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

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good value food with good service

Upon arrival to the restaurant, we were told that we could not sit outside because it was fully booked, which is fair enough, especially considering the inside is well air conditioned. We chose to skip the wine menu and get straight ordering food instead. We ordered two cokes and one of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Limerick, Ireland
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Mdina is a must visit location when in Malta. Travel by public bus from Valetta (only 30mins and last bus back at around 10pm). We went for the day although a half day is enough. Lunch in Trattoria 1530 was outstanding in a wonderful small courtyard ....very good food, excellent service and excellent value. We will return to this restaurant... More 

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Sliema, Malta
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great to have a restaurant that labels all it has to offer in the gluten free range, saves having to ask the waiters all the time! And also offers one dessert choice (Baci cake) for Coeliacs. Gluten free bread is also available, freshly baked, if it isn't offered ask for it, as it takes a few minutes to bake.

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I.Zarb Adami Marketing & PR Manager at Infinitely Xara Thank your for taking your time to post a review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted with your positive feed back and greatly anticipate your return. More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Upon arrival to the restaurant, we were told that we could not sit outside because it was fully booked, which is fair enough, especially considering the inside is well air conditioned. We chose to skip the wine menu and get straight ordering food instead. We ordered two cokes and one of the only things that disappointed me that night was... More 

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I.Zarb Adami Marketing & PR Manager at Infinitely Xara Thank your for taking your time to post a review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted with your positive feed back and greatly anticipate your return. More 

Bradford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Food was very average in nature. One of the pasta dishes was very sweet, to be fair to them they offered to replace it, but on our refusal they did give us desert on the house. Kids portions were reasonable.

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I.Zarb Adami Marketing & PR Manager at Infinitely Xara Thank you for choosing to dine at de Mondion during your visit to Malta and for taking the time to post a review about your experience on Trip Advisor. We appreciate your positive comments, however we feel saddened to hear that we did not meet all your expectations. Please rest assured... More 

UK
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The restaurant is attractively situated but there are many places in Mdina for better food. The pasta is poor quality and soggily overcooked. Malta wine varies in quality but there are many better wines than the house wine available elsewhere

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I.Zarb Adami Marketing & PR Manager at Infinitely Xara Thank you for choosing to dine at Trattoria A.D 1530 during your visit in Malta and for taking the time to post a review about your experience on Trip Advisor. We appreciate your positive comments, however we feel saddened to hear that we did not meet all your expectations. Please rest... More 

Surrey
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Attentive service, great food, just very large portions! Reasonably prices also given the fantastic location.

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I.Zarb Adami Marketing & PR Manager at Infinitely Xara Thank your for taking your time to post a review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted with your positive feed back and greatly anticipate your return. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We have eaten at this restaurant many times in the past and have always had great food and service up until our most recent visit . The restaurant is in a great location and the staff friendly and courteous . For starters we ordered the focaccia bread with cheese topping but the bread was dry and crumbly . My wife... More 

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I. Zarb Adami Marketing & PR Manager at Infinitely Xara Thank you for choosing to dine at Trattoria A.D 1530 and for taking the time to post a review about your experience on Trip Advisor. We appreciate your positive comments, however we feel saddened to hear that we did not meet all your expectations. Please rest assured that your comments... More 

Tenterden, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The menu was varied and interesting ,the service was good but not overpowering and the food didn't disappoint,the only criticism I would have and is pretty general for Malta is that the meat doesn't have a lot of flavour. However the traditional Maltese starter was a meal on its own , we visited as a family and everyone came away... More 

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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

On a trip to Mdina we stopped at this restaurant for lunch. The prices are reasonable and the food is very tasty. Would definitely recommend for a light snack.

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We first just had coffee and cake one afternoon the portions were very generous and delicious .Then as we were staying in the Xara palace next door had a pizza one afternoon I ordered one for my husband and one for myself when they came they were huge very delicious we could have shared one as we both didn't finish... More 

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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 47
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean

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  • 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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean

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