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The Xara Palace | Misrah il-Kunsill, Mdina, Island of Malta mdn 1050, Malta
0035621450560
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    Very good
  • 30
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  • 6
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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
Very relaxing for romantic dinner

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Cumbria
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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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17 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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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144 reviews 144 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 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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154 reviews 154 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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76 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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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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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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