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Malata Bar and Restaurant

St Georges Palace Square, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
21233967
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Ranked #48 of 153 restaurants in Valletta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We visited this restaurant twice for dinner during our week in Valletta and generally had excellent food. On the first visit I had a delicious seafood risotto, we both had pork and nice veggies followed by a good creme brûlée. Excellent food and location on the square with jazz and illuminated fountains. Service was a bit slow but it was... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Set in St. George's Square overlooking the fountains and in a wonderful location for romance and people watching but didn't live up to expectations. Beautifully set, classic and tastefully furnished, it speaks quality. However although the staff were attentive and friendly, the food was well below other similarly priced restaurants we experienced when we were there. The mushroom tagliatelle was... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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172 reviews 172 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Nice restaurant located just near St Johns. While the experience is relatively expensive by local standards, the restaurant provides a good level of food and service in a pleasant Valletta atmosphere. The weather was near perfect the night we were at Malata for dinner. It had been hot during the day. A sea breeze came in late and cooled things... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Booked this restaurant based on a recommendation by a resident travel expert. Location good and dining is outside on a terrace, overlooking "dancing water fountains". Hostess seemed full of her own importance but didn't seem to be in control. People at 2 other tables left the restaurant almost as soon as they had sat down! Food took a long time... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Lovely place for pushing the boat out. Had a wonderful seafood linguini along with a nice wine while soaking in the atmosphere in Valetta. Service was excellent also.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The setting for this restaurant is superb in the heart of Valetta opposite the Grand Masters Palace. Enough of the location so down to the food. The rabbit pate was excellent. Unfortunately the same could not be said for the seafood linguine. The prawn in its shell was mushy and rather grey in colour so I chose not to eat... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Despite the empty patio we decided to try this place for lunch while in Valetta. We ordered the salad with goat cheese to share as a starter. It came with lots of caramelized onions and gooey cheese. For a main, I had the most incredibly pork belly I have ever eaten in my life. It was an enormous slab of... More

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Paris, France
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We had dinner at Malata but were unlucky as a large group was being served; after one hour we had not been served any food; when we complained to our server, the manager came over, apologized, and served us immediately a delicious starter of aubergines and cheese which was "on the house". The rest of the dinner went very well.... More

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Valletta, Malta
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Ideally situated on Misrah San Gorg facing the President's Palace, this is good place to eat out on a warm day or in when less so. The food and the servce are good. The wine list is adequate except for a lack of interesting half bottles

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Have visited this restaurant many times over recent years, and have never been disappointed by the freshly served food! The service was excellent and it was no trouble for the staff to move tables around to accommodate guests in larger parties! The restaurant and it's owner featured in a book I had recently read Cats Brigade, so it was a... More

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