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Malata Restaurant

St Georges Palace Square | St Georges Palace Square, VLT1190, Valletta, Island of Malta, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1190, Malta
+356 2762 2733
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“sea bass” (15 reviews)
“mussels” (14 reviews)
“fresh fish” (12 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
St Georges Palace Square | St Georges Palace Square, VLT1190, Valletta, Island of Malta, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1190, Malta
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1 - 10 of 473 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took long time before hostess/waitress took our order. Took even longer to be served the bottled water we ordered, and we had to ask for it again. It took almost an hour to be served the main course. The quality of the food did not...More

Thank 3ecubed
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Tasteless food served by indifferent waitress. Rest of staff sat chatting behind us. Prosecco was warm and almost flat. Very disappointed.

Thank 901patrickh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was slow and over-priced. The waitress gabbled so quickly we constantly had to ask her to repeat what she said. Felt ripped off

Thank BluesCat51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a beautiful meal, two of us had the salmon and two had the sea bass, one had the rabbit stew, Very friendly staff

Thank Carlyn R
karolina s, Proprietario at Malata Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you. It was a pleasure to had you as our guest. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate lunch here on last day in Malta having seen a recommendation in a guide book - big mistake! The food was awful, the place is grubby and in need of refurbishment. The staff clearly couldn't be bothered and found it difficult to summon up...More

Thank Richard K
karolina s, Proprietario at Malata Restaurant, responded to this review

Kind customer, I hope your free wickedness is just a joke of bad taste. If only your ignorance knew that Malata's restaurant is a place of historic interest, do not write that it needs renovation! Why do not you write that day you came and...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch. The restaurant sits directly across the square from the palace. So great view from the tables outside. The Fettuccine alla carbonara mare could do with a little bit more seafood, but it was very good. The Lasagna Bolognese looked a...More

1  Thank GrumpyFleming
karolina s, Proprietario at Malata Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you. We will treasure you suggestion, and we will try to improve. It is a pleasure to receive constructive comments. We hope to improve on your next visit to Malata. Best regards

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

today I was here with my friends, I have to say nice place fresh food, good service and speed,advise all good guys good luck

Thank Nunzio A
karolina s, Proprietario at Malata Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

If you like to dance salsa on a Sunday evening then this is the restaurant for you but if you don't fancy eating with super loud music in the background then not. And the food is nothing better than very cheap pub food but the...More

Thank Natasha D
karolina s, Proprietario at Malata Restaurant, responded to this review
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Dear lady, when you accommodated at our table the music was already on, and despite this you sat, so I...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

A good place to eat, outgoing and helpful staff. Nice and welcoming environment in the heart of Valletta.

Thank Claire C
karolina s, Proprietario at Malata Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, we are pleased to have had you as our guest.

Reviewed 14 April 2017

en este restauran podras comer delicioso, pero lo mejor de el, es la atencion. excelente personal, vengan a conecerlo./ In this restaurant you can eat delicious, but the best of it, is the attention. Excellent staff, come and find out...

Thank nani r
karolina s, Proprietario at Malata Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much. We hope to see you again soon

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Savitri C
I am a vegan. I would like to eat a meal at your fine resterau . Can you bake a vegan pizza: with a tasty rich tomatoe base/oregano/onions/garlic sauce. A variety of veg cooked with tamatoe sauce Base would be ideal.
29 September 2016|
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Response from Dodgied | Reviewed this property |
They did seem to cater for vegetarians (I know there is a difference) and for myself as I have specific allergies to gluten and grain so you may be in luck.
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kyshel
What sort of prices, please? Upscale? Average cost--dinner (3 courses) + wine?
22 September 2015|
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Response from Westcoastcol | Reviewed this property |
The prices obviously vary depending what you have, however I dined with a colleague and our bill came to €94.30, this included a starter of duck €9.50 and fillet beef carpaccio €10.50, mains of swordfish €21and a sea bream... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 34
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Georges Palace Square | St Georges Palace Square, VLT1190, Valletta, Island of Malta, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1190, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2762 2733
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Description
Malata, historic restaurant in Valletta, serves delicious Mediterranean cuisine prepared by our young chef.
A classic is our "Cipollazza stew" or the scorpion fish cooked stew with capers and tomatoes.
One-time atmosphere, with a youthful and gritty staff.
A dynamic menu and true southern hospitality.