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Malata Restaurant

St Georges Palace Square | St Georges Palace Square, VLT1190, Valletta, Island of Malta, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1190, Malta
+356 2762 2733
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
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“pasta” (31 reviews)
“sea bass” (15 reviews)
“shellfish” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
St Georges Palace Square | St Georges Palace Square, VLT1190, Valletta, Island of Malta, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1190, Malta
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Malata restaurant is a very nice restaurant in the heart of Valletta. The food is delicious, you have enough choices such as fresh fish which has been caught earlier that day. So very good food, for the right price and our multilingual host (English, Italian,...More

Thank DyBre
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went for a quick pre dinner drink here as it was close to the restaurant we were going to. They seemed annoyed we wanted a drink. We were pushed to one of any two tables we were allowed to sit at even though the...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here for our anniversary dinner, it was a lovely location in St Georges Palace Square. The head waiter was extremely friendly and helpful. We had scallops to start as these are a favourite of ours, they were amazing. I had steak and my...More

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited in the evening for dinner, the fish looked good but we opted for Pasta. It's homemade to order and was delicious. The male waiter was very happy and helpful but the lady was to be honest quite sullen and will put some people...More

Thank ChrisandVanessa-CH3
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great meal here. We both had fish, tuna & swordfish, & both thoroughly enjoyed the food. The head waiter is very friendly & helpful but not too intrusive. This restaurant is good value for money.

Thank jean292015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having dinner at this location looks good from the first perspective, good was excellent as we ordered the aubergine as a starter and the steak as a main. Unfortunately the food tasted worst just because of the terrible service. The young lady who was providing...More

Thank Thomas J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here four times during our stay and loved it. The food was excellent and the head waiter was chatty, helpful and pleasant, without being invasive. We enjoyed the food here a lot (although the cannoli desert had the filling on the outside, oddly)....More

Thank enjay70
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant over looks the St George Square. We were very fortunate as there was a fashion show in front of us to watch while we ate. The staff were lovely and the food was very tasty.

Thank Triangle81
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Very nice setting, all staff very pleasant and attentive without us feeling rushed. Food was enjoyable. Would visit again.

Thank Gareth B
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Very good service.The manager really went out of her way to make our visit a special one. They made my birthday celebration a special one. They even prepared a dish which was not on the menu for my son.

1  Thank terry19682016
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Savitri C
29 September 2016|
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Response from Dodgied | Reviewed this property |
They did seem to cater for vegetarians (I know there is a difference) and for myself as I have specific allergies to gluten and grain so you may be in luck.
22 September 2015|
Response from Westcoastcol | Reviewed this property |
The prices obviously vary depending what you have, however I dined with a colleague and our bill came to €94.30, this included a starter of duck €9.50 and fillet beef carpaccio €10.50, mains of swordfish €21and a sea bream... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Georges Palace Square | St Georges Palace Square, VLT1190, Valletta, Island of Malta, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1190, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2762 2733
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Malata, historic restaurant in Valletta, serves delicious Mediterranean cuisine prepared by our young chef.
A classic is our "Cipollazza stew" or the scorpion fish cooked stew with capers and tomatoes.
One-time atmosphere, with a youthful and gritty staff.
A dynamic menu and true southern hospitality.
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