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Rubino

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53 Triq il-Fran | 53, Old Bakery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2122 4656
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7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Chester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful meal at Rubino. The staff were friendly and the menu was interesting - featuring Mediterranean and classic Maltese dishes. And the menu changes on a daily basis.

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Thank penfold699
Windsor, Canada
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560 reviews
393 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Reservations are needed and are we ever glad we made them. In the past three weeks, we have been in Canada, United States, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Italy and Malta. This was the best meal we had in any and all those countries, and we've eaten out three times a day. The service was extremely attentive and professional. The starters were... More 

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Thank Rick K
Gloucestershire
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had two excellent meals here during our four-day stay in Valletta. Particularly enjoyed the bavette and the fenek (rabbit) as mains and the arancini with rabbit as a starter. We remembered the restaurant from a previous visit three years ago and it has clearly gone from strength to strength. The restaurant owner was very personable and we were fortunate... More 

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Valletta, Malta
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A magical restaurant in the heart of Valletta, defining Maltese cuisine with finely-tuned traditional Mediterranean food while living up to its name.

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Thank Karl C
Warwick, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the most amazing risotto I have ever tasted, so fresh and interesting, I desperately wanted to eat it all but I just couldn't manage the full plate. Excellent service and food with a lovely atmosphere. We wanted to go back again but just didn't have the time. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank Rosie E
Qormi, Malta
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hadn't intended to come here but glad we did. Cosy and friendly. Efficient service without being pretentious. Staff advised menu options from blackboard. Food was excellent and will definitely return

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Thank BBA2012
Melbourne, Australia
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172 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right next door to our apartment so had to try Rubino and really enjoyed the experience. Friendly owner who explained the day's menu and made helpful suggestions. We went fish with grilled calamari and a baked sea bass rolled with a pine nut stuffing and beautiful sides of mixed vegetables. All fantastic and had to have sweets consisting of panacotta... More 

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Thank RL1973
Limerick, Ireland
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the village we come from, the best badge of honour any visitor can receive from the local publicans is to be insulted. We fitted in tight away with Rubino as the Garcon was not too happy that we had not booked but had no option but to grudgingly feed us as there were a few empty tables. And don't... More 

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Thank John Q
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

Love this place! Small but excellent food. Good Maltese wines available. Both meat and fish dishes are equally good. Presentation is superb and our waiter was both attentive, informative and generous.

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Thank Nigel C
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Thankfully we had made a reservation otherwise this busy little place had to turn people away because it's so well regarded! Tucked up a quaint street in Valletta the exterior is a cute confectionary shop that the restaurant has kept, so don't be put off if you can't initially see it is a restaurant. Lovely atmosphere, Rubino is a friendly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Triq il-Fran | 53, Old Bakery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2122 4656

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?