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4, St. Joseph Street, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
+356-21352000
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bit disorganised :(

Three friends and I went to dinner here on a Monday night. Service was quite slow despite it wasn't busy. My three friends were all given their mains within 5 minutes of eachother yet I had to wait another ten minutes. Waiters did not seem to notice, and I had to find someone to report to. Lovely... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Genevieve C
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Nice restaurant nestled in amongst a few others in Spinola Bay. We had a lunch of beef olive, Raffael salad and fried calamari. The food was full of flavour, especially the beef olive and well priced. A great find.

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Whitburn, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Lovely view and it ends there Food takes an age to be delivered, when it arrives its cold. If you order a second drink it never arrives, all they are bothered about is getting your table back to deliver some garbage to the next unsuspecting people They don't even know half the time what you have ordered. A group next... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Three friends and I went to dinner here on a Monday night. Service was quite slow despite it wasn't busy. My three friends were all given their mains within 5 minutes of eachother yet I had to wait another ten minutes. Waiters did not seem to notice, and I had to find someone to report to. Lovely food, but terrible... More 

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Denmark
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Really just dont go there, I have never felt the need to write a bad review, but our experience was so bad. We ordered a salat and a carbonara and the salat was so dry and boring and the freaking fried my pasta carbonara! we expressed our opinion and the mannager didn't say sorry or offered us something else (... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We went here because we were hungry and the terrace was busy and looked inviting. Unfortunately despite the potential to be great due to the location and atmosphere, this place fell short. Service was slow, food was low quality.

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Corby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This restaurant is a great place for a simple but tasty meal but timing is everything, it is a victim of its own success and specifcally its location overlooking one of the iconic views of Malta, in fact, this restaurant is part of the iconic view. In the evening, service can be slow and it can be difficult to get... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The pizzas are huge and delicious - may be worth sharing! The salads were huge and the chicken Milanese a must - very reasonable - around €60 for 3 including wine.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Our first and last visit here. I don't like to express bad reviews as there's a lot to consider but... There really isn't much good to say other than the view. On arrival we were seated within 3minutes, a great table overlooking the picturesque Spinola Bay. I can now finish this review in bullet points. -20 minutes left waiting to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The location of this restaurant is very nice. That was the only good thing to say about this place. The food we had was disgusting and with no taste and no hart put into this. The view for them is their money machine. No attention to the table from the staff, a lot of flies and to little space between... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

If you want to eat good, you shouldn't come here... Lots of flies, really hot and very expensive. The only good point is that the restaurant has awesome views, thats all.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic

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