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Mediterranean, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 17 September 2021 via mobile

We visited this restaurant and was impressed with the food and the service. It has traditional and eclectic surroundings including a well in the dining area. Michelle served us and she was very responsive, attentive and knowledgeable. The chef came out mid way through the...meal and was entertaining. Definitely worth a visit.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 20 February 2021

We'd been looking forward to our first outing after having a baby and booked il-Horza after hearing good reviews. But unfortunately our experience was underwhelming to say the least. Ambience zero with shabby decor, uninspiring menu andd cheap cutlery. absolutely no music so you couldn't...have a nice intimate meal with any kind of atmosphere. Food was bland, service was slow and outside the restaurant was a terrible smell. Such a shame!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 16 January 2021 via mobile

One of the best restaurants in Valletta. Very good food,nice environment and small family run in the heart of Valletta

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 1 August 2020 via mobile

You wont be dissapointed, the chef is a master of the craft. A true dining experience where you wish you could eat more of the fantastic food.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 5 March 2020

We ate here for dinner, great service from the friendly multi lingual staff. The food was good, we both had the rabbit dish which is a local speciality.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 4 January 2020

This has been an truly great experience. We were there for the New Year's Eve dinner. We had local dishes, with simple concepts and very high quality. They treated us very warmly and provided nice recommendations, including the local Maltese red wine. Excellent experience.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 15 November 2019

Il-Horza is an amazing night out. The food, the restaurant decore as well as the service are stellar. It is a great place for that nice quiet date with great food. Restaurant owner was always present, friendly and checking on each client. Definitely a must...visit.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 24 October 2019 via mobile

Found this place through article in Culture Trip app, and it was so worth going up and down small sidestreets and alleys to find it. To say that I had the most fun, hilarity filled, night with charming and gregarious owner Charlie and his wonderful...warm assistant Samira, is to say nothing at all! Such a cosy little place, full of history and Charlie's loves, amongst them music, especially jazz. Food is down to earth, classic Maltese dishes, as though you dropped in to your grandmother's for something homey. I opted for antipasti (it is enough for two!) and rabbit. It is the service that takes the crown here, and you feel like you got reunited with long lost family.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 23 October 2019 via mobile

A good bit off the beaten path but a great destination. Three nights in Malta with innumerable meals but this one by far the best. Great offerings with very ample servings with predominantly locally sourced foods. Intimate dining with great jazz. Friendly and genuine waitstaff....Make sure you make it downstairs to see the 17th century water cistern.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 10 September 2019 via mobile

We had an elegant dining experience at ok-Horta. Two small rooms upstairs and downstairs of maybe five tables each. Never felt overly loud or busy. We each had sea bass in parchment paper. The fish was delish. Warm and moist and juicy with olives and...tomatoes and capers. Nice house wine and good service completed the experience.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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8 September 2017|
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Response from AlanEJJ | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, we had Dorada and fresh tuna tartar which was amazing.
23 July 2016|
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Response from stefanb717 | Reviewed this property |
They serve fish and seafood too yet it's namely a meat eatery.
3 November 2015|
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Response from jeffreyw632 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I don't checking their menu online. The food and restaurant is indeed memorable which is a good thing, and I don't recall the cost which is even better!!! To generalise it is way better than the restaurants on the... More
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Il-Horza is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5