Rubino

A place not to be missed with "amazing food" served by "caring and dedicated staff".

Rubino, housed in a historical building in Valletta, emanates warmth and a comfortable feeling. The front room, once a confectionery, accommodates a few intimate tables. Down a few steps are two larger rooms where the atmosphere is decidedly more convivial and attracts bigger groups of many locals and expatriates. The interior is still reminiscent of the old shop, giving a homely, cosy feeling. The attentive service, without being stifling, makes you feel you are being hosted by friends.
The food at Rubino is typically Medi-terranean with some popular Maltese dishes. You don’t get a menu, but a board lists all the fare on offer, also explained by the staff. Ask for their recommendations. Complementing all this, is a printed wine-list describing the wines. Interestingly, there is a good choice of half bottles for the not-so-heavy drinkers. The antipasti (meze) give diners a veritable dip into an array of tastes and surprisingly good nibbles. The Cavatappi with tomato, ‘nduja and stracciatella and the local rabbit are as close to bliss as you can get. Other dishes featuring liver, pasta, mushrooms, pork and fish are popular options. To conclude, there are a number of delicious desserts, also listed on a board. The old confectionery produced a signature cassatella renowned far and wide: the restaurant still makes it using a well-guarded secret recipe. Go for it.

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2022 Ratings

Food: 48
Service: 47
Ambience: 44
Overall: 46

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!

Opening Times:

Lunch
Dinner

Additional Note:

Mon-Sat - lunch and dinner. Sun closed all day
€54 average price per person.

Location:

53, Triq l-Ifran, Valletta

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