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

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  • 33
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful summer evening

The best thing about this restaurant is the location. On the main square in Valletta opposite the President's Palace. The service is good and the food excellent. The jazz was fun too

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
Stanley419
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Valletta, Malta
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Paris, France
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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We had a dinner out with friends who strongly recommended Malata; and how right they were! Excellent service, food cooked exactly how you like it and reasonably priced to boot. Michael the manager was very accommodating modifying the dishes to cater to everyone's tastes. I cannot recommend it enough! Facing the old government buildings and the modern fountain and a... More 

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Valletta, Malta
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The best thing about this restaurant is the location. On the main square in Valletta opposite the President's Palace. The service is good and the food excellent. The jazz was fun too

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Falkenberg, Sweden
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Really not the place as you have so many others places nearby. Stressed Staff, not so good service, got the meat but no potatoes and no vegetables and no sauce. Said it to the staff but they didn't care. After the dinner they didn't compensate it on the bill from the beginning.

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Umberto22, Owner at Malata Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, and we appreciate all feedback both positive and negative. I sincerely apologise for the service you experienced, as this in no way reflects the standard we strive to maintain. I would appreciate it greatly if you could send us an email ( info@malatamalta.com ) with some information on... More 

Scotland
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289 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We had visited here for a light lunch and thought that we would return for a Tuesday dinner with jazz. We sat outside in the square, but there is an attractive cellar restaurant with lots of character down the stairs. The food is nothing special although their sorbets are delicious! I had a duck and black currant starter which I... More 

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Umberto22, Manager at Malata Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, we are delighted you had an enjoyable evening and hope to see you back in the future. More 

Blackpool, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We visited in May. Beautifully situated opposite the President's Palace where you can people watch forever, especially those playing in the musical water feature. Inside is old world and nice but we dined outside. Sandra had the best pasta she has ever eaten and my smoked duck salad was incredible. The house wine was palatable and we will return in... More 

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Umberto22, Owner at Malata Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Steve for your kind review, and we look forward to hosting you again in October. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Excellent food, and wine. Very friendly service too, and good sommelier who knew his stuff (thank you)! Always nice to sit in the open, nice tables, well spaced. Fountains always lovely too.

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Umberto22, Owner at Malata Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Malata to celebrate your birthday, and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal. We are also very grateful for your kind review. More 

Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

So just good. We experienced no negatives. Sat outside on a very sunny day with temperature in upper 20's C. So that was a good start. The location on the main square is lovely. Service was a bit slow getting the bill but OK during the meal. Our choices of food were succesfull. Atmosphere was good with a full restaurant.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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Additional Information about Malata Bar and Restaurant

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
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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