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St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta, Malta
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Well worth the wait

50 minutes from ordering to the meal arriving, on a quiet night, is really not acceptable but when it did arrive what a meal! one of the best pepper steaks ever! and excellent value - Highly recommended - I certainly will make a point of returning

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
peterwb007
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Durham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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North Ayrshire, United Kingdom
1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Discovered this amazing restaurant by chance after wandering to the bar across and noting the view of the bay from the restaurant. We ordered from the pizza menu in the bistro area on the first night which was delicious, this was to be matched by the warm friendly service from the staff. We decided after that to return the following... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The sight view of this restaurant itself is enjoyable. Especially a table for couple near the window. By seeing the sunset. I thought it may really made my day. The dishes are delicious, very simple garnished. The seabass I've ordered didn't impress me so much. The service is friendly. However, the dishes just came so sloooooooww! I was almost asleep.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We went to Portobellos on recommendation last week for my sisters birthday. When we sat down, it looked great and quite impressive. Other customers were served massive steaks and of course the view was great. Up on entering we were asked if we wanted the pizza menu or A La Carte menu, which we went with and then were seated... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Our party of 5 visited this restaurant for my sister in laws birthday last week. This place has the worst customer service I have ever encountered. The restaurant was quiet when we arrived & we sat in the Al-a-cart side. We were handed menus & started to discuss the options & make our choices. I really fancied an authentic Italian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Lovely food, The view from the outside area was stunning and the food was really tasty. I very much enjoyed the Rose wine.Surely visit this place again😀 Definitely recommend.

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Barry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This restaurant is high up and has spectacular views over St Pauls harbour. We walked in off the street without reservation (2 of us). The restaurant was not particularly busy. We decided against having a starter as portions seem to be huge everywhere over here. It took ages - 15 minutes, to get our drinks then another 10 minutes to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

I'm here in my motherland of Malta visiting from the US. My (local) family and I dined here last night (unfortunately). In between waiting 45 minutes for our entrees I watched the biggest freaking cockroach I've ever seen in my life crawl out of the kitchen area to the bar and then disappear behind the bar. The restaurant was full... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We ate in the pizza restaurant at the side of the main restaurant. The pizzas are freshly cooked in a wood fired oven so they get a really thin and crispy base. Plenty of delicious toppings too. The pizzas are really good value and it's a lovely place to spend a couple of hours for a casual dinner. We'd highly... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

50 minutes from ordering to the meal arriving, on a quiet night, is really not acceptable but when it did arrive what a meal! one of the best pepper steaks ever! and excellent value - Highly recommended - I certainly will make a point of returning

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St. Paul's Bay, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Portabello is a good family restaurant with great Mediterranean food, popular with locals and visitors alike. The menu is varied with great fish and meat dishes as well as pasta & pizzas. On the subject of pizzas adjoining the restaurant is a pizza clay oven where the pizzas are made and they do take away menu too. Really good pizzas... More 

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Address: St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta, Malta
Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  St. Paul's Bay
Average Prices: USD 29 - 37
Cuisine: Pizza, Mediterranean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  St. Paul's Bay

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 37
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine

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