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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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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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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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
Vibe and food great, no desert though

We ate here on our first night in Valletta and had great welcoming in this country. Food was very nice but the restaurant's charm lies in their staff and service. Nice vibe! We did want our desert but were never oferred one, so wondering if they don't have or just forgot ☺

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We ate here on our first night in Valletta and had great welcoming in this country. Food was very nice but the restaurant's charm lies in their staff and service. Nice vibe! We did want our desert but were never oferred one, so wondering if they don't have or just forgot ☺

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Went there at 19pm when it opened. We got a table but i would recommend making a reservation. All of the people who came in after us didnt get a table. Food was absolutely great, we had appetizers and pasta and tuna and a bottle of wine. It cost 71€. Well worth the dinner for two. Great service, funny guy... More 

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Jarrow, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Superb staff. Excellent food with local produce. Superb wine list. I can't speak highly enough of the place. Very popular, so booking recommended. They also run a wine bar just around the corner which is of a similarly high standard

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We were lucky to get the last unbooked table. The atmosphere is relaxed with young and singing bartender, but still with high standard of service. We had an excellent tuna steak. //thomas & fia

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Melbourne, Australia
8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We were guests at Trabuxu Boutique Hotel so it was a natural extension to visit the restaurant. Great service, excellent wine list in a small and intimate environment. Would recommend booking.

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent, home cooked,food ! Great service and the attention to detail by the staff was impeccable. Well worth a visit if dining in Valletta.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Had a great time here with 11 of us very friendly people food was cooked to perfection . Made a great start to our short break .

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Just walked by this packed restaurant with a small terrace on the street, with one table free .. how lucky! Only had dinner once; the starter special was excellent (which would leave no guesses of how the rest of the menu is), our main was a simple but good pasta. Nice wines. Really friendly and attentive service. Do visit!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Myself and my partner visited trabuxu on a whim, on out first night in Valetta. Despite being exhausting and no even very hungry to begin with we had the best evening. The food selection is great with lots of local ingredients, there's was meat and pasta dishes including various vegetarian options. The local wine range was great and the bottle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

without having made a reservation. The owner and staff were very welcoming and at first said they did not have a spare table, but luckily they managed to fit us in alongside the bar. The food and wine was excellent and just the right size portions. We both enjoyed the duck confit and the brownie and crème brulee desserts were... More 

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Additional Information about Trabuxu Bistro

Address: South Street, 8/9, Valletta, Island of Malta 1104, Malta
Phone Number: +356 2122 0357
Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 25
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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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: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

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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