The food is really good, service was also quite good. I just think the place could do with a bit of a redesign... But apart from that great little place in the capital!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
SebDeg2015
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The food is really good, service was also quite good. I just think the place could do with a bit of a redesign... But apart from that great little place in the capital!

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Aalborg, Denmark
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

At Il-Horza you are not meet with a 10 page menu, but a one page overview of exciting starters, main courses and desserts – I think 4 of each – all looking very tempting. We were a party of 3, and choose 3 different starters and 3 different main courses - all were very tasty and well prepared. I can... More 

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Very good restaurant. Small so booking essential. For main course i had the pork cooked 3 ways and my wife had a sirloin steak followed by apple pie and peaches. Food was delicious overall and local Maltese wine excellent. Slightly more expensive than other places we had visited but no complaints at all for quality and standard of cooking. Very... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel concierge and well justified. It is a fantastic place and the food is of the highest quality. We have put this in our top three restaurants ever which speaks for itself.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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108 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Il-Ħorża was actually recommended by a chef friend of mine, as well as by fellow foodies. The place takes great pride and care over its choice of food and wine, and the service is friendly. Advisable for a long lunch or dinner, booking ahead, particularly in the evenings, is a must.

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Cedar Key, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

During out 9 day stay in Valletta we ate at all the top rated restaurants. Il-Horza was the last one we ate at before leaving and was the most refined of the bunch. The place is small so be sure to make a reservation. The prices are a bit higher than some other places but justified. This would be the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Food was delicious and staff great! This restaurant is definitely one of the best we have been in Malta. Really enjoyed our dinner.

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Marsa, Malta
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The atmosphere at il-Horza is unique while still very characteristic of Valletta. The owner takes pride in his product and he's a great gentleman. More importantly, the food is exquisite and the wine list is extensive. Starters, mains and desserts are to die for. The chef is ingeniously creative and very knowledgeable of his ingredients. It's just perfect and I... More 

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Germersheim, Germany
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My husband and I came here for dinner during our honeymoon. It’s tiny, about three tables upstairs and three downstairs. We sat downstairs and we were the only ones there (Tuesday in May), so it was lovely. They have a really extensive wine list, some of it’s very expensive but they do have reasonably priced wines as well that are... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a small exclusive restaurant with tables on two levels providing intimate dining. The food was superb with delicious sauces; one of us had sea bream and the other had pork belly with Maltese sausage. This restaurant is up with the best in Valletta but is more expensive than some others that provide equally good food. However it does... 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: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine
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?