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Grotto Tavern

10 Parish Square, Rabat, Island of Malta RBT 1232, Malta
+356 7945 3258
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Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (20 reviews)
“lamb” (8 reviews)
“oysters” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, International, Mediterranean, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
LOCATION
10 Parish Square, Rabat, Island of Malta RBT 1232, Malta
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Grotto Tavern
1. The Grotto
"restaurant's new look is fabulous, cosy, warm, rustic yet creative and"
ShawnMalta
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2. A Perfect lunch
"Pasta for lunch, it was Perfect!!! Mine was Tagliatelle Maltese"
Peter_van_Beek
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3. The decor
"I Loved the food, the decoration, the ambient and the service."
Enrique F
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1 - 10 of 165 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even if we arrived late we had no problem getting served. My husband had the rabbit that was very, very nice and crisp. I had the fish soup, to be honest not what I expected but it was a great surprise! Lovely!

Thank Gabri S
Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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, Kathleen Pearson Marketing and Events Grotto Tavern

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

I LOVED this restaurant!!not only is the ambiance romantic and gorgeous, the staff is excellent, super friendly, attentive and professional and the food is simply DEVINE!!fantastic presentation, ideal portions and reasonably priced! Ever bite was like a little taste of heaven, especially the desert!:) Highly...More

Thank Jodi H
Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 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, Kathleen Pearson Marketing and Events Manager Grotto Tavern

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot say enough about this amazing restaurant! It’s tucked away in a private but not too private lower ground level but still has plenty of natural light coming in from the street above. The decor is so so cute and the menu was adorable! Very...More

Thank Capriana J
Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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, Kathleen Pearson Marketing and Events Grotto Tavern

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sampler plate was a generous serving of sausages, pickled onions, picked beans, olives, fresh cheese, sun dried tomatoes and bread. The two of us shared that and a dish of orange octopus. It made for the perfect lunch. We loved the authentic flavors of...More

Thank ahling33
Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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, Kathleen Pearson Marketing and Events Grotto Tavern

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't written a review before but the food here was so good that I felt I had to share! The staff were friendly and very helpful, offering alternatives when they didn't have the wine we asked for- it was Delicious :) The ravioli was...More

Thank robyn s
Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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, Kathleen Pearson Marketing and Events Grotto Tavern

Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Visited with wife for a romantic dinner after recommendation from a friend. Lived up to expectations and more. Excellent food and attentive service. We shared a main of mussels for a starter that proved to be delicious. Wife took lamb and I took ribeye, both...More

Thank Stephen B
Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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, Kathleen Pearson Marketing and Events Grotto Tavern

Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

We took the steos down for outstanding service, and wonderful food. A cozy place for a tranquil ending for our trip to Malta.

Thank Donald W
Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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, Kathleen Pearson Marketing and Events Grotto Tavern

Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

I came with my boyfriend in march for a meal, we had octopus and fresh ravioli to start there where amazing tastful with every bite and the sauce was to die for. For main course we had fillet and carre of lamb. Super taste full...More

Thank rejxiil
Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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, Kathleen Pearson Marketing and Events Grotto Tavern

Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

My family and I visited this restaurant for the first time in many years. The restaurant's new look is fabulous, cosy, warm, rustic yet creative and sophisticated. Service was efficient, knowledgeable and friendly. The food delicious and well presented. We look forward to returning.

Thank ShawnMalta
Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 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, Kathleen Pearson Marketing and Events Grotto Tavern

Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Great food, service and atmosphere. A great and pleasant night out. Definitely worth it and recommended.

Thank Karl H
Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 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, Kathleen Pearson Marketing and Events Grotto Tavern

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Neil K
18 May 2017|
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Response from Sliema28 | Reviewed this property |
Check out their website for menu. Yes you can sit by the bar but its mainly an eating place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 18 - US$ 32
Meals
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Parish Square, Rabat, Island of Malta RBT 1232, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Rabat
  • Phone Number: +356 7945 3258
  • E-mail
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.
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