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Grotto Tavern

10 Parish Square, Rabat, Island of Malta RBT 1232, Malta
+356 7945 3258
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
LOCATION
10 Parish Square, Rabat, Island of Malta RBT 1232, Malta
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1 - 10 of 124 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Great service and excellent food with complimentary starter. attention to detail in preparing food and presentation.

Thank Les68c
Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 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 Manager Grotto Tavern

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Initially planned to visit because of Tripadvisor reviews and was additionally incentivised by a lady at the entrance with a free aperitif voucher. It was a great experience, food is great, octopus stew was the best octopus dish I had, perfect and friendly service. Prices...More

Thank Lukasz_Cz
Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 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 Manager Grotto Tavern

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying in Rabat for a wedding in Mdina. The night after, my wife an I came here. Just a lovely relaxed experience. Had octopus to start then Ravioli Maltese, both delicious. Service was very friendly, informal and relaxed but spot on. Not what we expected...More

Thank Paul C
Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 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 Manager Grotto Tavern

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for lunch, while most people come to this gastronomic restaurant for dinner (they stay open until 3 PM for lunch, which is convenient) - as a way to escape the heat. The place is lovely, romantic, and the service was very attentive,...More

Thank Jacques W
Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 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 Manager Grotto Tavern

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic meal at the Grotto Tavern. The food was amazing as well as the service. A very lovely atmosphere with a fine dining food experience but fuss free feel. A varied meal which caters for many different tastes. Definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Josie S
Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 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 Manager Grotto Tavern

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little restaurant in Rabat, not too busy and good food. Service was great, the team knew their menu and their suggestions were well received.

Thank Cara H
Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 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 Manager Grotto Tavern

Reviewed 24 May 2017

I visited Grotto some time ago and I opted to revisit again. Since then they have undergone some internal refurbishing and the place is looking smart and tasteful. The food here is very special and the meal even more refined and polished since my last...More

Thank Joseph G
Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 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 Manager Grotto Tavern

Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

A wonderful experience, divine food and Nice French waiter, good advice for wine. Delicious desserts. Very good fish. Everything fresh and perfectly cooked. Also nice place and atmosphere!

2  Thank Julieparis75
Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 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 Manager Grotto Tavern

Reviewed 15 May 2017

After visiting Mdina, a very nice village. We were walking around Rabat when we saw this restaurant. It caught our attention and we decided to enter! We did not regret it as we had an amazing dinner, the BEST ONE WE HAD IN MALTA. The...More

Thank Amaia O
Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

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 15 May 2017

Visited this restauarnt for Mother's Day and it was a pleasant experience. Excellent service and Food. Wifi not so strong but that should not be an issue. Highly recommend.

Thank Sliema28
Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

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

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Neil K
What vegetarian foods are on offer? Is there a bar area that you can sit in without eating .?
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$17 - US$29
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 15:00
Monday
19:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 15:00
Thursday
00:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
00:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Saturday
00:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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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