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53 Triq il-Fran | 53, Old Bakery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2122 4656
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 12:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 19:30 - 22:30
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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Upon reading the rave reviews for this restaurant, we made a reservation for the end of our week in Valletta. After eating night after night in great restaurants (Capistrano, Pastaus, di Carafa, Taproom), we were not bowled over by our meal at Rubino. If anything, our experience at Rubino did not compare favorably with other restaurants: the service wasn't great... More 

Thank frugalm0m
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my second time to Malta and my second time to Rubino! The staff and owners are attentive and always on hand to help anyone with an allergy (my partner). The food is amazing! You must try the rabbit dish or the ribeye (both of which I rate as the best in Valletta) I'll be back next time I'm... More 

Thank Chris B
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a family meal at Rubino's last night on the recommendation of a friend. He wasn't wrong. I am going to be dreaming of the Pork with honey and thyme for some time to come. A delicious three course meal with some really excellent recommendations on local wine. The Owner was attentive and hands on. Nothing was too much... More 

Thank Guy E
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cosy restaurant (though bigger than it looks from the street - it goes down into the cellars) with very good local cooking. Tasty, fresh, very good service. Rabbit is good as is the fish.

Thank N M
London, United Kingdom
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746 reviews
601 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In a quiet side street in Valletta Rubino is well known to the locals. In the small back basement there are a few tables so booking is essential. Interesting dishes with a good selection of meat, fish and pasta. All ingredients are fresh and the restaurant really cares about good food. We had the local fish Gurbel a local meaty... More 

Thank JNWSuisse
Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I understand that this restaurant is somewhat of an institution, and I understand why. the chefs produce outstanding cuisine. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, and Toni is very good about explaining the dishes. It is not the restaurant's fault, but there were too many loud British tourists for my taste, asking for things like "fish and chips"....Enough said.

Thank Caroline-LosAngeles1
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small and slightly quirky restaurant, one street away from one of the main streets in Valletta. We'd booked because I'd read the reviews on trip advisor and we were not disappointed. This is great quality food, done fairly simply but very, very well. I had the asparagus to start and my husband had the risotto, which I... More 

Thank E_Mozza
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped into Rubino (named after the shop that used to be here) after an afternoon of wondering around Valletta. Owned by a Maltese, the menu is for the most part traditional to the island - and none the worst for it. I had razor clam pasta (very well cooked, nicely spicy) followed by the rabbit, which was a delightfully sticky... More 

Thank Number23
Bristol, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We ended up dining in Rubino based upon the recommendation of a business partner. We weren't disappointed, the food and service was exceptional. I would definitely make a point of visiting here again if I had the chance.

Thank GusTheRat
Province of Valencia, Spain
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Lovely food, quant atmosphere and very friendly service. Highly recommended, however make sure you book or go early.

Thank John F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
19:30 - 22:30
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?