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St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta, Malta
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Dining options: Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Delicious food, ambiance not so much!

Visited Portobello for dinner a few days ago. Cannot complain about the food or service, everything was delicious especially their prawn bisque, waiting staff were friendly and attentive. The restaurant itself needs a bit of a rehaul and when I visited it was extremely cold (inside the restaurant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We went to Bugibba to eat at Diamianos but it was closed so went to this one across the road. The a la carte restaurant was empty when we arrived and the waitress asked us if we wanted pizza which we did so she took us to the pizzeria next door. It's a small restaurant with only a few tables... More 

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Thank sbex76
Malta
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Visited Portobello for dinner a few days ago. Cannot complain about the food or service, everything was delicious especially their prawn bisque, waiting staff were friendly and attentive. The restaurant itself needs a bit of a rehaul and when I visited it was extremely cold (inside the restaurant). This made my experience a little uncomfortable. Will go for a summer... More 

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Thank ZedMalta
Valletta,Malta
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181 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Good Pizza, typical Italian style...where its about quality more then quantity, Good and reasonable wine list... very small pizzeria only about 6 inside tables in winter. Very reasonable priced as well...will be back yes.

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Thank Mario A
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

The variety of the menu and price on the board outside made us walk through the door and ask for a table. We were a family of two adults and one 10 year old. We were told we could sit in the restaurant but if we did we couldn't order pizza off the menu. If we wanted to have pizza... More 

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Thank Simon A
England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Amazing food, but we had to wait a long time to be served. The waiter seemed embarrassed about it, but still provided a great service.

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Thank Vorang
Ashford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Had two meals here during our recent stay and both meals were faultless. The menu, once you have got through the typical foody translations is simplistic but more than suitable with a good selection of pasta, fish and meat. During the first visit I thought that the standard of the food and the general ambiance of the restaurant would lead... More 

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Thank Homerhammer
Tenterden, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

The food here is incredible - it's cooked fresh to order and the taste is spectacular. The quality of the food is clear to see and this restaurant is without a doubt one of the best restaurants in the area. Well worth a visit and excellent value for money. Can reccomend pretty much most of the dishes... We were a... More 

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Thank Emma_Hoggle_Hogben
Greater London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My bf and I got into the hotel fairly late and asked the front desk for a restaurant. They called Portobello to make sure they stayed open for us to get there. Food was fantastic. I had a cheese and walnut pasta (pasta was cooked perfectly al dente!) and bf had a pizza. View of St. Paul's bay was lovely.... More 

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Thank Mel W
Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

It was so good we ate there 3 times. We ate a la carte and pizza. All excellent, good wine and a lovely view.

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Thank david n
North Ayrshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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, Families with children, Scenic view

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?