Ali Baba

"Delectable, Irresistible and Unforgettable."

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 salata shabi brings together cucumber, tomatoes, onions and mint to a refreshing zesty start. Lamb is a feature in Lebanese cooking and their kastaleta ghanam lamb cutlets lightly- marinated in herbs and spices and grilled are juicy. The tagine of beef tongue with roast garlic, potato purée, seasonal vegetables and aromatic ox jus 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 milk and rose water pudding will end your meal on a sweet and fragrant note.

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2023 Ratings

Food: 45
Service: 44
Ambience: 37
Overall: 42

These ratings out of 50 are the results of our annual survey by 3,557 diners who dined out on an average of 1- 2 times a week-

277,446 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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