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117/119, Santa Lucia Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2122 1699
18:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Mon 18:00 - 01:00
Tue - Sat 13:00 - 01:00
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Legligin is a Maltese word that is the sound of gulping down beer (glug glug glug). Close to all the sites of old Valletta, the restaurant offers a tasting menu of the foods of Malta, so one gets a sense of all the 'greats' of the cuisine. Great food and service.

Thank EliPaul
Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was simple but wonderful, what one imagines a Maltese grandmother cooks for family gatherings. The staff were very friendly without being too present or pushy. The setting feels warm and authentic. The owner himself walks about the restaurant making sure everyone is happy and revealing recipes upon request. All in all, we had the most pleasant evening. A... More 

Thank S B
Pieta, Malta
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102 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wanted to try this restaurant for some time and finally managed to book. The place has quite some character. It's rather small but cosy, and booking is a must to avoid disappointment. The first thing they ask you is whether you have any particular food allergies they must be aware of, given they don't have a fixed menu. Afterwards, once... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Charming and authentic family restaurant offering the touch of Maltese cuisine. Everything brings you the filing of being invited to someone's diner, even lovely plates. The daily menu - the only mode of ordering - impresses by its diversity and flexibility (e.g. the rabbit was easily replaced for me by the beef). The friendliest stuff ever could even unravel up... More 

Thank Xenia E
Rabat, Malta
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

The place to be in order to have a great lunch & dinner. Excellent service & great atmosphere whilst enjoying a glass of wine with your friends or family. A highly recommended wine bar. Keep up the good work !!!

Thank Andreas_Frantz
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Its a surprise the food for the €26 .There was 6 of us, we loved the food ! Infact the rabbit (oops gave one dish away) was far more delicately cooked than the one the night before. We had 5 bottles of wine another great oops but great selection . We all had great time here just something special about... More 

Thank John L
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We read all the reviews of this restaurant after being recommended by a local. This was my birthday meal I've always enjoyed tasting menu's while my girlfriend is somewhat of a fussy eater. We enjoyed every course and did not leave hungry! The staff were friendly and courses came very fast. Neither of us are big wine connoisseurs but despite... More 

Thank Trophy C
Vienna, Austria
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Well, no, this is not an ultimate, out-of-this-world culinary experience - and yet I'd invite you to try it. The place is cozy and the table setting quirky without trying too hard. Service is easy-going and friendly and best of all, you don't have to make up your mind about which Maltese specialty to try and which to skip. I... More 

Thank sovienna
Melissia, Greece
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We were served eight different courses in the middle of the table. The amount of food wasn't enough for four persons. The couple next to us was served with the same amount. We weren't asked if we would like additional plates. The food was pretty good, the staff was really nice and kind hence the rating.

Thank spyg13
Antwerp, Belgium
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Make a reservation and choose your wine....the rest is up to the kitchen, so enjoy the journey. The tasting menu fills you up -- we were a little nervous that we wouldn't get much food, but the tapas, multiple meat, poultry and fish dishes kept on getting served. It's a delight. It's an experience in a cosy cellar environment. The... More 

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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
Average prices
US$21 - US$27
Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117/119, Santa Lucia Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2122 1699
The quaint wine bar in Strada Sta Lucia in Valletta where the good flowing wine is exalted by Chris' unique culinary delights. Legligin is a concept restaurant and wine bar. Our €20 per person tasting menu includes Maltese and other Mediterranean dishes. There is no a la carte menu... Just sit back, relax, and let us feed you, the Legligin way. Open Tuesday-Saturday 1pm till late and Sunday and Monday 6pm onwards.

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