The Story Behind Rubino

Rubino opened its doors back in 1906, as a Sicilian confectionery in the midst of Valletta. The original store was established and run by Vincenzo Rubino, a sweet maker from Palermo.

Merging Roots & Honouring Heritage

The building in itself is an ageless space where days gone by are revived in a time-honoured manner. From pictures of Vincenzo Rubino to mementos from the building’s magnificent history, the beautifully decorated establishment is lovingly bejewelled with memories that treasure its unique past.

The wonderful team behind Rubino does not only offer blue-ribbon cuisine and a first-class atmosphere — they present their patrons with the remarkable opportunity to step into a timeless and majestic era when Valletta was in its stately prime.

 The Team

Brothers Karl and Michael Diacono were presented with the possibility of taking over Rubino back in 2008. Edward Diacono, the head chef behind Rubino’s culinary splendour, joined them within a year after his return from training in the UK. Nowadays, Edward runs the place with Tony, the restaurant’s impeccably skilled head waiter – and the rest of his masterly team. 


The passion, dedication and culinary talents that this spectacular team has to offer has earned Rubino numerous awards — transforming it into one of Valletta’s most popular restaurants.