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Grotto Tavern

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10 Parish Square, Rabat, Island of Malta RBT 1232, Malta
+356 79453258
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00:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Tue 19:00 - 22:00
Thu - Tue 00:00 - 15:00
Thu 19:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tucked away underground, full of character and some traditional maltese pieces of decor, this little place has great service and quality food. Really enjoyed the pasta and the chicken plus some desserts! Thank you!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined at Grotto Tavern yesterday. My usual goto place for fine cuisine was fully booked for the day, so I booked here. I must say, I was positively surprised, the cuisine was exceptional, the service was perfect. Every single dish was beautifully presented. The chef was able to create harmony, with every ingredient complimenting one another. This restaurant in... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous dinner, although the place is not very inspiring from the outside, it's for sure one of the best food I had in Malta. The pictures of the restaurant are not up to date and it's a shame. Casual chic design now 12/16. Service is impeccable and the food is just so delicious, refined and exquisite with a little "... More 

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Thank frogybear
Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted with your comments and positive feedback and greatly anticipate your return! Best Regards, Kathleen Pearson Marketing and Events Manager Grotto Tavern More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is really chic and welcoming at the same time. The staff is very friendly, the attentio and service are top quality. The food is delicious! Absolutely a must in Rabat.

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Thank Sandra C
Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted with your comments and positive feedback and greatly anticipate your return! Best Regards, Kathleen Pearson Marketing and Events Manager Grotto Tavern More 

Kampala, Uganda
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely spot below street level and opposite the gorgeous St Paul's. The mussels were divine and the tagliatelle was scrumptious... other delights on the menu included wild boar pasta and lobster. A good little find.

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Thank EmB1000
Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted with your comments and positive feedback and greatly anticipate your return! Best Regards, Kathleen Pearson Marketing and Events Manager Grotto Tavern More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Wondering around Rabat on a Wintry evening we came across Grotto Tavern, intrigued by the underground nature of the place and having heard positive comments we decided to give it a try. I must say that it was an eye opener, the food was divine, the setting welcoming and the service excellent. Will definitely return

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Thank Stephen C
Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted with your comments and positive feedback and greatly anticipate your return! Best Regards, Kathleen Pearson Marketing and Events Manager Grotto Tavern More 

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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Ambiance is amazing, service is impeccable and the food apart from being freshly cooked and tasty, the plate is garnished so nice

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Thank Marc A
Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted with your comments and positive feedback and greatly anticipate your return! Best Regards, Kathleen Pearson Marketing and Events Manager Grotto Tavern More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

My partner and I had a great time at Grotto Tavern after we visited Mdina. The service and the food were just excellent ! Hope to see you soon in the refurbished restaurant. The 2 french tourists.

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Thank Cedric B
Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted with your comments and positive feedback and greatly anticipate your return! Best Regards, Kathleen Pearson Marketing and Events Manager Grotto Tavern More 

Veldhoven, The Netherlands
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60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Visited because of the great reviews on Tripadvisor and glad I did. After asking for typical Maltese food the waitress had some great suggestions. Had a delicious lunch.

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Thank Gadzuric
Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted with your comments and positive feedback and greatly anticipate your return! Best Regards, Kathleen Pearson Marketing and Events Manager Grotto Tavern More 

Barcelona, Spain
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

With a group of friends we were walking around, it was late to have a lunch (15h) but we didn't realize . Even if it was late, the barmaid was really nice and gave us a warm welcoming inviting us to order plates. I really appreciated the nice attention of the personal especially Slivana (the Hungarian barmaid, sorry if the... More 

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Thank Oriane C
Jonathan P, Manager at Grotto Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted with your comments and positive feedback and greatly anticipate your return! Best Regards, Kathleen Pearson Marketing and Events Manager Grotto Tavern More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 28
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 15:00
Monday
19:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 15:00
Thursday
00:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
00:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Saturday
00:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Parish Square, Rabat, Island of Malta RBT 1232, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Rabat
  • Phone Number: +356 79453258
Description
Situated in the charming village of Rabat, opposite St Paul's Church, The Grotto Tavern Restaurant boasts a typical Maltese house of character, which has been transformed into a lovely restaurant retaining original Maltese features and an interconnecting cellar featuring a 2000 year old cave. The Grotto Tavern's kitchen brigade have and continue to satisfy the palate of a multinational clientele with sublime cuisine, bringing together the finest seasonal produce with innovation, finesse and expertise to bring forth tantalising dishes. The Grotto Tavern Restaurant guarantees a discreet and an impeccably attentive service allowing patrons the time to savour and enjoy the cuisine and the company.

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