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“Amazing location, staff and food.”
Review of Root 81

Root 81
Ranked #16 of 68 Restaurants in Rabat
Price range: US$9 - US$29
Description: Route 81 – the old bus route which was used to transport thousands of Maltese and tourists from the City of Valletta to Saqqajja Hill in Rabat. Combining this with the belief that “good food starts from its root”, was the inspiration for the name of this charming restaurant – Root 81. Nested on the side stairway leading up to Rabat, enjoying impressive views, is Root 81.
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Description: Route 81 – the old bus route which was used to transport thousands of Maltese and tourists from the City of Valletta to Saqqajja Hill in Rabat. Combining this with the belief that “good food starts from its root”, was the inspiration for the name of this charming restaurant – Root 81. Nested on the side stairway leading up to Rabat, enjoying impressive views, is Root 81.
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Visited Root81 for the first time this Monday. Service was excellent and the food was devine from starter to the dessert. We had a lovely time and will definitely visit again.

Thank ppierre777
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Reviewed 20 July 2018

Not sure how to express my disappointment I would love say it was amazing but I can’t been to all the restaurants on this little stretch loved them all and go back Every time we visits Malta .I will not be going back to this one I ordered Octopus there was very little but lots of pasta out of five of us only one was happy with there food.We did not complain maybe we should have maybe it was just a bad night shame date of our visit 16th July 2018

Thank Sharon M
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Robert C, Owner at Root 81, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Dear Sharon,

Firstly, we thank you for finding the time to post your review of Root 81. We are glad that one of you was happy with the food and experience. Noneheless, we can't tell you how disappointed we are to read your review of our restaurant. Since opening 8 months ago, we have built up quite an excellent reputation for the presentation, the taste and quality of our food, with nearly everyone highlighting the value-for-money in all our dishes, as you can see right here on TripAdvisor. To hear that you didn’t like your experience at Root 81 is very disappointing and we apologise.

Having said that, we would have loved if you had pointed this out to us while the waiter came to your table and asked if everything was fine, as rest assured we would have made everything possible to arrange what was wrong and make sure that your experience at Root 81 is a pleasant one. In fact, during the service we ask all our customers to ensure that eveything is fine with their dishes and that their whole experience is a positive and remarkable one.

As always, we will continue to strive and work hard to keep the high standards. We would love to have the opportunity to host you again for another meal and show you the quality of our dishes and provide you with impeccable service once again, and maybe change your opinion.

Robert C & all the team at Root 81

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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Great place with a fantastic view. The food was excellent and the staff very nice. Would recommend to everyone who appreciates a great meal.

Thank André B
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

The location of the restaurant is simply wonderful. We had a table outside and we had a fantastic view. The menu has a good variety and it is changed regularly. The service was really good, our server Neal was attentive and was always happy to answer any queries that we had. The food was mouthwatering, simply delicious, presentation was on point and we could experience Robert's passion when it comes to cooking and presenting food. Will surely visit soon!

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Thank Julia A
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We booked table in this restaurant , friend recommended to us and it was one of the best recommendations ever . Small restaurant with perfect view, perfect staff and amazing food . We were not sure what to it , so chef Robert recommended us food and wine ... taste of food was amazing and wine was perfect for this meat . Thank you Robert and thanks to your staff we are coming again for sure !

Thank Darko I
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