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Crystal Palace

84, Triq San-Pawl, Rabat, Island of Malta RBT 1240, Malta
+356 7946 6836
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“peas” (16 reviews)
“risotto” (34 reviews)
“pastry” (17 reviews)
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Hours
Fast food, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
84, Triq San-Pawl, Rabat, Island of Malta RBT 1240, Malta
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

I read about this place in Lonely planet so thought I would give it a try. Its very local and they clearly havent changed things up for the tourist trade. When you enter this tiny cafe it feels like a different world. Pastizzi fresh from...More

Thank aniceglassofred
Reviewed 5 March 2018

hungry, take out, hang over? the place to go to, with traditional Maltese junk food, but it's divine

Thank damdes85
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Visiting Mdina or Rabat? Visit Crystal Palace a quick visit if you are looking for traditional Maltese pastizzi! One of the best on the island!

Thank Ian D
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Pastizzi served hot, straight out the oven. This place is great! The review below from Jesstwiga L, called ‘Malta’s best Pastizzi - and a bit of local charm’, hits the nail on the head. The place feels authentic, and is always busy. It’s frequented by...More

Thank Marthony K
Reviewed 25 February 2018

A must eat! Small workman’s pastry shop right outside the ancient city of Mdina. Stop there in the morning to get pastizzi – Ricotta, Anchovies, Pea, Chicken - really you should try them all. These are considered best on the island (and we would agree)....More

Thank Jesstwiga L
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Visited for a quick take away lunch. Packed full of friendly locals, it didn’t take long to get served. We both ordered Ftira, tuna with salad. €2 each for a giant local bread sandwich which could beat a lunch ten times the price. The picture...More

Thank LPS27
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Ricotta qassat was perfect - the dough thin, little crispy all filled with huge amount of really light ricotta! But the pea pasticci was really bad tasted the same as the pasticci I bought the previous day in a Carrefour it was clayish is some...More

Thank piotku
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Discovering Pastizzi was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Malta, and these topped the lot! We tried the ricotta and pea flavours, which were incredible. You could definitely taste the difference between these and other locations, which just heat up pre-made Pastizz....More

Thank David B
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Hot, freshly baked pastizzi and qassats. I ate a qassat with ricotta. It was really big and there was more filling than pastry! I think that one-two is enough to eat one's fill. you have to take it away, eat at the table outside or...More

Thank Patrycja M
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Super little place, full of locals enjoying tasty savouries wrapped in an amazing pastry for a few pence. Very close to the bus station in Medina.

Thank eleanor c
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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 7946 6836
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