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“Great setting, excellent food ” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ali Baba

Ali Baba
9 Ponsomby Street, Il Gzira, Island of Malta GZR1075, Malta
+356 21340119
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Ranked #1 of 37 Restaurants in Il Gzira
Cuisines: Lebanese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Sliema, Malta
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great setting, excellent food ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Being a returning customer, I was very happy to see the restaurant refurbished totally even though the authentic feel is slightly lost.

The food was excellent and Hany helped us choose from the varied menu.

Only thing I can critise is that the restaurant is closed both on Sunday and Monday resulting in waiting lists to eat during the weekend.

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Brockville, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great food, service and ambiance.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Although the restaurant seems to be in an edgy type of neighbourhood near the waterfront, friends who live on Malta recommended that the 4 of us have dinner here. As we were visiting from Canada we trusted their local knowledge as they are regulars at Ali Baba. We left the ordering to them and to the owner, who took care of us personally. The atmosphere was warm and cozy, we could see into the open kitchen and watch everything being prepared. The many courses, although small in portion size were exquisitely prepared and delicious. The service was very attentive and friendly. Having dinner at Ali Baba with our friends was a highlight of our trip to Malta. Don't let the modest exterior of the restaurant or the seediness of the surroundings deter you. This is a must if you are in Malta.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Gwann, Malta
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49 reviews 49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Wonderful Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Visited yesterday, after reading the good comments I was high on expectations. I can confirm all the good comments. I have to return to this place to try all the different dishes. Tastes were delicious, incredibly wonderful. Cant wait !!!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vilnius
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A VERY VERY GOOD RESTAURANT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This restaurant doesn't look very good from outside. But inside it looks cozy. The food we tried was prepared so good, and the taste was so excellent. The service was very good and prices not so high. I recommend it to every body.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Attard, Malta
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

My friends and I visited Ali Baba on the 17th of September for lunch. We decided to leave it up to the host and the chef to pick the cold mezzes and warm mezzes. Everything was superb. The service was excellent and welcoming. Definitely will be going back.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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