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Xatt is -sajjed, Marsaxlokk, Island of Malta 1305, Malta
+356 2746 8775
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Hours:
Mon 12:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Situated in front of the magnificent port of Marsaxlokk, the most...
Situated in front of the magnificent port of Marsaxlokk, the most prominent old village in Malta, Gente di Mare Restaurant will welcome you and your loved ones in a quite relaxed environment. You may also choose to dine in our seafront open air area and enjoy the beautiful view of Marsaxlokk port.Gente di Mare Restaurant specializes in local fresh fish, caught from local fisherman. We select the fish and its source carefully to provide genuine local produce for exquisite fish dining experience. For those who prefer something different, here, you will also find a selection of meat, game and poultry dishes, like hand cut beef fillets and Argentian Black Angus, just to mention a few. You will also find a wide assortment of dishes our chefs are renowned for, like our home-made 'aljotta', vegetable soup of the day and our scrumptious pasta dishes. Our chefs prepare all our delicacies with love and passion, always creating innovative dishes and specialties' to please our loyal clientele. The menu is seasonal; therefore you will always find new dishes when you return.
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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
    4 of 5 stars
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I've been there with my family and we ordered 2 dishes to share. This restaurant has a very good offer for 2 people, included a glass of vine. Fresh fish, big portions and excellent service provided by the nice Bulgarian waitress

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The cleanest place among those ones that we saw in Malta.The food was very good and with a good price. And the waitress who served us was especially kind and friendly. I'd recommend it to everybody who plan to visit Marsaxlokk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I've been there with my family and we ordered 2 dishes to share. This restaurant has a very good offer for 2 people, included a glass of vine. Fresh fish, big portions and excellent service provided by the nice Bulgarian waitress

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

whilst on a visit to malta to see my daughter i thought as i like fish we would have a treat so visited the gente di mare.started to get a bit uncomfortable about this place from the time we ordered.waitress was not knowledgeable with the menu or drinks lists.as my daughter can't have dairy products the waitress instead of asking... More 

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Zurrieq, Malta
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Went there for the first time on Friday 3rd July 2015 with a friend to enjoy a relax evening with a good dish of seafood past and a bottle of wine.........it turned out to be a rip-off and a total disappointment. I took a plate of Sea Urchins Spaghetti and demanded an extra 2 prawns to be added as a... More 

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Zabbar
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is by far one of the best restaurants in the area with an ample selection of fish, especially if you're looking for that option of fresh fish other than the fish farm ones. The seafood dishes are always gorgeous, definitely a must is the cream of lobster soup and the spaghetti lobster also a very good option (pls note... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Went to this restaurant and sat at the front of the waterfront. The restaurant was at the back as we sat facing the waterfront and the waitress had to cross the road to bring our food, local fish portions of 3 each with salad on a plate and a handful of chips ,cost of 15 euros for 2 . It... More 

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Qormi, Malta
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The food is OK but while the stuff and management are busy make some unacceptable mistakes. Than we were over charged for a plate of octopus pasta which was served as a main course and the octopus was a bit short from the plate.

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Kolding, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

We were told that this place was super - which was a total misguidance in our opinion. Suroundings was ok but the waitress and the other staff was more interested in themselves and seemed uinterested in giving a good service. Food was boring and rather expensive with small portions and without taste. 6 kingprawns for 25 euroen with little potatoes... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Before ordering, I asked if they were accepting credit cards and the answer was positive. We ordered calamari and had beers, everything was fine. Later, when I was about to pay the bill, they told me that there was a minimum of 30 euros (!!!) to pay with credit card. I explained that nobody told me about that when I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We have been to this restaurant many times. A,was left very satisfied.. I think that to cut down on expenses, the owners are now employing staff who don't speak/ understand English or maltese.. When we asked if the dish with prawns came peeled or unpeeled, we were told they came peeled.. They did not.. We tried to order decaffeinated coffee... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Xatt is -sajjed, Marsaxlokk, Island of Malta 1305, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Marsaxlokk
  • Phone Number: +356 2746 8775

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 27
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Description

Situated in front of the magnificent port of Marsaxlokk, the most prominent old village in Malta, Gente di Mare Restaurant will welcome you and your loved ones in a quite relaxed environment. You may also choose to dine in our seafront open air area and enjoy the beautiful view of Marsaxlokk port.Gente di Mare Restaurant specializes in local fresh fish, caught from local fisherman. We select the fish and its source carefully to provide genuine local produce for exquisite fish dining experience. For those who prefer something different, here, you will also find a selection of meat, game and poultry dishes, like hand cut beef fillets and Argentian Black Angus, just to mention a few. You will also find a wide assortment of dishes our chefs are renowned for, like our home-made 'aljotta', vegetable soup of the day and our scrumptious pasta dishes. Our chefs prepare all our delicacies with love and passion, always creating innovative dishes and specialties' to please our loyal clientele. The menu is seasonal; therefore you will always find new dishes when you return.
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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