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9, St. Vincent Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1448, Malta
+356 7942 3568
18:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 18:30 - 22:00
Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice friendly service. Really good food. Wide choice of pasta, meat and fish dishes. Recommend that you book as it got very busy. Well worth a visit.

Thank Simon D
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good local restaurant with a very pleasant atmosphere. Wide variety of dishes, lots of local fish although we did both have meat dishes which were delicious. Nice desserts and s good standard of service, all in all very enjoyable.

Thank AyamTraveller
Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking around for our New Year Eve dinner. There are a lot of restaurants around, but there are few of them which are not laud, with unbearable "music". Thanks to Tripadvisor we found this small family restaurant, where we got real good fish, local food and very nice service. If you are around Sliema look for this little... More 

Thank 545medva
Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were 6 and had 3 courses with 2 cheap wines and the bill was 190€, which is to much for the ambience, service and quality.

Thank Gasparca
Praha, Czech republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found it by chance but it was good selection. As all we had rabbit in secret stew and some octopus. Highly recomended.

Thank JardaPraha
Taunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, wonderful and cosy ambience. Accommodating to English speakers. Family run. Would recommend this to anyone, try the rabbit stew.

Thank Joel T
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

ate here during our stay in malta, we had the local rabbit dish with secret sauce. excellent friendly service and home cooked food. would recommend booking as only a few covers

Thank Julie T
Lille, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We have been to this restaurant purely by finding it on the street whilst walking around . What attracted us was the fact it looked small and typical Maltese . And we were not disappointed . Food is excellent and the service is great and efficient thanks to Monica . Try the octopus stew or pasta or also the Rabbit... More 

Thank Nathanael D
Bramhall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Small cosy restaurant only 16 covers. Food homemade and very good. Not expensive but you need to book.

Thank Margeryheg
Brittany, France
2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Cramped!!! Which ever table you are allotted, you will be constantly buffeted, no room on the tiny tables for a bottle of wine and a couple of glasses. Rabbit stew? Find the meat on the bones in a vegetable stew more like.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$32
Mediterranean, European
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9, St. Vincent Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1448, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Sliema
  • Phone Number: +356 7942 3568

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?