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53 Triq il-Fran | 53, Old Bakery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2122 4656
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cassata” (32 reviews)
“rabbit” (66 reviews)
“risotto” (29 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
53 Triq il-Fran | 53, Old Bakery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed yesterday

You must try this place!Excellent service with amazing locally cooked food!The owner and his staff were excellent!

Thank georgeiatr
Reviewed 2 days ago

The restaurant is essentially underground distributed in three small rooms with very pleasant vaults. The service is excellent. The food is not what I would prefer in Malta although there is nothing really negative about what is served. We had Asparagus and rosemary risotto to...More

Thank jmLondon845
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been a regular client for many years and will keep on coming back. Excellent service and great food.

Thank Montaldo58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were given a choice of tables and once seated were offered food recommendations from the waiter. The service was very pleasant and friendly. The food was unfortunately warm rather than hot when it arrived and this spoilt what would have otherwise been an excellent...More

Thank Babeski
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As others have reported, from the street this does look like somewhere that has closed down, indeed as you push open the door the feeling is reinforced but persevere. I don't think even the most ardent fan would describe this as a smart venue, but...More

Thank HonestHospitality17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has been here for decades, and specializes in traditional dishes. They know what they are doing and can deliver well. It is on several levels, each appears to have different decor. We were in the basement -- sort of a crypt feeling. We...More

Thank GloriaAnchio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Revisited Rubino for the umpteenth time. Always consistently good food with excellent service. If you are in Valletta's its a must visit especially for their traditional island famous cassatella. However booking is always recommended!

Thank littlemisssliemagirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had to look around for this restaurant and the front doesn't look encouraging (looks like an old closed place), but don't be fooled, this is the best place to eat on Malta. First the troubles. It is quite small with steps between each of...More

Thank krzyk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You must try this place we you are in Valletta. Very good service and amazing food Would love to try it again...Thanks everyone there

Thank stevetarros
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We wandered in by chance at lunchtime and were lucky to get a table. Starters of fried calamari and chicken livers were perfect, and the mains of red snapper and lamb shank were even more perfect. We didn't have space for desert, but will rectify...More

Thank lacampana99
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6 April 2017|
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Response from mazza1908 | Reviewed this property |
They have lovely veggie dishes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Triq il-Fran | 53, Old Bakery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2122 4656
  • E-mail
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