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The Rootz

₱₱ - ₱₱₱Italian, ,
11 Strait Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1430, Malta
+356 7703 4718
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  • Excellent92%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“flatbread” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Bar, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
11 Strait Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1430, Malta
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we stayed in Valetta, we found The Rootz next door to where we stayed. We wanted to write this review for ages, but now we finally manage to write it. We went in one night just to do a reservation for the next night...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 999,111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good, the place was nice, but the staff made our dinner even better. They were professional and friendly. If I need to give a negative point, the drinks were a bit overpriced. However I would recommend this place 100%

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Starters were great. Mains were good. Service was very slow considering there was only 3 tables in. The waitress decided to leave us waiting to pay the bill while she took payments and continued to clear the other two tables that arrived after us. If...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Kayleigh B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked by one night after the rain stopped, so we were able to grab an outside table right away. The host came out to wipe the seats right away, and got us settled. The place is cozy with a piano player playing tunes you...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jun_Cruz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We absolutely loved this place! Matteo the chef created amazing and delicious food for us, and the waitresses were the sweetest ever! We had the maltese flatbread toto, freaking yummy and the big tapas platter for one, we were stuffed. Best thing was the sweet...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Nomad733323
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

The place to feel at home and have food and drink treats you can dream about! Live music and great atmosphere! Enjoy it to the full!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RaffaellaS123
Reviewed 3 December 2018

It is hard to describe The Rootz because it was so unique. It is located in a small, narrow alley in central Valetta. We walked past it the first time (the sign above the door is very understated). The staff clearly love what they do...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LAtraveler2CA
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had an excellent evening meal in November 2018. You know when you are going to get something special when you meet the owner, before you have even booked, and they start talking about the quality of ingredients with enthusiasm. That’s what...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank joolesg13
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

The Rootz was absolutely a Surprise. It was way too long I haven't experienced a perfect atmosphere to enjoy a nice glass of red with friends. Amazing background with live music, great pianist, and the service at the top as both owners can really deliver...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank FrancescoVilla
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Great Italian style wine bar with good wine and food! The owner's where lovely and showed good knowledge of wine and food.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Philip C
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Lynne M
28 October 2018|
Response from MatteoVacuitas | Property representative |
Sorry i just seen...better to call us next time..thanks
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10 September 2018|
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Response from MatteoVacuitas | Property representative |
Good afternoon, We are very sorry but ONLY for that evening (6th October) we don’t accept reservation because in Valletta is the “notte bianca” a very big fest... Thank you anyway for writing us and you’ll be very welcome... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Strait Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1430, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 7703 4718
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The Rootz is an Traditional Italian Osteria, wine and cocktail bar and free library, situated in one of the most beautiful street in the centre of Valletta. The Rootz is running by a married italian couple, Opened the 7th October of 2017 is a place where you can drink really good wines, digestives, Italian Grappa, and you can eat specialities of the north Italian traditions like platters with certified hams, salami and cheeses, a lot of types of Piadina Romagnola and big variety of delicious bruschettas and salads, also a great choise of desserts and real Italian espresso coffe. Music is a mix of jazz, blues, soul and bit of Italian folk...we have also live music played by great pianists and guitarist to give you a real great romantic atmosphere.. Don’t miss it!!!
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