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53 Triq il-Fran | 53, Old Bakery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2122 4656
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 12:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 19:30 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A real delight hidden away at 54 Old Bakery Street in Valletta. Starters at around €12.00 and mains at €22,00 are really good value and truly delicious. A really delightful, small restaurant which is a must!

Thank Jerry G
Old Tappan, NJ
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164 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rubino is a small Italian restaurant in Valletta. It was recommended by our hotel, Casa Ellul, and my husband and I were not disappointed. We had a really delicious lunch. i had the risotto, which was excellent.

Thank Harriette7
Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate one great dinner and rebooked two nights later as there was so much to try on the blackboard menu. The second meal was even better. Friendly, unpretentious and family run and need to book as very popular. Enjoyed the pork fillets in honey and thyme, the neonati were superb and the seared tuna was cooked to perfection. Good... More 

Thank Robert D
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129 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came here 7 years ago on the recommendation of friends and have recommended others to come here - none have had anything other than favourable experiences. It is a small intimate restaurant where the staff care so much about the food and your enjoyment. They seated us in a lovely table, great ambience, in the cellar, was so intimate,... More 

Thank biffoBuckinghamshire
Attard, Malta
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Your menu is read out to you from the chalk board as food varies depending on what is in season and what the chef prepares. We were a table of 5 with all different dishes and everything was divine. the waiter was very friendly and knew the menu and ingredients well. I loved my Monk Fish well cooked and prepared... More 

Thank Diane D
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In every city, there are only a few eating places that reflect the long history of the place, its culture and its cuisine. Rubino's brings these factors together in Valletta. The food is well executed and with a history of over a century of providing foods and sweets, the place has a legitimate claim to legacy. The owner and manager... More 

Thank Al C
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food and wine really nice small but well laid out ,service was great also lovely desserts,would need to book in advance I think

Thank chas5058
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this place. The food was great and the staff was friendly, polite and attentive. It is small so make a reservation. Reasonably priced for a nice quality restaurant. Wines were also reasonably priced.

Thank Jan K
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Splendid food. Plenty to eat and beautifully presented. Wonderful little extra delicacies on top of wonderful 3 course meal which was more like 4 courses for 75 euros. Lovely guy who served us. Also the restaurant inside was a perfect temperature not too hot and not too cold.

Thank Cathy P
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking forward to our visit here - highlighted in Lonely Planet as the best place to eat in Valletta - and we booked weeks in advance. Upon arriving, the staff were very formal and lacking in atmosphere. At the end of the meal, we noticed that all the other diners were offered a free drink on the house... More 

Thank Sara P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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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Msida, Malta
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?