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Ir-Rizzu Restaurant

Chowder, Seafood
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52, Xatt is-sajjieda, Marsaxlokk, Island of Malta, Malta
21651569
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 30
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Tasty, but too noisy!

Food is great, portions are big and seafood is delicious! Only one 'but' - why they put unpeeled shrimps into your dish? How do I suppose to eat it? On the other hand, there was a huge party of 10+ persons with little children crying and playing around! It was not possible to have a romantic... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
Artem A
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Was recommended by a friend and i was very satisfied with the food and service. staff is friendly and very helpful and the food is all fresh and reasonably priced. loved it

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Canberra, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Our travel guide gave it a good review but the food was OK but nothing different than what one could expect from a fish cafe. The fish soup was watery, the waiting staff dis-interested, the 3 fish mixed grill ordinary at best. It was not value for money. I suggest that the management visit other Maltese restaurants such as La... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Food is great, portions are big and seafood is delicious! Only one 'but' - why they put unpeeled shrimps into your dish? How do I suppose to eat it? On the other hand, there was a huge party of 10+ persons with little children crying and playing around! It was not possible to have a romantic dinner there. I don't... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We went to this restaurant in our last meal in Malta, so we tasted plenty of other meals in other restaurants and lowered our expectations (as much as maltese food can be great, definetly the food in restaurants are far from wonderfull). The waitresses where very friendly and welcoming, and after a while it started to be filled mostly with... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Visited on a Sunday which was very busy due to the weekly fish market. This restaurant specialises in fish dishes. Pleasant and airy restaurant better than sitting in the pavement part right on the edge of a busy road with traffic constant. Food good, service average, prices reasonable. Extensive menu to suit all tastes. Popular with locals and families. Would... More 

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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We came especially for fresh seafood and they totally over cooked everything. Very disappointed with the meal as the restaurant was quite expensive for what was dished up. Don't waste your money coming here.

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Madrid, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Don´t try the fish.. Well to be more precise Do not try the place. Was expensive and the fish was so well well done that lost the notion of fish

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were fortunate enough to have a local that we worked with book us a lunch table on Good Friday. Walking in does take you back a bit as its massive inside. It was already packed with locals enjoying the holiday with a mix of families, couples, large and small groups all seeming to have a good time. I ordered... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Went to Ir-Rizzu with 2 friends. I asked for fresh Tuna or Grouper Steak but they said they were not available as it was not season. I usually appreciate when something is out of season, it means that what you order IS fresh! My friend ordered Steak with mushroom sauce and the other two ordered Snapper. I also had pan... More 

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Haz-Zebbug, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I have been going to Ir-Rizzu for as long as I can remember and I never left hungry. My favourite dish is the spaghetti al Nero di sepia, it's the only plate I take. The service is prompt and friendly. The food is always fresh, and you can taste it. True it may be a bit pricey but the food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 52, Xatt is-sajjieda, Marsaxlokk, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Marsaxlokk
  • Phone Number: 21651569

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups

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