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All 19 Mdina Restaurants

Trattoria 1530

The Xara Palace | Misrah il-Kunsill, Mdina, Island of Malta mdn 1050, Malta
0035621450560
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Ranked #7 of 19 Restaurants in Mdina
Price range: $0 - $47
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Cospicua (Bormla), Malta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Love this place been back many times, its always great! The staff are friendly, great alfresco dining, the menu is Mediterranean but you can also get a fabulous burger, one of the best in Malta actually.

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London, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

This is a trattoria with a bar area and seating outside and in (including a mezzanine floor). The food is basic, but wholesome and plentiful and the staff are efficient and pleasant. Go for the Maltese dishes and you won't go far wrong. Wines are reasonably priced.

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malta
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137 reviews 137 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The Trattoria has a very reasonable winter offer on at the moment. We ate fried goats cheese followed by a plate of delicious pasta and a focaccia with rocket, avocado and smoked trout. Delicious. The service by the young Polish waiter was efficient, friendly and discreet. It's always a pleasure to dine here and today was no exception. €50 for... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My husband and I lived in Malta for 5 years and dined here regularly. When back on holiday We decided to go for lunch here. We both had a lovely starter. I ordered pasta for my main course which tasted lovely. After 2 mouthfuls I bit on something crunchy. I thought it may be a piece of shell from the... More 

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Western Cape, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

You'll need to book for this extraordinary venue as it is very popular. The menu and standard of cuisine and service is relaxed but fabulous. Do try the PIZZAS, they were truly delicious

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Had lunch here during a quick visit to Mdina. Stayed at Xara Palace next door and asked the manager to make a reservation which was necessary as the place is very busy on a Saturday. Lots of day trippers having lunch The food was relatively tasty but basic Italian/Maltese fare. As the place was busy, it took a very long... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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94 reviews 94 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We frequented this restaurant as we were staying at the Xara Palace Hotel. The staff in this restaurant is excellent - very polite, attentive and helpful. We would be back to this place only because of them! The food is average and it happened to us that we got stuff that was not very fresh at times (pepperoni pizza with... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We were really looking forward to our meal here, but we pretty much turned away. We waited to be seen to by a waiter, but after five minutes of being ignored, I asked a waitress if there were any tables available (I could see two empty tables for four, plus a few smaller ones). I got a grunt as a... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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113 reviews 113 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We were 2 of us, eating in the Trattoria-tent outside on the Piazza, as it was drizzling. We got there early and it quickly filled up. It was difficult for the waitresses, as well as the customers, to pass in the narrow space between the tables. On this tent there really was no sign of the Ralais & Chateaux to... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews 11 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

For a sunny place like Malta, people should smile more often. No excuse to smile more, be happy, and impart that to your visitors.

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Address: The Xara Palace | Misrah il-Kunsill, Mdina, Island of Malta mdn 1050, Malta
Phone Number: 0035621450560
Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Mdina
Average Prices: USD 0 - 47
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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