Ali Baba

Consistently great food and "Coeliac-suitable options" with a "well-labelled menu regarding allergens".

For 25 years, this family-run restaurant has evolved whilst staying true to its roots. The Arabic-style interior is relaxed and subdued, encouraging your surrender to the Lebanese atmosphere, aromas and tastes. The restaurant’s varied menu and popularity make bookings a must. Meat, vegetable and wheat-incorporating dishes are cooked separately out of respect for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diners. An outside catering menu is also available.
Delicious meze dishes flow throughout the evening. Three to four per person are recommended for mains. The selection of cold meze is the best place to start. Indulge in vibrant flavours with the popular baba ghanouge, with open-flame smoked aubergines, tahini, garlic and lemon juice. The simple yet elegant jibneh baydah wa kabar features barrel-aged feta cheese with caper berries and olive oil. Lamb is a feature in Lebanese cooking and their kastaleta ghanam lamb cutlets lightly-marinated in herbs and spices and grilled are juicy. The kitf ghanam tagine of local lamb shoulder with lumi basra, tamarind, root vegetables, chili, honey, apricot paste and coriander deserves to be tried. A selection of sides is also available. The dessert menu includes a choice of layered pastries with almonds and pistachios, or warm Lebanese bread pudding with Algerian dates, manjari chocolate, cinnamon, cardamom, crème anglaise and white chocolate sorbet.

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2022 Ratings

Food: 44
Service: 42
Ambience: 40
Overall: 42

These ratings out of 50 are the results of our annual survey by 2,023 diners who dined out on an average of 1-2 times per week – 157,794 dining experiences in a year!

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Tue-Sat - Lunch & Dinner, Sun & Mon closed all day
€42 average price per person.


9, Triq Sir Frederick C. Ponsonby, Gzira

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