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PRICE RANGE
$6 - $48
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Bar, Mediterranean, European, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Staff Food Location What else?
1. Staff Food Location What else?
"well served by the restaurant staff. Very nice atmosphere. The food was amazing."
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2. Taste the traditional here!!!
2. Taste the traditional here!!!
"rabbit dishes that they simply excelled, you have to take my wife at her word"
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3. Local social club/restaurant
3. Local social club/restaurant
"Kudos to Becky who was full of smiles and energy, she went extra mile"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stumbled across this picturesque restaurant when we we're looking for a place to have dinner in Rabat. We experienced delicious Food and excellent Service (Isaac).

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed July 5, 2023 via mobile

School end of year party for 93 educators has been a great success thanks to the management and hard working staff at Bottegin. The event was well organised with excellent food, free flowing drinks and all our needs and requests were catered for. Claudine Tabone...was an excellent host. Thank you for your excellent service and beautiful venue in the heart of Rabat.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Jonathan Pace, Owner at Bottegin Palazzo Xara, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2023

Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience at our establishment on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled to hear that your school's end-of-year party for 93 educators was a great success, and we appreciate your kind words about our...More

Reviewed April 20, 2024 via mobile

Loved it! Absolutely beautiful food in truly stunning surroundings. Sadly we only called in for lunch while visiting Mdina for a couple of hours, or I could've stayed all evening. There's an excellent atmosphere and a really friendly vibe. Not at all expensive, and superb...service.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Jonathan Pace, Owner at Bottegin Palazzo Xara, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

"Wow! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. We're so thrilled you loved the incredible surroundings, vibe, and of course, the beautiful food! We're especially grateful you mentioned the friendly service and affordability – that's exactly what we...More

Reviewed April 8, 2024 via mobile

Me and my family member were staying at a guest house owned by the same family who runs the restaurant business and we thought it would be great to visit this place as the outside options were looking scarce. Isaac, the waiter, who accommodated us...was lovely - attentive, knowledgeable of the menu. I enjoyed chatting with him a little. I would recommend this place to any visitor as you can be assured to get lovely service and nice food. We had salad options and a local one - it was delicious. Keep up the good work!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Jonathan Pace, Owner at Bottegin Palazzo Xara, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2024

Justina V Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us, especially considering the limited options around. It truly makes our day to know Isaac provided such attentive and knowledgeable...More

Reviewed April 7, 2024

An annual family gathering for lunch on Easter Sunday turned out to be a wonderful occasion. A reasonably priced menu, delicious food, nice ambience, and efficient service contributed to 100% satisfaction. One member of staff named Isaac excelled with his proactive approach and outstanding mannerism....Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Jonathan Pace, Owner at Bottegin Palazzo Xara, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2024

adriancQ6701AL Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review! We are absolutely thrilled to hear that your Easter Sunday family lunch was a 100% satisfying experience. Hearing that the menu pricing was reasonable, the food delicious, the ambience enjoyable,...More

Reviewed March 28, 2024

Great food and awesome Service. We had such a good time with Isaac who is the most friendly and polite waiter! We'll be back!!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Jonathan Pace, Owner at Bottegin Palazzo Xara, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2024

oliverk89 Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a fantastic review! Hearing you enjoyed the food and service makes our day. We'll be sure to pass your kind words on to Isaac, he'll be thrilled to know you found him friendly...More

Reviewed March 25, 2024 via mobile

Very good stuff food is also good but only good. Meals are very huge and nothing is surprising but just a dinner. Interiors normal as a little old bar.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 21, 2024 via mobile

Excellent food and friendly service. Excellent fresh, local cuisine. Interior is a beautiful old building with the local band practicing in then background! Many locals in the dining room for dinner.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Jonathan Pace, Owner at Bottegin Palazzo Xara, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2024

Laura S Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled you enjoyed the food, service, and ambiance. We take pride in using fresh, local ingredients and creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The sound of the local band practicing is definitely unique – we're...More

Reviewed March 8, 2024

Last Thursday, we organised a group dinner for 60 people at Bottegin. We were pleased with the beautiful venue (the hall), the excellent set menu offered and the professional service. Food was as promised, and our guests really enjoyed the experience. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Jonathan Pace, Owner at Bottegin Palazzo Xara, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2024

187tabithat Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a fantastic review! We're absolutely thrilled to hear that your group dinner for 60 people at Bottegin Palazzo Xara was a resounding success. It brings us great joy to know you found the...More

Reviewed March 2, 2024

Thank you Bottegin Palazzo Xara for hosting us for my son’s baptism yesterday. We truly had a wonderful evening with our family. The staff made sure that we had the perfect setup in the restaurant’s private room, catering for every detail we requested. Food was...superb and staff were so nice and friendly.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Jonathan Pace, Owner at Bottegin Palazzo Xara, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2024

U4306MVstephaniez Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a kind review! We're absolutely thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful evening celebrating your son's baptism at Bottegin Palazzo Xara. Creating a perfect and memorable experience for our guests is our...More

Reviewed March 2, 2024 via mobile

Mr. Isaac at Bottegin Palazzo Xara is not only a very handsome and professional waiter but also has adventurous aspirations, dreaming of experiencing cross-country skiing in Norway. His charm and dedication surely enhance the dining experience at the restaurant. Mr. Isaac's outstanding recommendation of pancakes...with vanilla ice cream and honey from Gozo adds a delightful touch to the dining experience, showcasing both his expertise and the delicious offerings at Bottegin Palazzo Xara.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Jonathan Pace, Owner at Bottegin Palazzo Xara, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2024

Dear RoyR917, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your dining experience at Bottegin Palazzo Xara. We are especially grateful for your kind words about Mr. Isaac. His professionalism and dedication are truly valued, and we are delighted...More

Reviewed February 3, 2024 via mobile

We like the quality of the food a lot. It seems that the locals like this restaurant .. there were families as well as older guys drinking beer. The prices were reasonable.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Jonathan Pace, Owner at Bottegin Palazzo Xara, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2024

marijavitaz Thank you so much for your review! We're thrilled you enjoyed a relaxed experience with us and found the food tasty. We love creating a welcoming atmosphere for everyone, from families to friends catching up. We're glad you found the prices reasonable too! We...More

Reviewed January 20, 2024

The team at Bottegin Palazzo Xara created the most amazing event for our son's Baptism celebation. The food was excellent and the team made sure that everyone was happy on the day. Kudos to Claudine and Kamal for their great hospitality and service, and Head...Chef Duncan for working his magic in the kitchen!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Jonathan Pace, Owner at Bottegin Palazzo Xara, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2024

raylenedebattista We are so thrilled to hear that you had an amazing event for your son's Baptism celebration at Bottegin Palazzo Xara! We strive to create unforgettable experiences for our guests, and we are delighted that we were able to contribute to such a special...More

Reviewed January 15, 2024 via mobile

As we walked past Palazzo Xara Bottegin in Rabat, Ben (Bengoodtour.com) stopped to explain to us traditional local Maltese dishes and Bragjoli caught my attention. What an absolute gem of a place. Service was great, I was seated promptly and servers were attentive but not...overbearing. Bragjoli. Beef was nicely spiced, the tomato based stew balanced well with the potato mash. Such a lovely and well combined dish! I look forward to come back to try more of what they have to offer.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Jonathan Pace, Owner at Bottegin Palazzo Xara, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2024

ScubaArlene . Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback about your recent visit to Bottegin Palazzo Xara. We are absolutely thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our Bragjoli and were impressed with our service and ambiance. We are committed...More

Reviewed December 30, 2023 via mobile

Good food in a relaxed atmosphere. Very good value for money. Would suggest a small change, increase slightly the number of choices available. Apart from that, extremely value for money.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Jonathan Pace, Owner at Bottegin Palazzo Xara, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2023

Dear Michael I hope this message finds you well. I want to express my sincere gratitude for your kind words regarding our restaurant. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the good food and the relaxed atmosphere, and we appreciate your feedback on the...More

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5