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Il-Horza

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6, St. Christopher Street | Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1468, Malta
+356 2122 6936
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Valletta, Malta
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've eaten at Il Horza over 20 times and have enjoyed amazing food every time. It's a small restaurant with a romantic atmosphere. The wine choice is superb. The food is beyond our expectations. I enjoy the pork cheek. The owner Charlie has a joyous sense of humor. I find the portions generous, in fact I sometimes opt to have... More 

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Thank SallieJean
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went as a group of 11 on New Years Eve we booked a table for 10 pm. The experience was terrible from the moment we walked in with a 40 minuet wait outside in the freezing cold as the restaurant is so small we couldn't even wait inside. As we got in we were squashed onto a table that... More 

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Thank Josiana P
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to il-Horza for the first time last weekend with my girlfriend and this dinner turned out to be one of the best dining experiences I ever had while eating out. The starter was simply delicious, followed by two beautiful and delicious main course plates. Both dishes were superb and the atmosphere was relaxing, cosy and quiet - a... More 

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Thank Mark S
Island of Malta, Malta
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Good quality ingredients cooked badly. It's such a treat to eat out and I want it to be special when I do. I walked away from here knowing I could cook better myself. I had the veal with creamed potatoe and veg. The creamed potatoe was stone cold as were the carrots, courgette and sprout. When the repacement veg arrived... More 

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Thank free3caz
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Great value for money. Excellent, gourmet dishes, fine wine, friendly service and a chef willing to interact with the customers and mindful of special dietary requirements. We had a high quality, safe, gluten free meal and we didn't have to explain what being on a gluten free diet means. Everything was delicious but the real surprise was the bill! A... More 

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Thank FLORENTIA K
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Pretentious, bad cooking, expensive. I am a food writer and have never been so disappointed and it makes me sad for Malta that restaurants like this serve badly cooked food with silly names, small portions, frozen cheesecake for pudding (you couldn't get your teeth into it) . A tuna fillet, overcooked, swimming in gravy like a pork chop , cost... More 

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Thank hcgalizia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Went to this restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. I warned the chef when booking that I'm vegetarian. There weren't any veggie options on the menu, but the chef prepared an amazing starter and main course with the fresh ingredients that he had available. The result was truly amazing and delicious. Apparently, the menu is changed regularly according to what... More 

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Thank Claudia B
Malta
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

I recommend to try this small and cosy restaurant in the hard Central of Valletta it's been a perfect dinner with my cousin all for the food was great I left on Charles hands "The owner" to make use dinner and we're very very satisfied!!! Hope you try it.....

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Thank Clint S
Malta
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Ordered a meat, which tasted good, but can definitely find better meat dishes around and at better prices. Ordered an antipasto but the menu did not specify what it included. Our bad for not asking! It, in fact, turned out to be a very small meat platter! Total waste of money. Considering that we're not meat lovers, we informed the... More 

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Thank ariamz
Malta
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit at Il-Horza, which is tucked away in a secondary street of Malta's capital. The ambience is very nice and warm. Despite being a small restaurant, it wasn't noisy. Staff served us well, and the food was divine. Exquisite mix of antipasto, and two mains proved to be superb - pork belly and veal. Very tender... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6, St. Christopher Street | Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1468, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2122 6936

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