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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, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 118
    Excellent
  • 115
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 24
    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
Perfect location

We've visited before and are always drawn back because of the lovely location on the square. We saw the band set up to play and reserved a table for later in the evening. The food is generally pretty good though I ordered risotto to start and was served pasta which I didn't return and which was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
724Jane
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This restaurant has a really nice location on the square, but I wouldn't say it is good value. Our meals arrived at different times and some were overlooked. It was quite expensive for average quality.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Myself and my husband had dinner here on our last night in Malta ... A true saying .. Saving the best til last ... My husband had the Irish rib Eye and it was outstanding ... One of the best he ever had and as a beef producer he would know ... Rowan the manager / Owner was so friendly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I came here last year on a business dinner. Back for leisure. Food is as outstanding in quality as a year ago (had fish), and the service is outstanding, especially compared to other places in Malta. The view is nice. A perfect dinner in the 'Kapitali'

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This restaurant is in a great location, food was lovely atmosphere great. Not much choice for children. lovely tasty food well worth a visit.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We've visited before and are always drawn back because of the lovely location on the square. We saw the band set up to play and reserved a table for later in the evening. The food is generally pretty good though I ordered risotto to start and was served pasta which I didn't return and which was delicious. Boyfriend ordered his... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The place itself - St George Square of Valletta - is a perfect place to spend some time looking at historic buildings and modern fountain with colorful backlighting in the evenings. Sitting in the open terrace you can enjoy this view and really romantic ambience. The menu is valued for being short (not typical for local venues), the wine list... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The food was excellent and the atmosphere was perfect - with live music just in front of us singing covers of popular songs.

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Chavenay, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Even the restaurant is well located, the service is unacceptable (we waited for 30 minutes between the order, and the meal). The plates are insipide, without any harmony of tastes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Great service, great venue, great wine, very good food. No nonsense, they combined flavours they knew would match. I wanted shellfish separately from the risotto, they made no fuss about it. Great attitude. We enjoyed a lot of TripAdvisor top restaurants during our 2 week trip toall around Malta, and Malata (a bit surprisingly even based on its scores) was... More 

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Paris, France
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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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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: Local cuisine, Doing business, 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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