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Trabuxu

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South Street, 8/9, Valletta, Island of Malta 1104, Malta
+356 2122 0357
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Trabuxu is synonymous with exceptional quality; food, wine, service and...
Trabuxu is synonymous with exceptional quality; food, wine, service and ambience; incorporating the passion and promotion of art and culture into Malta's capital city. Trabuxu is jointly run by me Kris Fenech Soler and my wife Krista. Early in 2002 we realised that Valletta needed a place that captured the charm and culture that Malta's capital city offered but was only found by wandering the narrow streets and visiting the landmark buildings and architectural monuments. It was then that we opened Trabuxu. Following rave reviews and a growing loyal and eclectic clientele, the first wine bar in Malta has now become a landmark in itself. Eleven years on we have expanded the brand to include Trabuxu Bistro and Trabuxu Bedrooms (and Trabuxu Products coming soon); venues designed to accommodate local and international diners and a retreat for short-stay visitors who want to explore the city.
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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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    Very good
  • 13
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  • 5
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food service and atmosphere

I really enjoyed our dinner at Trabuxu. The food was excellent and the waiting staff very casual and yet provide good service. My only complaint is that the main courses come with a serving of potatoes but you are charged separately for the veg ! Other than this i recommend this place to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
dundrinu
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Malta
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Malta
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118 reviews 118 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed our dinner at Trabuxu. The food was excellent and the waiting staff very casual and yet provide good service. My only complaint is that the main courses come with a serving of potatoes but you are charged separately for the veg ! Other than this i recommend this place to everyone.

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Sliema, Malta
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Friendly warm service, great food, good atmosphere, went for a lunch, hard to fault. Has just been added to my list of recommended lunch restaurants in Valletta.

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London
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit. I loved the décor for a start. The waiter was friendly and very helpful and the food was delicious. If I ever get back to Malta, this lovely restaurant / café will be on the top of the list to try out again.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We booked a table for 8:00 pm in this great little restaurant as it was carnival time and the streets were busy. Great welcome and quickly shown to our table. It was a good job that we had booked as other customers were having to wait for a table to become available! Wine and water delivered swiftly and time given... More 

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Lija, Malta
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50 reviews 50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Thank you to the Front and kitchen teams. We had a lovely time chatting, eating good food and drinking wine. Great service as always. Pleasant background music. We had a mixed food order from rabbit ravioli, portobello mushrooms, chicken parfait and soup for starters. Then lamb shanks, veal t-bone steak, pasta and fish for mains. Everyone was ready to skip... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Loved the atmosphere, the food, the service. Did I mention the convenient location? Plates at ~15euros

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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Only one negative thing; there are cramped to many tables in to this joint, and that makes you feel that you share your table with the neighbors. Otherwise, this place is perfect ;)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Whenever I end up at Trabuxu the food is good. The service is so snobbish they tend to smile at the regulars. Management please note:- A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you’re at home. If you smile at someone, they might smile back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

So we arrived around 10pm without a reservation and were told that a table would not be available for at least 40 minutes. We were invited to wait in the wine bar around the corner that is owned by the same people. The wine bar is this intimate little cellar where we were able to eventually find a table and... More 

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United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Quite pricy The food is good, the wine choice extensive but in the wine bar part you can wait a while to be fed..

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: South Street, 8/9, Valletta, Island of Malta 1104, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2122 0357

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 26
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Trabuxu is synonymous with exceptional quality; food, wine, service and ambience; incorporating the passion and promotion of art and culture into Malta's capital city. Trabuxu is jointly run by me Kris Fenech Soler and my wife Krista. Early in 2002 we realised that Valletta needed a place that captured the charm and culture that Malta's capital city offered but was only found by wandering the narrow streets and visiting the landmark buildings and architectural monuments. It was then that we opened Trabuxu. Following rave reviews and a growing loyal and eclectic clientele, the first wine bar in Malta has now become a landmark in itself. Eleven years on we have expanded the brand to include Trabuxu Bistro and Trabuxu Bedrooms (and Trabuxu Products coming soon); venues designed to accommodate local and international diners and a retreat for short-stay visitors who want to explore the city.
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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