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Rubino

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53 Triq il-Fran | 53, Old Bakery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2122 4656
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19:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 12:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 19:30 - 22:30
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Manchester
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Best meal in Malta. Amazing dishes. Maltese and Mediternean food with great ingredients. Really good for vegetarians.

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Valletta, null, Malta
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91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

A must try in valletta. The menu is on a board and changes frequently. The meat was to die for and also the casatella which is excellent and a must try when you are here. Just a small note the bread is not free which together with the cover charge amounted to aprox 3 euro for 2 persons. Service was... More 

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Malta
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This icon among Valletta restaurants has been around, its standards undiminished, for over a century. It is something of a gold standard, and has remained so even after many other quality restaurants opened in the last 15-20 years. The food is exquisite (cooked with great care and the best ingredients), the menu varied (and variable), the service polite and friendly.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Lovely restaurant; daily menus with attention to detail and good quality ingredients and superb flavours. The Cassata siciliana is one of the best puddings I've ever tasted - I had to order a second when I was there. It used to be a sweet shop so they know what they are doing. Friendly staff too!

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Thank buckdelaney
Ooty, India
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

My husband discovered this well-established restaurant through his research into worthwhile restaurants. We went as a couple and returned with my family a few days later. The restaurant consists of a space at street-level and two lower level floors - a traditional, cosy, cellared restaurant in gorgeous Valletta. We were welcomed like the most treasured guests in somebody's home -... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We visited Rubino today for lunch and could not have wished for a better experience. The asparagus was cooked to perfection, the service was warm and welcoming and the value for money very good. Thank you for a very pleasant afternoon.

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Southborough, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

In my view the best restaurant in Valletta, tacked in a small and old place of the main street of Valletta you will find this jewel. The menu is written on a the wall, amazing risotto, the best lamb shank ever, great pasta and excellent fish and meet. Whatever we tried we got something great, traditional Maltese\Italian cooking at it's... More 

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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Do not be fooled by the old-fashioned exterior. The dishes of the day are chalked up on wall boards. The service is excellent and the staff are happy to explain the dishes (some have local names). The portions are very generous so unless you are very hungry, then sharing or even skipping a starter might be a good idea! Essential... More 

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Thank greatscotts3
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great great restaurant. Food out of this world. Need to book as it is not huge but HIGHLY recommended

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London UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Don't be put off by your first look inside Rubino's. It's homely slightly rundown appearance only adds to the culinary sensation you are about to enjoy. Fabulous friendly service and a menu that had so many dishes I fancied that it was hard to choose. There were 12 of us and everyones dish was gorgeous. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Thursday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Friday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Saturday
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Triq il-Fran | 53, Old Bakery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2122 4656

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