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Triq Santu Wistin | Paceville, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2133 1310
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 289
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A great find under the scaffold!

I was staying at the Intercontinental hotel and wanted somewhere near by for dinner. We arrived at the restaurant just as it was opening but were made to feel very welcome. We had drinks at the bar and then were escorted upstairs to our table. The service , wine and food were excellent and we had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Fraser S
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I was staying at the Intercontinental hotel and wanted somewhere near by for dinner. We arrived at the restaurant just as it was opening but were made to feel very welcome. We had drinks at the bar and then were escorted upstairs to our table. The service , wine and food were excellent and we had a most enjoyable evening.... More 

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Tarxien, Malta
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

The food portion was very small and very costly (250g rib eye = €28). I had ordered pasta with lamb and buffola though the meat didn.t taste anything like lamb but it tasted like beef broth!! Thank god the waiter was bringing us small baskets of bread! At the beginning service was fine, though then a couple came after us... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Nice place and good atmosphere but when you compare how much you pay to what you get as a portion is a big rip off

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Although I have had a few really bad experiences in Malta, this restaurant almost blew them away! This is the one I can recommend you to visit in Malta. Their pastas and even complimentary olives were just what I had expected in one of Mediterranean countries. And I loved the price and the atmosphere too. Not too expensive, from 9€... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is our first time in Malta and everyone is so friendly. We are staying in Valetta but whilst shopping for clothes, this restaurant was recommended to my wife by the owner of the store. We read the reviews and did not hesitate to book up. If you are ever in Malta do not hesitate to visit. First class service... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The service here is spot-on, and you can't go wrong with ordering fish and wine here. Listen to your server's suggestions -- they definitely know all of the best they have to offer. I've been twice, and plan to come back again :) Call for reservations, or go early -- it does fill up!

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40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended Sciacca by our hotel (Intercontinental) and tour agent. We were very impressed. We ordered the tasting menu, which included hot and cold first and second courses, spaghetti vongole, main course and pudding. We were recommended a local Cabernet Savingnon wine, which was young, quite tart, with lemon aftertaste. A perfect accompaniment. The price, compared to London prices,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This was my second visit, both for midweek dinners. The service is terrific, with detailed explanations about the menu, and the fresh fish on offer - all presented in a very informal manner. The choice of drinks is huge, and the quality of the food is second to none. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We came there for a birthday celebration, it was an original surprise for me. The service is remarkable, the food is a real quality food. All the products are fresh and come from fisheries around. The waiters are there to satisfy you as they should. They always try to do their best. -We ve found an hair in one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Over several visits, my favourite dishes will be the steaks, king prawns and top notch calamari fritti. The food is always cooked to perfection. Unfortunately it does get a bit busy and a delay is expected though the taste overpowers the delay. the restaurant decor is gives it a really homely feel. The staff are welcoming and well trained. The... More 

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Remo C, Manager at Sciacca, responded to this review

Dear Lara, Your review is very kind, it means a great deal to have such nice things said about the restaurant, our staff work very hard and to have it acknowledged on a site such as Trip Advisor makes our job very worthwhile Please do visit us again soon Regards Remo Covello Manager of Sciacca Restaurant More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Triq Santu Wistin | Paceville, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's
  • Phone Number: +356 2133 1310

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 71
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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