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Sicilia Bar & Restaurant

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1A St John Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2124 0569
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 16 December 2016

I went in and asked if they had a table for myself. The woman behind the bar, already presumed I was only having coffee and just said they only serve lunch and not accept coffee orders. I was surprised and I find it very rude. I wanted to eat and she, judging me already that I was only going to... More 

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Thank Nadine V
Bern, Switzerland
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our lunch, but it wasn't too special. The Spaghetti aglio e olio were trenched in oil, which I don't expect from an Italian chef. Service was ok, but not overly interested in the guets. Thus: ok for a lunch, but don't expect too much.

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Thank Ylein
Naxxar, Malta
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112 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Sicilia bar and restaurant is in a beautiful location within the city of Valletta. It has genuine Italian food with some great pasta dishes. It has a very relaxed atmosphere making it ideal to visit for lunch or dinner wither with the family or to relax after a visit to Valletta.

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Thank GSchembri
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We noticed this restaurant earlier in the week and unfortunately we had already eaten in a bar up the hill. On seeing the great plates of food being carried across the square we decided there and then to come for lunch another day. Now that we have tried the pasta we will return for dinner. The menu is compact but... More 

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Thank lesleydoh
Lisbon, Portugal
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Far from the crowded streets in Valletta, we heard about "Sicilia" in a guidebook and was more than a surprise! To start (just because we were not expecting such a great location): the views! Come on: A terrace overlooking Grand Harbour is just what you want while resting your legs of climbing Valletta up and down. And then the great... More 

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Thank Miguel P
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Good food and reasonably priced, served on a pleasant terrace overlooking the Grand Harbour. Mixed clientele of locals, regulars and tourists. Helpful and pleasant staff, who coped well with some 'fussy' customers during our visit. The terrace is next to the Bridge Bar, where outdoor jazz provides a nice accompaniment to the food on Friday evenings. Our recent visit was... More 

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Thank Jim D
Adelaide, Australia
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79 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Tony's serves good food at a reasonable price. There is a nice view over the Grand Harbour. The best is that it is quiet compared to other street side cafes.

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Thank Rod M
New Orleans, Louisiana
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Given its location, we were cautious that this might be a tourist trap but I'm glad we took the plunge! Two of us had mussels which were are fresh as they were delicious, we also had two pasta dishes which were just outstanding. Especially appreciated them not balking as one of us orded an appetizer portion as her lunch. Service... More 

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Thank Wellness_Traveler
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

I've been using Sicillia Bar for over 20 years and not once has it ever disappointed. I've both lived and holidayed in Malta and everyone I take falls in love with the food and the view

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Thank Sayama56
Malta
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Staff is, well, abrupt and eccentric. Pleasant one second, then rude,then sarcastic then pleasant. Mixing Maltese, Sicilian and English it's unique experience. Had a simple tomato spaghetti. It was very good, simple and genuine. However expensive at 9 Euro. Drinks reasonably priced however. All in all, an ok place. Just be ready.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1A St John Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2124 0569

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