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Trattoria 1530

The Xara Palace | Misrah il-Kunsill, Mdina, Island of Malta, Malta
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Ranked #7 of 21 Restaurants in Mdina
Price range: $0 - $47
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The cheaper and more informal of the restaurants at the Xara Palace, it is my favourite place for lunch in Malta in my very favourite part of the island - Mdina. Have been going here for many years and always return if staying in Malta or Gozo, indeed, we made several trips here for lunch from Gozo! It is also... More

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Island of Malta, Malta
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I was very surprised about the pizza in this restaurant. I had heard so many praises about it and I was really looking forward to having a good pizza after so long away from Malta. To my disappointment when I ordered the CRUDO and the rest of our party also ordered other different types of pizzas we were all very... More

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London, United Kingdom
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189 reviews 189 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The trattoria is part of the luxurious Xara Palace Hotel, and tucked away in a quiet square in Mdina, away from the main street thronged with tourists. You can sit outdoors on the terrace under canopies, which is very pleasant. The interior of the trattoria is very simple, in sharp contrast with the opulent and sophisticated rest of the hotel.... More

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Malta
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60 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is one of the restaurants of the Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux hotel, which boasts to be a luxury Boutique hotel in the medieval city of Mdina. We went for dinner with friends on the day there was a power cut all over the island. The way the establishment handled this situation was ABYSMAL. This is not a cheap... More

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Marsaxlokk, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Tagliatelle gamberi prosciutto and spaghetti arrabiata very tasty. Very helpful staff attentive to our requirements. Will definately recommend!

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Siggiewi, Malta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Good service and great food. The warm chicken caesar salad, is the best i ' ve ever had!! Well done.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We haven't been here for 5 years, and its nice to see that the high standards we remember have been maintained. I had to tick "lunch', but as we were staying at the Xara Palace we had drinks, lunch and dinner at various times. Very quiet and peaceful at the times were were there (mid week) so no pressure on... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Highs: lovely location; good quality menu; good level of service Lows: pizzas were great but other food we ordered - burgers and pasta were of fair quality not outstanding. Overall: would recommend as a lovely quiet location with attentive service. Great for a quick light lunch when tired of the crowds.

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cheshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Recently visited for lunch. This is a quality establishment. The food - even though we only had a burger and pasta was both excellent and very good value. Please note the portions are very big and even though my wife only had a starter pasta dish this was the equivalent to a main course. The service was excellent with attentive... More

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Hamrun, Malta
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

i went my my husband for sunday lunch .. i ve ordered bruschetta as a starter and pizza as a main course that it was good so far... between the starter and the main course they took 1 hour 30min to get us the pizza!!!the waiters was unprofessional even the manager on duty! At the end we finish our meal... More

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