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“Disappointing experience” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Tal Familja Restaurant

Tal Familja Restaurant
Triq il-Gardiel, Marsascala, Island of Malta MSK 1030, Malta
+35621632161
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Ranked #13 of 51 Restaurants in Marsascala
Price range: $28 - $43
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Restaurant is run by the family and a group of people who are passionate about their work, the food and the service we provide.We specialize in a wide variety of daily Fresh fish and Shellfish….Fresh Oysters, Oysters in Batter, Fresh Scallops, Fresh Cannellocci, Vangole, Prawns, King Prawns, Octopus, Calamari crudi, Calamari Fritti or grilled, White Bait, salted cod, Fresh Mussels, Sea Bass carpaccio, Prawn Carpaccio…..And those of you who do not like fish we have the best cut of Angus beef, Irish Beef and mouth watering T-Bone steaks…specialities are continuously changing weekly.The most important part of our business are you our customers.We treat you the way we wish to be treated ourselves, with respect and honesty.Here at the Tal-Familja Restaurant, we look at things from a different perspective...yours.’ We have been reviewed in the 'Defiantly good guide' Book every year….number of reviews on newspapers, awarded 5 star by Mona (Maltese Food Critic) and much more.
London, United Kingdom
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“Disappointing experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Unsatisfactory service: long wait to take order and between courses; different standard of service clearly depending on whether clients known to management; cursory attention to detail (wrong or missing cutlery: no dessert spoons and steak knife); surly service overall.
Food: presentation of tuna carpaccio without garnishes; steak requested medium-rare and presented well done. Overall, not good value for money.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Malta
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“Wonderful Sunday lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful Sunday lunch. Spoilt for choice with the specials and set menu's,all at very reasonable prices. A lovely warm friendly atmosphere. Service excellent. Portions just the right size, the fish was cooked to perfection and was presented beautifully. A restaurant that makes every one, family's, groups,couples, feel very welcome. Our first but definitely not our last visit.

Visited April 2013
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zejtun
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“Satisfaction guaranteed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

In my opinion this is definately the best restaurant in Marsascala. The food is excellent and prepared well and the portions were quite satisfactory. You are made quite welcome by Charles, who is more than your average waiter. Do ask for his advice and you will not regret it. Overall we spent an enjoyable evening with good food and friendly athmosphere.

  • Visited April 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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Saint Julian's, Malta
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“Excellent food and friendly atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Although i don't visit that often, each time i turn up with friends who are frequent diners at Tal-Familja, i find something new listed on the daily menu. If it's not Daniela, then Roberta comes out from the kitchen - just leave it in her hands and wait for all the starters presented at your table to be devoured - so original and tasty. For mains i always opt for fresh fish/shellfish - same leave it to the masterchef - no denial or regret. For desert, wine and others, Daniela's great.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sliema, Malta
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“Good Service and Food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Recently I went with my family to Tal familja, we were a group of 12. The service was very good and the food was even better! I would definitely recommend this restaurant. The only negative thing were the sizes/value for money of the starter portions.

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