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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing restaurant this is, but although the food is good and the staff so helpful and friendly, it’s the tunnels that run under the bar all the way under the village, built during the war to protect themselves from the overhead bombing. It’s...a truly amazing experience and you wouldn’t know they were here unless you knew about it, but make the effort to get here, it’s worth the effort.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing traditional Maltese food (we had horsemeat and rabbit fried in garlic), especially when paired with a glass of red wine. It was one of the best culinary experiences we've had so far on Malta! Our waiter Kurt was incredibly attentive and kind. We'd highly...recommend it to everyone in the area!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch as we found this recommendation on Instagram. It was delicious, the service was super friendly and fast and everything was perfect. We tried a bit of everything and we recommend this place 100% if you are around :)

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 25, 2021 via mobile

Il Barri remains the best restaurant for rabbit in Mgarr, Malta but is also excellent for other dishes as well such as fresh fish. The portions are incredibly big (had to take half of my rabbit home) and the prices are so low. The staff...are always willing to help and advise.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 24, 2021 via mobile

This restaurant serves traditional Maltese food, We had the rabbit's liver as a starter (even though the portion was main course size), then the rabbit fried in garlic which was also a very big portion. Both dishes were very tasty. I'd definitely recommend Il Barri...for anyone wanting to try traditional dishesMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 27, 2021 via mobile

So glad we went for lunch here after the beach. The restaurant is in a small village close to some popular beaches and opens relatively early, it is air conditioned and large. The food was tasty and the portions were massive- yet the cost was...really low. I can imagine they charge even less if they made their portions more reasonable. One tip: you can order snails but they are not on the menu. Yes this restaurant serves local Maltese and some more casual food. Service was timely too. We had the pork ribs which could feed two and a single potion of rabbit and snails. A memorable experienceMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 26, 2021

Took a salmon salad with hollandaise sauce, and the chef forgot to make the hollandaise sauce or any form of dressing. I was too preoccupied to notice at the time that the salad actually had hollandaise sauce on the menu or I would have sent...the dish back. I was basically served lettuce, green beans, shredded carrots and tin corn with packet smoked salmon thrown on top. The selection of vegetables is also a weird one considering all are starch based veggies (high in carbs) apart from the lettuce, defucting one of the benefits of actually having a salad. The atmosphere was good and the staff brought out a lot of sides on the house which was nice.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 18, 2021 via mobile

Service, food, hudge portions, TASTY, to be honest i don’t have enough words to describe how amazing this restaurant and food is. After 5 years struggling here in Malta what to eat, this is going to be my favorite place till the end of my...life. God bless u guys! U deserve everything best here!!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed April 17, 2021

I called to order a takeaway and picked in up 15 mins later. The main course I ordered was excellent and large enough for leftovers. I was also pleasantly surprised to find apettisers and a bag of peanuts included in my takeaway bag. Will visit...again!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 7, 2021 via mobile

In spite of the recent and unexpected closure of restaurants, il-Barri still manages to provide a quick take out service with tasty food at very reasonable prices. They even provide starters, bread, and peanuts for free! Lovely thought indeed!

Date of visit: March 2021
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Yes, il-Barri Restaurant offers takeout services.

il-Barri Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4