The Villa Balluta

The Villa,, Main Street, Balluta Bay, St Julians, Malta, STJ 1017
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Open Tuesday to Sunday from 6:30pm until 10pm.

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  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About The Villa Balluta

Inspired by a plethora of strong, rich flavours, incorporating a fusion of Asian and Mediterranean cuisine.The Villa brings a distinguished quality to each culinary offering.

With a deep appreciation for piquancy and the arts, each dish is an interweave of flavour and vigour of Eurasian cuisine.

The Villa aspires to delight the selective consumer, providing a relaxing atmosphere in the surroundings of iconic Balluta Bay.

Cuisine: Asian Fusion, Mediterranean
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 31 December 2020

Amazing NYE Dinner with perfect service

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 October 2020

An Eurasian Fusion Experience to Relish I took my wife on a surprise dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary to The Villa in Balluta Bay. Atmosphere, ambiance and A good Margarita particularly matter to her whereas my main focus is always on well cooked and flavoursome food and inobtrusive but excellent service. It took me some time to find somewhere new and different for, over four years, I was a mystery restaurant inspector in Malta and often disappointed with many that I visited. So, an Eurasian Fusion experience seemed to fit the bill and in that I had visited it under previous ownership some two years ago. We both love Asian food so that was a bonus. To be honest, I was not disappointed, We were greeted on arrival and shown to a table I requested overlooking the bay which at night is worth the view. We were given menus to review, asked if we wanted water and any drinks. At no point were we rushed and given plenty of time to review our choices. My wife ordered a Margarita, her and she said it was excellent. We asked questions on the dishes and decided on the following: Snacks: Pork belly Bao Bun with Char Sui marinade; absolutely delicious, great marinade with intense different flavours and a must to try; Chicken Wonton with Lime dressing which was delicate. and full of flavour For main courses we ordered Massaman Lamb Shank and Glazed Pork chop with roasted pineapple chicory Salad. The lamb shank was divine and moist where the meat just fell off the bone; What flavours and massaman is a particular favourite of mine! Unfortunately, the pork Chop was overcooked and the waiter took it away and recommended the Duck which was extremely good, cooked pink and delicious to eat. However, the surprise was the accompaniments ordered: Egg Stir fried rice, Togarashi spiced fries, garlic and soy roasted potatoes and steamed greens. Often I find in Malta unadventurous cooking and presentation of accompaniments as if the main dish is everything. These were exceptional and complemented the meats wonderfully. The rice and fries were such a revelation, cooked differently than might have been expected and the fries seasoned and crispy which are not chips.! This was finished off with coconut fried ice cream and mango salsa which was good but in a different league to the other dishes. A note about the service which was first class and inobtrusive yet highly professional and personalised. Ironically, I spoke with one of the waiters to tell him that his service reminded me of one of Malta's finest Restaurant Managers, Charlo Cashia who is now at Xara Palace. He then informed me that he worked under him! Both waiters were excellent and it was a very enjoyable but memorable experience

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Visited On Friday, 14 August 2020

This restaurant is closed and yet they allow you to book and they don’t really manage too well!

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

I came for dinner with 6 friends, the food was phenomenal. Excellent service, we ate outside and the blankets and heaters provided ensured we weren’t cold at all. The atmosphere and views are amazing. This evening was the highlight of our trip - would definitely recommend and go back when I’m next in Malta.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 March 2020

Although the atmosphere was lacking from our dining experience at Taro, we found the food to be exceptional and the service very good. We will definitely return.

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Visited On Friday, 28 February 2020

Food was really good but for the same price & experience there are better fine dining restaurants. For the price provided, the portions were really small and the dining experience was average since the dining area has little decor and no views since it is inside a villa.

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

The service from Adam and his team was impeccable: thoroughly professional, courteous and friendly! The menu was well-balanced, and with a little advance notice, the chef even offered an additional vegetarian option. The comprehensive drinks menu offered a great choice of local and international wines and the atmosphere and ambience in the dining room was the perfect balance of elegance and comfort. I would thoroughly recommend Taro at The Villa to couples seeking an intimate dinner for two, as well as for groups looking for a sophisticated dining experience with excellent value.

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

We had a table booked on Valentine's night at 845 and by 945 we still hadn't received our first or 7 courses. By the time we had received all course and paired wines it was 1215. Also, no body explained which paired wine went with which course so you didn't know whether to start eating or wait for wine to accompany it.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 January 2020

We had a wonderful evening celebrating my mum's birthday. The service and food was excellent and we will definitely be back soon. Thank you to our waitress Mary Joanna who made our evening extra special by being very friendly and efficient :)

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Visited On Thursday, 26 December 2019

Very friendly and knowledgable staff Very efficient service. Excellent presentation of food. Ideal place for a romantic dinner or business dinner. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Amazing meal! We were well taken care of, thank you!

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Experiência gastronômica incrível. Harmonia de sabores , cores, texturas...Excelente atendimento. Pratos muitos vezes surpreendentes. Recomendo!

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Whole service was terrible. Food wasn't good

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Visited On Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Fantastic restaurant. Great food, service and atmosphere. Look forward to a return visit

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Visited On Sunday, 10 November 2019

A pleasant environment to dine in

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 November 2019

What a treat! Certainly going back next time I’m on the island. Loved it to bits.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

We tried the Chef’s 3 course selection. Food was amazing and the service was excellent! Will definitely return and have already recommended it to my family and friends.

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Visited On Friday, 11 October 2019

staff helpful and friendly-

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Visited On Friday, 04 October 2019

We went for the Surf and Bubbles event. €70 for five courses with drinks? What a bargain. Great food too especially the dessert and the final fish dish.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 September 2019

Beautiful and elegant venue. I always look forward to any sort of event at The Villa, be it a dining experience or just for drinks. The staff there are very friendly and we were very well served. We tried some dishes and we were not disappointed - the food was delicious and unique! Thank you for the lovely night!

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Visited On Saturday, 21 September 2019

Food was not great, had raised several complaints during dinner though not handled at all by waiter

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Visited On Thursday, 22 August 2019

Excellent food. Outside terrace poorly lit - not able to appreciate presentation of food; hence three star for atmosphere. Atmosphere on the inside is five star. White wine served warm - faulty fridge given as reason. Would not expect such an excuse from this type of restaurant.

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Visited On Friday, 12 July 2019

Inedible Slow service Staff uninterested Style over substance Worst food ever 3 tables complained that evening. Refund for food would be acceptable.

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Visited On Thursday, 13 June 2019

Impeccabile service, amazing food and your staff have made our dining experience more special!

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Visited On Saturday, 25 May 2019

Amazing service. Mouthwatering food. Excellent presentation and atmosphere. In short just wow wow wow!! Would definitely recomend.

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