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53 Triq il-Fran | 53, Old Bakery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2122 4656
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 12:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 19:30 - 22:30
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place! Small but excellent food. Good Maltese wines available. Both meat and fish dishes are equally good. Presentation is superb and our waiter was both attentive, informative and generous.

Thank Nigel C
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Thankfully we had made a reservation otherwise this busy little place had to turn people away because it's so well regarded! Tucked up a quaint street in Valletta the exterior is a cute confectionary shop that the restaurant has kept, so don't be put off if you can't initially see it is a restaurant. Lovely atmosphere, Rubino is a friendly... More 

Thank 785markj
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best meal in Malta. Amazing dishes. Maltese and Mediternean food with great ingredients. Really good for vegetarians.

Thank walking_bloke
Valletta, null, Malta
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91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must try in valletta. The menu is on a board and changes frequently. The meat was to die for and also the casatella which is excellent and a must try when you are here. Just a small note the bread is not free which together with the cover charge amounted to aprox 3 euro for 2 persons. Service was... More 

Thank Deborah B
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This icon among Valletta restaurants has been around, its standards undiminished, for over a century. It is something of a gold standard, and has remained so even after many other quality restaurants opened in the last 15-20 years. The food is exquisite (cooked with great care and the best ingredients), the menu varied (and variable), the service polite and friendly.... More 

Thank Maltatroll
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant; daily menus with attention to detail and good quality ingredients and superb flavours. The Cassata siciliana is one of the best puddings I've ever tasted - I had to order a second when I was there. It used to be a sweet shop so they know what they are doing. Friendly staff too!

Thank buckdelaney
Ooty, India
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband discovered this well-established restaurant through his research into worthwhile restaurants. We went as a couple and returned with my family a few days later. The restaurant consists of a space at street-level and two lower level floors - a traditional, cosy, cellared restaurant in gorgeous Valletta. We were welcomed like the most treasured guests in somebody's home -... More 

Thank NannaCar
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Rubino today for lunch and could not have wished for a better experience. The asparagus was cooked to perfection, the service was warm and welcoming and the value for money very good. Thank you for a very pleasant afternoon.

Thank Becky H
Southborough, Massachusetts, United States
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In my view the best restaurant in Valletta, tacked in a small and old place of the main street of Valletta you will find this jewel. The menu is written on a the wall, amazing risotto, the best lamb shank ever, great pasta and excellent fish and meet. Whatever we tried we got something great, traditional Maltese\Italian cooking at it's... More 

Thank Aviram S
Hungerford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Do not be fooled by the old-fashioned exterior. The dishes of the day are chalked up on wall boards. The service is excellent and the staff are happy to explain the dishes (some have local names). The portions are very generous so unless you are very hungry, then sharing or even skipping a starter might be a good idea! Essential... More 

Thank greatscotts3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Triq il-Fran | 53, Old Bakery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2122 4656

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