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Crystal Palace

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84, Triq San-Pawl, Rabat, Island of Malta RBT 1240, Malta
+356 2145 3323
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were told about this place while waiting at Gatwick to catch a plane. A local gent got talking to us and said when you go to Rabat, near the bus terminus, across the road is Crystal Palace. We went and were not disappointed. In fact we went there on two separate occasions. The owner does not speak a lot... More 

Thank Keith B
Lublin, Poland
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

They have great, crunchy and full of taste pastizzi. But it's place for locals who wath tv, talks each other and don't want you to seat next table. So, go there, buy for take away and seat at bench next to bus stops.

Thank Martyna S
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looks nondescript from the outside but best pastizzi we have had in Malta! We loved the pea flavour pastizzi

Thank Roza B
London, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best pastizzi on the island ... nuff said! Don't expect silver service, white table cloths or any of that jazz. If the decor is not to your taste you can just grab n'go and enjoy the pastizzi whilst visiting nearby Mdina.

Thank brian_21179
Athens, Greece
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in Malta 6 days and every day I was trying pastizzi from different places. This place had the best one by far for me. It is just outside the Mdina castle. The only problem is that it is nothing fancy so you might pass by it without noticing that this the famous pastizzi place! Despite being near a... More 

Thank madcowgeorge
Island of Malta, Malta
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good for a quick tea/coffee and pastizzi. Usually I just get pastizzi take-away. This is an old coffee shop which I have been visiting for the last 30 years. Recently it changed owner but the new one kept the old style.

Thank jesfal
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Pastizzi... Amazing value for money... It is supposed to be the best in Malta and we were not disappointed..

Thank Denis Y
Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Pastizzi are lovely and so is the tea in a glass. Just all typically Maltese. Also sell a good selection of cakes and ftira.

Thank Christopher H
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72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

A glass of tea (20 cents) - traditional pastizzi (30 cents each) and a favourite haunt of local tradies - don't let appearances fool you. People travel from all parts of the island to taste the pastizzi as they come hot and fresh from the stone ovens at the bar every fifteen minutes all day from early morning and on... More 

Thank Teapot W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Excellent stop for pastizzi and a great cuppa tea the traditional way, very close the Roman Villa and Mdina.

Thank Phyllis S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84, Triq San-Pawl, Rabat, Island of Malta RBT 1240, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Rabat
  • Phone Number: +356 2145 3323

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