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“Great gastronomic experience”
Review of Grotto Tavern

Grotto Tavern
Ranked #6 of 71 Restaurants in Rabat
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $77
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Situated in the charming village of Rabat, opposite St Paul's Church, The Grotto Tavern Restaurant boasts a typical Maltese house of character, which has been transformed into a lovely restaurant retaining original Maltese features and an interconnecting cellar featuring a 2000 year old cave. The Grotto Tavern's kitchen brigade have and continue to satisfy the palate of a multinational clientele with sublime cuisine, bringing together the finest seasonal produce with innovation, finesse and expertise to bring forth tantalising dishes. The Grotto Tavern Restaurant guarantees a discreet and an impeccably attentive service allowing patrons the time to savour and enjoy the cuisine and the company.
Reviewed May 25, 2017

Initially planned to visit because of Tripadvisor reviews and was additionally incentivised by a lady at the entrance with a free aperitif voucher. It was a great experience, food is great, octopus stew was the best octopus dish I had, perfect and friendly service. Prices from the mid-range what makes the place even more worth to recoomend.

Date of visit: May 2017
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Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted with your comments and positive feedback and greatly anticipate your return!

Best Regards,
Kathleen Pearson
Marketing and Events Manager
Grotto Tavern

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Reviewed May 24, 2017

I visited Grotto some time ago and I opted to revisit again. Since then they have undergone some internal refurbishing and the place is looking smart and tasteful. The food here is very special and the meal even more refined and polished since my last visit. It was impressive before but the whole experience just seems more confident.

For a really special meal, either as a treat or occasion, Grotto should definitely be a strong consideration.

Date of visit: May 2017
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Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted with your comments and positive feedback and greatly anticipate your return!

Best Regards,
Kathleen Pearson
Marketing and Events Manager
Grotto Tavern

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Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

A wonderful experience, divine food and Nice French waiter, good advice for wine. Delicious desserts. Very good fish. Everything fresh and perfectly cooked. Also nice place and atmosphere!

Date of visit: May 2017
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Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted with your comments and positive feedback and greatly anticipate your return!

Best Regards,
Kathleen Pearson
Marketing and Events Manager
Grotto Tavern

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Reviewed May 15, 2017

After visiting Mdina, a very nice village. We were walking around Rabat when we saw this restaurant. It caught our attention and we decided to enter! We did not regret it as we had an amazing dinner, the BEST ONE WE HAD IN MALTA. The place is tastefully decorated, very cozy and perfect for romantic dinners… The food was cooked to perfection complimented with a very friendly service and a nice selection of wine. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT !!

Date of visit: May 2017
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Thank Amaia O
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Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted with your comments and positive feedback and greatly anticipate your return!

Best Regards,
Kathleen Pearson
Marketing and Events Manager
Grotto Tavern

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Reviewed May 15, 2017

Visited this restauarnt for Mother's Day and it was a pleasant experience. Excellent service and Food. Wifi not so strong but that should not be an issue. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2017
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Thank Sliema28
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Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted with your comments and positive feedback and greatly anticipate your return!

Best Regards,
Kathleen Pearson
Marketing and Events Manager
Grotto Tavern

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