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“Well worth the price.”
Review of Black Pig

Black Pig
Ranked #80 of 234 Restaurants in Valletta
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Well worth the price.”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

The name of the restaurant is not appealing to us, at least not to us Dutch folk. However the food is a real delight, every dish we had was very rich in flavor and tasted great. The spring vegetables (as a starter), truly magnificent! The Gurnarol (frogfish) and the duck were very good too. Prices are high compared to most restaurants in Valletta, but considering the really superb taste of the food it really is well worth the price.

The restaurant opens it's doors for diner at 19:30, which is late considering most of the shops in the city close about an hour before that. As dudley96 pointed out, we too felt the chairs were too low for the tables. The "wine cellar type" of room felt cosy to us. The waiter could loosen up just a bit without losing his professionalism.

In contrast to our motto when on holidays being: vacations are too short to visit the same restaurant twice, we'll probably visit this restaurant again.

  • Visited March 2013
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Essex
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Still learning but certainly worth a visit”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

The chairs are too low. The room lacks a little in atmosphere.
Some of the food is over-complicated.
BUT overall this is a restaurant worth visiting - the cooking is careful, the food well presented, the service friendly and professional, the wine list interesting and reasonably priced.
The humour of the owner/chef is apparent and makes for a good evening.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Dudley96
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Gzira, Malta
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Exceptional!”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

We went to the black pig on a Monday night for a birthday dinner. As it was a Monday it was very quiet, but the food was exceptional, the service top drawer, and the overall experience very agreeable. Will certainly be back.

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank KRM2010
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Valletta, Malta
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Real high gastronomy accompanied with splendid fine wines for an available price. By far the best restaurant in Malta....

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Eugesipe P
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Haz-Zebbug, Malta
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing Culinary Experience”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

Thumbs up for Chef Andrew!

At Black Pig I had one of the best meals on the island. Definitely a culinary experience which I would recommend.

The restaurant has few covers and in my opinion this allows Chef Andrew to express himself at his best making sure that every plate served has his own touch, meeting the high level of standard which he sets to himself.

I am very confident that in few months time Black Pig would be an award winning restaurant.

Keep up the good work folks !!!!

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank berti_mercieca
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