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4, St. Joseph Street, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2135 2000
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

very good restaurant - ate there twice - atmospheric inside - probably nicer at the tables outside on the waters edge but despite heaters - still too cold for me. Food never disappointed. good service. highly recommended - and indeed was recommended to us by someone who had recently been.

Thank sakatz
Berlin, Germany
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived in St Julian’s in the early afternoon of a Sunday – so all the restaurants were (still) very busy. But among the cluster of waterside eateries with an attractive view of Spinola Bay, there was a table free at Raffael’s. We were just looking for “sustenance” and not “fine food” – and Raffael’s delivered. We started with a... More 

Thank rogermargaret2015
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by while going for a short walk on the arrival day to Malta. Very nice ambient, next to the sea, staff very friendy. Guy could afford a bit longer chat with us,no rush yet as we were there early, answering to our questions about local stuff.... Restaurant is offering number of local specialities. I enjoyed Bragiolu - Beef Olives... More 

Thank Tomi K
Valletta, Malta
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86 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We both ordered the Spaghetti with Octopus dish and highly recommend it. The proportion is just right and full of flavor. The setting and atmosphere is perfect in that it's right at the water , off of the main road; away from the traffic, yet very easy to get to. Raffael's is open the whole day through, which is a... More 

Thank Bescheidgeber1
Western Ireland, Ireland
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a pleasant dinner here & it was good value. Lovely position by the sea. There was a good selection of food from pizza to fish & meat.

Thank 12Pud
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great restaurant serving traditional Maltese food. Lovely views over st Julian's bay. . Staff were very friendly

Thank Tracey Paul T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beef olives recommended! Good service, friendly and plenty of GF options. Maltese wine also very drinkable.

Thank Rona M
Solihull, United Kingdom
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358 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Soroptimists are at a conference at the Hilton and this was a chance to break out for an evening meal. Rafaela is by the waterfront and provides an excellent venue for friends to enjoy a meal. Good service and a nice but limited menu and good house wine made for a convivial evening.

Thank Davidlowe46
York, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in mid-morning for a coffee, decided to share a bruschetta between the two of us. Which was nice enough, though not enormous. The coffee was good, the prices were OK, and the lady serving us was chatty and very nice (we were the first customers of the day). Nice layout, lovely view outside - and the toilets were clean... More 

Thank WillieEckerslike
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely location overlooking Spinola Bay. This restaurant has a wide choice of dishes, many local and others of a more European style. Wine list includes lovely Maltese wine - Marsovin. The waiters are attentive and listen when you ask for delays between courses. We were on our way to the airport the second time we ate there and didn't want... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4, St. Joseph Street, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's
  • Phone Number: +356 2135 2000

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