Ali Baba

This restaurant provides a "magical taste of the Middle East", and patrons "always recommend".

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 Homous Awarma, with tahini, garlic and lemon juice. The simple yet elegant Labneh B’ Awarma Wa Harissa is a beautiful strained youghurt with homemade corned lamb mince. Lamb is a feature in Lebanese cooking and their Feteyell Ghanam Meshwieh is juicy. The Veal Mishwi with sprouting broccoli and cauliflower puree 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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2024 Ratings

Food: 46
Service: 44
Ambience: 40
Overall: 43

These ratings out of 50 are the results of our annual survey by 4,143 diners who dined out on an average of 1- 2 times a week-

323,154 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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