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4, St. Joseph Street, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
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Caversham, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes the service is a bit hit and miss - and the food slightly predictable but you can't fail to like the location and the view. It's better out of high season. The salads are more interesting than most and the pizzas are generous. On my tenth visit now so something draws me back!

Thank KatyPUk
Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Been going to this restaurant for years... The service I have just received was soooo bad. Me and my girlfriend ordered 2 starters to share..... Only 1 came. Our mains came.....my girlfriends main was the wrong dish. We complained to the waiter and over heard him ask the manager to explain to us what seafood pasta was.....we knew what it... More 

Thank Timwilliams1980
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

There's something for everyone in St Juliens including chain restaurants, coffee shops and bars but you're in Malta so don't miss out on experiencing some traditional food. Also the restaurant is situated in a former Boat house right overlooking the boats in Spinolla bay so what's not to like. Service is busy but efficient.

Thank tiburonmark
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134 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

One of many testaurants around the bay in St Julians and like the others it provides a really pleasing outdoor dining experience with great views. Food was good. I had bruschetta caprese and ravioli with ricotta - definitely homemade and lovely. Let down by desserts which are obviously buy-ins. I found service to be quick and efficient - maybe too... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely view but service is moody and can be slow at times Menu is quite varied Not overally welcome if you have kids which surprises me for a restaurant in Malta

Thank smdouch
Porto, Portugal
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not planning to write to much on this one. Let me summarize it this way, only in Treviso-Italy I got a better pizza than this one. Got the one with rucolla. Absolutely amazing. GO there if you can.

Thank Jorge R
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a meal, spoke to who we thought was the manager in a shirt and tie who was very unhelpful. He said we could sit anywhere that was laid up for 2. The waiter who served us was lovely, seemed very rushed off his feet and bossed about by said manager. Ordered a chicken BBQ kebab and a traditional... More 

Thank Amie H
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its in a great location and has a really nice selection on the menu. My partner had rabbit on both occasions, both were delicious. The seafood spahetti was one of the best i've had. Very reasonably priced and the staff were nice. Well reccomended if you have fussy eaters - there is a bit of everything.

Thank broondug
Gothenburg, Sweden
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is good, and they serve some Maltese specialties. The view is amazing over the bay, and a very nice service.

Thank BritaBI
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here on our first night. We sat outside with the kids on the terrace. The staff were all so nice and helpful. The children loved the pasta and we had chicken honey kebabs which were really tasty in fact we are going back to have them again. The location is really pleasant right by the water and so... More 

Thank Gillie L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4, St. Joseph Street, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's
  • Phone Number: +356-21352000

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