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The Xara Palace | Misrah il-Kunsill, Mdina, Island of Malta mdn 1050, Malta
0035621450560
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 31
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Decent food but slow service

We nearly bypassed this place when seeking a restaurant as it wasn't obvious that it was suitable for family eating ...until I noticed 2 children in the restaurant with a kids menu ... So we then decided to drop in. Italian style menus, lots to choose from with a range to suit all budgets. Kids... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
SuzD2013
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Wexford, Ireland
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Attard, Malta
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171 reviews 171 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

There is something unique about Mdina. It makes you want to come back and each time discover something new. It is so relaxing to walk around the ditch and then stroll along its narrow quite streets. Trattoria AD 1530 is strategically placed and is perfect to end your evening with an enjoyable dinner in a pleasant setting. The chicken-liver and... More 

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Wexford, Ireland
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49 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We nearly bypassed this place when seeking a restaurant as it wasn't obvious that it was suitable for family eating ...until I noticed 2 children in the restaurant with a kids menu ... So we then decided to drop in. Italian style menus, lots to choose from with a range to suit all budgets. Kids menus came with a choice... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Unpretentious, very good quality restaurant in the heart of a magnificent medieval city. A Monday evening trip with family; superb wine by the glass; top quality antipasti, followed by fresh grilled fish and Ribeye Steak cooked properly. The children opted for the kids menu which is somewhat burger/chips/baked beans focused, but pretty well done. Service brisk, friendly and efficient. Prices... More 

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Mellieha, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Had a dinner in this lovely restaurant to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday - we had pasta and pizza and they were both delicious. They have a lot of choice for wines, we had a bottle of Spanish red (can't remember the name) that was perfect! Also, the cheesecake I had for dessert was one of the best I've had in... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

We were just taking a stroll around Mdina when we decided to check this place, and I think we made a good choice. The pasta was amazing and quite big portion as well, definitely not pricy for this amount. Service was also very good and quite fast compared to other places we visited in Malta

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Leixlip, Ireland
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60 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Myself and my partner stopped here for lunch one day and the food was lovely. We both opted for burgers sadly the waiter gave us the wrong ones even though we asked twice which was which but we were so hungry we only noticed the mistake when we were nearly finished eating them and at that stage it was too... More 

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Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Whereas restaurants in Mdina can be quite pricey, this one has something for all the pockets! We love going early in the evening to enjoy Mdina post the hustle and bustle of the hordes of tourist that visit during the day! On this particular occasion we shared a Maltese platter and focaccia which was crusty yet soft followed by a... More 

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MCusto, Public Relations Manager at Trattoria 1530, responded to this review

We thank you for being a repeat guest at Trattoria AD 1530 and for taking the time to post your positive feedback on Trip Advisor. We truly appreciate. Your positive comments about us are truly encouraging. Please rest assured that your constructive criticism about having more waiting staff was discussed internally. We look forward to serving you again in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We wanted to celebrate my wife's birthday somewhere special, so with a couple of friends from Australia we booked a table at the Trattoria. The meals ranged from simple to exotic and we all enjoyed our meals and the historic surroundings.

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MCusto, Public Relations Manager at Trattoria 1530, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Trattoria AD 1530 to celebrate your wife's birthday and for posting a review about your experience on Trip Advisor. Your positive feedback is truly encouraging and we are extremely happy to note that your celebration at Trattoria AD 1530 was a delightful one. Once again, thank you for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming... More 

England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Ate here last night after a quiet walk around mdina. Service was great and the food was lovely. Portions were generous, the pizzas were large and very filling. The location was good, nice and quiet. We will be back!

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MCusto, Public Relations Manager at Trattoria 1530, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Trattoria AD 1530 and for posting a review about your pleasant experience on Trip Advisor. Your feedback is really appreciated. We are happy to note that you enjoyed your dinner and your comments about food, ambiance and service are truly motivating. Once again, thank you and we hope to welcome you again at our venue in... More 

Leeds
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We had an early lunch at this restaurant. The food was very good and didnt have to wait long. Mushroom risotto was nice and creamy and pasta with sausages was perfect. The place was let down by slow and not attentive service. Overall ok but not relaxing due to the service.

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MCusto, Public Relations Manager at Trattoria 1530, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Trattoria AD 1530 and for taking the time to post a review about your experience on Trip Advisor. We are happy to note that you enjoyed the food however we are saddened that you were disappointed with the service. Your feedback is very important to us and we really appreciate. Please rest assured that this was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Xara Palace | Misrah il-Kunsill, Mdina, Island of Malta mdn 1050, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Mdina
  • Phone Number: 0035621450560

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 47
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean

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