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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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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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
Great Find

Found this place after walking around Mdina one afternoon, and what a great find it was! Food & drink were both great, service was good also. Very quick and friendly. Didn't recieve the starter I had ordered however, I did not complain as I was very happy with the choice they had made for me... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Megan R
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Leeds
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

First time in tratoria and I hope not last. Great food, service with smile, prices not too high. I ate the best pizza in Malta :-)

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Found this place after walking around Mdina one afternoon, and what a great find it was! Food & drink were both great, service was good also. Very quick and friendly. Didn't recieve the starter I had ordered however, I did not complain as I was very happy with the choice they had made for me haha! Would definitely return if... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Lovely food and remarkable service. It has become a rarity to find good service however the waiting staff at the trattoria are very well trained and carefully selected. If you're a service freak like me - this place is a sigh of relief

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Food was horrible: uncooked garlic mushrooms as a starter followed by pizzas made with reconstituted ham, strangely sweet tomato sauce and impressively unpleasant cheese. Service was hard to find. And to top it off, the food would have been expensive if it had been good. Avoid or regret your evening.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review about us on Trip Advisor. Our clients' feedback is very important to us. We are sorry to hear of your disappointment. Whilst the issues mentioned are being discussed internally, please feel free to explain in further detail by contacting our Operations Manager, Mr M Caruana Smith on matthew@xarapalace.com.mt We apologize... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The staff were rude and the service was terrible. And the food wasn't all that either. Avoid wasting your money!

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

Thank you for posting a review about Trattoria AD 1530 on Trip Advisor. Your feedback is very important to us. We are saddened to hear that we did not meet your expectations. Should you wish to discuss in more detail please do not hesitate to contact our Operations Manager, Mr M Caruana Smith, on matthew@xarapalace.com.mt We hope to hear from... More 

Cumbria
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This was one of the best meals I had throughout my week in Malta. The food and service were excellent, I particularly enjoyed the perch.

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

Thank you for posting a review about Trattoria AD 1530 on Trip Advisor. Your feedback is very important to us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and hope to welcome you again when you are back in Malta. Once again, thank you. More 

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86 reviews 86 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

we arrived by taxi from St Julians and we're glad we'd booked a table inside..the restaurant was warm and cozy with soft Jazz playing in the background. The menu had a great choice of starers and Akins and the portion sizes were very generous. We struggled to finish our mains after a shared Maltese platter for starters.. The wine was... More 

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

We thank you for taking the time to post a review about us on Trip Advisor. We are glad that you enjoyed a romantic dinner at Trattoria AD 1530. Your comments about the food, ambiance and service are very motivating. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Thank you. More 

Cospicua (Bormla), Malta
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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107 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 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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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 0 - 47
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

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