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Il-Baxa Cafe Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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$6 - $20
CUISINES
Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Bar, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped here for an impromptu drink on Friday night. Great value and excellent service from owner. Highly recommend you visit. Close to St Pauls catacombs in Rabat.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Kryicy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clean, tidy, very welcoming. Staff are very accommodating, allowing us to have food cooked that wasnt on the menu at the time. Service with a smile and welcoming attitude. Lovely little venue, food was excellent. Worth a visit 😊

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank tonyhX5842XL
Reviewed May 21, 2019 via mobile

After just touring the catacombs we were thirsty and starving. Il-Baxa is a very short walk from the catacombs. We were pleasantly welcomed when we walked in. The menu is quite extensive but not overwhelming. I would suggest going for any pasta dish as it...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank AndreK933
Reviewed May 3, 2019 via mobile

The restaurant was empty and they wanted to put us near the bathroom. The owner had a table for 4 on his own in a prime spot. We asked the waitress for another table in the almost empty restaurant. She looked to the owner for...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank Bo S
ilbaxa, Owner at Il-Baxa Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2019

Dear Bo, I have already replied to your review on another platform. As said, we offered you to choose two tables seating two people since you were two persons. I would have gladly accepted you request to sit at a table for four, but you...More

Reviewed May 2, 2019 via mobile

After wondering around to find a decent place to eat, we enter this small restaurant but not sure what we should expect. A very warm welcome from the staff, nice decoration, cozy atmosphere following by delicious lunch put us on a very good mood. As...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank CRiTiKALL_Sam
Gan G, Owner at Il-Baxa Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2019

Thank you for sparing your time to review il-baXa. We take feedback seriously and consider all comments as encouragement and opportunities for improvement. It was a pleasure hosting you.

Reviewed May 2, 2019 via mobile

Not your typical touristy café/snack bar near St. Paul’s Catacombs, Il-Baxa is but a surprisingly great dining place with absolutely amazing homemade pasta and soup. Their food is brought up in an old elevator chute, hot and fresh! I really cannot recall a better place...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank TOsunnyfirst
Gan G, Owner at Il-Baxa Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2019

Thank you for sparing your time to review il-baXa. We take feedback seriously and consider all comments as encouragement and opportunities for improvement. It was a pleasure hosting you.

Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

We spent an pleasant hour or so on a quiet night having a few drinks listening to some great music and enjoying the stylish interior.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank margotswift15
ilbaxa, Owner at Il-Baxa Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2019

Thank you for sparing your time to review il-baXa. We take feedback seriously and consider all comments as encouragement and opportunities for improvement. It was a pleasure hosting you.

Reviewed March 12, 2019 via mobile

What do you do when you want good local food, perfect and friendly service and free wifi on your Malta vacation? Easy: you go to Rabat and make your way to Il-Baxa Café! I found this little jewel on my first trip to Malta. After...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank EBK2019
ilbaxa, General Manager at Il-Baxa Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2019

Thank you for your comments. It was lovely hosting you. At il-baXa we strive to offer Homely Food and Hospitality away from Home

Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

The coffe was good. The service was kind. Everything was good until the payment because for two coffee we paid 12€. This is much more expensive than anywhere on the island.More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank banyaszdetti
ilbaxa, General Manager at Il-Baxa Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2019

Dear Banyaszdetti, Your comment comes as a total surprise. The price of the variety of coffees offered range from €1.50 to €2.30. Hence your claim of €12 for two coffees is incorrect. There must have been an error and you should have queried immediately if...More

Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

Its not our first visit here but under the new owner yes. I must say we were very impressed both with the new setting, food and staff. When in Rabat make sure you visit this place! Keep it up! Will visit again very soon :)

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 834DeborahB
ilbaxa, General Manager at Il-Baxa Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2019

Thank you Deborah for you review. It was a pleasure hosting you at il-baXa. Regards Il-baXa team

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marthese c
November 12, 2018|
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Response from Limelight101 | Reviewed this property |
The menu seems to change daily and is a chalkboard menu
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sandepage
July 28, 2018|
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Response from Maraguza | Property representative |
Hi, sorry we do not serve pastizzi. Having said that, there are numerous shops selling them around Rabat. Thanks.
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