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“Great meal, very good value” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Grabiel

Grabiel
Ranked #14 of 81 Restaurants in Marsascala
Price range: $9 - $54
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Grill, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Grabiel is a family run business. Vast menu although we are well known by Maltese locals for our fresh fish and seafood specialities. Grabiel is separated in two parts; the main restaurant that is open for lunch and dinner, as well as the terrazza that is open everyday from 9am - 1030pm.
Hove, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great meal, very good value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

I had sea bass here, served off the bone, and very nice it was.
But what really made the meal was the accompaniments, salad, chips, good bread, potatoes, and two other side dishes which were very tasty but unfamiliar to me. So it was a very substantial meal.
With a pint of lager (which was actually more than a pint) it came to 20 euros, very good value.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Malta
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250 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Good food but check your bill!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

It was quite a while since we had last been to Grabiel (the formal part). It's always been a good restaurant, especially for fish. I had stopped going there because of the attitude of one of the brothers which I used to find rather invasive.

Well we decided to give it another try some weeks ago. This time around we sat at the open terrace which is the more casual part of the eatery. It is better suited for families with children, like us. Well, the food was good and reasonably priced - couldn't complain about that. I was annoyed about the fact that we got billed for two glasses of wine which we didn't order. Initially I thought of it as a genuine mistake (it can happen) - but some days after I was speaking to some friends of ours and they claimed that it was not the first time that it had happened to them too. Coincidence or habit?

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Il Gzira, Malta
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“good value”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

Not in the best position in Marsascala...if you sit outside you're right by the road and a yucky pool of stagnant water. Inside is much better. A rather over-friendly waiter, which some people might like but personally I find invasive. Food was fine and good value, is my normal place to go in Marsascala.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Beth_bird_beth
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Be very hungry!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

Returned to this restaurant three times last week. Good value, delicious food and lots of it! We had sea bass, chicken and pasta dishes and local wine. All really good

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bubbles61_10
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sydney
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74 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great for the family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

Nice casual place for the whole family. Food was good and prices very good. Be ready to eat a lot as the portions are massive. Will not hesitate to eat here any day. The only issue I had was that outside was a bit too hot so we moved inside with no hassle at all.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank norbham
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