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Trabuxu Bistro

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South Street, 8/9, Valletta, Island of Malta 1104, Malta
+356 2122 0357
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
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  • 3
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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
Our favorite place

We were treated very well here and were blessed to get a table without having a reservation. The proprietor has a warm personality and interacted with our two teens in a fun way. The food and wine were excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Boonton, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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English first
Boonton, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We were treated very well here and were blessed to get a table without having a reservation. The proprietor has a warm personality and interacted with our two teens in a fun way. The food and wine were excellent.

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Xaghra, Malta
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Exquisite atmosphere that is complemented by a great service and food :) Don't get distracted by the nearby modern bistros or pizza-hut, be ready to explore the dazzling Valletta house interiors!

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Lovely little restaurant that produces excellent food, a good choice of Maltese wines and very friendly service. We enjoyed it so much we went back twice and also went to Trabaxu wine bar which is just around the corner.

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Swieqi
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61 reviews 61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This restaurant probably serves the best food in Valletta. Having been to eat there several times, we have always been marvellously impressed by their delicious cuisine. There are always a number of varied "specials of the day", apart from the regular menu. The food is incredibly good. It has a rustic ambience with old wooden tables and dim lighting that... More 

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London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Got taken here on my first night visiting Valletta by a friend that had lived here for 4 years. The place is nice-but-unassuming from the outside, but inside its charming and puts you straight at ease. Even more so, all three of the staff (2 girls, 1 boy) we interacted with this evening were absolutely perfect in their attentiveness vs... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

After a long drive from Gozo in darkness and pouring rain, getting lost in the process, we turned up at Trabuxu around 9 pm without a reservation. The place was swinging and with great relief we were beckoned in by the enthusiastic and cheerful staff. Without hesitation I chose beef olive which I last enjoyed in my school canteen (many,... More 

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Scotland
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116 reviews 116 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We were very warmly welcomed by the young man in charge and he managed to keep up the banter with every group of diners who entered that evening. I guess it might get a bit wearing, but he was certainly upbeat and cheerful. Food and wine were well-cooked and well-presented. We even went to the nearby sister "Winebar" for a... More 

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San Diego, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We first stopped by for lunch and had a great time. We returned after our trip to Gozo and had dinner. A reservation is strongly recommended for dinner (we saw many sad faces turned away). For dinner we had the seabass carpacio appetizer and mains of a penne with sausage & truffle and a Maltese dish of rolled beef with... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

The food is good and as well as the menu a number of daily specials are available. The staff are what lift this place up the ranking, cheerful, lively, friendly? All of these, enjoying their work, most definitely. They explained each menu item, they "sold" the specials with their descriptions, they applauded the choice of wine, they were fun. A... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My fiance and I wanted to go there for dinner on our first night in Malta but the place was fully booked which we thought was a good sign! We ended up going for our last lunch before leaving Malta and really enjoyed ourselves. The waiter was very friendly and helpful, told us honestly how long the food would take... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?