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4, St. Joseph Street, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
+356-21352000
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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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
Nice Spot. poor service

After a few attempts over the year to actually have a meal on the terrace of this restaurant I was disappointed, There was a group of eight of us including a 2 year old and so we were eating early. They were all to eager at first but once we were seated and ordered service slipped. The location is... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Carl D
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UK
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Wexford, Ireland
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here on many occasions, it over looks the bay of St Julians. We have tried many items on the menu and I have to say compared with a lot of other places I have eaten in Malta this place is by far the best so far. The pasta is pleasant and as I am a pizza lover,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We turned up on a Saturday evening without making a reservation. We enquired about a table and were asked if we wanted to be inside or outside. We plumped for a table on the terrace. The waitress showed us to a table under a heater with a good view of the harbour. The service throughout the evening was good and... More 

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Staffs. UK.
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274 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Just stopped here for a coffee, on a lovely warm Spring morning - great friendly service and an excellent view of the bay - what could be better !

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UK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

After a few attempts over the year to actually have a meal on the terrace of this restaurant I was disappointed, There was a group of eight of us including a 2 year old and so we were eating early. They were all to eager at first but once we were seated and ordered service slipped. The location is great... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had dinner here on our first night in Malta. The food itself was lovely (both had Maltese specialities, Bragioli aka beef olives for me and crispy spaghetti carbonara for him) but unfortunately the experience was somewhat let down by slow and inattentive service, and a cold table that was miles away from the heaters. We did have a brilliant... More 

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Valletta, Malta
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Such a shame the service we received was so bad as the great location and potential for a great atmosphere is apparent. We had to ask twice for the tale to be cleaned from previous diners and had to wait over 10 minutes to order when the restaurant was not busy. Towards the end of our meal our bill was... More 

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London
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Raffael is quite rightly named in the top 10 eateries in 'Malta's Top 10' guide book for St Julian's Bay and Sliema. We had both breakfast and dinner here. The menu selection comprises pasta, pizza, and traditional Maltese food. There are very effective patio heaters, meaning you can sit outside in cooler weather and look across the bay. The food... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Arrived late for a meal here, and there was a big table and a few others in. Tables in the restaurant very crowded and staff friendly enough. We were left over half an hour before having our order taken, and another long wait for food to be cooked. The older guy behind the bar seemed more interested in his phone... More 

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Devon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Visited around 7.30pm and it was very busy, tables very close together, almost too close, pleasant waitress. Food good standard and value. Would return.

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Paris, France
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We wanted to go there because it looked so gorgeous... the building is beautiful, and the view... Plus, it's so romantic! The little lights in the olive trees above the bay... It was like being in a movie :) I had the Bragioli. Excellent! I wanted to try this maltese dish, and I was not disappointed. Really, really good. And... More 

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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: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

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