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“THE best in Valetta”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Rubino

Rubino
Ranked #7 of 227 Restaurants in Valletta
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“THE best in Valetta”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

Whatever else you do go here for lunch. the most exquisite old fashioned restaurant in town and the best food and wine. Friendly atmosphere with locals all there at lunch. Fantastic local food and wine at sensible prices.

Visited January 2014
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English first
Lake District, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very good food”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

Great food with excellent attentive service with an in depth explanation of each dish on the menu. Starter of whitebait frittata and mains of rabbit and lamb were delicious and yet more good quality local wine.Highly recommended.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank BWandJW
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consettgashead
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77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“A place for special occasions”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

Valetta has developed a habit for sucking us in to spending much more on lunch than we ever intended. Rubino's did that to us, and delighted us in the process.

After 100 year they should know what they are doing in the restaurant trade, and Michael is clearly proud of his restaurant and an enthusiast for it, explaining each dish in detail - and that he doesn't use menus which carries a disadvantage for those whose memory is challenged, or who just like to ponder and evaluate their choices.

I started with the Maltese fish soup while my wife saved herself for the main course. The fish soup was very strongly flavoured, salty and peppery, perhaps just a bit too much so for my taste.

My wife's sea bass delighted her, as did the stir fried vegetables though she found the broccoli a little too 'al dente' for a fish knife. My pork slices were very nicely grilled and tender, and the Gozo Rosé wine we chose very pleasant.

All in all it was a very pleasant experience, even at 80 euros inclusive of the tip.

  • Visited January 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Perfect hideaway”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Lovely small restaurant with authentic Mediterranean style food. Excellent friendly service - highly recommend! Try not to sit near the door - people kept going out to smoke and cold air plus smell of cigarettes come in at you which isn't great, but not a fault of this wonderful little restaurant.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank AmyBrooks
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Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely!!”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

Went to Rubino, finally. What to say, lovely meal, lots of house specialities. Had the tagliata, seriously good, lovely steak! Also whitebait and prawns. One of the best meals I have had in Malta !! Will be going back there soon...

  • Visited November 2013
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