Malata

Address: St George's Square/Palace Square, Valletta, Malta
Telephone: 21 233 967

- Mid-range

4.7

Eat with Malta’s MPs in the very heart of Valletta.

A popular restaurant, especially at lunchtime, in Valletta’s newly refurbished central square and a cosy cellar, candlelit in the evenings. On Tuesday and Friday nights there is live jazz from 8-11pm.

Food and drink
4.6
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Service
4.4
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Food and drink
4.6
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Value for money
4
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Ambience
4.8
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Location
5
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Food and drink

There is fresh, well-cooked Mediterranean and French food on offer. I’d particularly recommend the fresh local fish cooked to order.

Ambience

Malta’s politicians look down from caricatures on the walls of the vaulted cellar restaurant while their successors sit at the tables, having popped over from parliament across the square. In warm weather, eat outside on Malta’s newly renovated central square and watch the world go by.

Service

Staff are friendly and happy to offer advice (on food, and on Malta in general if the restaurant is not too busy).

Location

It's at Valletta’s heart, on the side of St George’s Square, directly opposite the Grand Master’s Palace, which was the home to the head of the Knights of St John and is now open to tourists as well as housing the nation’s parliament.

 

Price advice

Starters cost 8-9 euros, and mains 17-20 euros. Fresh pasta dishes are 8-10 euros as starters or 13-18 euros as a main course.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • Live entertainment
  • People watching
  • Sightseeing
  • History

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