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“This restaurant has kept good standards throughout!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Palazzo Preca

Palazzo Preca
54, Strait Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 05, Malta
+356 21226777
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Ranked #4 of 162 Restaurants in Valletta
Price range: $21 - $35
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Palazzo Preca Restaurant is serving a variety of Mediterranean and Maltese cuisine such as pasta "mostly recomended with seafood", colourful salads, juicy Irish steaks, traditional cooked rabbit, beef olives ,snails in garlic and what we are known for, the fish and shellfish which comes fresh every day.We are open every day for lunch and dinner, accept Sunday evening and Monday closed all day.
Malta
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75 restaurant reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“This restaurant has kept good standards throughout!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Since visiting for the first time about a year ago, my family have become somewhat regulars of this restaurant. Food and service have until our last visit been excellent.

When we last ate at this restaurant, ordered three starters (among which were the gozo fried cheese and neonati fritters) and 6 main courses: 3 servings of chicken breast "La Vallette" priced at around 12.90 euros, Duck breast with orange sauce (excellent!) at 13.90euros, Salmon Kampanjol and Octopus stew both priced at around 15 euro.
The bill came about 23 euros pp, inclusive of wine and drinks... excellent value!

Serving size is reasonable, but above all, every plate is of high quality and excellent in taste. It is difficult to find anything to complain about at this venue. Hopefully they will keep their excellent standards for many years to come!
We were also offered complimentary limoncellos at the end of the meal.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Fine dining at a bargain price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This restaurant is a joy to find in Valletta tucked away on Strait Street. We were VERY lucky to be able to walk off the street without a reservation at the restaurant's opening at 6.45pm and get a table. Later on, we saw at least half a dozen parties being turned away because the restaurant was full. The reason for the popularity is the quality of the food. This is most definitely a fine dining establishment, without being overly posh or stuffy. My wife had pumpkin soup, which she said was perfect, and I had seafood spaghetti, which was done to a tee. For main courses, my wife had salmon, and I had rib-eye steak. Both fantastic. There was just room for a light dessert. If I had a small criticism, but it is small, and did not detract from the experience, I would have liked the server to explain the complimentary appetisers to us. I would have happily paid more for this meal and would certainly put it on my "must return" list.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Beyond....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Eating at this restaurant means I will now carry this memory of tasting the most delicate and perfect veal ravioli I have ever tasted in my life.

  • 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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“Why is this restaurant not no.1!??!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

are you serious? we are locals that have dined in all restaurants in Valletta, there is no other place that compares in price, quality and service as palazzo preca. This restaurant was some time ago no.1 on tripadvisor, and I am quite surprised that it is now no.4, considering the food and service, and PRICE other restaurants offer and charge! for once, I have to disagree with Tripadvisor with their way of calculating ratings. Who has dined here will know what I mean. this is true maltese hospitality at its best - great food, superb freshness, great service, and guess what.....very affordable prices. If the prices do not go up, this is the best restaurant in Valletta, if not in all 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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“A hidden Jem just a stones throw from the cities main street, and so easy to miss.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This magnificent Restaurant in Straight Street is a mixture of rooms set in an old palace, the display of fish to choose from is worth a visit. On a romantic eveening with your love one? Let them know and you will be directed to just the right table. The food is "Historic" and the staff dedicated to your enjoyment. Book or be disapointed.
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  • 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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