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“A jewel in Valetta”
Review of Malata Restaurant

Malata Restaurant
Ranked #132 of 243 Restaurants in Valletta
Price range: US$12 - US$35
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Malata, historic restaurant in Valletta, serves delicious Mediterranean cuisine prepared by our young chef. A classic is our "Cipollazza stew" or the scorpion fish cooked stew with capers and tomatoes. One-time atmosphere, with a youthful and gritty staff. A dynamic menu and true southern hospitality.
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Level 6 Contributor
246 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“A jewel in Valetta”
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Excellent restaurant opposite the Palace of The Grand Master. Limited but excellent menu, reasonably priced, including the wines. The fountains play in the background and the atmosphere is unique. Worth a visit if you're in Valetta.

  • Visited May 2014
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Bordon Hants
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115 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“So good we went twice”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

..twice in one week..loved the vaulted interior of Malata,the food is excellent and the staff are charming.What more could you ask for?

Visited May 2014
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Thank Sarah B
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Woking, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Promised so much, but only average”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

This restaurant is in a lovely situation in the middle of Valletta, and the menu looked good. The staff were a little straight faced and whilst they were not rude, a smile at the start would have helped. As time went on they improved!
The food was o.k, nicely presented, but didn't inspire. Cost was as expected, and as a busy restaurant, maybe that was the problem.

Visited May 2014
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Thank r_hgs
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
184 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Classy!”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

Perfectly positioned in the main square opposite the Palace. Excellent food and wine. Our Monkfish deserves special mention. The prices reflects the quality but is not unreasonable. Classy restaurant with classy food. Highly recommended.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank barrett65
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A bit disappointing!”
Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

Came here with my husband, first course was nothing special but okay. Second course, steak was extremely thin for 24 euros. Vegetables consisted of only carrots and some tiny bit of spinach. We left the restaurant feeling very hungry. The food was rushed and served in a hurry.
In my opinion I would not re commend this restaurant. Was highly disappointed.

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