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Ali Baba

9 Ponsomby Street, Il Gzira, Island of Malta GZR 1075, Malta
+356 2134 0119
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb” (35 reviews)
“hummus” (20 reviews)
“warm meze” (4 reviews)
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
9 Ponsomby Street, Il Gzira, Island of Malta GZR 1075, Malta
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food of one of the best world cusines. I do recommend some starters to taste mor for the less price. Best choice of ours: Inghatt Agel (veal brains), Samboosak Bil Jibneh (pie crescents filled with grated halloumi, feta kashkaval, mint, chili and za'tar) and...More

Thank Sylwia J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Extraordinary place. Great food and professional staff. Consistently good and Hany the chef owner makes it all worthwhile. All good is good ... it’s an experience you can’t miss

Thank Maria A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I can finally say that we found our all-time favourite restaurant on the island. We went there for dinner last night, to celebrate our 5th anniversary and we were just blown away with almost everything at this place. Starting with service, everything...More

Thank Claude T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to eat Lebanese food.. just don’t bother to look for another rest.. this is the place. Just sit down and ask Marco the head waiter to take care of your meal with Hani the chef patron... you will be transported to Lebanon...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was incredible Food utterly Devine While not a cheap eat it was very good quality and the wine was very good We had a selection of dishes and the food kept coming for the next 45 minutes I am a veggie and there was...More

Thank abbey r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I had dinner at Ali Baba's last night. It was our first experience in this restaurant in many years. The restaurant is small, cosy, smart and confortable. The service brigade are smart, professional, attentive, knowledgeable, polite, efficient and sincere. They reminded me...More

Thank ShawnMalta
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Overall its is a very nice restaurant with amazing food and a friendly staff. The food tastes amazing, service is quick, everything is clean and everything is just amazing. The only thing I do not like is that there isn’t a large variety of options...More

Thank Lu G
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Well run restaurant , good menu with authentic Lebanese cuisine. Had a mix of warm and cold meze for starters .... the chicken liver was superb. For main course had the lamb cutlets.... again excelkent. Chef Patron Hany took the time to also go round...More

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Only regret is that I cannot give more than 5 stars! Staff was very friendly, especially the manager. Food great.

Thank Fabrizio P
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Alas we went out for our final evening in Malta to what we thought would be a lovely meal and walked out within 20 minutes due to the arrogant , manipulative and downright rude staff. Subtle things like pouring the table water into 3 of...More

4  Thank Helen N
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Maria C
18 March 2015|
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Response from John F | Reviewed this property |
I don't think the restaurant has a dress code but their Maltese customers may have. Maltese folk expect people to behave accordingly and I think that casual during the day and smart casual in the evening would be... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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