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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, 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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  • 177
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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
A place to go!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Laly1503
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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English first
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I recently visited this restaurant and was very impressed how friendly and welcoming the staff were. They gave advice on the food that they knew about very well and the quality of the food was very high. If you happen to be in Malta and have the chance to go here then I advise you to do so.

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Pieta, Malta
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Loved our dinner at Trabuxu ! Both starters and main courses were great... and the dessert wow (had the chocolate fudge with ice cream) Did not have to wait for a long time... staff were beyond helpful ! Will definitely visit again :)

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Mellieha, Malta
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

While on business in Valletta the other day a friend recommended we try Trabuxu on South St for lunch. We were not disappointed. As we entered we were greeted with a warm welcome and a smiling face of the manager/head waiter. The restaurant itself is decorated in a unique style with modern paintings and old artefacts. We ordered a starter... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Out of the restaurant turn left, first right. Go for an aperitif first in the restaurant's secret weapon, the excellent cavern wine-bar run by the same people. This is down some steps into a stone vaulted cellar, nicely fitted as a cosy brasserie. If the restaurant is busy they will come and get you when your table is free. I... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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369 reviews 369 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

We absolutely loved our lunch at Trabuxu. I had the chicken and my husband had the pasta with the Malta sausage. Their little dining room was decorated nicely with art and was vey cozy. The bread before our lunch was wonderful. Service was superb.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Very good food and good location tucked away in a couple of streets from the City Gates. Good service and excellent portions. Reservations needed to avoid disappointment on weekends. We walked into it and they made some space for us while being a bit embarassed we have only over an hour if we decided to eat there, which was fine... More 

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Malta
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120 reviews 120 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?