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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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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 101
    Excellent
  • 105
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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265 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lancs, England
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166 reviews 166 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Stopped here for a glass of wine while planning what to do with our first afternoon in Valetta. The menu looked so interesting we ended up spending the afternoon eating a beautiful lunch. The cooking was very simple but incredibly well executed. So good that we are going back for dinner tonight!

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It was the Sunday before Ash Wednesday and that means Carnival in Malta. I met a friend in Valletta and we decided to catch a meal "on spec". The first restaurant was fully booked and my friend told me that the Malata was worth a try so we dived in and they accommodated us with pleasure! Although the weather was... More 

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Qormi Malta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My husband and I went there with another couple yesterday , which was Valentine's Day. At first the noise from the Carnival activities was quite annoying, but soon it died down and we could enjoy a wonderful dinner and lovely atmosphere. We were sort of expebcting an amuse bouche, but the generous portions of our pasta starters made up for... More 

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Boston Spa
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38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Our first lunch and a very pleasant experience too. Good for people-watching.....and we enjoyed the food!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

We went there for Sunday lunch Food excellent though small portions! we had to stay outside as there is no pushchairs access . Very expensive

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Just simply loved it! Restaurant itself , food was more than amazing- I had fish carpaccio for starter and prawn linguini as my main (tried rabbit in wine sauce as well) Maltese wine and owner who, in my opinion, made this place magical .. Highly recommend this place !

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Farmington, Connecticut
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Exquisite dining experience had at this prime location on Palace Square. Make certain to book a reservation in ad advance--between the politicians by day and the large groups at night, tables in this intimate vaulted space are in demand. That being said, our meal start to finish was light and expertly prepared: a first course of linguini al dente with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Very nice spot, very sympathetic people working there and very good food with normal prices! One of the best restaurant I found in Malta!

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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: Romance, 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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