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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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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  • 25
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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
bad service

I visited this restaurant on Easter Sunday. This was not the first time. I ordered a grilled fish. I explained to the waiter that I do not want the fish cooked in an other way. After waiting for over an hour the fish arrived but it was not grilled but steamed. I refused the fish. waiter was polite... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Island of Malta, Malta
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

On a visit the local market, we decided to stop for some lunch. This restaurant looked nice so we ordered the fish platter to share with a glass of white wine and the local beer. The wine that came was very dark in colour and extremely sweet. We asked for another drier white and was told that was the only... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I visited this restaurant on Easter Sunday. This was not the first time. I ordered a grilled fish. I explained to the waiter that I do not want the fish cooked in an other way. After waiting for over an hour the fish arrived but it was not grilled but steamed. I refused the fish. waiter was polite and excused... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We went there on God Friday lunch.Places look nice,but the food was disgusted .Lobster soup water with a flavor ,waited for main course more than 1hour ,we ordered spaghetti with sea food ,finally it's arrived ,you can't even taste it .Full of sent ,in the menu it's written that it has big kingprouns ,octopus,it our plates we food 3small mussels... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I am a regular customer and fish lover and every experience at Gente di Mare is a walk in the Mediterranean sea. The fish soup is to die for and one can taste the quality and freshness in fish. I absolutely recommend this restaurant to others and for those who are not into fish, note that the menu offers a... More 

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My husband was yearning for a pasta dish having seen people eating them when we visited the Sunday market at Marsoxlokk. We don't normally eat lunch when on holiday. Ut when we found ourselves in the village again decided to eat. He chose lobster pasta and I had fish soup. My soup was delicious, full of different types of shellfish... More 

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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We went there on valentines day, and I'm quite aware that such a busy night is the worst time to review anywhere. I went with my cousin and his wife who go there often. The menu is mainly fish, although there are vegetarian and meat dishes as well. As well as the standards, there is always the catch of the... More 

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Santa venera
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25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Walked into this restaurant at 11:45 expressly because it looked cosy and warm after a freezing stroll on the promenade. No diners inside yet. Certificates of Excellence for 2013 and 2014! This was gonna be NICE! Offered a drink we order rum but after I was invited to the bar to look for it in vain had to settle for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We started with the shellfish sharer starter which was fresh and ok, but the scallops overcooked. The whole fish that we ordered was filleted at the table, cooked to perfection and the taste was superb. We had a mixture of vegetables and salad and these were again fresh and cooked to our liking. The Rose wine we ordered was Maltese... More 

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Gdynia, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Long wait for the main course. The salad was great but the portion was small grilled fish. Tail portions for light snack.

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St Julians Malta
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22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Well presented & cooked fresh fish & shellfish. Perfectly cooked fillet. Great location! And good service!!

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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 - 26
  • 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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