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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. The Grotto
1. The Grotto
"ideal for anyone wanting to have dinner as an experience rather than"
clivepiscopo
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2. A Perfect lunch
2. A Perfect lunch
"Very helpful and certainly worth a visit for a tasty Maltese lunch"
BarbsG
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3. The decor
3. The decor
"This is the kind of place where one can truly treat themselves"
Gimleu
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About
Situated in the charming village of Rabat, opposite St Paul's Church, The Grotto Tavern Restaurant boasts a typical Maltese house of character, which has been transformed into a lovely restaurant retaining original Maltese features and an interconnecting cellar featuring a 2000 year old cave. The Grotto Tavern's kitchen brigade have and continue to satisfy the palate of a multinational clientele with sublime cuisine, bringing together the finest seasonal produce with innovation, finesse and expertise to bring forth tantalising dishes. The Grotto Tavern Restaurant guarantees a discreet and an impeccably attentive service allowing patrons the time to savour and enjoy the cuisine and the company
PRICE RANGE
$24 - $77
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
International, Mediterranean, European, Healthy
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the best coffee and cake (banoffee pie and apple crumble) of our visit to Malta. Lovely outdoor seating area overlooking the busy square, excellent service, reasonable prices. Would definitely return and try the restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Diane W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an excellent experience I would highly recommend this restaurant any time Exciting atmosphere.great food.lovely services. And might I add that the hostess is a perfect example of hospital to be followed by others Keep it up See you soon

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Navigate824687
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

€5.50 for a small glass of bottled beer and as much petrol fumes as you can manage . Yes could have gone inside but we would have felt very lonely.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Paul H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unique setting. Excellent food and wine. Superb service from friendly staff. Make a reservation to ensure you dine in the grotto itself rather than one of the other underground rooms.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank HowardWalker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic dining experience! We made a last minute dinner reservation and while we were not able to eat in the cave room, the other dining room was lovely and nicely laid out. The service from the entire staff was impeccable, they were so...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Carls B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant with fantastic food and staff! Perfect location - dont miss the chance of a special evening and book a table in the cave of the restaurant 👍🏻😀

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank charlotteAbrah
Reviewed October 17, 2019

I had no problem making a reservation online. We were seated in the Grotto. The tables are spaced well apart so that one can have a private conversation and the chairs are very comfortable. The waitress was very pleasant and efficient. My wife and I...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Anthony B
Kim P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Anthony B, Many thanks for such a lovely review. We look forward to hosting again you soon enough. Best regards, The Grotto Tavern Team

Reviewed October 11, 2019 via mobile

We had a lunchtime visit in the grotto cafe , our food and service were incredible would highly recommend and we would’ve tried the night restaurant but we were staying to far away !

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Sorcha F
Kim P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Sorcha F, Many thanks for such a lovely review. We look forward to hosting again you soon enough. Best regards, The Grotto Tavern Team

Reviewed September 25, 2019

I had such a fantastic dinner here! The owner and staff took special care of me and made sure everything was good. The Marinated Pork Belly was out of this world and the Salmon tartare (Vitello Tonnato) was subtle, fresh and just perfect.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Lauport
Kim P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Lauport, Many thanks for such a lovely review. We look forward to hosting again you soon enough. Best regards, The Grotto Tavern Team

Reviewed September 14, 2019 via mobile

I don't know if the management has changed, or what it is, but I'm VERY dissappointed to see that the paper straws have been replaced with plastic straws and the iced coffee is nothing compared to what it used to be. Seems like they're moving...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Malt103
June 2, 2019|
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Response from Natalie S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can't help on this one, but I'm sure if you call them they will answer your question, they are very helpful.
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neilk374
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Response from Sliema28 | Reviewed this property |
Check out their website for menu. Yes you can sit by the bar but its mainly an eating place.
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