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Il-Gifen Bar

277 Triq San Pawl, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1213, Malta
+356 2702 0014
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (20 reviews)
“pasta” (7 reviews)
“burger” (2 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
277 Triq San Pawl, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1213, Malta
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A small family run business. Always busy, lots of locals and local dishes served daily. We thoroughly enjoyed pasta with a rabbit sauce - a huge portion and very tasty. The table wine 🍷 and coffee were delicious too. Located opposite St Paul the shipwreck...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Very kind people, delicious food, perfect place to have a lunch! Mostly local people having ther dinner, not to much tourist. Thanks

1  Thank Tibor N
Reviewed 5 December 2017

We found Il Gifen Bar while walking around the streets and after reviewing Trip Advisor. We popped in for lunch. The café seemed to have many locals in it when we were there, which is often a good sign of good food. We had Maltese...More

Thank tripsandfood55
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Food we ordered was average at best. Wished i had a do-over. If i was starving and there wasn't a place to stop by for many blocks, this place offers food that will fill you up. But thinking to yourself after eating, "that was a...More

Thank joejkc
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This restaurant, tucked away in the side streets of Valletta, is worth a detour. The exterior tells you little but the welcome is warm and the menu extensive. If the proprietor is present you have an added bonus as he is well versed in the...More

Thank gobunti
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Little restaurant, nice food served fast. A good quality-price ration. We ate pastas (seafood and chicken pesto) for around 8€ each.

Thank Marie L
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch time, staff there are truly friendly and service is excellent. We ordered chicken breast and chicken wrap. As seen in the pics the portion of chicken breast were huge and delicious, and the wrap was a fulling size. Has a wide variety...More

Thank Mark_Zuli
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

I followed the good reviews read in TripAdvisor and i was not disappointed at all: the staff is friendly and efficient and the food is very tasty, homemade and authentic. Let the staff recommend you the dishes of the day and you will be fully...More

Thank mimoshimoshi
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Really good choice for an ample, tasty lunch. There is some local food as well as standard grilled dishes and snacks. Service is fast an friendly. Be aware this place isn't open for dinner. We always stop in here when we visit Valletta.

Thank Elina H
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I work in Valletta, and my entire office are in love with il-gifen. The food is delicious and what I would expect from my nanna - for foreigners I highly recommend the ravjul (ravioli)! It is extremely well priced with large portions to boot. I...More

Thank Alison W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 277 Triq San Pawl, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1213, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2702 0014
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