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“The best on the island” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mamma Mia

Mamma Mia
Ta'Xbiex Seafront, Ta' Xbiex, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 21337248
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Ranked #1 of 11 Restaurants in Ta' Xbiex
Cuisines: Italian, International
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Tel: 21337246 (Malta number)
zejtun
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“The best on the island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Clearly the best for both value and service, good food and friendly atmosphere. They have recently added some more dishes to their usual menu and I can recommend the pork fillet anytime. The meat is cooked to perfection and the leek sauce is tremendous. You definately won't get any bad surprises here.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Island of Malta, Malta
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Mamma Mia!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

As other reviewers have written a good mid budget restaurant, portions are good sized and service is moderately okay. VERY busy on Sunday especially so go with earplugs if you want somewhere more secluded. Can be overrun with kids at times as they do a lot of groups and families but that is what it is famous for so be warned.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Malta
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Good food in a casual environment, at good prices and with a decent service!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

You do not go to Mamma Mia for the ambiance, if its that what you're after than there are plenty of other restaurants one can visit (just read some of my other reviews).
This is a restaurant where good food is married to good prices. I was not expecting a silver service - and I did not get it - but the service was good in any way. the waiters were cheerful and helpful.
They always answered to a call promptly. Once when a fork from our table fell onto the ground a nearby waiter promptly took it away and replaced it with a clean one - without us even asking him to do so. So all in all I (and my companions) were pleased with the service.
Portions are quite generous, therefore if you do not eat so much, opt for a starter size in the case of pasta dishes - they are akin to a main course in most other restaurants.
Food was very good - try the baked salmon with its sun-dried tomato crust, served on spinach puree (Eu 14.40), Chicken curry rice (spicy) - main course is about Eu 8.35 (starter Eu7.35).
Personally I never was disappointed with the food. The only negatives I find regarding this restaurant is that it gets overcrowded, and not just during the weekends - almost every other day. They DO NOT accept bookings on a Saturday evening. Also as a result of the large number of people who visit this restaurant...it tends to get a little rowdy with children sometimes running in between table, and people meeting each other and ending up making a conversation in the middle of the restaurant (don't go if you want a quiet evening).... The price of being too famous I expect...

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Island of Malta, Malta
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193 reviews 193 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Quantity>Quality>Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

If you want to get a large portion of really tasty food at a decent price, then this is the place to eat.

There is also a harbour (small inlet) view if you are seated outside/next to the glass walls.

Waiting time is slightly prolonged and waiting service is not top of the pops but no need to complain about that!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Naxxar, Malta
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We go there once a month, food and great service, lovely scenery aswell. One of the best restaurants in Malta, and with reasonable prices

  • Visited June 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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