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6, St. Christopher Street | Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT1468, Malta
+356 2122 6936
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 127
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Good food in a nice little restaurant

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Diane K
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Chicago, Illinois
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
359 reviews 359 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW 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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2 reviews
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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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Northamptonshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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staffordshire
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

whilst visiting Malta we were taken here by a couple of friends who live on the island, it would be difficult to find if you weren't in the know. Once stepping inside it has the atmosphere of someone's dining room with we guessed 8 tables upstairs and downstairs. The service we received was relaxed, unobtrusive and yet very friendly, the... More 

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Birgu (Vittoriosa), Malta
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Visited twice now - first time was excellent and thus trusted visiting the restaurant again for a pre-christmas dinner with my parents. I was not let down and the second meal was even better. My mother needs to eat gluten free and received her own freshly baked gluten free bread - an immediate winner (never had this before) and the... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Our best dining experience while visiting Malta. The food was marvellous, exceptionally good wine - and the service was fabulous! The chef even gave us some secrets! :-) Highly recommendable!

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Upton Snodsbury, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is simply a great place to dine in Valetta. Very intimate indeed. We had a meal for about 10 upstairs and we literally took the whole floor. Service was superb, and whilst the wine list and menu may be considered 'restricted' it was simply excellent. Great wines available and the food was simply superb. This place had everything -... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We visited Il Horza earlier this year after hearing a number of recommendations, but I completely forgot to write a review at the time. Its very quaint, There are 4 tables upstairs and the remainder of the restaurant (which we did not see) is downstairs. After a pleasant welcome by (I assume the owner) we were asked to choose an... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Food very nicely presented & nice atmosphere. Notwithstanding this, one of the mains, i.e. duck, was partly undercooked. Regretfully, we also found a hair in the carrot cake (this was acknowledged and duly changed). Furthermore, when I asked for decaffeinated cappuccino I was informed that it was unavailable (no big deal about this); however when I then asked for normal... More 

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Ottawa,Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The most romantic small restaurant we have ever been to. Small, meaning 6 tables inside so reservation a must. The food was amazing and service very personal-we were served by the owner and chef, yes the chef! Very good choice on the menu and the wine list. Like all restaurants in Malta, value for money is "incroyable".

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?