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Trattoria 1530

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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, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 39
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  • 12
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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
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Rustic décor and very personal service. The food is unpretentious but by tasty. This was our first meal in Malta and we were delighted and surprised by the bottle of red wine that accompanied our meal - Antonin. Goodbye to all the negative criticism of Maltese wine - it was lovely. Definitely a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
IntrepidHector
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Estepa, Spain
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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved the food and the atmosphere. Would definitely eat here again. Agree though that the service left a bit to be desired but the food made up for it.

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Thank Robin13_T
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We where regular customers of this place, and where always very satisfied with the service and food. But been there yesterday, service is still good, but the menu selection has been cut down and the food has gone terribly bad. We where there for lunch, my wife had a burger which was very disappointing. The patty was surely not made... More 

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Thank Ian B
Irene_ZAdami, Public Relations Manager at Trattoria 1530, responded to this review

Good afternoon and thank you for taking your time to post a review on trip Advisor. We are saddened to hear your comments of your experience at Trattoria. However we would like to reassure you that every element of this review was discussed internally and taken into serious consideration. Many thanks and kind regards Irene' More 

Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with my wife for lunch. I ate the mushroom risotto and my wife is the pumpkin ravioli. Both was really good and the staff is very very kind. I would go there another time too.

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1 Thank dani3ls
Estepa, Spain
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222 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rustic décor and very personal service. The food is unpretentious but by tasty. This was our first meal in Malta and we were delighted and surprised by the bottle of red wine that accompanied our meal - Antonin. Goodbye to all the negative criticism of Maltese wine - it was lovely. Definitely a place to try on a visit to... More 

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Thank IntrepidHector
Swieqi, Malta
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Mdina with a group of people for an evening meal and arrived at the restaurant in the nick of time on a rainy day. The food was very good, particularly the pasta and the fish. The setting is a bit unromantic, since it is just one large room, but that didn't deter us.

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Thank Scholz_Malta
Chicago
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a nice lunch at Trattoria 1530 on a cool January day. There's outdoor tables in a tent and we almost didn't notice that they have an indoor dining room. The interior is nicely decorated with old wooden hand tools. The service was very attentive. The house wine and beer are very reasonably priced. We both ordered pasta's which... More 

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1 Thank Traveler714
Sweden
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80 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service offered is great, staff are attentive and fast. Food was more than ok, the house wine was cheap and more than ok. Setting is also not bad, had it not been raining there was also an option of sitting outdoors.

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1 Thank Jimmy_Swe
Bolton, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walled city of Mdina is a quiet and beautiful place to relax, and the Xara Palace hotel, which the restaurant belongs to, is fitting of its surroundings. The Trattoria is quite small, with a number of tables outside but shaded, and further tables inside. The décor is in keeping with the Medieval look of the whole city, and although... More 

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2 Thank stewvic
Saint Julian's, Malta
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this restaurant is on the entrance of the Xara Palace Hotel.It serves good food in a pleasant surrounding. In caters for all seasons with heating or cooling the outside restaurant to clients requirements.

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Thank robert2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As per title, had an OK lunch here but food didn't seem to live up to the surroundings or prices charged. Nice enough option if visiting Mdina, but would not make a special trip just for the resteraunt.

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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, Mediterranean, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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