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“Trabuxu, Wine bar” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Trabuxu Bistro

Trabuxu Bistro
South Street, 8/9, Valletta, Island of Malta 1104, Malta
+356 2122 0357
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Ranked #10 of 169 Restaurants in Valletta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $26
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Trabuxu Bistro is synonymous with exceptional quality; food, wine, service and ambience; incorporating the passion and promotion of art and culture into Malta's capital city. Trabuxu Bistro opened in 2010 and is jointly run by Kris and Krista Fenech Soler. Open for both lunch and dinner, the menu changes quarterly and features dishes comprised of fresh seasonal ingredients, hand selected by its experienced chefs. Regular specials are featured. Trabuxu Bistro does not accept patrons with children under the age of 12 years.
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Trabuxu, Wine bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Unable to get in to the bistro we were directed to their "sister" establishment in Strait Street. What a great find. Limited menu but good quality well presented food, asparagus wrapped, and pate well enjoyed, with exceptional service. We returned the following night just to sample different dishes. All was very good with some good wines. It is a most relaxing and friendly bar with great music. Highly recommended if you want a typical up market wine bar.
We will get to the bistro on our next visit by BOOKING.
Thank you ladies.
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  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great New Menu and fantastic atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

As sublime as ever and now with a fab new menu. Krista & Kris continue to excel.
A visit to Valletta is not complete without a meal in Trabuxu.

  • 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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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Amazingly atmospheric”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I tried all week to eat here but they seemed on holiday. On our last night in Valletta we walked up to see if they were open, we had eaten already so when we found them open we only had some drinks.
A real shame as the food looked superb, nothing fancy but good local food done well and with real gusto.
We had a very reasonably priced bottle of Maltese wine - from an award winning winery at €15 a bottle, beat that. The wine list had dozens of other wines ...
Knowledgeable and enthusiastic service as well as some light local entertainment and an enthusiastic crowd made for a really good evening. Housed in an atmospheric old cellar decorated with wine paraphernalia - the name of this bar means corkscrew in Malti.
A must do for your trip.

  • Visited August 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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Lustin, Belgium
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“Wonderful food ... Amazing atmosfere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

First time i leave comment... But please do not miss this restaurant in Valletta. From far away the best i visited in 10 days on Malta. We eat colourful ,waiter proposal: tuna and veal ... Amazing. I can just recommend the place even if you need to drive 20km... You will Be impressed. Herve.

  • Visited July 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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“Great atmosphere. Great food. Great service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

I dine at this place regularly. Food is very good, and service is super. You must try this restaurant while in Valletta.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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