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Malata Bar and Restaurant

St Georges Palace Square, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
21233967
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Ranked #57 of 158 Restaurants in Valletta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Restaurant details
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
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We had two meals during our holiday here and both were excellent. We reserved a table each time we ate, and the service was good and the staff helpful in making our choices. Each course arrived promptly and was delicious. One of our favourite restaurants in Valletta - we will be back!

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Rome, Italy
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

In the center of Valletta, this restaurant has a fantastic location in front if Parlament. No cars. With friend we had a nice evening. I had grilled tuna and was amazing. Also beef was great. I think prices are a bit higher then avarage. We had a second dish each and vegetable. Half dessert each and 2 bottles of prosecco... More

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have been visiting this restaurant with friends and family for many years during the summer and have been impressed by their high standards. The meals have always been superb. What has happened this year? Oh dear, the food was very mediocre and poorly presented the staff were nice enough but not up to their previous standards; they had to... More

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Pieta, Malta
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went there with my girlfriend and friends for dinner. We sat at round 715 and ordered at round 8. The starter arrived at 9, the main course at 10 and desert at 11!! I cannot understand how the food took so long as there were few tables at the restaurant. Prices were extremely high!! For what reason they are so... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Myself and my wife visited Malata on the second night of our recent 3 week holiday. We have used the restaurant on many occassions over the last 4 years and have had some superb meals. However, for whatever reason this year it seems to have lost it's sparkle, we pre- booked the table and on arrival we were shown to... More

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Msida, Malta
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Went to this restaurant for a birthday party and it was not only disappointing but an utter waste of an evening. At least the company was good, but that's as far as I can go. The restaurant is situated in a main square and I guess that's why the few things present in the menu are so overpriced. There are... More

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Sliema, Malta
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The fish tasted like chlorine, the service was terrible and they expected a double Averna to make up for the mess. We are locals and will never return.

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Lund, Sweden
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We had dinner twice at the Malata - great location in the heart of beautiful Valetta on the corner of Palace Square. The food was delicious - the first time we ate today's fish - which was perfectly fried and tasted very good. The second time I ate pasta with vongole and my daughter enjoyed a chateubriand - perfect. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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189 reviews 189 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

On a nice summer's day this little restaurant's location in a corner of Palace Square, opposite the Grandmaster's Palace. is unrivalled, wonderful for people watching. It's popular, I arrived at about 12.30 to make sure I got a nice table under a parasol! Service was from several different people, all cheerful and willing, but a bit slow - not unusual... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

An excellent restaurant with a nice outside terrace. We had a lovely fish carpaccio as a starter and a perfectly prepared local fish (lampuki). It was so delicieus that we decided to book a table for the next day.

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