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“Lovely Family Run Restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Profumo di ristorante italiano

Profumo di ristorante italiano
Ball Street, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
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Ranked #12 of 212 Restaurants in Saint Julian's
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Lovely Family Run Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Great Italian food. Best pesto we've ever tasted. Mixed fixed starter was fantastic. David and Carla were really attentive and helpful. One of the best restaurants we ate in during our stay in Malta.

Visited May 2014
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London, UK
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Truly excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Arrive to be seated and explained (quite in detail) the specials and how they are prepared. Do go for these, as they are fresh and often the kitchen runs out quickly. The menu is hand-written and not too lengthy, which just evidences the truly home-run family feeling this little restaurant emits.

We had a seafood antipasti platter (layout could improve!) which was delicious with four seafood types prepared in different ways plus some of the best mussels cooked in garlic we have ever tasted. This was followed by some pasta, one of which was simple pasta layers with fresh pesto Genovese which the owner bring down from Italy every month.

Staff were friendly, helpful, but not overly professional, which was nice for a change.

And last of all............ The home made Tiramisu!!!! HEAVENLY, I would go back to Malta, just for this!

DO RESERVE, we called in the morning to reserve and got lucky and spent the evening watching many people being turned away at the door.

  • Visited April 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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Brunswick, ME
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4 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great Italian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Seafood antipasto should not be missed. Excellent pasta and seafood as well. The chef is Italian from Sicily so he is well versed in the art of cooking Italian.

Visited April 2014
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Milan, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“The best italian in malta!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

i had a dinner in "profumo di" few nights ago with a friend.. a small family run restaurant that will surprise you! the dinner was perfect: cozy atmosphere, amazing food, and accurate and great service. we shared a starter with 4 different seafood specialities and I had the calamaro ripieno as main course… so good! i highly recommend it!

  • Visited April 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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Paris, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent food, excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Having lived in Milan for three years, this was like being back at a good Italian restaurant - so few "Italian" restaurants outside Italy can live up to the real thing - this one can. The service was knowledgeable and friendly without being too chummy. Definitely worth booking - we couldn't get in on our first attempt.

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