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“Is this love lost for this restaurant?” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Medina Restaurant

Medina Restaurant
7 Holy Cross Street, Mdina, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2145 4004
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Ranked #1 of 20 Restaurants in Mdina
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Dine in truly romantic surroundings beneath the flowering Oleander tree in the vine-clustered courtyard during the summer, and by candle-light and an open log fireplace that keeps the restaurant warm during the winter months. The Medina presents a selected à la Carte menu based on Mediterranean and local cuisine, frequently changed to guarantee the pleasure of regular diners.
Valletta, Malta
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“Is this love lost for this restaurant?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We have been going to this Restaurant since way back 1960s. Ambience never changed and not withstanding so many years passed it has been kept well preserved and looked after. Hats off to present management.
In those years not many restaurants were to be found that catered good cuisine, quality style, service and setting. To my knowledge one could count such restaurants on the palm of one hand. Mdina Restaurant was our number one favourite. One of the best dishes served back then was Duck a l'Orange, my all time choice. Now I concentrate more on eating fresh fish.
Food has always been good at Mdina but lately we were disappointed with the quality and have restrained myself from returning. Might eventually give it another try for all times sake hoping better quality dishes are being served.

Visited April 2013
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Island of Malta, Malta
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“overrated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We have chosen the restaurant due to good ratings and the best menu displayed outside in comparison to other places in Mdina.
The interior is very nice looking like the old time palazzo. The staff seems to be a bit too formal and pushy when it comes to selection of menu.
The food was ok but nothing to remember and keep us to visit them again.
In my opinion the place is a bit overpriced, missing the charm of romantic place and the cuisine doen't show the art which I am looking for.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A hidden gem in the heart of Mdina”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

This was our first time to Medina restuarant and although I read the reviews I was still a bit hesitant. As soon as you enter the place there is a certain welcoming feeling. We ate in the enclosed courtyard. The menu was diverse with a wine list to match. The food was superb with impeccable service. They have a nice selection of desserts and not to be missed! I would highly recommend it.

Visited September 2013
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South West
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Superb food, service & ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Lovely atmosphere in this excellent restaurant, situated in a covered courtyard in the heart of Mdina. The menu is a well thought out mix of Maltese and international cuisine with a balanced wine list to match. Service is friendly & knowledgeable. The octopus stew was delicious, portions are generous so didn't get to try desserts but they looked good on their way to other diners.

  • Visited August 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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Dunedin, New Zealand
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12 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We were walking quite late in the Mdina, desperately looking for a nice restaurant and we found this one. So blessed...The place is so beautiful and the food excellent. It is quite cheap for what you get. We are french and found that the way they adapted traditional french dishes was a big success. We also tried the traditional maltese dishes that were succulent. We also had an excellent wine from Gozo. Perfect dinner.

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