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Ir-Rizzu Restaurant

Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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52, Xatt is-sajjieda, Marsaxlokk, Island of Malta, Malta
21651569
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Lovely setting - average food

A lovely setting on the front at Marsaxlokk. We ate a family Sunday lunch outside on the terrace - each having a different main course. I had the mixed seafood - which was OK - although a little oily and slightly overcooked. The prawns had not been cleaned properly. My eldest daughter had the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Philip T
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Saint Julian's, Malta
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  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

One of the best meals I've ever had. Nice and refreshing with the air condition with a lovely setting inside. The sea urchin pasta was delicious and I enjoyed the variety of ice-creams. You will definitely receive good seafood here. The local wine is also excellent and quite possibly the best I've tasted.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Fabulous food and service, we were a party of 12 celebrating a birthday, the staff couldn't have been more friendly or accommodating when our taxi booked for 11pm didn't arrive until 12.15.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A lovely setting on the front at Marsaxlokk. We ate a family Sunday lunch outside on the terrace - each having a different main course. I had the mixed seafood - which was OK - although a little oily and slightly overcooked. The prawns had not been cleaned properly. My eldest daughter had the swordfish - by far the best... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Situated in the picturesque town of Marsaxlokk, this wonderful place serves the freshest seafood that I have experienced to date! Very generous portion sizes so you are definitely getting your money's worth! Very baby friendly due to their availability of high chairs and ability to make simpler dishes for them! There are many waiters and waitresses there to cater to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We chose this restaurant because it was recommended by two of our travel guides. It turned out to be a real tourist trap. The bread and mezze were not good--a bad sign. We ordered the mixed fish and seafood platters. Both were plentiful, but tasteless. My three fish dish was dominated by swordfish, which was so bland I smothered it... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The starters were fine...for main we had a mixed seafood platter most ingredients were overcooked (squid, razor clams and octopus) and oily we also had a mixed fish platter which ended up oily too..it's a shame that these good ingredients with a bit more care could have been a lot more flavoursome and a nice dish

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Will keep this short and sweet. Had mixed fish starter, prawns were very over cooked and oily, octopus was tasteless, mussels were very good.Pasta starter was plentiful and tasty. Swordfish main course was not good, rubbery, smelt funny, vegetables were oily, and the chips were so hard/crispy, they cut the inside of my mouth.Mixed fish main course was bland and... More 

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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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Address: 52, Xatt is-sajjieda, Marsaxlokk, Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number: 21651569
Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Marsaxlokk
Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Soups

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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, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine

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