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Bottegin Palazzo Xara

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Bottegin Palazzo Xara is a friendly casual local Band Club in a mixed business, local neighborhood members and non-members . On its exterior, a 300 year old magnificent baroque Palazzo in a medieval area . On the inside, the relaxed Club atmosphere has 3 large cozy rooms, a full size snooker table, free wifi and artistic decorations. Il-“Bottegin" serve an appetizing varied food menu Monday to Sunday lunch and dinner.
PRICE RANGE
$6 - $47
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Healthy
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Jazz Bar
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Reviewed October 7, 2022 via mobile

Rabbit stew absolutely gorgeous. Lovely ambience. Great value great service What’s not to like. Plus even a snooker table if you fancy a game .More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Kathleen P, Owner at Bottegin Palazzo Xara, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2022

Dear Darren, We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review! We take pride in knowing our customers are happy with their experience. Thanks for your support, we really appreciate it! Looking forward to seeing you again soon,...More

Reviewed September 15, 2022

We had seen this on Englishman in Malta, which was follow and then totally forgot about it when visiting Mdina. We usually go to Fontenella but it was so busy we decided to head to Rabat and saw the Secret Garden signed so went in....What a fabulous building and lovely outside setting. It was so hot but as soon as we sat down the Waiter ensured the fan was in our direction. The food was so tasty and so much of it.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Kathleen P, Owner at Bottegin Palazzo Xara, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2022

Dear Sir/Madam, We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review! We take pride in knowing our customers are happy with their experience. Thanks for your support, we really appreciate it! Looking forward to seeing you again soon,...More

Reviewed September 8, 2022 via mobile

Lovely set up, staff are all very friendly and helpful. Always with a smile and service was top notch. The food was very well presented and very tasty, served in good portions. Well done to allMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Kathleen P, Owner at Bottegin Palazzo Xara, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2022

Dear Sir/Madam, We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review! We take pride in knowing our customers are happy with their experience. Thanks for your support, we really appreciate it! Looking forward to seeing you again soon,...More

Reviewed August 1, 2022 via mobile

We had a small family party here and we were absolutely pleased and satisfied with the result! Well done to all the staff and management!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Kathleen P, Owner at Bottegin Palazzo Xara, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2022

Dear Abigail, We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review! We take pride in knowing our customers are happy with their experience. Thanks for your support, we really appreciate it! Looking forward to seeing you again soon,...More

Reviewed July 30, 2022 via mobile

Tasty meal and simply presented. Waiting staff are are very welcoming. Scenery is classic and what you expect when going to a beautiful band club that keeps Maltese customs alive. Highly recommended for casual/family outingsMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Kathleen P, Owner at Bottegin Palazzo Xara, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2022

Dear Sir/Madam, We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review! We take pride in knowing our customers are happy with their experience. Thanks for your support, we really appreciate it! Looking forward to seeing you again soon,...More

Reviewed July 29, 2022

We did organise a summer staff event after some years of absence due to the pandemic. Must say that the management did their best to make sure that this event will be a success.............and in fact it was! I would like to take the opportunity...to say a big thanks to Ms. Claudine Tabone of Bottegin as her assistance and professionalism were simply outstanding! This for sure was the very first time we had organised it there and will not be the last!!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Kathleen P, Owner at Bottegin Palazzo Xara, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2022

Dear Denis, We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review! We take pride in knowing our customers are happy with their experience. Thanks for your support, we really appreciate it! Looking forward to seeing you again soon,...More

Reviewed July 21, 2022 via mobile

A very good looking restaurant. The Bottegin Pizza and Chicken Salad had a special taste. The service at a high level. Recommend!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Kathleen P, Owner at Bottegin Palazzo Xara, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2022

Dear Sir/Madam, We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review! We take pride in knowing our customers are happy with their experience. Thanks for your support, we really appreciate it! Looking forward to seeing you again soon,...More

Reviewed July 7, 2022 via mobile

Our family had a great dinner at this laid-back restaurant offering a full menu including Maltese specialties. The staff was really down-to-earth and personable. Our meals were absolutely delicious and served as generous portions. The prices were also quite reasonable. It was the perfect end...to a day of sightseeing in Rabat.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Kathleen P, Owner at Bottegin Palazzo Xara, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2022

Dear Sir/Madam, We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review! We take pride in knowing our customers are happy with their experience. Thanks for your support, we really appreciate it! Looking forward to seeing you again soon,...More

Reviewed July 6, 2022

We recently had a family Holy Communion lunch in the Private Room at Bottegin Palazzo Xara and we cannot be more glad for having chosen this venue to organise such a special event in our son's life. All items that we selected from our lunch...menu were deliciously prepared and served timely, the set up of the cake and lunch tables was spot on and the attention as well as assistance that we received from the waiters and manager was second to none. I also would like to thank Claudine Tabone for offering us her constant support and availability in the process of preparing for this family occasion so as to ensure that nothing would go amiss on the day. Last but not least, a big big well done for the pastry chef as the almond and orange Holy Communion cake was to die for!!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Kathleen P, Owner at Bottegin Palazzo Xara, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2022

Dear Mr & Mrs Bonnici, We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review! We take pride in knowing our customers are happy with their experience. Thanks for your support, we really appreciate it! Looking forward to seeing...More

Reviewed June 7, 2022 via mobile

Good service and food. Lovely Bragjoli. The pizza base was great sourdough but I wonder why you don’t cook the buffalo mozzarella. I have heard of burrata maybe not being cooked but not the mozzarella. Great place thoughMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Jonathan P, Owner at Bottegin Palazzo Xara, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2022

Dear Sir/Madam, There is really nothing better than seeing our guests satisfied. We are so pleased to be able to host you at Bottegin Palazzo Xara. We tend not to cook our Mozzarella di Bufola because of its high content of water which will be...More

Reviewed May 27, 2022

Food (quality and quantity), service, price and music - all excellent! Both at midday and in the evening.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Jonathan P, Owner at Bottegin Palazzo Xara, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2022

Dear Joseph, We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review! We take pride in knowing our customers are happy with their experience. Thanks for your support, we really appreciate it! Looking forward to seeing you again soon,...More

Reviewed May 26, 2022

Very tasty food at an affordable price. In especially recommend: chicken champignon and the traditional Maltese rabbit! Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Jonathan P, Owner at Bottegin Palazzo Xara, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2022

Dear Sir/Madam, We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review! We take pride in knowing our customers are happy with their experience. Thanks for your support, we really appreciate it! Looking forward to seeing you again soon,...More

Reviewed May 24, 2022

The restaurant provided excellent service to a group of 36 academics and educators for Sunday lunch. the place is spacious, airy and bright. the food was freshly cooked and abundant. Extremely satisfied with the professional service. Simone GaleaMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Jonathan P, Owner at Bottegin Palazzo Xara, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2022

Dear Simone, We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review! We take pride in knowing our customers are happy with their experience. Thanks for your support, we really appreciate it! Looking forward to seeing you again soon,...More

Reviewed May 23, 2022

We went in the evening for a quick dinner and it was absolutely beautiful. We had a chicken salad and a burger and it tasted great. Really good service and atmosphere outside was amazing. So thank you and see you next time, for sure :-)...Ralf and MarkMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Jonathan P, Owner at Bottegin Palazzo Xara, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2022

Dear Sir/Madam, We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review! We take pride in knowing our customers are happy with their experience. Thanks for your support, we really appreciate it! Looking forward to seeing you again soon,...More

Reviewed May 10, 2022

Exceptional service and food! Very logical prices! We were staying at valeta and on the last day we wanted to visit mdina and they offered to hold our luggages for a few hours for free! The owner is absolutely amazing and the staff very kind...and helpful!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Jonathan P, Owner at Bottegin Palazzo Xara, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2022

Dear Sir/Madam, We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review! We take pride in knowing our customers are happy with their experience. Thanks for your support, we really appreciate it! Looking forward to seeing you again soon,...More

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Good Morning! Yes we serve breakfast daily from 9.00am till 12.00pm! Kindly get back to us should you wish to reserve at table. Kind Regards, Bottegin Palazzo Xara
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Bottegin Palazzo Xara is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5