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“Great food & service”
Review of Ali Baba

Ali Baba
Ranked #1 of 58 Restaurants in Il Gzira
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Lebanese
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed October 21, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed a number of meals here in the past few weeks. Consistent service, great food and a pleasure to see an open sparkling clean kitchen. I shall soon be back.

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Thank edmalta
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

this was a very enjoyable meal. lovely place, good service and excellent food. Will definitely be going there again

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Thank ethelvz
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

We’d heard a lot about this restaurant and its name comes up somewhere or another when one scrolls on some food forum. We’ve both tried Lebanese restaurants locally and abroad and we were always satisfied with the outcome. Healthy and generous portions combined with the friendliness of the staff is welcoming at the end of a hectic day. We decided to try Ali Baba after a recommendation from a friend who was going and we therefore joined in. Parking is a nightmare but that frustration was quickly subdued by a very nice red lebanese wine. The ‘mezes’ were to die for but unfortunately, we can’t say the same about the specialty of the day, as recommended by the owner/chef. We opted for lamb. Admittedly enough, I am not a huge fan and I rarely go for this kind of meat but it was so wonderfully described that it was too hard to resist. The result; We’ve tasted much better before and for what we had, the bill was surprisingly high at the end of the evening. We both thought it was overly priced, which unfortunately, put us off going back. The AC was not on/or not functioning either which made the environment uncomfortably warm and it was also extremely loud; having a conversation was hardly audible. We’re happy that it has many lovely reviews ... perhaps it’s just not the place for us to visit again in the future.

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Thank LeMalteser
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Don't be put off by where this restaurant is located or if you'd been previously before the renovations last year, it is a true local gem.
It is only a very small place so bookings are essential.
The food and service are excellent. I've not had anything I didn't want to eat more and more of and any recommendations are always superb and after a few visits we now feel like we're part of the family.
If you like good quality and flavoursome food this is a must on your list.

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Thank FME60
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Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

Being a returning customer, I was very happy to see the restaurant refurbished totally even though the authentic feel is slightly lost.

The food was excellent and Hany helped us choose from the varied menu.

Only thing I can critise is that the restaurant is closed both on Sunday and Monday resulting in waiting lists to eat during the weekend.

Thank Alan A
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