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117/119, Santa Lucia Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2122 1699
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The quaint wine bar in Strada Sta Lucia in Valletta where the good flowing...
The quaint wine bar in Strada Sta Lucia in Valletta where the good flowing wine is exalted by Chris' unique culinary delights. Legligin is a concept restaurant and wine bar. Our €20 per person tasting menu includes Maltese and other Mediterranean dishes. There is no a la carte menu... Just sit back, relax, and let us feed you, the Legligin way.
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  • 16
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  • 7
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A place to visit!

I stumble across this restaurant randomly, on the night my friends and I just had a bottle of wine because we were not hungry. The owner welcomed us and treated us as if we were going to eat the full menu. Whilst we were there the owner explained to us the concept of the restaurant, the concept... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Owen F
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Island of Malta, Malta
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Island of Malta, Malta
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I stumble across this restaurant randomly, on the night my friends and I just had a bottle of wine because we were not hungry. The owner welcomed us and treated us as if we were going to eat the full menu. Whilst we were there the owner explained to us the concept of the restaurant, the concept is something which... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The food and service of this restaurant is incredible. As an expatriate living in Malta, this has to be the best introduction to Maltese Cuisine. The service is efficient, and well paced through the evening - engaging and informative. Wine selection was well presented, and appropriately suited for the meal. It had taken us some time to get a reservation... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had dinner here last Monday - we had booked but place was empty when we arrived at 7.30pm - it filled up quickly after 8.00pm. We paid 23.5 euros for the tasting menu - lots of different dishes keep coming until you are full. We then paid 5 euros for chocolates and dessert wines. Food quality was excellent.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a unique and wonderful wine bar in the heart of Valletta. The concept is you choose a wine and then request the tasting menu, the only food served. For 23 Euro per person they bring you at least 5 courses of wonderful food: from appetizers, to soup, to risotto, to fish/shellfish sampler, to the final meat dishes. By... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very good atmosphere and service. What I totally recommend is the variety of tasting plates of Maltese (and Mediterranean) foods at ~24 euros. Just make sure you are hungry enough...

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Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Highly recommended but also recommend making reservations. Local wines and local food very delicious at fair prices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

We had eaten a very generous lunch, so were looking for somewhere with atmosphere good wine and some cheese. That's just what we found...the wine a homemade 2009 Cabernet was an excellent fruity offering. It was organic and a real bargain at only €14 for a bottle. We asked for a bottle of sparkling water and some cheese. What we... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We had a fantasic experience at Legligin from start to finish. Our waitress was so friendly and helpful. They have a set menu but still managed (with great success) to cater for our dietary requirements (i'm coeliac and my boyfriend is vegetarian and gluten intolerant). Everthing was incredibly delicious and it is a beautiful restaurant. Couldn't recommend highly enough!

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essex
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Some of the reviews for this place are very favourable; others seem to regard it as overpriced or otherwise lacking. So let's look at the facts. I like my food. I like my wine. I don't like to be ripped off. And I regard this place as being an exceptional restaurant. My wife and I took their sampler menu over... More 

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Milnthorpe, United Kingdom
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I have got to agree with other reviews that bought in food makes up a good proportion of the menu. There are a few good stand alone dishes but not enough to warrant a return visit. This needs to alter or this business will wither and die. A more professional approach needs to be adopted, especially with matters of finance... More 

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Chris-Legligin, Owner at Legligin, responded to this review

Dear Sir, We thank you for visiting LEGLIGIN and for taking the time to write your review. Regarding your overhearing an internal dispute (which lasted all of two minutes), we agree with you and apologize unreservedly.You happened to be seated on a table close to the cash area but that is no excuse on our part. It should not have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 117/119, Santa Lucia Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2122 1699

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 28
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Description

The quaint wine bar in Strada Sta Lucia in Valletta where the good flowing wine is exalted by Chris' unique culinary delights. Legligin is a concept restaurant and wine bar. Our €20 per person tasting menu includes Maltese and other Mediterranean dishes. There is no a la carte menu... Just sit back, relax, and let us feed you, the Legligin way.

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