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“Ok.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Il Fanal

Il Fanal
24 Salini Street, Marsascala, Island of Malta, Malta
(+356) 2163 7312
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Ranked #37 of 51 Restaurants in Marsascala
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Marsascala, Malta
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Ok.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

My first visit to this restaurant was ok, food was nice and the bill was nicer as it's not expensive.

We decided to give this restaurant a second try and went with family members. Booked at 9 and food was served at 10, had to return the meat twice as it was under cooked (not to our likings) both times. The waiter kept on apologising as he said it was not his fault, he also suggested to never go there during the weekend as no one knows what they're doing in the weekend. Great advise.

Ordered desert, took 15 minutes for 2 scoops of ice cream. Decided to never go again :)

Peppered Steak - Returned twice as it was not cooked as requested
Peperoni Pizza - Ok
Steak with Gorgonzola - Lovely
Seafood Misto - Generous

Waiter was sweet tho and he kept apologising till we left.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Stone, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“The Locals Eat Here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Chinese,Pizza,Grills,Fish and more are all available at this well known and highly respected,local restaurant.
Get there early at a weekend as its always packed out with families from all over the island.
You'll get 3 menus to choose from and the selection is vast, something for all tastes.
Portions are on the large side but try and leave room for a dessert as there is a good choice of these too!
Take away also available as are doggy bags.
Eat well here!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“If you're taking take away ...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

The take away service of Il-Fanal caters for Chinese Food, Pizza, Grills, Salads, and the Junky stuff. My review is only for the Pizza menu and their Fish & Chips.

Pizza:
Whichever your selection, you're in for a decent pizza, good size, generous amount of ingredients topping up the top side, etc etc ... but the actual base is something which perhaps could be made better. This is subjective of course on the consumer's preferences.

Fish & Chips:
The ones I have sampled, the fish was too slim to be considered a fish, and the batter too brown ... the result of either: overcooking, or oil used for deep frying having been recycled a bit too much.

Staff:
Oh, these are not on the menu, but they are some of the nicest people around. Have it not been for them, I would have given an overall score of: Poor.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Iz-Zejtun, null, Malta
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Very good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

We have been a couple of times to this restaurant to eat once we took pizza which is a very good sized portion in fact what you leave you will be asked by the staff if you would like to take it take away .once we ate Chinese food which we took take away it was quite good if you are a Chinese food lover. this restaurant offers to dine inside with both mediteranean and Chinese cuisine drinks are offered at an affordable price . the restaurant is quite spacious its always reccomended to book for a table but if you don't i think it won't be a problem to accomodate you without a booking .

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

This place just caters to everyone,my mother can't eat most fast food but here we had the chicken in mushroom sauce with potatoes and veg ,while my sister had pizza and my brother in law Chinese . And not over priced
That's what you call variety lol

Visited March 2013
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