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4, St. Joseph Street, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
+356-21352000
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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
A busy restaurant by the bay

We couldn't get close to the waters edge of the bay as it was so busy on both occasions that we visited this restaurant. Instead we were in an alcove slightly above the bay but this had the advantage of picking up a slight breeze which made eating comfortable on a hot night. The staff were fast and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
Tony B
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Derby, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Bucharest, Romania
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Looking for a nice place to eat in St. Julians we chose Raffael because of its locations - close to the water and it vast menu. The restaurant was crowded but a staff member greeted us and gave us a dirty table saying that someone will come to bring us the menu. A waitress came, gave us the food list... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This was our worst meal whilst in Malta. The food arrived lukewarm and was not particularly nice. It was edible but compared to the other array of delicious restaurants in the marina this wasn't up to their standard. I had the Maltese version of carbonara which was basically a pasta pancake with some bacon and cheese in it. It was... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We couldn't get close to the waters edge of the bay as it was so busy on both occasions that we visited this restaurant. Instead we were in an alcove slightly above the bay but this had the advantage of picking up a slight breeze which made eating comfortable on a hot night. The staff were fast and efficient and... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Restaurant is in a really lovely location and great setting. We received good service from the staff when we arrived. We ordered the Spare Ribs which were delicious, they weren't doused in glaze but the flavour was superb! We also ordered the lamb kebabs.. The BBQ smokey flavour that came through was delicious. We didn't have dessert, partially because once... More 

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Sliema, Malta
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Raffael is in a great spot. Handy for St. Julians, and a lovely view over the harbour. Nice setting and decor. The atmosphere was pretty chilled out, but obviously a very touristy spot. Apart from a slow start to get our orders in, the service was fast and pleasant. Unfortunately the food completely lets this restaurant down. Such a waste... More 

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This place has all the makings to be a great restaurant but they haven't capitalised on it. The location is superb with lovely views and it's away from the busy street so the ambiance is truly lovely. The food unfortunately is where they let it go. Myself, my OH and my OH's mother went there and had Spaghetti al Ragu,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This restaurant is right on the water with a lovely view over the bay. I enjoyed my food, I had the spaghetti carbonara Maltese style which is a take on the standard style. It is cooked like an omelette with crispy spaghetti. The waitress (who was excellent) explained that it wasn't usual carbonara so I knew what to expect. It... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Went in July - Sunday night. Extremely busy and the staff could not cope with the number of diners. Food nothing special. Ordered the spaghetti carbonara (a Maltese version) as we were very hungry. It is described as crispy. In actual fact it is an omelette with spaghetti in it!!! Would not have again.

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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: Pizza, Mediterranean

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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, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic

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