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“Exquisite food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Rubino

Rubino
Ranked #8 of 227 Restaurants in Valletta
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Exquisite food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

Despite the unassuming exterior - it used to be a confectionery and still looks likes one - this must be one of the best restaurants in Malta. We went for a fairly late lunch and, despite finishing well after closing time, never felt rushed. The menu is written on a blackboard and changes every day depending on the season. The owner talked us through every dish, translating anything that we might not understand. I had a local fish (which I've shamefully forgotten the name of) and my girlfriend had baked duck breast. Both were exquisite and it was one of the best meals we've ever had. There's a great selection of local wine too and we shared a beautiful 2009 Bel Syrah. Highly recommended and we wouldn't hesitate to go back. Prices are fairly high for Malta but they're fully justified.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Rob D
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Lisbon, Portugal
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Great experience!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

A great meal with a excelent ingridients. Greate chef and a great service. Deserve a visit when travel to Malta. 5 stards

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank PedroVasconcelos
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launceston
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“a slightly disappointing second visit”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

We first visited this restaurant on a recommendation the first time we went to Malta,some 7 years ago, i think and it was fantastic. It was closed on our second visit, so when we saw it open this time we booked a table for Dinner.
We had pre dinner drinks, entree and main, a bottle of wine and two coffees. i ordered langostines [ fancy prawns- cant spell them] and whilst they were very good,they were difficult to eat without a finger bowl or some way of wiping your hands.
My wife had beef for main, which was a big thick chunk of meat, cooked reasonably to her liking,but she needed to ask for a sharp knife to cut it. My main was ok, rabbit, but the biggest disappointment were the accompaniments. on both occasions they were a plate of identical vegetables that were a little limp, lifeless and totally uninspiring. the same as you would get from a bane marie at a cafeteria.

the two staff were very attentive and the atmosphere was great, but the veggies were a huge mistake and lowered the tone immensely.
the cost of 91.80 euro sealed the deal and i could not recommend a visit

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank kraken52
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Bridge of Weir
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great service, good food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

Another vote for this nice wee place. Good fresh local produce and very attentive staff without being intrusive. Looks nothing from outside and without the ta reviews we might have missed it.
We will be back.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Kaimhill
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“good but not great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

We ate downstairs in a lovely, quiet atmospheric room. The service was welcoming, friendly and gracious. The food was uneven. Some dishes lived up to a fine dining experience, others were disappointing - either overcooked or under flavored. Local wine was very good.

Visited April 2014
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