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“Terrible!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Parthenope Restaurant

Parthenope Restaurant
33 Paceville Avenue, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ 1016, Malta
+356 2122 3333
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Ranked #82 of 212 Restaurants in Saint Julian's
Price range: $24 - $37
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Chowder
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Here you can taste the TRUE TRADITION OF NAPLES. What are you waiting for?Come and visit us!!! The friendliness, kindness and professionalism are waiting for you!
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Terrible!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Visited this restaurant in May with 3 friends, all I can say is the food was disgraceful. My 3 friends ordered some tomato pasta stuff, unfortunately the menu was not in English (strange for a tourist area) so a member of staff translated and they picked this dish...it looked like a child's plate of pasta or a very very poor cheesy pasta..cheesy pasta was more tasty...I had a seafood dish and most of the tiny mussels were missing from the shells....we complained and they advised no charge for meal, when we declined another dish she persuaded us to get spaghetti bolognese, this dish appeared on one big sharing plate for the 3 of them, all you could taste was salt! When we advised the waitress of this her attitude then changed from friendly to stroppy. There was hardly any sauce either it was rank....they then tried to charge for the spaghetti bolognese that she persuaded us to try in the first place....we ended up paying for our starters, drinks and the salty spaghetti bolognese plus my dish....I can't understand why anyone would say this place is fabulous as the food is well below standard and over priced, as someone else commented it looks nice from the outside

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Armoy, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“2”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Very striking appearance from the exterior so we decided to give it a go. This was our second trip to St Julians so we had tried quite a few restaurants. This one is over priced for what you get both in food and service. Everywhere looks so clean but was horrified to see a cockroach in the ladies. Question is where else are they? Loads of better places to eat so will definitely not be back.

Visited June 2014
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Athlone, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Very disappointing....expected better.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Visited this restaurant last night - June 21st 2014. It is the fifth night of our stay in Malta. So far all the restaurants we have eaten in have been excellent until now. Ordered a rib eye steak which had quite a lot of fat on it...very boring side salad .no steak knife...no paper in the gents..bill was the dearest so far and was wrong..got it sorted but was still the most expensive place. Not a problem if you get what you pay for, we didn't. very disappointing compared to all the other places we ate.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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San Gwann, Malta
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Simply Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Exceptionally great. The quality of the food exceeded my expectations. The ambience was inviting and elegant at the same time. The service was also first class. The prices were very reasonable for the product you are getting. Must visit again.

  • Visited June 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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Mosta, Malta
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Very chic at a reasonable price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is a new Italian restaurant in the heart of Paceville, very chic indeed....was even given a bag holder to hold my bag under our own table! The staff was very attentive throughout the whole meal and the food was excellent from the homemade butter given at the very beginning to the delicious desserts at the end. Meat and fish dishes were both fabulous, can't decide which I liked best!

If you are tourists staying in the area I suggest you consider the Ape Calessino tour, where you will not only be shown the Paceville/St Julians area, but also be picked up from your hotel and taken back at the end of your meal.

  • Visited June 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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