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Crystal Palace

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84, Triq San-Pawl, Rabat, Island of Malta RBT 1240, Malta
+356 2145 3323
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Qormi, Malta
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the dirtiest places you can eat pastizzi in. On the other hand they serve some of the best pastizzi on the island and they are open 24hrs so they are very convenient for people who stay out partying all night long.

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Thank Spidey513
Siggiewi, Malta
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been going to Crystal Palace for years to have their excellent pastizzi, the Maltese savoury pasties. Part of the joy of visiting is the atmosphere: the local men chatting amongst themselves, the birds in cages twittering away, a football match commentary blaring from the television. The owner is a really nice guy, and the prices are extremely fair. A... More 

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Thank Malta G
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111 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place, adjacent to the bus station, is not looking fancy, but popular with locals. They have very good, fresh, and cheap pastizzi, as well as cold drinks. Ideal to takeaway and have lunch, or a bite, in the park close by.

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Thank TE77
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Try pastizzi from possibly Malta's most popular pastizzi place - this is a little hidden away old men's bar which has a long standing reputation for making great pastizzi.... the pastizzi are great, often taken away to be eaten with friends at the nearby gardens...

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Thank ChrissyCassar
Cork, Ireland
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269 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place!! Firstly the pastizzi were delicious (and so cheap), but my favourite part was the shop itself. It is really old school. Full of character. As a tourist, you would walk straight past it if you didn't know about the food, but once you go in it takes you back in time. I can't imagine the place... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent local place for freshly-baked pastizzi, the traditional savoury pastry from Malta usually filled with either ricotta or mushy peas, though there's a chicken option here too. The pea-filled one was the highlight. It's not a place to sit and linger. Best to grab a selection of the oven-fresh pastries and find a spot in the nearby park with a... More 

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Blois, Centre, France
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best place to eat the local pastizzi! There are 4 flavors of pastizzi served, and I tried each of them. It was so delicious and I would totally recommend to everyone!

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Siggiewi, Malta
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, this is not a normal restaurant. It's 'fast food' serving local pastizzi, cheesecakes. The food is delicious but don't expect to have guaranteed seating with top comfort :)

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Thank dylsey
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

the only place one should eat pastizzi in Malta, wonderful experience that should be tried at least once

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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204 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This is a real local "Mans"hangout not good for anything else other than walking in buying some of their delicious Pastizzi at an amazing 30cents each and taking them somewhere else to enjoy. Don't get me wrong although you are stared at by the various maltese "Rab C Nesbitt types,it's in a friendly way. Open late this tiny cafe is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Fast food
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84, Triq San-Pawl, Rabat, Island of Malta RBT 1240, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Rabat
  • Phone Number: +356 2145 3323

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