Rubino

Price guide: Mid-range

53 Old Bakery Street, Valletta

Price guide: Mid-range

part of the dining room

By Juliet Rix, your Valletta expert

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#1 of 7
expert-rated restaurants in Valletta
Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.8
4.8
Ambience:
4.3
4.3
Service:
4.6
4.6
Location:
4.7
4.7
Value for money:
4.7
4.7
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Foodies, Mature travellers, History, Relaxation, Sightseeing

Expert review of Rubino

Delicious Maltese food in a Valletta gem.

This is a real favourite. Tradiitonal Maltese cuisine in a place with genuine character. No menu, no prices!

Food and drink: 

Eating here with a Maltese acquaintance she told me this was real Maltese food as Mama used to make it. All I can say is; Mama was a damn good cook. There is no menu and what is on offer changes daily according to what is in season. Tuesday night is rabbit night – rabbit being Malta’s national meat.

Recommended dishes: 

For pudding, try their famous Cassata Siciliana – delicate and not oversweet.

Ambience: 

Traditionally clad waiters serve at white-clothed tables beneath wine racks and lines of pickle jars in several small rooms.

Service: 

It's low-key but friendly. Staff are happy to answer questions about the food.

Location: 

It's behind a Dickensian shop front just off Malta’s main square.

Price advice: 

Prices are not listed on the blackboard – most diners here have a rough idea what a meal will cost them: in the region of 25 euros a head (but check if you are concerned).

More information on Rubino:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Mediterranean
Address:
53 Old Bakery Street, Valletta
Telephone:
21 224 656
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Fri 12.30-2.30pm, Tues, Thu-Sat 7.30-10.45pm. Closed Sundays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
Maltese

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