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La Maltija

Southwestern, Seafood, Mediterranean, Oyster Bar
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1, Church Street | Paceville, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
356 2135 9602
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic!

Our first dinner at the island and it was great. We shared a baked loaf of bread with cheese and veg to start with. For the main we had excellent seafood platter which came with a glass of champagne. Pudding was strawberries with pistachio ice cream. All very tasty. Chef came out from the kitchen... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
nunka83
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Leeds
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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126 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Leeds
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Our first dinner at the island and it was great. We shared a baked loaf of bread with cheese and veg to start with. For the main we had excellent seafood platter which came with a glass of champagne. Pudding was strawberries with pistachio ice cream. All very tasty. Chef came out from the kitchen multiple times to say hello... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This great restaurant was recommended to us, and although it wasn't busy when we arrived (a bit off the beaten track) so glad we stayed, seafood dishes cooked to order and very special. Give it a try (if you can find it).

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Swieqi, Malta
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Really cozy restaurant, good food and excellent service :) Has loads of Maltese typical dishes/ Mediterranean. Which in my opinion every tourist should try out Malta's tasty cuisine :)

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is the first restaurant we have been in where the waitress gave a brief history of the chef with pride. The meal was a real joy to the taste buds. We enjoyed it so much that we rebooked for the next evening.

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Someone recommended this typical Maltese restaurant and I must say it was superb. Food was excellent. Seafood and fish were prepared with perfection. Desserts were to die for. Very good service, and above all not expensive at all. I would definitely go back!

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Seville, Spain
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The restaurant is charmingly decorated. The staff are very friendly and servicce-minded. And the (Maltese food) is very delicious. Definitely worth a visit for try the local cosine and have a good time.

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Bath
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33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Lovely restaurant - agreed somewhat grey, undistinguished exterior, but don't be put off; inside it's comfortable, relaxed, food and service were excellent. we were served complementary breads (these people know how to bake!) and Mediterranean appetisers - olives, butter beans, etc. - all good stuff ! I had the home made chicken broth with celery (and carrot, and potato -... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Although the outside might not appear welcoming, once inside you feel you're in a well cared for Maltese home. The staff were friendly and the atmosphere was warm. The Caravaggio Chenin Blanc is a beautiful tasting, Maltese white wine. The calamari as a starter lacked fuss and tasted fantastic for it. The breaded goats cheese was delicate in taste and... More 

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New York City, New York
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37 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The only reason I even considered giving this place less than 5 circles(?) is because it was sweltering hot for the first half of our meal, in the back room of the restaurant where we were seated, because this Russian/Eastern European family had complained before we arrived that they were cold so the air conditioning was turned off. However, as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Been at La Maltija Restaurant yesterday and this was my second time, just because you cannot simply visit once. Tranquil and relaxing atmosphere, divine food and very helpful and friendly staff. Amazing experience. Looking forward to my next visit!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1, Church Street | Paceville, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's
  • Phone Number: 356 2135 9602

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Southwestern, Seafood, Mediterranean, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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