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Ali Baba

9 Ponsomby Street, Il Gzira, Island of Malta GZR 1075, Malta
+356 2134 0119
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Halal, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
9 Ponsomby Street, Il Gzira, Island of Malta GZR 1075, Malta
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had dinner here recently.The food was simply extraordinary as well as the service! The waiter advised me on what to take based on what I told him I liked. I tried 4 different dishes, all of which were tasty and fresh. As I didn't...More

Thank footprints00
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommended from the owner of our guest house. We were certainly not disappointed. We received a warm welcome on arrival. The place is quite small and was busy. I would recommend phoning in advance to book a table. The food was...More

Thank Thedsm
Reviewed 18 April 2017

A friend recommended this place so we gave it a try. It is located in a small side street in Gzira and the place is New York style small. Luckily we were in the first seating of the night (18:30) and so it was only...More

Thank ForeignObserver2
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

A Lebanese person reviewing a Lebanese restaurant means I'm automatically going to be a little more tough since I have high expectations. The place offers really good food to be honest but I wouldn't say it's 100% authentic Lebanese cuisine. Really enjoyed it though I...More

1  Thank Ghada R
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

What can I say but I have been wanting to try this restaurant for 7 years yet for some reason or another never have. This was one of the greatest meals I've had. Everything about this place is excellent.. The waiters and staff are so...More

Thank EmonMF
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Lebanese is not a common form of cuisine one can find on the island of Malta however Ali Baba is probably the best if one is the mood of indulging in this type of food. In spite of the restaurant being a bit small the...More

Thank imperiatrix89
Reviewed 6 April 2017

If you are looking for something different, check Ali Baba out! Their mezzes (starters) are very interesting and their lamb is gorgeous. The prices are higher than average in the area though (e.g. eur 25+ for lamb main course) and if you take their traditional...More

Thank Manuel4A
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The food is superb. first course pita-bread filled with mince veal rump is gorgeous. Main course dishes with lamb meat - anyone of them is a real delight. Service is great with middle-east hospitality. Every visit in Malta I pay this restaurant a visit. Don't...More

Thank OrCohenSperling
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is ok, it's a decent place to dine out on a Saturday night. Making a reservation is quite easily. I made one over email and it was accepted immediately. The staff : very nice and helpful, maybe a bit too eager to sell...More

Thank IonMinca86
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Ate here twice in 4 days because it was so fantastic. They ask if you would like them to bring a mix of mezze, which is perfect. That way you get a delicious mix of all kinds of food. I loved the dips, the various...More

Thank trip-chick-munich
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Maria C
Hi, what is the ambient of the restaurant please? Is it a very casual one or good for a smart casual outing?
18 March 2015|
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Response from John F | Reviewed this property |
I don't think the restaurant has a dress code but their Maltese customers may have. Maltese folk expect people to behave accordingly and I think that casual during the day and smart casual in the evening would be... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Ponsomby Street, Il Gzira, Island of Malta GZR 1075, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Il Gzira
  • Phone Number: +356 2134 0119
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