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“Lovely setting, good food, good wine, good service.” 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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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.
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“Lovely setting, good food, good wine, good service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

We arrived as a group of 8 early one evening and although we didn't book the staff were very welcoming. Our group was made up of older teenagers and adults. The food was very good, although the portions were on the small side, especially the beef rissoto dish. Having been to restaurants in Valetta we would rather go there again than The Medina, but don't let this put you off and give it a try.

Visited July 2014
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“Simply divine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

The Medina restaurant was spectacular. The atmosphere was amazing and the food was beautiful. The Medina restaurant is a must after seeing the beautiful views overlooking Malta.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Beautiful Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I am totally in love with this restaurant, hidden within the quiet streets of Mdina, the restaurant looks totally unassuming from the outside, but when you step inside, you are transported to a wonderfully welcoming space, the layout is just stunning, the staff are very attentive and extremely friending and willing to listen to any requests you may have, upon arrival, you are invited to take a drink at the bar, and have a mooch through the menu whilst relaxing on a the comfy sofas, all while your table is being prepared, really does feel like you are getting the star treatment. You are then invited to your table within an internal courtyard, beautiful lighting and décor, it really is one of those, you have to see it for yourself places, so onto the food, well this is exceptional, from starter through to dessert, everything is presented beautifully and tastes just, well, fantastic. My wife ordered a bottle of Maltese white wine (if you have read my reviews, we always try and drink Maltese wine) this is served within a block of ice, I thought this was a funky touch. I of course had the red. you can pay as little or as much as you want for drink from wine to whisky, beer to water. We always choose this restaurant as somewhere to go for a special meal, its somewhere to spend a little extra, and have a lovely evening, in short, we love this restaurant, we love the food, we love the drink, we love the atmosphere and the staff, Not to mention the beautiful views of Mdina when you leave the restaurant. I would recommend booking a table before going, always best to, to avoid disappointment.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A very nice experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014


Have been there twice now 1 with a big group and 1 for a romantic evening out. Both cases we were greeted very warmly. You are seated on a couch to order any drinks you want while the table is ordered and to place your order from there. You're then moved to the table just before your meal arrives. The staff are very helpful and friendly.
The place is great has a beautiful atmosphere it's hidden, in one of the side streets of beautiful Mdina just the door showing from the outside but the place is much bigger once you step in.
For starters I had pasta with duck it was incredible and as a main I had angus fillet with their mash potatoes. Their mashed potatoes are among the best I've ever tasted and the sauce which topped the meat was very good.
For desert I had the dark chocolate and orange cake which was divine and my girlfriend had the strawberry creme brulet which was also incredible.

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“Terrific restaurant in one of the most unique cities anywhere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Excellent meal, modern mediterranean cuisine. Had the local Maltese specialty, hare, which was very good. Great atmosphere, cool atrium/courtyard had that open air feel, yet covered from the hot evening sun, a lovely respite from the heat. Service was very good, old school in a good way with the server always giving recommendations. Come sharp at seven if you have no reservation.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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