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Local cuisine, Lebanese, Seafood, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings
Malena is a Mediterranean Restaurant situated on the Port of Byblos, the oldest city inhabited in the world and it has the best view on the sea, the port of Jbeil, the fortress, Beirut, Saint Jean-Marc Church and surrounded by an amazing green scenery. Malena is characterized by its live cooking barbecue, its Sea food, its fresh meat and chicken and special pasta along with a variety of salads.
$12 - $28
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Lebanese, Seafood, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed December 23, 2020 via mobile

Excellent food. Lebanese or italian menu are a must. Tasty appetizer with original presentation, seafood pasta. And the view of Phenician harbour or sunset. Unforgetable visit

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 1, 2020

The food was amazing, the service was above and beyond and the view from the restaurant was once of a kind. I highly recommend you make a trip to Malena if you’re in the Byblos area.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed March 23, 2020

In the city of Byblos and with a view of the port I ate at this restaurant, since the tour I hired invited us to this restaurant that we had included in the tour. THE excellent food and very friendly service. In fact I didn't...finish a lot of good food.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 10, 2020

We came here on a recommendation and loved it! The location was fantastic and our waitress (Stephanie) was lovely, very accommodating and very professional. We had their fattoush & chicken shawarma and it was delicious. Would recommend this place to anyone who visits Byblos!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 26, 2020

This restaurant is quite hidden away, but well worth the visit! I know a lot of people may be anxious about eating seafood overseas; however, the seafood linguine I had was delicious and I felt great the next day. The portions were very generous and...the menu has a mix of everything, from local cuisine, to burgers or Italian dishes. Lovely view of the sea too, from a high vantage point! Also has Wifi available for free.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 21, 2020 via mobile

Great restaurant, amazing view by the sea. People are nice and friendly. Stephanie was very nice, she can give you very good advice of how can you combine libanese food.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 19, 2020 via mobile

Excellent restaurant to visit if you are in Byblos! Amazing views! Great seafood and atmosphere! Staff was very polite and friendly!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 17, 2020

Food was amazing!! And Stephanie was great, Great customer service, Was very professional. Very nice day.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 27, 2020

I went to Malena restaurant twice, I assume the tour company has a deal with them, one was in my tour to Byblos and the other one coming back from Tripoli. Food is very good and a looooootttt! Their baba ganoush is delicious!!!!, 2nd time...I had finish and it was delicious! first time Stephanie gave us for free dessert, Ashta? maybe... Stephanie is superfun, she likes feeding tourists (literally will put the food in your mouth showing you how to eat the pita bread with food)... maybe if I wasn't in a good mood it would be weird and intrusive but I was in a good mood and couldn't believe it so I just laugh.. =) She pushed a lot for the tripadvisor review which as I promised is here... I would have done it anyway because the restaurant is very nice and has a great view of the small harbour.. =)More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed January 22, 2020

An excellent lunch. Very friendly and helpful staff, especially our host Stephanie. Really good chocolate brownie dessert. Yum!

Date of visit: January 2020
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