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Spinola Bay, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2133 3431
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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to this restaurant at the recommendation of a friend as we were looking for a typical Maltese restaurant. Discounting the nice view of Spinola bay, this is a very average restaurant. The food was very mediocre and service was rather disorganised and chaotic - being charged for something we did not order. We ended up being quite disappointed.... More 

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Thank Mike_P0212
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I came here for dinner the other night. We shared a lamb ftira pizza, which was a nice maltese twist on traditional pizza (it reminds me of pide). I'd also really recommend the cauliflower fritters. Very flavourful, seasoned with lots of pepper, olives and cheese - not something you get everyday! (I've got to try hunt down... More 

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Thank Hilary L
Reading, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food is okay, don't order the calamari though it's frozen. The view is lovely and it's very busy with great atmosphere. Beautiful area of St Julians and recommended for a taste of Maltese cuisine.

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Thank munkat
Bedford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We turned up on spec. No tables on the terrace but we got a great table on the balcony overlooking the bay. Food was good: dips to nibble, the soup was great, rabbit main, octopus salad, pasta - no one had anything to complain about. Very friendly staff, but a bit disorganised. No soup spoon and had to ask twice.... More 

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Thank TinbumWeetbrain
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant offers traditional Maltese dishes, overlooking a pretty corner of Spinola Bay. We went for dinner at about 8.30-9pm and the atmosphere was great. It wasn't crowded, and we sat outside and enjoyed the warm night. The staff were friendly and welcoming. Our drinks were perhaps a little slow in coming, and we were also waiting a little while... More 

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Thank AbbyOlivia
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I tried the traditional Maltese rabbit dish and my wife tried fish. Both were very old, the rabbit meal was so old that the colour was so dark like if it was a blood sausage. My wife could not finish the fish but I ate my rabbit meal and ended up in having stomach upst for the rest of the... More 

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K W, Manager at Gululu Restaurant, responded to this review

Allow us first and foremost to express our regret that the gentleman in question suffered a stomach and had an unpleasant night. We are always upset when unfavourable comments are posted on our page. This time we are also hurt by the accusations and feel that a rebuttal of these is justified. Our food is NEVER old. Gululu is a... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal here. The restaurant has all the Maltese classics I've heard about from my Nunna back home! Food is fresh and the view is beautiful.

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Thank Ash K
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is good for beginners in Malta. We did not know the local cuisine in Malta and when we asked if rabbit meat is good, they were friendly and let us know how it tastes. They also offered a very good Maltese Pizza.

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Thank marumo106
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of my first experiences with Real, Genuine, Maltese cuisine and it was nothing short of a delight. The food was fresh, flavourful and pretty quickly served. I highly recommend the fritters. Excellent wine list as well!

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Thank Gregory F
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A bunch of us went down for a set dinner menu. Only €25 a head and I've never seen so much food! Traditional Maltese food. Beautifully fresh and cooked excellently. Included as much white/red wine, beer or water as required. Lovely restaurant, clean and tidy with plenty of space. The service was good, polite staff and very reasonably priced.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Spinola Bay, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's
  • Phone Number: +356 2133 3431

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