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Malata Restaurant

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St Georges Palace Square | St Georges Palace Square, VLT1190, Valletta, Island of Malta, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT1190, Malta
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had dined with family here one evening. The service was very average with most waiters/waitresses adopting a brash attitude towards their patrons. I ordered a gazpacho which never made it to the table together with the other appetizers. I brought it to the attention of the staff and after some time we amicably decided to leave it out since... More 

Thank Mark S
Bromley, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In view of some of the recent reviews the restaurant appears to have had problems but when we ate there early in June there was nothing to complain about either the food or service. A great location on the edge of the square, particularly if you like to people watch. It was expensive at 197.50 euros for four people but,... More 

Thank MichaelShortlands
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Let's start with the positives. Great location, friendly service and the food was genuine and of high quality. Starters were great. However I was disappointed with some technicalities you would expect from a restaurant that charges €27 for a fillet. I ordered by ribeye medium but it was served medium to well. The wine list was very limited with only... More 

Thank Sinclair C
Diss, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Every time I visit Valletta I make straight for this restaurant . Not justvanother rehas of the same menu that you get in so many other restaurantsbaround the med, but a very different and high quality culinary experience.

Thank Simon D
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Went here before a few years ago and decided to give it another go as it was so good last time. It was. Salmon with pink peppercorns and my friend had steak. Both delicious. Good cold wine (why can't you get cold wine in England??). Attentive but not fussy service. Watch the water dance in the square as you eat.... More 

Thank ejhcjh
The Netherlands
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

A beautiful setting but unfortunately there was no atmosphere and the service was poor. It really felt that some of the staff didn't want to be working. The food was pretty average. Overall very disappointing especially considering it wasn't cheap.

Thank Elizabeth S
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Of the restaurants we have visited in Valletta this is the worst. Whilst the food was okay the service was perfunctory with little or no real contact between staff and customer. It was interesting to note that we ended up paying 5.50 euros more for the same bottle of wine we had the night before at "Michaels at the Civil... More 

Thank maltwhiskyman
Sliema, null, Malta
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Extremely slow and inexperienced staff, forgot orders, no atmosphere. Unfortunately the new management has no idea what they are doing with what used to be an amazing place.

Thank Magnus A
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Our first choice from the menu was not available (7:30 in the evening). Then told I couldn't have my veal cooked as I expressed (chef feels strongly about this!). The meal was very average, the atmosphere sterile despite what could have been a very atmospheric below-ground intimate restaurant. To cap it all the price was high. Very disappointing!

Thank Cluffy2012
Aalborg, Denmark
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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Very good pasta...We had pasta with smoked swordfish and smoked salmon, and sicilian pasta....Both where surprisingly good. Pasta cooked "al dente" to perfection!!!!!!!!!!

Thank Soren J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $33
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Georges Palace Square | St Georges Palace Square, VLT1190, Valletta, Island of Malta, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT1190, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: 35627622733

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