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“Excellent Maltese cuisine”
Review of Rubino

Rubino
Ranked #6 of 258 Restaurants in Valletta
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed April 11, 2014

We went to Rubina towards the end of our week in Valletta and after trying several other highly rated places, Rubina beat all of the for us.
It is a bit tucked away but well worth the visit, with the owner keeping things moving efficiently and providing entertaining chat along the way. The menu is chalked on the wall daily so everything changes according to what is fresh and available. We had a neonati (a small local fish) pasta and sheep's cheese for starter, both lovely, while my wife floowed with a fish called gurbel, and I had spaghetti with seafood sauce, both very Maltese and delicious. We shared a Cassata Siciliana (a type of cake, not the ice cream we English assume) for dessert, something of a house special as the owner was a confectioner when he first set up.
Very enjoyable and very good value.

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Thank JonG0108
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Reviewed April 9, 2014

Delicious Food, Friendly service, nice ambience!!

We were nice greeted and was served very well.
The Owner and the Chef both were very Nice, the Chef explained the Menu; and we were served by the owner. Would definitely Return if in Valletta Again. Reservation strongly recommended.

We opted for the Pumpkin Soup & Neonati for starters, and Pork & Spnott filled with pinenuts& herbs for Maincourse!

Keep it up!!

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Thank N33l30N
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

We found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and were not disappointed.
We turned up fairly late in the evening and luckily managed to get a table on the lower floor.
It was lovely, private and romantic.
The menu is fairly small but the selections that we chose were very good and nicely prepared.
The only complaint was cold plates which is not uncommon in Malta, and note a huge selection of green vegetables,
Overall though the whole experience was very good leading us to book the restaurant for our last night

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Thank JokerUK1
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

We'd kind of saved this restaurant for out last lunch time in Malta recognising that it's well thought of. To be honest though it joins an array of similar, traditional restaurants in older premises that gave a good greeting, served us very well , but in the final analysis the food itself fell a little short. We given some home-made crackers and dips to start- sadly none of the delicious Maltese bread here. We both settled for a starter of lightly stewed Jerusalem artichokes - a vegetable we mostly like though on this occasion we both felt the dish didn't work terrible well. My Calamari was grilled well enough but the potatoes they elected to serve with both our main courses looks superficially like roast but were actually oven -baked in stock and we felt these detracted from our meal somewhat. My wife felt that her pork had rather too much honey with it. Value was decent rather than remarkable. Sorry I can't share the general enthusiasm.

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Thank DavidHBerkshire_UK
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

On saturday Night we enjoyed the great Atmosphere and the Delicious Food. The Waiter was very Nice explaining the Menu.
Would defenitely Return if in valetta Again. Reservation strongly recommended.

Thank arnsch
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