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Malata Restaurant

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St Georges Palace Square | St Georges Palace Square, VLT1190, Valletta, Island of Malta, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1190, Malta
+356 2123 3967
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do not come close to Malata. Worst service ever. We've waited close to an hour for fries and pasta. When asked about the delay, the staff was rude and inconsiderate. When fries finally arrived, it was the smallest plate I've ever seen in a restaurant. Finally we cancelled everything, paid for beer and fries that we actually got and left,... More 

Thank galavia
San Francisco, California
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordered lobster after discussing the details ; weight, preparation, price then ended up with fish. After waiting for so long for the food I still wanted to send it back but they would not accept. I noticed all customers were asked to go next door but didn't realize why until we got the bill. They were not accepting credit cards... More 

Thank Ranoutofideasforname
Rabat, Malta
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I,was very disappointed by Malata restaurant last sunday 13th november,where i took a representative for dinner and we ordered Tuna FISH.This tUNA we were given not only stank that it was inedible.We complained but where told that they had served 100 patrons and nobody complained at all.We were not offered any compensation at all by the restaurant in question and... More 

Thank David C
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is good but service is too slow. One hour for 3 plates of pasta. Persons on two tables next to us left without eating because they had waited to long.

Thank Karl H
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

One of the best on the island! Impeccable service and mouth watering foood! Really enjoyed it! And it is set in a beautiful square!

Thank Maria B
Hamburg, Germany
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Malata has undergone a change - now an excellent Italian cuisine can be sampled here. We had a most impressive antipasto platter of raw seafood: prime quality, to be followed by some love fish from the grill. Good wine list, friendly service and jazz now on Wednesdays and Friday nights.

Thank dieterlue
Chichester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Malata's terrace overlooks the pedestrianised square with its evening display of musical illuminated fountains - they also have a basement room with a stairway not for the faint of heart! We ate here three times during our stay in Malta - you can usually get a table outside early on, but if you're planning to eat after 8:30 it pays... More 

Thank Pigassou47
Brooklyn, New York
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Wow, so disappointed. Went with a large group and no one had anything good to say about their meal. Staff was slow and unprofessional. Location is nice, I can't imagine they would stay in business without the location. Do yourself a favor and eat elsewhere.

Thank BrklynTravel
Cannock, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We ate here on a Sunday night. The setting was lovely & staff were friendly and attentive. The meal was lovely, but there were limited choices on the menu. Probably wouldn't visit again if we came to Malta due to the menu availability.

Thank KathyEllis888
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

If you are going to eat in valletta this is probably one of the best locations to be at right in front of the Grand Master's Palace and in the square where there is also dancing fountains every hour.

Thank ctclaude

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$32
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
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 2123 3967

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