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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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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 186
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Unique Gem!

Can never finish praising the owner, chef & all the staff for their unique tasty menus! We just love il-Horza ... and always look forward to taste that special recipe! Well done Charlie Bone & Co.! Keep it up!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
LandroverHSE
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Manikata - Malta
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Manikata - Malta
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Can never finish praising the owner, chef & all the staff for their unique tasty menus! We just love il-Horza ... and always look forward to taste that special recipe! Well done Charlie Bone & Co.! Keep it up!

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Leicestershire
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

7 of us for dinner, the patron made a special effort to provide a proper vegetarian option for 2 of our number. The service was very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. The patron selected the starters, with a particularly good risotto, amongst the main courses, the duck, was perhaps a little too salty. Very happy to recommend this place. NB it... More 

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Dorking
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived here on a cold January night for a meal, not knowing what to expect. We are early diners so when we arrived the place had only just opened up for the evening, with the result that it was rather chilly and lacking ambience. The food, however, was excellent. The pea risotto with crispy snails, unusual but lovely, and... More 

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Paphos, Cyprus
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109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Unfortunately, my wife and I cannot say anything positive about Il Horza. The restaurant is off the beaten track and only consists of six tables, three upstairs, three in the cellar basement. We were first shown a basement table for two next to the toilets, following TripAdvisor advice we decline this table. The next offering was a table for four... More 

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2 Thank Kenco66
Manchester
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254 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Sadly this restaurant did not come up to expectations. The service was not good we had to ask for a wine bucket and bread. It is a real shame that the wine list did not have a good selection of Maltese wine, others in the same style and price bracket do manage to offer good quality local wine. We were... More 

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Thank MarpleTraveller
Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

I'm only giving this a 5/5 because the food was EXCELLENT. I mean, it truly amazing. All the more surprising as service and ambiance were, well, very forgettable. Bottom floor is to be avoided as it stinks of mould and moisture, leaving only three or four small tables upstairs which put you in the head waiter's lap. To be fair... More 

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1 Thank Andrew M
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Had a great time at il-Horza, food was delicious & the wine recommended was amazing. Place is cute & charming, however downstairs smelled very humid. We stayed upstairs.

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Havant, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

When you are eating for enjoyment of an evening out quality is of prime importance, followed by service and quantity. With Il Horza quality and quantity are assured without doubt. However although in very intimate surroundings it seemed to lack that je ne sais quoi that would make it special. The cutlery racks on the table didn't help nor did... More 

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Thank rangehunter
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

We ordered a starter with oktopus and didnt have, we had to ask 3 times for pepper untill we got it Expensive for very small meals. Waiter too busy hard to catch his atention. I was very much dissapoint dissproportion with price and service quality. Anyway I would not return

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2 Thank Eitan T
276Carlos_b276, Manager at Il-Horza, responded to this review

I think you went to the wrong place ! Octopus is always on the menu never runs out More 

Valletta, Malta
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

A friend of mine suggested this restaurant and spoke very highly of it so my expectations were very high. I visited with my wife after booking over the phone (recommended). Put simply we were served exceptionally tasting food from starter, through main course, to the dessert. Uncomplicated dishes made from very good ingredients put together and cooked to perfection. Very... 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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?