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road along the waterfront - tourist area, Marsaxlokk, Island of Malta, Malta
0035621657755
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11:30 am - 2:45 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:45 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: The restaurant is across from the street market / waterfront in this...
The restaurant is across from the street market / waterfront in this fishing village. The food is local but different from the usual tourist fare.
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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Lunch

We were recommended this restaurant by our landlord in Valetta and he sure was right on the number again. We dropped into tourist information when we arrived at Marsaxlokk and asked for directions, she said that is my favourite restaurant, quickly followed by the fact that she could not recommend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
hoolies
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended this restaurant by our landlord in Valetta and he sure was right on the number again. We dropped into tourist information when we arrived at Marsaxlokk and asked for directions, she said that is my favourite restaurant, quickly followed by the fact that she could not recommend restaurants but as we had asked for the place....well enough... More 

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1 Thank hoolies
St. Paul's Bay, Malta
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

we visited on a saturday evening for dinner, withought a booking and we were very welcome. we were asked to wait a few minutes until we could be seated.Bruschetta and olives as an appetizer. The pasta with gamberi was great very tasty cream sauce, big portions and good value. our only turndown was the wine by the glass, since it... More 

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Thank AlexiaFrendo
Hassleholm, Sweden
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We dine out every night when we are in Malta. We make an effort to go at least 3 times to this Restaurant... As long as I care to remember its had the same local owners and almost the same staff. Order your drinks, then your food... Ask for a fresh fish and they will show a selection of fish...... More 

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Thank SwedenRed35
malta
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81 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Excellent food with excellent service however I was expecting a vast variety of fresh fish for a single person. My wife the took linguine lobster with half lobster...SUPERB.Very busy restaurant but overall it was pleasant afternoon. Ten-plus for the desserts.

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Thank gafa
San Gwann, Malta
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

It's not that hard to spoil a spaghetti vongole although certain places have managed. La capanna actually served us one of the best Vongole on the island (and we tried many). I also had one of the best seafood dishes which had no added stock cubes and cooked to perfection with a big variety in the large dish. Been twice... More 

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Thank CarlLautier86
Malta, Austria
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This is the best restaurant I found to have a nice evening where I will be sure to be more than satisfied with the food and value for the money .Food is more than excellent most especially fish .The pasta is always served al dente. Staff is amazing and the owners are very friendly Joe and Manuel. I definitely recommend... More 

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Thank Carmen G
Saint Julian's, Malta
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Excellent pasta(cooked al dente)with shellfish. As for dessert they even had home made crepes and tarts, besides the usual off the shelf choices. Always kept high standards. Recommended.

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Thank Alex P
Birzebbuga, Malta
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A small but fantastic family run restaurant. The food is excellent and the fish is exceptionally fresh. Moreover, the staff is always helpful and efficient!! I recommend this restaurant and will gladly re-visit.

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Thank Mark M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

Cant recommend this restaurant enough!! Awesome food, friendly helpful staff, good value for money... Will visit again for sure :))

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1 Thank Stephanie B
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

It's a very good place to eat fresh fish and good pasta with good service and good prices. They must invest in a good choice of desserts but apart from that all is very very good :)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: road along the waterfront - tourist area, Marsaxlokk, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Marsaxlokk
  • Phone Number: 0035621657755

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

The restaurant is across from the street market / waterfront in this fishing village. The food is local but different from the usual tourist fare.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?