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“Great Birthday Dinner!”
Review of Grotto Tavern

Grotto Tavern
Ranked #9 of 69 Restaurants in Rabat
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$46
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Situated in the charming village of Rabat, opposite St Paul's Church, The Grotto Tavern Restaurant boasts a typical Maltese house of character, which has been transformed into a lovely restaurant retaining original Maltese features and an interconnecting cellar featuring a 2000 year old cave. The Grotto Tavern's kitchen brigade have and continue to satisfy the palate of a multinational clientele with sublime cuisine, bringing together the finest seasonal produce with innovation, finesse and expertise to bring forth tantalising dishes. The Grotto Tavern Restaurant guarantees a discreet and an impeccably attentive service allowing patrons the time to savour and enjoy the cuisine and the company.
Reviewed 31 July 2018

I went there to celebrate my boyfriend birthday and we were really satisfied. The restaurant in itself is in a very particular location, very elegant and orginal, since it's actually in a grotto but you also have the chance to dine outside, if you want to. The service was impeccable, the wine excellent and what we ordered were novelle cusine dishes that were prepared with fresh and delicious ingredients. We had a crab starter than I had mushroom ravioli and we also got a chocolate dessert that was to die for. Impecabble and fast service, delicious and orginal dishes make the perfect evening.

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Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted with your comments and positive feedback and greatly anticipate your return!

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Reviewed 28 July 2018

It was a really nice experience dining at the Grotto Tavern. The grotto is amazing and the meat dishes and desserts were fabulous. We were very well taken care of by the staff as well. Highly recommended!!

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Thank bonnicig
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Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted with your comments and positive feedback and greatly anticipate your return!

Best Regards,
Grotto Tavern

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Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

We were celebrating the birthday of my sisters twins who are only two, so really it was just us looking for an excuse to have a nice meal out. Considering they were there though we thought it a good idea to have a private space since it was nine of us in total and at least should we a little louder than other diners that we would not bother anyone else. Well The Grotto Tavern has exactly the room we were after.

I had a croquette with a meat filling to start and then had rib-eye as a main course - which quite a few of us opted for in the end. My wife had a fish main, my older nephew had ravioli and we were all well pleased with our dinner. Wine choice very good as well, which is always a big plus particularly for my wife. She likes a good thought menu and a decent selection.

Service was very good, well we had the full attention of one of the waitresses throughout or at least so it seemed - even though they had some more people towards the other end of the restaurant.

Now I’d been here before a number of years back and clearly there must be new management or certainly has been spruced up a little in recent years which is also a bonus.

Thank brian_21179
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Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted with your comments and positive feedback and greatly anticipate your return!

Best Regards,
Grotto Tavern

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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Really great time... pork belly, risotto... one perfect plate after the other. Great service, choice of wine. I preferred al freak which is outside next to the church of St. Paul.

Thank David M
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Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted with your comments and positive feedback and greatly anticipate your return!

Best Regards,
Grotto Tavern

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

If you're looking to have a romantic dinner, Grotto Tavern is the place to go. The atmosphere is super (ask to be seated in the grotto). The food is also excellent, as is the service.

Thank jjodemaiis
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Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted with your comments and positive feedback and greatly anticipate your return!

Best Regards,
Grotto Tavern

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