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Ali Baba

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9 Ponsomby Street, Il Gzira, Island of Malta GZR 1075, Malta
+356 2134 0119
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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St. Paul's Bay, Malta
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've visited 4 times now. Every meal has been a treat. Food options are inventive with traditional Lebanese foundations. You can't go wrong even with the olives and preserved lemons! The service is really magnificent -- no detail too small for them to see to it, yet they are not intrusive. Food is served in leisurely courses, so don't be... More 

Thank SisterMable
Nadur, Malta
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place continues to amaze and impress any group of people I recommend or invite to join me to this restaurant for any event. This time, we were a group of 7 people where the owner greeted us and prepared us his own set menu based on our preferences and it was amazing as always! The wine, food and service... More 

Thank Andrew C
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When looking for Lebanese in Malta go to Alibaba because they have amazing. The food is great and the options are varied especially for vegetarians.

Thank Vidushi4444
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a small restaurant so booking is recommended, and you can try some of the dishes you might not be familiar with from before without fear, as all their food is delicious. One of the best restaurants in Malta in my opinion.

Thank PedasoDeChica
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went early last evening , admittedly hadn't prebooked however when we arrived the restaurant was less than 50% full but the young man who approached us just said no reservation then you won't be able To eat here. Even though on a rough count there was approx 22 empty places , I'm sure they could have fitted us in. Didn't... More 

Thank jasmincottage
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend took me to this restaurant and I was pleasantly surprised by the food the quality and attention to detail the server's gave our table. Will definitely recommend and go back

Thank Benjamyn G
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This restaurant is amazing, I'm from Holland and my family and friends are visiting me many times and at every first night I take them to Ali Baba. Service is outstanding, wines are good and the food is amazing. Nothing more to say.

Thank Thomas J
Saint Julian's, Malta
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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 4 December 2016

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
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 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

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?