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Ali Baba

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9 Ponsomby Street, Il Gzira, Island of Malta GZR 1075, Malta
+356 2134 0119
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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166 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend recommended this place so we gave it a try. It is located in a small side street in Gzira and the place is New York style small. Luckily we were in the first seating of the night (18:30) and so it was only a third full. The place is lovingly decorated but the tables are quite small and... More 

Thank ForeignObserver2
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A Lebanese person reviewing a Lebanese restaurant means I'm automatically going to be a little more tough since I have high expectations. The place offers really good food to be honest but I wouldn't say it's 100% authentic Lebanese cuisine. Really enjoyed it though I felt it was a bit overpriced to what a normal Lebanese mezze restaurant should be... More 

1 Thank Ghada R
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say but I have been wanting to try this restaurant for 7 years yet for some reason or another never have. This was one of the greatest meals I've had. Everything about this place is excellent.. The waiters and staff are so attentive and helpful it was a delight to get the chance to be served by... More 

Thank EmonMF
Sliema, Malta
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lebanese is not a common form of cuisine one can find on the island of Malta however Ali Baba is probably the best if one is the mood of indulging in this type of food. In spite of the restaurant being a bit small the menu is vast and varied ranging from cold and warm mezzes to tasty mains and... More 

Thank imperiatrix89
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for something different, check Ali Baba out! Their mezzes (starters) are very interesting and their lamb is gorgeous. The prices are higher than average in the area though (e.g. eur 25+ for lamb main course) and if you take their traditional alcohol drink it is eur 40ish..so check prices before ordering ;)

Thank Manuel4A
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is superb. first course pita-bread filled with mince veal rump is gorgeous. Main course dishes with lamb meat - anyone of them is a real delight. Service is great with middle-east hospitality. Every visit in Malta I pay this restaurant a visit. Don't miss it.

Thank OrCohenSperling
Island of Malta, Malta
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is ok, it's a decent place to dine out on a Saturday night. Making a reservation is quite easily. I made one over email and it was accepted immediately. The staff : very nice and helpful, maybe a bit too eager to sell more starters and drinks but I find it quite normal and not bothering at all.... More 

Thank IonMinca86
Munich, Germany
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146 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Ate here twice in 4 days because it was so fantastic. They ask if you would like them to bring a mix of mezze, which is perfect. That way you get a delicious mix of all kinds of food. I loved the dips, the various sausages and the chicken livers in pomegranate sauce. Also the grilled meats, especially the lamb,... More 

Thank trip-chick-munich
Zebbug, Malta
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

- Very good food - Elegant looking place from the inside - Great service, waiters were very polite and professional Restaurants operates on a mix and match kind of eating; it was advised to us to take a number of dishes from mezze and combine them in order to have a wider taste of the cuisine variety as opposed to... More 

Thank Bonnie_Attard
Neuilly-sur-Seine, Ile-de-France, France
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I tried that restaurant with my friends and I really liked everything! The staff is nice and helpfull! It is definetely a great restaurant!!!

Thank inesfoucher

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Ponsomby Street, Il Gzira, Island of Malta GZR 1075, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Il Gzira
  • Phone Number: +356 2134 0119

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