We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
4, St. Joseph Street, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
+356-21352000
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #156 of 218 Restaurants in Saint Julian's
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Write a Review

341 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    58
    83
    78
    51
    71
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I've been here to eat several times and the food is delicious ! The decor is lovely the waiting staff are more than pleasant and the views are lush! Don't miss Roberto the local resident moggie! He's lovely!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Groningen, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
321 reviews 321 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The restaurant has a quite simple dishes menu and is affordably priced, at least compared to many of its neighbours. The location, in a restored boat house, is very attractive. It has a number of Maltese specialities on the menu, including rabbit and stuffed squid. My wife tried the the stuffed squid and I had grouper with a tomato sauce.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bleiburg, Austria
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This restaurant overlooks the harbor at St Julians, and the terrace provides as lovely an aspect as you wish for. The menu is very good with both seafood and other dishes featured. Service is above average, prices are very reasonable, and the wine is quaffable. A most enjoyable place to spend a long leisurely lunch.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Had a doar season salad and a pizza, very good both of them. The toasted bread with garlic was magic. I don't remember eating this good in italy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rome, Italy
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Decided to try traditional maltese stewed rabbit in this restaurant. It was cooked with some herbs which made the taste very distinct and refreshing. They also have a very nice terrace facing south, so the sun there is all day long.

Was this review helpful? Yes
carrick on shannon
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I read and write reviews and find it hard to believe some of the bad things about this place. My family live here and love it, the food is great, yes when its busy you need to remind waitresses, but dishes are good, service is relaxed like the atmosphere, but whos in a hurry ? if you are go home... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Madliena, Malta
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

It's the worst pizza (napolitana) I've ever eaten in Malta. The calzone (something with ham and salame) that my husband has chosen was disgusting as well. Poor service. It was very disappointing because it's situated in a lovely area of St Julians. Never again. If you're in that area I would highly recommend Bianco's.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We are at this restaurant twice whilst staying on malta and loved both times. We had bruschetta and a pasta dish to start, pizza and mushroom pasta for main and choc cakes for pudding..had couple of glasses of beer and glass of wine and came to around 50euro for all 3 courses..service was good especially as was a busy evening.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
England
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Had dinner here on my own on a Friday night. As I'm travelling solo, so eating solo, I don't like to spend a lot of time in a restaurant as its very boring! However the wait here was quite long. There was no problem getting seated and placing my order but a long time for the food to come and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Radlett, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We had arrived in Malta that afternoon, so we stumbled across this restaurant whilst walking around Spinola Bay on our first evening. What attracted us were the views over the bay, it was substantially full with diners, and the menu looked interesting. We had a table outside, a sharer starter, a bottle of wine, and then a long wait for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Raffael also viewed

Saint Julian's, Island of Malta
Saint Julian's, Island of Malta
 
Saint Julian's, Island of Malta
Saint Julian's, Island of Malta
 

Been to Raffael? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Raffael

Address: 4, St. Joseph Street, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number: +356-21352000
Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's
Cuisine: Mediterranean

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Raffael staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Things to do Nearby