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The Rootz

€€ - €€€Italian, ,
11 Strait Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1430, Malta
+356 7703 4718
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Overview
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“porchetta” (2 reviews)
“burrata” (2 reviews)
“strait street” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Bar, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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LOCATION
11 Strait Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1430, Malta
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1 - 10 of 71 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Rootz was absolutely a Surprise. It was way too long I haven't experienced a perfect atmosphere to enjoy a nice glass of red with friends. Amazing background with live music, great pianist, and the service at the top as both owners can really deliver...More

Thank FrancescoVilla
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Italian style wine bar with good wine and food! The owner's where lovely and showed good knowledge of wine and food.

Thank Philip C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place surprised me, the food is so fresh in every sense; we absolutely loved it and the couple that run the place are very nice and accommodating. The Chef can tailor your meal exactly how you like it. I’d advise booking, especially for larger...More

Thank BaniMendy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went because of TripAdvisor recommendations and we were not deceived at all. The restaurant is a small cosy one and staff is very friendly and willing to please you with any request. We had piadina and the main salad with "burrata". The Piadina had...More

Thank Pedro F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this through tripadvisor and booked in advance by email which was dealt with enquiries promptly and efficiently. When we arrived the menu was explained to us and advice given on selections and size of plates. We really enjoyed the bruschetta and antipasti and wine....More

Thank gsbuchbus11
MatteoVacuitas, Proprietario at The Rootz, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for your review, we try to do our best every time, this is our Passion!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve taken too long to write this review, but nevertheless I have been thinking and talking about The Rootz ever since our visits in September. Where to start?! The food... the food was out of this world. And I don’t mean alien food! I mean...More

Thank Alikat156
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a busy day site seeing round Valetta, why not stop at The Rootz for a relaxing drink and catch up on the sites you’ve just seen. We did and it was perfect. Great choice of wines and cocktails and some live music thrown in...More

Thank greatscot4thattempt
MatteoVacuitas, Proprietario at The Rootz, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks a lot, Ilaria & Matteo

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the night. The place is nice. Had a pianist during the night too. Romantic too. The owners are very helpful and nice too. What about the food. Had a special taste and unique. One must try for sure. Do not miss it. Very easy...More

Thank shalomm2014
MatteoVacuitas, Proprietario at The Rootz, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for reviewing us and for the nice words, Ilaria & Matteo

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place run with an idea and passion. It's very nice to eat a meal outside on the stairs. Prices may seem high but for what they offer it is worth every cent.

Thank Madkowy
MatteoVacuitas, Proprietario at The Rootz, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for reviewing us and for the nice words, The Rootz is our passion, not only a work... Ilaria & Matteo

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff, nice atmosphere and tasty food. Live music when we visited which was nice. Local wine by the glass is the only thing that was missing

Thank WollyMammoth
MatteoVacuitas, Proprietario at The Rootz, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for reviewing us and for the nice words, I’m sorry for the local vine but that night was finished, usually we serve local vine...The Rootz is our passion, not only a work... Ilaria & Matteo

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Lynne M
27 October 2018|
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Sorry i just seen...better to call us next time..thanks
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cwcmwhite
10 September 2018|
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Good afternoon, We are very sorry but ONLY for that evening (6th October) we don’t accept reservation because in Valletta is the “notte bianca” a very big fest... Thank you anyway for writing us and you’ll be very welcome... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$40
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
18:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
18:30 - 00:00
Thursday
18:30 - 00:00
Friday
18:30 - 00:00
Saturday
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Strait Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1430, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 7703 4718
  • E-mail
Description
The Rootz is an Traditional Italian Osteria, wine and cocktail bar and free library, situated in one of the most beautiful street in the centre of Valletta. The Rootz is running by a married italian couple, Opened the 7th October of 2017 is a place where you can drink really good wines, digestives, Italian Grappa, and you can eat specialities of the north Italian traditions like platters with certified hams, salami and cheeses, a lot of types of Piadina Romagnola and big variety of delicious bruschettas and salads, also a great choise of desserts and real Italian espresso coffe. Music is a mix of jazz, blues, soul and bit of Italian folk...we have also live music played by great pianists and guitarist to give you a real great romantic atmosphere.. Don’t miss it!!!
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