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“Amazing seafood restaurant!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gente di Mare

Gente di Mare
Xatt is -sajjed, Marsaxlokk, Island of Malta 1305, Malta
+356 2746 8775
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Ranked #24 of 43 Restaurants in Marsaxlokk
Price range: $11 - $29
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Situated in front of the magnificent port of Marsaxlokk, the most prominent old village in Malta, Gente di Mare Restaurant will welcome you and your loved ones in a quite relaxed environment. You may also choose to dine in our seafront open air area and enjoy the beautiful view of Marsaxlokk port.Gente di Mare Restaurant specializes in local fresh fish, caught from local fisherman. We select the fish and its source carefully to provide genuine local produce for exquisite fish dining experience. For those who prefer something different, here, you will also find a selection of meat, game and poultry dishes, like hand cut beef fillets and Argentian Black Angus, just to mention a few. You will also find a wide assortment of dishes our chefs are renowned for, like our home-made 'aljotta', vegetable soup of the day and our scrumptious pasta dishes. Our chefs prepare all our delicacies with love and passion, always creating innovative dishes and specialties' to please our loyal clientele. The menu is seasonal; therefore you will always find new dishes when you return.
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Amazing seafood restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

Really good and amazing food and service, it's been a while since I visited a place like this. Definitely on my list to visit again. A+++++ Restaurant!! ;)

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Fresh fish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We can recommend this restaurant for the quality of the food, fish very fresh, fair prices and good service. Only the ice cream was not at the same level, probably because we weren't yet on high season

Visited May 2013
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Birkirkara, Malta
2 reviews
“Incredible service and foods”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

I went to gente di mare for the second time,the waiters welcome us very well, food was fantastic and surly fresh, we had a red snapper as a main caourse, and it was the best fish i taste in my life, it was very worhed

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Birkirkara, Malta
1 review
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“Overpriced food, Poor ambience”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

My husband and I are used to eating out in fine-food, expensive restaurants however when we decided to visit Gente di Mare we were not thinking that we were going to end up paying a bill equal or higher than the best 5star, fine restaurants in Malta! The food was ok...nothing special and nothing over the top. Its the kind of food you expect to find in a casual, seaside restaurant. The waiter service is bad. The ambience is disgusting. It seriously need some refurbishing to throw away those rubbish so called "decorations". The host is annoying. You dont feel welcome at all. Even more we visited the restaurant in April when the wheather in Malta is somewhat getting warmer and we LITERALLY froze even though we were seated inside. No signs of A/C was present and we were happier to endure eating the overpriced food in a freezing atmosphre than to ask that rude, disgustingly annoying host for a heater. Above all the price sure is the cherry on the cake as it leaves you with a sour note. 130 euros for 2 plates of pasta, 2 main courses and a cheap bottle of wine with no dessert??? Ughhhh. Never again will I visit again.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Valletta, Malta
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“Yes I will RECOMMEND this RESTUARANT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I visited the place last Saturday with my family and three of our friends . It was a very pleasant evening. Although the restaurant was nearly full , on arrival the male waiter in charge welcomed us and showed us the table. He explained to us the menu and also displayed the catch of the day. The time waiting to dine was reasonable, considering the amount of other clients. The presentation of the table, drinks, food and dessert was properly done and served. I noticed that the other tables was served the same like us, with the waitress going around to ask if we are satisfied and if we needed any assistance. We noticed that they gave us all the time we needed to be served.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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