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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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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    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
Spur of the Moment

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
JohnWRE F
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Fleet, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Fleet, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I saw this cuite. Restauranta and i wanted to have lunch. And it was excellent. The food was excellent especially the. Waiters served us with a smile it was excellent service and there was one particular weighted that. He explained for us the fish display very well. His name is admont. It was a great night out i will recommend... More 

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

stunning setting whether indoors or outdoors. We were lucky enough to enjoy a warm sunny day in December, out on the palace square. Food is always great and service friendly. Small things lacked on this occasion like having to ask for napkins and salt and pepper but other than that the food was lovely and wine list too. My salmon... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We've been in Malta for a couple of days now, and made the mistake of not following our tripadvisor list and headed to this place. We weren't very hungry as we had brunch beforehand, so we asked if we could be accommodated for a light lunch --- just the soup of the day and coffee before closing time. They agreed.... 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: 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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