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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 138
    Excellent
  • 129
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
bit pricey by comparison but really tasty food

best to keep away from the main front area and source eateries in the many back streets. Menu dependant on time of year (a good thing) and very fresh.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Pete_Billham
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

best to keep away from the main front area and source eateries in the many back streets. Menu dependant on time of year (a good thing) and very fresh.

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Mt Martha, Australia
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited with a Cousin I had not seen since I was a little girl, it was lovely, great for romantics too .Right on the square, great for people watching...the service was fabulous, we did wait 10 mins for a table, however they took drink service during that wait, there was somewhere nice to sit so the wait is not... More 

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Thank shazcam
Province of Barcelona, Spain
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food in an ambient between sophisticated and familiar. Highly recommended. You have to go downstairs from St Georges Palace Square

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Commequiers, France
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Malata yesterday night for the first time on a friends recommendation. A lovely restaurant with stone walls covered with political caracatures and arched stone ceiling. Service is friendly, polite & efficient. The menu was good with plenty of choice and fresh fish was available. The wine list is also extensive & good, we had a bottle of excellent... More 

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Thank BarbadosGirlFrance
Nottingham
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The good thing going for this place is the location, in front the presidential palace. And that is it. I've sent feedback on their website, no decency to reply. So you had this coming. Food: Virtually no rabbit, masked by a tired sauce I could not decipher. Place: Dingy. Door to the gents straddled open with ashtray, toiled cubicles so... More 

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st helier
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic restaurant in palace square and well worth a stop for lunch or dinner. Friendly service and exceptional fresh food. I had the clam pasta followed by the pan fried fresh bream. For the 2nd time in a week, one of the tastiest meals I gave had for a long time. With a desert, half bottle local wine, glass of... More 

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Buckinghamshire, UK
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We went to this restaurant for an evening meal and were disappointed by our experience. The restaurant was not to busy but the service was a bit lacking and the food was at best average. My wife had the rabbit in white wine sauce and the meat was very tough and stringy whilst my beef stroganoff was OK but nothing... More 

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Thank zebhc
Hoppers Crossing
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We enjoyed lunch yesterday at Malata's before a show. The atmosphere was lovely. We sat outside enjoying a sunny winter's day. The service was very good and the food was delicious.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Have dined at this restaurant for the first time and definitely not the last. Food was amazingly delicious and service was on the spot with the staff being very efficient and attentive to details. Prices are reasonable especially for the great culinary experience and to top it all up the downstairs area is Cosby with a relaxing atmosphere!!

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Thank Massimo S
Marsascala, Malta
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57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

One of my go-to restaurants in Valletta. Great location, the food is excellent and the prices are surprisingly modest.

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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: Mediterranean, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?