We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Ali Baba

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
9 Ponsomby Street, Il Gzira, Island of Malta GZR 1075, Malta
+356 2134 0119
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sat 12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

305 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 263: English reviews
Saint Julian's, Malta
Level Contributor
43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although this place has been opened many years I have never experienced eating her since the original owners son, Haani (please excuse spelling) took over. The place is delightful. Completely renovated and the food matches the look of the restaurant. I came here twice and took the meze. On both occasions the food was excellent. I would recommend it to... More 

Thank tjm1957
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I dined here as part of our start of Christmas trip away. When we arrived, there was a misunderstanding with our booking, and we did not have a reservation. Who's fault it was is irrelevant. What you want to hear in this situation, especially in a fully booked restaurant is "Don't worry, we will sort this out... More 

Thank cwissy
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food and good service. I would recomand to order few starters in stead of main course. So many good food we have to try and come again. Greetings from Iceland!

Thank Pálína V
Madrid, Spain
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

68 euro per person for a few pieces of meat, naam, rice and dessert. 30 euro for a small plate of rice!!! If you would like fine dining at a much nicer location and for a much more reasonable price, go to Caviar and Bull in St Julian's or some other restaurant.

Thank P_Deb_26
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There isn't much to say honestly. The place is run really well. The food is fantastic, The owner is very friendly and cares so much about the food he serves. Service is also great and the waiters are very well informed. Prices are also very reasonable. Very highly recommended!

Thank Jimmynm34
Salina, Malta
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food. Great service. Good value for money. The last time we were here it was excellent and today this place managed to exceed expectations

Thank mtvella
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a Maltese Chef living and working in the UK, twice a year we come to Malta to visit family and friends and we have a few "need to go " restaurants every time we visit and Ali Baba is one them. Every time we visit the food is always excellent, fresh very tasty and flavourful. Service very welcoming and... More 

Thank James R
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You may need to book at this excellent restaurant which was flawless from beginning to end. Food was excellent, tasty, beautifully presented with clear explanations of what each dish contained. Really recommend.

Thank Eddie D
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
100 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This place is great. The food firstly is amazing and really good value. We ate 8 plates of meze, a bottle of prosecco and some tea for around 50 euros. Then the staff, they were so helpful. I went in with a 5 month old who decided that night was the only time in her life she was going to... More 

Thank Corinth B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The staff were brilliant when we arrived with a 5 month old baby in a pushchair. They rearranged seating arrangements to accommodate the baby even though the restaurant was fully booked. The food was amazing, we ordered it from the 'meze' menu, so we were able to sample a wide range. Each dish was explained to us and we had... More 

Thank Susan D

Travellers who viewed Ali Baba also viewed

Il Gzira, Island of Malta
Il Gzira, Island of Malta
Sliema, Island of Malta
Il Gzira, Island of Malta
Il Gzira, Island of Malta
Saint Julian's, Island of Malta

Been to Ali Baba? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Ponsomby Street, Il Gzira, Island of Malta GZR 1075, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Il Gzira
  • Phone Number: +356 2134 0119

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ali Baba and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Ali Baba staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?