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24 Salini Street, Marsascala, Island of Malta, Malta
(+356) 2163 7312
Today
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 15
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
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I find the restaurant quite lacking in terms of atmosphere. Reminds me of those 'eat & bugger off' restaurants. However, they make up greatly in their food quality. Ideal for those who have no immediate plans.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
brandleesee
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Island of Malta, Malta
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63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wicklow, Ireland
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Sure it looks like a hamburger joint, but don't be fooled - the food is excellant quality and very good value. A strange mix of Italian and Chinese food - but the chefs are very competent at either. The pizzas are well filled with ingredients and the pasta's extremely filling. Average costs between €10-15 per person with drinks. Very good... More 

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Gudja, Malta
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

The food in the restaurant is great, competing with the best of Malta, service was good. If you want to eat a proper dinner, you would not be dissapointed.

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Island of Malta, Malta
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I find the restaurant quite lacking in terms of atmosphere. Reminds me of those 'eat & bugger off' restaurants. However, they make up greatly in their food quality. Ideal for those who have no immediate plans.

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Zejtun, Malta
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

If you go to this restaurant and you are more than 4 ensure you are served simultaneously. We ended up half of us eating and half of us staring as the food was not served to everybody at the same time.

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Malta
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The food was good as most of the times we've been here. But the waiter serving us was very unprofessional. We had barely opened the menu when he came asking us to order. Well quickly we skimmed through the menu and ordered. Food came very quickly - that's a good thing. The waiter took off the plates before everyone finished... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This was one of the worst restaurant experience I 've been through. The food was really unbeatable. Poor choice of wine. Service not good.

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Qormi, null, Malta
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Would definatly recomend the full rack ribs for just 13.75! They are MASSIVE and very delicious. Good service and good prices :)

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San Gwann, Malta
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We ordered 3 main dishes - lemon chicken, veg curry and sweet and sour pork as well as noodles and rice. It was one of the poorest meals I have ever purchased. We tossed all the food in the bin and made toast instead! The sauces with all of the dishes looked like water with colouring added and in the... More 

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Malta
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Ambience is noisy and smells of kitchen. Service leaves much to be desired. Good is almost decent but nothing to write home about.

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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The food was poor, 2hrs to bring the starters & most of all a small argument regarding the wine. So my review is a vert poor one.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24 Salini Street, Marsascala, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Marsascala
  • Phone Number: (+356) 2163 7312
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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