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Trabuxu Bistro

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Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Latvian
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Trabuxu Bistro is synonymous with exceptional quality; food, wine, service...
Trabuxu Bistro 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 Bistro opened in 2010 and is jointly run by Kris and Krista Fenech Soler. Open for both lunch and dinner, the menu changes quarterly and features dishes comprised of fresh seasonal ingredients, hand selected by its experienced chefs. Regular specials are featured. Trabuxu Bistro does not accept patrons with children under the age of 12 years.
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  • 200
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
This was our best food experience in Valletta

On the basis of TripAdvisor reviews we tried this and were not disappointed. The food was very good, the ambiance excellent and the staff friendly and attentive. Both the meat and the fresh fish dishes were well prepared and tasty. We ended up going there 3 times in the week we were in Valletta... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
msykes
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UK
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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UK
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158 reviews 158 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

On the basis of TripAdvisor reviews we tried this and were not disappointed. The food was very good, the ambiance excellent and the staff friendly and attentive. Both the meat and the fresh fish dishes were well prepared and tasty. We ended up going there 3 times in the week we were in Valletta!! Keep up the standards

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Kent
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

An atmospheric restaurant with a friendly waiting staff and great selection of dishes. We had 3 courses and were delighted with our choices. I wish I could remember exactly what we'd ordered - but as it is off the specials menu I can't find the dishes online. I do remember having the fresh fish of the day though, which was... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Had an excellent lunch here, food was very good (I am quite fussy when it comes to food) and the service was very good and friendly. Will definitely come again.

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Barrie, Canada
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16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a popular wine bar and restaurant. The menu offers good choices and the food was very good; we had the stuffed chicken breast and the porcini and mushroom risotto. The marrow and carrot soup was excellent as a starter! The tables are close together and the over- exuberance of one waiter did nothing to enhance the meal. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere, great friendly welcoming staff. The painting...Napoleon or Mona Lisa?!

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Boonton
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My husband and our 2 teens ate dinner here in March. The waiter and waitress were tops in service and personality, the food was excellent, the atmosphere was cozy, and we liked the background music. I had the pear and gorgonzola salad with walnuts as an appetizer and Salmon for my entree, and would recommend both. The salmon melted in... More 

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Northumberland
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Wonderful food and excellent wine; definitely worth a visit ; waiter was a character ; indoor and outdoor seating on side street.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Was there for lunch recently and had a beautiful meal. The place is small and charming and the service couldnt have being better. Definitely will come back on my next trip to Malta.

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bkara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Went there to have lunch, stuff were friendly, had a great steak cooked as asked. Nice place in the city, to eat and relax with a glass of wine

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Having spent the past 4 months in Valletta, I have eaten in most if not all the restaurants there....Trabuxu was my favorite by far. Great decor with fresh well presented food and a great selection of wines and spirits! The host of the place is full of energy and bounces around sometimes singing along to the background music and talks... More 

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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 - 25
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Latvian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

Trabuxu Bistro 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 Bistro opened in 2010 and is jointly run by Kris and Krista Fenech Soler. Open for both lunch and dinner, the menu changes quarterly and features dishes comprised of fresh seasonal ingredients, hand selected by its experienced chefs. Regular specials are featured. Trabuxu Bistro does not accept patrons with children under the age of 12 years.
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?