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Palazzo Preca

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54, Strait Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2122 6777
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:30
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

For me, this is the best restaurant in malta. Consistency is the word and it applies for great food quality, brilliant service quality and super accommodating ambience. I'd come every day if I could. This place is not to be compared to restaurants in Malta. Let's compare it with the London high end restaurant scene to make it fair... Ps.:... More 

Thank juliapossebon
United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well first I found them by using TripAdvisor. Second i was lucky since I didn't make a RSVP I was a party of 1 but was able to sit by the door and watch 8 other couples get turned away because they didn't have a RSVP. Now with that said, The staff was Fantastic; Explained the specials, the menus and... More 

Thank Michael M
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The linguine Caruso with chopped calamari and prawns was the best pasta I had in Malta. And the glass of white local wine they suggested to go with it was excellent.

Thank 14jnfr
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, this place is situated in the beautiful capital of Valletta. The place can somehow take you a little back in time were people really dinned elegantly, it also gives you a sense of calm. The seating which in my opinion is one of the most important things in a a restaurant is very comfortable. The food is... More 

Thank Joseph F
Douglas, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here based on the reviews and weren't disappointed.Having not booked (Thursday wet November night) we were surprised how busy it was.There were a lot of locals,a big party,couples and families so a lovely mix.There are a couple of tables in the 'gangway' as you walk to the main restaurant and we're nearly sat there (ok if you don't mind... More 

Thank asiabartler
Caterham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant threes times during our stay in Valletta, the appearance is of a high quality restaurant with table cloths, cloth napkins, candles. The ambiance is really nice. The menu is wide with a range of local specialties including fresh fish. Lots of nice touches, arrancini (flavored rice balls)and rolls served before the meal. As with other places... More 

Thank Paul N
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121 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a little unsure when we first looked in on the historic 16th century surroundings, but the service was excellent and the food was great. Even our thirteen year old daughter was filled up by her chicken and did not have room for the trifles we had for dessert. (None of us had starters - we did not want... More 

Thank ShaunH290
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a combination of great setting , food,service and value the Preca is unbeatable . The venue gives you a real sense of occasion . But not one that will do major damage to your wallet . The food was really good ,I especially enjoyed the fish cakes which were fantastic and the rabbit . If you like good food... More 

Thank alistairbudd
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing Maltese fish soup! A great find on first visit to Valletta. Washed down with a very nice glass of Chardonnay! Well worth a stop! 😄

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building was built hundreds of years ago, and it's left in almost its original state which makes it most interesting as one's easily led to wonder about its history. We visited three times and the food was always really good.

Thank jonah20

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$37
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54, Strait Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2122 6777
Palazzo Preca Restaurant is serving a variety of Mediterranean and Maltese cuisine such as pasta "mostly recomended with seafood", colourful salads, juicy Irish steaks, traditional cooked rabbit, beef olives ,snails in garlic and what we are known for, the fish and shellfish which comes fresh every day.We are open every day for lunch and dinner, accept Sunday evening and Monday closed all day.

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