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The Rootz


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The Rootz is a bar and Traditional Italian Osteria, wine and cocktail bar and free library, situated in one of the most beautiful street in the centre of Valletta. The Rootz is a place where you can drink really good wines, digestives, Italian Grappa, and you can eat specialities of the north Italian traditions like platters with certified hams, salami and cheeses, a lot of types of Piadina Romagnola and big variety of delicious bruschettas and salads, also a great choise of desserts and real Italian espresso coffe. Music is a mix of jazz, blues, soul and bit of Italian folk...we have also live music played by great pianists and guitarist to give you a real great romantic atmosphere.. Don’t
$6 - $54
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks
Italian, Bar, Wine Bar
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Pre book!! This place is tiny so is super busy and normally you can’t get a walk by table. The atmosphere and vibe is great, the staff and service was amazing. Food was delicious. 4 stars because I would have liked more options for food....More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank 478maritac
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well what a special place this is. From start to finish the experience was magical. The service, the food, top class. We ordered bruschetta for starters and a platter both to share for mains. How can a platter taste so good? Honestly it was outstanding....More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank djraw
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stumbled across this place after having looked at other more “commercial” places just off the Main Street and we weren’t disappointed with our find that was full of what seemed like local diners when we arrived. We had a fabulous lunch of Italian meats...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately our visit did not work out well - in part due to our being unaware that sitting inside would work out incredibly noisy as the bar have live music every night and we were seated in the same very small room as the musician....More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank harrier58
MatteoVacuitas, Proprietario at The Rootz, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

INCREDIBLY NOISY? My dear...the musician was a pianist playing jazz music on an acoustic vintage piano...how noisy can really be? We are Working hard every day just to give you our best for a different dinner experience..also working almost every night with musicians, plus a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Just came for drinks before dinner booked somewhere else, but really enjoyed the vibe and the service. Try their special cocktails, they are delicious!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this place looking down a steep street. Oh so good, Ivan and Vince made sure our meal was perfect! We split an amazing bruschetta and a Marley sandwich which had greens, cheese and pistachios., yum!!! The glass of Prosecco was huge and delicious....More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Diyona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came across Rootz by accident but it was so welcoming, great music wafting from inside and a lovely menu, I as drawn in. Highly recommend this place. I will make it my first choice for eating in future when I visit beautiful Valletta.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank avrilmc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First you need to pick your team. Either drinker or diner. No in between. This is due to the "slow food" concept: limited capacity. We picked diner. We loved every second of it. Ingredients are top fresh, wine is awesome, street is gorgeous, charming music....More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Almight
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cutest place that we visited in Malta. Great food with a pianist playing moon river on the background. Perfect for a Sunday night!

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank ifigeneiad2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called tonight and ripped off €34 for 2 small beers and 2 shorts. Slow service also to boot. Avoid in future spoiled a first night in VallettaMore

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Terry C
MatteoVacuitas, Proprietario at The Rootz, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Liar! You had 2 local BIG beer at 4 each one. 2 shot at 2.50 each one. Plus one Hendrix gin tonic plus a frangelico shot plus a Coca-Cola plus a vodka cola plus vodka diet cola. Probably you went drunk before paying bills. Shame...More

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August 17, 2019|
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Response from MatteoVacuitas | Property representative |
In the restaurant info you find the direct mail and the phone number working also with WhatsApp
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February 13, 2019|
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Response from MatteoVacuitas | Property representative |
Hello dear...we have live pianist on Thursday , Saturday and Sunday
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January 20, 2019|
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Response from MatteoVacuitas | Property representative |
For reservation please send us a mail or write on our Facebook page following the link web sites, thanks
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