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6, St. Christopher Street | Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1468, Malta
+356 2122 6936
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 19:30 - 23:00
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Madliena, Malta
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was really nice and the decoration was as well. However the food was a bit meh.. Pasta for starter was OK, not too much flavor, however nice presentation. We ordered steaks; fillet and aged ribeye. The fillet was super nice and juicy but it came with plastic wrapped around it, but mistake of course, but when we notified the... More 

Thank Amanda S
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We received a warm welcome. The menu is quite meat centred. We chose the fish and it was delicious. The starter combined buffalo mozzarella and ginger. Ingredients are fresh and delicate. Excellent service and intimate Maltese atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Thank you.

Thank GeekyBunny
Pieta, Malta
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53 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

The place is small and quaint. to start off with the menu is small and choice is limited. it must be worth noting that as one of my friends was vegan the chef prepared a 3 course meal specially for him although the place is primarily a meat place. for mains I had pork which was delicious. all the other... More 

Thank David G
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Take the time to wander down Valletta's streets until you reach St Christopher Street and there you will find this tiny little Maltese treasure. As the sign above the door says - Taverna dei Mercanti, this was probably a place where Valletta merchants have been going to forever to get good food and great service. Now it is a delight... More 

Thank Katrina B
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141 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We received a very warm welcome from the friendly staff including the owner chef. A good selection of food was on offer and we choose veal ribeye pan fried and slow cooked venison medallions confit. All our food was freshly prepared to order and was delicious. I would recommend booking in advance.

Thank CrankyNWEngland
Melbourne, Australia
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153 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Called in after hearing all,the singing and dancing, friendly crowd, great waitress and freindly owner ( who is the cook) intimate room, good wine, very Malta

Thank tobykeen
Dublin, Ireland
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Our best food experience in Malta. This place is a little gem. The owner/chef is a real foodie and loves sharing his passion with like-minded customers. He cooked for us a dish that wasn't on the menu just because we mentioned we loved Jerusalem artichokes. He told us a lot about the local food and cuisine and by the time... More 

Thank Claire030
Valletta, Malta
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We've eaten at Il Horza over 20 times and have enjoyed amazing food every time. It's a small restaurant with a romantic atmosphere. The wine choice is superb. The food is beyond our expectations. I enjoy the pork cheek. The owner Charlie has a joyous sense of humor. I find the portions generous, in fact I sometimes opt to have... More 

Thank SallieJean
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We went as a group of 11 on New Years Eve we booked a table for 10 pm. The experience was terrible from the moment we walked in with a 40 minuet wait outside in the freezing cold as the restaurant is so small we couldn't even wait inside. As we got in we were squashed onto a table that... More 

Thank Josiana P
1 review
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I went to il-Horza for the first time last weekend with my girlfriend and this dinner turned out to be one of the best dining experiences I ever had while eating out. The starter was simply delicious, followed by two beautiful and delicious main course plates. Both dishes were superb and the atmosphere was relaxing, cosy and quiet - a... More 

Thank Mark S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, European
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6, St. Christopher Street | Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1468, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2122 6936

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?