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Palazzo Preca

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54, Strait Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2122 6777
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 18:30 - 22:30
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

We followed the recommendations for this restaurant and arrived without reservation. A table for two was no problem and the service was prompt, friendly and efficient. In no time we had a basket of bread, the menus, a drink and an explanation of the fish menu. No complaints here, except that the beer was not quite cold and a little... More 

Thank 657axelv
Munich, Germany
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

The venue combines modern elegance with historic architecture. A wide selection of dishes is complemented by a good wine list - all at reasonable prices. The fish of the day is a highlight, while the service was professional, yet personal. A good choice all round!

Thank Marie P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Delicious Food & Specials, well priced and brilliant service. Palazzo Preca has become a true gem in the middle of valletta, ideal for a great dinner with friends. I would definitely recommend palazzo preca to anyone who is looking for a good quiet restaurant with an interesting menu, good wine list and great service.

Thank Stefbalzan
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

This is our favourite restaurant in Valletta and we have never been disappointed. The staff are most welcoming and the service attentive. The menu is varied, the portions are generous and the quality of the food is excellent. Booking is advised.

Thank Baxter2003
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87 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

Excellent, friendly and efficient service. Wonderful with quite a variety of choices. Clean and tidy. Hope they are able to maintain this very high standard.

Thank Malteser65
Tromso, Norway
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273 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

We had a very nice evening here, both food and service are good, although there is small step up towards the very best. Reservation is recommended, although it is possible to get a table early in the evening like we did. Nice atmosphere, although the tables close to the entrance are not the best.

Thank Tore S
Budapest, Hungary
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner there! I couldn't recommend it more! Lovely ambient, good staff, tasteful food, well-served dishes ( we had the rabbit with garlic, just amazing and we coudn't eat everything) and a delicious dessert ( we had the best creme brule ever). We will absolutely be back!

Thank guipedralli
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

We found a little jewel almost hidden away in what was once Valletta's street of ill-repute. Palazzo Preca in Strait Street (formerly known to sailors of the Royal Navy and others as "The Gut" is probably one of the best restaurants my wife and I have eaten on Malta GC. The surrounds are in what was the hall or perhaps... More 

Thank AndrewMartinGarvey
London, United Kingdom
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100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

This is a classic restaurant set in a villa. Beautiful, opulent white decor on entry and red devour in a second library-style room. Greeting is friendly, we were seated and shown the fresh catch of the day. It is a good way to introduce the fish, it's size and discuss cooking. As a veggie, I was catered for very well.... More 

Thank roaming13
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

Visited Palazzo Preca on our 2nd night in Valleta(after being refused on our 1st night as they were fully booked). I have to say I thought the food was excellent.The fish cakes & Fish Soup starters were delightful & cannot recommend the Octopus Main highly enough.All in all it was excellent & would have merited 5 starts if the White... 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
USD 23 - USD 38
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54, Strait Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2122 6777
Palazzo Preca Restaurant is serving a variety of Mediterranean and Maltese cuisine such as pasta "mostly recomended with seafood", colourful salads, juicy Irish steaks, traditional cooked rabbit, beef olives ,snails in garlic and what we are known for, the fish and shellfish which comes fresh every day.We are open every day for lunch and dinner, accept Sunday evening and Monday closed all day.

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