Valetta has developed a habit for sucking us in to spending much more on lunch than we ever intended. Rubino's did that to us, and delighted us in the process.
After 100 year they should know what they are doing in the restaurant trade, and Michael is clearly proud of his restaurant and an enthusiast for it, explaining each dish in detail - and that he doesn't use menus which carries a disadvantage for those whose memory is challenged, or who just like to ponder and evaluate their choices.
I started with the Maltese fish soup while my wife saved herself for the main course. The fish soup was very strongly flavoured, salty and peppery, perhaps just a bit too much so for my taste.
My wife's sea bass delighted her, as did the stir fried vegetables though she found the broccoli a little too 'al dente' for a fish knife. My pork slices were very nicely grilled and tender, and the Gozo Rosé wine we chose very pleasant.
All in all it was a very pleasant experience, even at 80 euros inclusive of the tip.
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