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Caffe Portomaso

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Portomaso | St. Julian's, Malta, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta 4011, Malta
+356 2137 1238
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8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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    4 of 5 stars
Nice for lunch

This is a lovely cafe at the base of the Portomaso Tower. It's great for lunch and also nice in the evening after work. Food is good and priced reasonably.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Marsascala, Malta
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a lovely lunch on the terrace. They were happy to adapt my husband's ftira to vegetarian which included lots of cheese and my meal also came with lots of mozzarella, in fact our snacks were more like a main course! The service was very friendly and attentive. As for value, very good, not cheap or expensive, just right for... More 

Thank Karen W
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely cafe at the base of the Portomaso Tower. It's great for lunch and also nice in the evening after work. Food is good and priced reasonably.

Thank Pguilfoyle
Helsinki, Finland
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113 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had snacks and drinks in this restaurant during our trip. The service was poor. We tried to get menus many times from the waiters. Then we tried to make the order which took a long time. The drinks, snacks and smoothies were very good. When we finally received the bill the waiter regretted the poor service automatically. For this... More 

Thank Tiina12345
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We have been coming here for about six years, on and off. The service is sometimes slow, but the food is good, it has a laid back feel and if we keep repeating it, something must be right.

Thank NemoDat
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Me and my grandma came here for breakfast, the English breakfast was huge so we decided to share.. There was more than enough. Good quality food, lovely service and the cakes look lovely!! Will definitely be back :) lovely waitress from Hungary.

Thank hippyonvacation20
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56 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Portomaso caffe' has one of the yummiest moist cakes and tasty pies. the red velvet is good, but the best cakes are the banoffee' and the carrot cake. stars! service is slow but not too bothersome.

Thank Turkia L
Izmir, Turkey
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We went to the caffe because it was close to our hotel Hilton and found out it was good choice to eat appetizer if you are not much hungry,we had pizza and it was really delicious and they had also big choice on wine menu ..

Thank vedatzor
Buckinghamshire UK
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114 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Was served by a rather unfriendly waiting - prematurely balding and more interested in talking to the other waiters than serving customers. Ordered a pie, which was unevenly heated up in their microwave and plonked on my table by the above mentioned waiter. I have been here before and enjoyed the experience - maybe they need to train this waiter... More 

Thank UKtraveller5_7
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This place is a must when we are in St Julians. We can go there for breakfast, lunch, evening meal , or just for a drink or an icecream. We never ever get tired of this place. They have very good food, good drinks, the best cappuccino in Malta or so far in every place we have been to. The... More 

Thank MarieandPeter
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Seems like a popular cafe in the Portomaso area. We stopped off for a quick lunch and a coffee. Baguettes were decent, coffee good, a red velvet cake and banoffee pie both very tasty.

Thank combatgoose

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Portomaso | St. Julian's, Malta, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta 4011, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's
  • Phone Number: +356 2137 1238

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 34
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?