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“Lively, welcoming and good” 4 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 #11 of 169 Restaurants in Valletta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $26
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Bar scene, Romantic, 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.
Paris, France
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33 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Lively, welcoming and good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Located in the center of Valetta (close to city gate). This small restaurant is always full and it's not surprising. The clients are regulars and also tourists.
The owner and the waiters are very warm (specially the Basque, who is very funny).
The cooking is Maltese and Mediterranean (very good pastas). The portions are copious... There is a large range of wine and ask the waiter for his advice (the st Emilion, grand cru 2009 was excellent !)
Try also the bar (in a cellar) in front of the restaurant !), where you can have platters and diner

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Fgura, Malta
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Simply Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

On the 22nd January I took my girlfriend to trabuxu for her birthday. I think I couldn't have made a better choice. The food was simply wonderful. The staff were really friendly and professional and knowledgeable about the wine, food and liquors. The restaurant is very cosy as well. Certainly will visit again! Prices are very reasonable.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portsmouth
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Book ahead”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Ate at the restaurant and the wine bar over the road on two successive nights. Even in January both places were packed and, in the case of the wine bar we had to sit at the bar with a splendid platter to share around our group as there was no table space available. Food at both outlets was above average and the choice of wines excellent and reasonably priced.

There was also a good choice of local wines and it is certainly worthwhile investigating what Maltese wines have to offer - most are perfectly quaffable and one or two will surprise even the most ardent of wine buffs!

Service at both establishments was friendly and well informed - we were certainly made to feel welcome and part of the scenery!

Visited January 2014
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Island of Malta, Malta
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Service with a chuckle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

So we all want good food and a good ambiance when we go out to eat. We all want reliability and consistency (especially if we are taking guests). But most of us want something more. And Trabuxu just has it.

Ok, the other patrons always seem to having a great time which helps to create an atmosphere...

But the X-factor is the guys who run it. Why do they always seem to having such a great time themselves?

Have eaten there lunchtime for business and evening - on a date and other times with friends - and always delightful.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Neu-Isenburg, Germany
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“Great local food & wines”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

The food was top class with a great wine. We felt so at home we ordered another bottle of wine after our dinner to "chill out" the evening.

Visited January 2014
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