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4, St. Joseph Street, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2135 2000
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We warming around the beautiful area of st Julian's and passed by Rafael restaurant . Checked the menu and looked good with son many options . Great setup with magnificent views and we were expecting a great meal except one thing didn't make this happen , the waiter . When we were ready to order the waiter came in with... More 

Thank Amer c C
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The waiters insulted my friend and looked as if they wanted to fight after not hearing what he ordered. The restaurant did not have enough glasses for the table and ultimately the food was ok at best. Would not recommend to a friend, the service was abysmal.

Thank Carl H
Long Island, New York
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Compared to its sister restaurants, Raffael is not up to standard. App of crispy spaghetti was the only real standout as they claimed to be out of grouper and then brought us a mixed seafood grill and claimed one of the fishes was grouper. It was not, and it was inedible! They did make good by bringing us each a... More 

Thank john l
Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Only had a mains ordered chicken breast milanese difficult to imagine that was hard to make was very dried out and tasteless. When i mentioned this to waiter he said thats why he gave me mayo etc. Unreal no apology. My husband ordered BBQ king chicken again nothing special we finished our wine and left. Wud not recommend and wud... More 

Thank TriciaQ186605
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous location overlooking Spinola Bay. You can watch the small boats come in & out of the bay of crystal blue water. Service was excellent. Very attentive. Food was lovely. Large salads around €9-10 Also meat, fish, pasta, pizza & other hot dishes. Highly recommend.

Thank Alison G
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7 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never been dissapiunted at this place. Staff always pleasant and happy to help and never had bad food

Thank Jane H
Berlin, Germany
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pizzas are great and the Location is nice, directly at the bay with a nice view. Bruchetta is Very good!!! :)

Thank Tilo G
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We choose Raffael because the view was beautiful and it was full of people, but the food was disappointing.

Thank Juliana G
Sunny South West
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not bad but not up to the standard of the other restaurants we found in Malta and Gozo, may be being a little unfair as this is a very busy area and they are looking to turn the tables around asap, however food was acceptable without being fantastic. Service was OK, saw one of the staff being a little rude... More 

Thank scratchgolfer
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for dinner and unfortunately the food does not match the surroundings. I had a calzone pizza which was very plain and my partner had a pasta dish which was Luke warm and very dried up. A real shame as this is in a beautiful location.

Thank Andy M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, View, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4, St. Joseph Street, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's
  • Phone Number: +356 2135 2000

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