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“Expensive Rip Off” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Tana Del Lupo

Tana Del Lupo
Wilga Street, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
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Ranked #118 of 227 Restaurants in Saint Julian's
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Msida, Malta
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Expensive Rip Off”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

We were hoping to have a nice Family Easter Lunch. This ended in an expensive outing.
Service leaves much to be desired, we waited for almost one hour to get our main course.
The contour consisted only of a lettuce , some rucola,with not nore than 5 cherry tomatoes and two bowls of Frozen Oven baked potatoes!! Portions of both Starters and Main course are very small.. Wine list, astronomically expensive, wines that can be purchased in Sicily between 3 -5 Euros are maked at Eur 17.50 , that's the cheapest price shown. Very limited list of lacal wines. Antonin marked at Eur 26.00 a bottle. To top this all, patrons incurr a service charge.!!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Paris, France
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Noisy ''Service''”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

The restaurant has been suggested to me by some friends and their comments enticed me to pay a visit. However, I was not impressed at all.
SERVICE : typically Italian - although we were served by a nice guy, another woman who I believe to be the manager was rude and does not have any idea of what service is at all. She has been all the time scolding the other waiters and when she came to pick up the empty glasses on our table she did not bother looking at us or smile, not even try to upsell (we actually wanted to have more drinks).
FOOD : delicious, but rather small when it comes to portion. This therefore suggested to give the desserts a try, and they were lovely!
PRICE : We were charged for what is called Cover Charge, (whereas other restaurants in Malta do not have this feature) and the food, along with drinks and desserts were slightly pricy.
ATMOSPHERE : the place is very nice and gives you the impression of a serene atmposphere. It was really noisy, (mainly due to other clients, and to the noisy staff).
It was an 'OK' dinner, and I will not suggest the place in the future.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Julian's, Malta
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Sicilian food at it's best well done .”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

This restaurant is a real tradion sicilan style so is the food and the ambiance , as a local I have frequent visited this place and it kept it standards and service personally I think this is the best place for pasta and fish try it out you want be disapioted .

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“what a sham”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

the service was unwelcomig and unfriendly, we ordered polpette neonata when they arrived they lokked like mini omlettes when tasted they were an oily mesh of egg flour and a couple of white bait with no taste at all. Our mains consisted in pasta bolognese which smelt and tasted of corned beef, a pasta al le vongole which were gritty and full of black sand and a spagetti fresh prawns and tuna with the oprawns reefing and the tuna just the belly fat.....the hole meal was a sham from begining to end and when we complained we just got a baleful glare as if we had landed from the moon. Definetley a godd place run to low level.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

Not to be missed, food was great, we went back twice.

Visited February 2012
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