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1 Triq Katacombi, Rabat, Island of Malta, Malta
21450483
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  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Really needs to Improve

Ended at Grapes purely by coincidence. Not such a good choice. I am giving 2 stars because the service really seems honest and the effort is a genuine one but the food is definitely not a nice experience at all. They seem to cook everything using this bolognese sauce which they seem to put on... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Went in at 13:00 and got out by 13:30. We were seated at 13:02. Soup arrived at 13:05. A couple of peas and carrots floating around. Barely had we swallowed the last spoon of our soup when the waitress took away our plates. 13:14 we were served our pasta. Extremely small portions. The pasta was as white as a sheet... More 

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Thank Chardian C
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I consider myself to be very generous and calm about writing a review because no business wants to hear what I will say, but I have never entered in a such a horrid place. Even the atmospehere of the place felt a bit odd. As I entered in the restaurant I knew that I shouldn't expect much, mostly because of... More 

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Thank Jason H
Lakewood, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Had lunch here on a group tour, it is very difficult with a large group to judge. The food was fine and good size plate. The wine was not very good. Service was slow but that could be because of the size of the group. the Ice Cream dessert was good.

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Thank TheTraveler67
ire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We ate here while on a tour recently. They seemed quick about getting the meal out for a large group. We had a set menu though so the only choice was if you wanted a beef dish or chicken for the main. The starter was vegetable soup which was cold when it was served, the bread served with it was... More 

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Thank eirecailin23
Chorley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

very hard to park very poor and small portion. not very nice staff.sweets very poorly. the wine not tastey. in one word horrible place.

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Thank turbojoe
Dublin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had lunch here with our tour group . Orange juice for starter , roast chicken potatoes veg for mains & two small scopes of ice-cream to finish . The staff accommodated 4 of us to eat on the ground floor so we wouldn't have to climb the steep stairs .Overall the food was lovely but there toilet facilities not... More 

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Thank procus
Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

We got there early lunch and ordered of the special I had rabbit pasta and steak and my husband veg soup and steak. The food was good. But the cleanliness. I asked for vinegar and the bottle was thick with grease. There was a strong smell of disinfectant when I went in the toilet I understood why. The smell of... More 

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Thank Sandra H
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Ended at Grapes purely by coincidence. Not such a good choice. I am giving 2 stars because the service really seems honest and the effort is a genuine one but the food is definitely not a nice experience at all. They seem to cook everything using this bolognese sauce which they seem to put on everything. We had lasagna which... More 

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Thank TBZ77
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We are here as part of an organised tour. Due to the numbers we were sat upstairs at a long table, which was ok, if a little squashed. Limited choice to eat, but the soup was nice and clearly home made. Chicken for main course was very tender and tasty, with ice cream in a little metal bowl for desert.... More 

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South Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We ate here as part of a tour around Mdina, Rabat and Mosta. Sometimes , when you are part of a big group, the food is a let down, but not here. The starter, a vegetable soup was delicious, as a main, we had a beef olive dish and a chicken dish, both excellent. Homemade wine or water was plentiful... More 

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  • Address: 1 Triq Katacombi, Rabat, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Rabat
  • Phone Number: 21450483

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  • Cuisine: Italian

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