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Malata Bar and Restaurant

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St Georges Palace Square, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT1190, Malta
21233967
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Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 109
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good drink stop

only came here for a drink late one evening but we were impressed by the place. Good service and a lovely building. If we had had more time in valletta we would've happily given this place a go for a meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
julie60
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Lancs, England
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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278 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Very nice place to dit outside on a nice square with fontain! Perfectly dressed tables and nice ambiance! Food is delicious and not expensive . Fresh fish and rabbit are their specialities! We recommended this restaurant to friends and they were very pleased!

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Mellieha, Malta
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My boyfriend and I had come here on a late night stop one January night during the week. We were both hungry and just wanted a snack and quickly ordered the bruschetta. We were both very impressed at how quick it came and how delicious it was. About a month ago, we decided to come here again, roughly at the... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

I am not sure about the menu of this restaurant. In my view, there is not a clear idea behind. I had spaghetti with sea food and calamari, they were ok but not so special. I will not come back, there are better choices in Valletta

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

For our last night by ourselves in Malta my good lady wife & I were (on a local holiday evening) looking for something special for a fine meal and good wine. A friend of ours recommended The Malata Restaurant in Palace Square Valetta and he is generally a great source of local information - so off we went. I was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The food was acceptable, but the service, albeit friendly, was inattentive. The worst part were the dozen or so large cockroaches (I'm not kidding) in the restroom. If I'd seen these at the beginning of our evening we would have headed straight for the door, but unfortunately it wasn't until we had finished that I went in to use the... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We've eaten in this wonderful restaurant many times when we are in Malta. It's location and food are exceptional. However on this occasion they had run out of the Creme Brulee which we have always said is the best in the world. However the restaurant staff were so upset they arranged for 4 of their Creme Brulees to be delivered... More 

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Came here for "lunch" after the official opening hours but it was still open. We got a warm welcome by the staff and could even still order a lunch. Everything was very tasty and wirh a fair price.

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Birgu (Vittoriosa), Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The Malata restaurant is superb in its location right on Valletta's parliamentary square where I enjoyed wonderful beef carpaccio while watching the changing of the guard at parliament. The food, attentive and smiling serving staff and terrific wine choice made this a truly memorable meal.

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Lancs, England
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167 reviews 167 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

only came here for a drink late one evening but we were impressed by the place. Good service and a lovely building. If we had had more time in valletta we would've happily given this place a go for a meal.

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England
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31 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Found this haven after a dismal uninspiring week in Mellieha Bay Hotel so I wasnt expecting much. it is located adjacent to The Law Courts and Marks and Spencer. with seating in the square or in a basement which is very atmospheric and pleasant. The staff were excellent taking time to explain their offerings which included fresh fish which looked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: St Georges Palace Square, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT1190, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: 21233967

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Latvian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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