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Bistro 516

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Valletta Waterfront, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2124 1000
10:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:30
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped for quick dinner, restaurant was very busy but they have enough seatings (outdoor, indoor and upstairs). Fast service, salads, sharing platters, pastas, home made pastas, meet and poultry. We ordered garlic bread one of the best lately in Malta. It was nice to see liver on the menu, so we ordered one fresh sizzling spiced to perfection. Cesar salad... More 

Thank GtheHunter
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Prompt service, good food, wide variety and fair prices but most important good service. Thumbs up!....

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for dinner on a Saturday at around 9.00 pm. Inside it was full and did not wish to stay at the part by the sea. Stayed by the entrance to the restaurant outside having heater and tent. Service and food were good. Accessible to people using wheelchairs and includes an accessible for all toilet at ground floor. Other toilets... More 

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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were taken here for Sunday lunch by friends, and had a great time. the food was wonderful and the atmosphere too. the position on the water front makes it a lovely spot to eat

Thank Peter C
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148 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Maltese sharing platter is ample for two especially if you have a side of chips (US=fries). The waterfront is busy on Sundays so beware.

Thank spepmed
Island of Malta, Malta
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went there a couple of times and was always happy with the meal. Unfortunately the last time in February it was not so as the food took ages to come and then came with less portions than usual (I took the due gusti and they were more like chicken nuggets than actual chicken pieces). My friend had a gluten... More 

Thank lustria83
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This restaurant is so good I wish there was one at home. For a coeliac the menu offered gf pasta, bread, desserts, and beer! As well as some choices such as gf chicken ravioli [i plan to have this on a return visit ) and a fab chicken cajun honey dish, that i eventually selected that was absolutely delicious. I... More 

Thank Coeliacmss
Woodstock, Canada
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308 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Lovely spot, right at the cruise port. Friendly staff and great beer prices. Good food and a great spot to people watch.

1 Thank sroeauthor
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 January 2017

If you can not eat gluten, this is the place to go. You'll be spoiled for choice. They will take really good care of you. Also before your meal they will serve you with a gluten free bread, which is by far the best gluten free bread you will ever have.

Thank Antonella B
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109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Never dissappoints in terms of food even if on such a busy evening .. New Year's Eve. The only thing I would point out is perhaps the ventilation. The smell from the kitchen and tocan extent the smoke could be felt on the first floor. Other than that delicious food, great service with a smile and on a budget.

Thank Gatt12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$27
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Valletta Waterfront, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2124 1000
Bistro 516 is the latest addition to the operations conducted by Patrick Spiteri who has been in this business for many years now. Justin Spiteri (Patrick’s son) runs this outlet with impeccable care, ensuring that every client gets what is promised.Browsing this site would enable you to see our vast selection of dishes that are available both for lunch and for dinner and for every day of the week including Sundays. Gluten-Free and Vegetarian Dishes are available on request.Join us & watch Live Football Matches, FORMULA 1 and Olympic Games on our 2 Big Screens, you can either choose our indoor big screen, or our outdoor one which is sent under our large tent to enjoy the fresh air during all seasons ! Gusto , After the good respons from the first adition we have decided to make the second adition to our clients.

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