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Il-Horza

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6, St. Christopher Street | Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1468, Malta
+356 2122 6936
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 19:30 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pretentious, bad cooking, expensive. I am a food writer and have never been so disappointed and it makes me sad for Malta that restaurants like this serve badly cooked food with silly names, small portions, frozen cheesecake for pudding (you couldn't get your teeth into it) . A tuna fillet, overcooked, swimming in gravy like a pork chop , cost... More 

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Thank hcgalizia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to this restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. I warned the chef when booking that I'm vegetarian. There weren't any veggie options on the menu, but the chef prepared an amazing starter and main course with the fresh ingredients that he had available. The result was truly amazing and delicious. Apparently, the menu is changed regularly according to what... More 

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Thank Claudia B
Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend to try this small and cosy restaurant in the hard Central of Valletta it's been a perfect dinner with my cousin all for the food was great I left on Charles hands "The owner" to make use dinner and we're very very satisfied!!! Hope you try it.....

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Thank Clint S
Malta
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered a meat, which tasted good, but can definitely find better meat dishes around and at better prices. Ordered an antipasto but the menu did not specify what it included. Our bad for not asking! It, in fact, turned out to be a very small meat platter! Total waste of money. Considering that we're not meat lovers, we informed the... More 

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Thank ariamz
Malta
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit at Il-Horza, which is tucked away in a secondary street of Malta's capital. The ambience is very nice and warm. Despite being a small restaurant, it wasn't noisy. Staff served us well, and the food was divine. Exquisite mix of antipasto, and two mains proved to be superb - pork belly and veal. Very tender... More 

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Thank Robert C
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I was amazed when we walked up to this little restaurant and there were tables available! Having read other reviews I thought we wouldn't have a hope. It's all true! The food here is fantastic from bread to desert. The chef deserves proper accolades! The service is good and the wine list also good-and all local. The setting is lovely... More 

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Thank Erica G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Great service and menu. My pork was fantastic. Husband felt his beef could have benefitted from a little more jus. The desserts were divine

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Thank Emma L
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Il-Horza is a tiny restaurant in a traditional old building. We therefore appreciated that fellow guests were quiet and respectful of the intimacy of the space. The food was delicious, and presented with care, though the large size of the serves meant that we couldn't contemplate any desserts - so the meal felt out of balance. Service was efficient but... More 

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Thank ehles
Tenterden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this little restaurant and at first walked past but decided to go back and take a look. We walked in and found 4 small tables two of which were occupied. The menu was small but had some good choices ,the food was excellent the host was courteous and helpful and obviously took a pride in his food... More 

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Thank Tim P
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful friendly restaurant. Not large and very nice atmosphere. The veal was very nice and the peaches for desert were lovely. The owner was welcoming and the local red house wine was just right with the veal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Saturday
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6, St. Christopher Street | Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1468, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2122 6936

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