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Legligin

119 St Lucia Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 7992 3985
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Ranked #30 of 149 restaurants in Valletta
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $32 - $55
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is a Bistro, that must be tried if you are interested in Daily-Maltese-Grub. We visited Legligin a Sunday evening in March. It was a busy place with oodles of ambiance.The decor is "rough-and ready" and intimate.You are offered a Taster Menu, which is mostly served straight from the cooking pot/pan and is handed around -as far as possible- to... More

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York
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The Maltese tasting menu was very good. It gave to opportunity to try food and recipes that were unusual. All the food was good quality and well prepared . Well worth trying on a trip to Valetta.

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Athens, Greece
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is a little gem in Malta, a small bistrot where there is no menu, just serving the daily cooked meals! Delicious local food and great wine list!!! Must-see

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Food is relatively quite good,ambiance too,but the owner!!! When I asked what the tasting platter consisted of he replied that there is going to be enough food to stuff me.Wrong answer.When I insisted he mentioned some items which we than had to ask for as he thought we had eaten enough.The staff although being very helpful are at the same... More

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London
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96 reviews 96 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Cavernous cellar type place nicely decorated. We found staff attentive and wine OK but not cheap. Taster menu at 20 euros was the only choice but all dishes served with care and home cooked with pride. Nouvelle Maltese tapas did not all work to our taste, but were all individually prepared. A pleasant unrushed experience.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect from other reviews, but we both really liked Legligin. Obviously being a wine bar, I would expect great wine and this they delivered. If you understand the tappas like food menu, then this shouldn't disappoint. The dishes were all good and just kept coming. Service was slightly slow at times, but didn't really worry us... More

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Qawra, Malta
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We had our order taken and 20 mins to bring our white wine. The owner INSISTED for eating tasting menu !!!!!! OK. We didn't want it to dampen our evening, and we had planned on eating anyway The small eats ( the beginning ) were utterly disgusting and not homemade at all !! the price we paid was ridiculously high!... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We ate here in 2011 and it was just as fabulous . You eat from the taster menu just like tapas. That's the choice ! But don't be put off. The taster menu at 20 euros is surprising , interesting, authentic and you'll try things you would never order on a menu and you will enjoy every bite . The... More

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Malta
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Scenario: Party of 2 walking down the street. "This looks like a nice place for some wine and something to eat". Five minutes later we're seated. Let's get straight to the point. Brilliant atmosphere especially for a romantic night out during a gold winter's night and reasonable choice of new world wines. However, when we came to order the food... More

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Belfast
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

My evening at Legligin was sensational. We selected the Maltese tapas so we could sample the local fare on our first night in Malta and it turned out to be the best meal of our trip. The range from stuffed grapeleaves, spreads and breads, delicious goat's cheese dishes, beautiful spiced and prepared meats, and the grande finale - rabbit alongside... More

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