Rubino

Address: 53 Old Bakery Street, Valletta, Malta
Telephone: 21 224 656

- Mid-range

4.7

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
4.8
90%
Service
4.6
90%
Food and drink
4.8
90%
Value for money
4.7
90%
Ambience
4.3
90%
Location
4.7
90%

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).

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • Relaxation
  • Sightseeing
  • History

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