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

Great place to eat with a great view.the pizza is excellent. Price was reasonable. Our server was not overly friendly but this doesn't affect my rating. Sit on the terrace, it's a great view.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
mcq636
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Great place to eat with a great view.the pizza is excellent. Price was reasonable. Our server was not overly friendly but this doesn't affect my rating. Sit on the terrace, it's a great view.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Great location and very nice restaurant, with reasonably friendly staff. Shocking food. Slow service and dishes were cold and lukewarm at best. Lacking flavour and not a good representation of Maltese cuisine. Don't get tricked by the Al fresco dining on the bay, there are better options within 30 seconds walk. Very disappointing, and they need to up their game... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

tempted by the beautiful location we went there for a meal. We ordered seafood salad and friend calamari with fries. We couldn't believe after few bites that something so unfresh could be served. Over frozen for ages than cooked in the worst smelling oil calamari and fries weren't edible. Seafood salad was tiny and included crab sticks, 2 mussels and... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We visited here on a Thursday early evening and seated ourselves. The menu looked nice and as the views were beautiful we chose this restaurant. We sat down and ordered our food. Starters we shared calamari and bruschetta, both of which were average. The calamari didnt come with any dip and wasnt that good. For mains we had seafood linguine,... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

We visited this restaurant as a couple during a recent holiday to Malta. Great choice on the menu and we both thoroughly enjoyed the meals we chose. We both had nice local wine from the drinks menu which also offered good selection. The only downside was that they had crammed a few too many tables onto the balcony, in my... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I'll be brief. When you wait 1hr for your starter and a further 20 mins for the main it better be good. It wasn't. The place was full and no one eating. Normally my golden rule for not going to a restaurant. But I was drawn by the harbour side location. Big mistake. Food was less than average. Spaghetti with... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The restaurant located in very nice place. They have beautiful sea view. But food was very bad. Bean was so old and dry and Rabbit meat was cooked so long time. Also french fry look like someone left (ketchup on top of the fries...disgusting...!).

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Had a really, really poor experience at this restaurant. Paid €10 for a main called "Crispy Cabonara", it was touted as a Maltese specialty. Turns out it was basically an egg omelette with no flavour whatsoever and crispy spaghetti pasta inside.... Could have cooked a better omelette myself. Poor table service and long wait times didn't help either.. Wouldn't recommend... More 

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Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

We came to This restaurant yesterday and it was such a bad experience. Indeed, the service and the staff is really bad and not commercial. Before entering in the restaurant, the waitress said us that it was possible to have outdoor heating and we never had it even if we asked for it many times during the dinner. Moreover, the... More 

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Wexford, Ireland
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29 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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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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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