Da Luigi

Da Luigi

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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

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Food and ambience
Local cuisine, Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings
Is this restaurant good for scenic view?
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles456 reviews
Excellent
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52
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12
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Martin PAV
283 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 none
Absolutely a gem in Rabat. Not easy to find however as this small restaurant is in a narrow street departing from the main road fully in road works during our visit. We did not book but were lucky benefiting of other’s last-minute cancellation. The restaurant was full, obviously appreciated by local families. We were warmly welcome by the managing lady. From our table at the window, we had a magnificent view on Mdina. Our order was taken rapidly but we had to wait little bit before the food arrived as we were the last guests arriving and this is a family-run restaurant with the owner/father operating nearly alone in the kitchen. The food was fantastic. The presentation, the taste, the service... everything was perfect. The staff was very efficient and friendly. The Covid rules were fully respected, all staff wearing the mask as well as the guests when moving in the restaurant. This is a superb place in Mdina, inter alia the presence of local people demonstrating its gastronomic and warm human value. A gem not to miss in Mdina. Booking strongly recommended !
Written December 4, 2021
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wyn5
San Gwann21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
Have been here a couple of times and never disappointed. An amazing family-run restaurant who makes their utmost to serve you well and go out of their way to try and accommodate all clients. It is the restaurant’s policy that food is not pre-cooked, but all foods are freshly cooked when ordered. For this reason, clients might have to wait a bit for their food...but hey, it's worth the wait! The food is super amazing and you can taste the freshness. It is evident that the chef puts his heart and soul into every dish ordered. Service is exceptional and staff are truly amazing and very friendly and helpful. They make you feel at home and they make sure that the culinary experience is an enjoyable one. A HIGHLY recommended restaurant and not to be missed!! (It is not recommended for quick eats, but very recommended for those looking for an enjoyable dinner with mouth-watering food & superb service).
Written August 6, 2020
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Felicity Tonna
St. Paul's Bay23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 couples
Had been hearing a lot of great recommendations about this restaurant, so when my partner suggested it I immediately booked lunch on a Sunday. We got the table upstairs by the window overlooking the countryside. The place has very nice decor and comfortable too. The service is impeccable. The menu and wine list are great and easy to choose. The food is made with passion and love. It was amazing. We don't usually take dessert so when the hostess came to take the order for dessert we declined and I mentioned I am not a great fan of sweets, but am more of a cheese person. To our delight not even 10 minutes after a lovely platter of cheese. This restaurant surpassed all our expectations. For us it's a super 5 star.
Written November 8, 2020
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Luke T
Coventry12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 couples
Nice service and facilities however the meal was ruined by the quality of meat, there was SO MUCH fat on the steak that it was uneatable, the response from the owner is that ‘some people like the fat’ Very disappointing paying for an expensive cut when we only ate 1/4 of it. I would avoid this rude restaurant at all costs. Edit: The restaurant has since blocked me on Instagram after I shared my experience.
Written March 31, 2022
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Louis Vella
Dear Mimi and Luke Tyrrell, we are addressing you both in the same reply, since you have in fact dined at our restaurant on one occasion as a couple, despite your two separate reviews on google and now on tripadvisor. First and foremost we appreciate your reviews to express your dining experience. Since you do not seem to be informative about different cuts of meat, we will provide some information for you. The tomahawk steak is actually a ribeye beef steak specifically cut with at least five inches of rib bone. It is a quite pricey steak due to the fact that the rib cage muscles, where the ribeye steak is cut from, are barely used by the cow. That means that the meat is much more tender with buttery, rich flavour. This particular cut naturally collects more intramuscular fat, creating the beautiful white lines of fat; the fantastic marbling unique to the rib primal. Therefore, it is due to the above reasons that you found your steak fatty. When buying our meat, we opt for the most marbled ones for the simple reason that when cooking, marbling adds flavour and juiciness to the steak. The marbling, in fact, keeps the meat moist, so natural juices do not evaporate while cooking. Fat is far more tender than muscle fibre in steak, thus, marbling and fat add tenderness, which is a preferable mouth feel. The part that has the most fat, is in fact the most flavourful, and yes, we have numerous clients who are keen to devour this part of the beautiful steak. Should we have known that you preferred a piece of meat without marbling and fat, we would have suggested other options, as the tomahawk steak was definitely not the right cut for your desires. The three small pieces of meat which were left uneaten were actually edible. These pieces, which you have portrayed in the photo, were specifically turned over to make it seem that they were just fat (still perfectly edible), when in fact they still had meat on the other side, which you could have eaten if you did not wish to eat the fatty parts. What baffled us was that when we asked whether the steak was to your liking while you were still eating, you answered that it was perfect, until you finished, which was when you brought forward your complaint of the steak being too fatty. We definitely accept your comments and reviews, by all means, and are truly sorry that you did not have a nice experience at our restaurant; however, we do not tolerate anyone trying to damage our reputation for unjust reasons, by commenting negatively and inequitably on multiple posts on our account. Kind regards, Da Luigi
Written April 1, 2022
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Dragos_Nae
Bucharest12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 couples
Family-owned restaurant, the host was extremely polite and recommended us some of the dishes for the evening. We had the duck breast and the chicken with mushrooms and sauce and they were both delicious. The place had AC, which was a blessing after a full day's travel.
Written June 23, 2021
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Louis Vella
Thank you so much for your review! It was our pleasure being at your service. We are thoroughly glad you enjoyed your dining experience at our restaurant.
Written June 24, 2021
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Antida A
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 none
Have been here on several occasions and this family-run restaurant never disappoints. Always warmly greeted and the service is always exceptional. The food is top notch and truly mouth watering. What strikes me most about this restaurant is that the food is not pre-cooked but is freshly prepared when ordered. This leads to truly delicious food where you can taste the freshness - and this makes any waiting time worth waiting for. Well done to this lovely family who made this a great place for an amazing culinary experience. I highly recommend!
Written November 17, 2022
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Louis Vella
We greatly appreciated your kind feedback. It is always of great pleasure being at your service.
Written November 18, 2022
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Alexandra O
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 couples
Was recommended to come and visit Da Luigi and it did not disappoint. The food was outstanding and the service was impeccable. Such lovely hosts and so many great options on the menu. Travelling with my sister who is a coeliac, there were so many options for her and we honestly could not fault a single thing. Cannot wait to come back when we are next in Malta. Will be recommending to everyone we know.
Written August 30, 2021
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Travel A
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 friends
Having had the pleasure of dining at Da Luigi on multiple occasions, I can confidently say that it never fails to impress! The cuisine here is not only delicious but also generous portions. The diverse menu offers an array of starters, platters, and specials, making it ideal for sharing with friends. All of this is complemented by the charming and attentive staff who truly excel at creating a welcoming atmosphere. Da Luigi is undoubtedly a must-visit for anyone in search of a fantastic dining experience.
Written September 17, 2023
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Jim B
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 none
This restaurant is a family run with always serve in a friendly atmosphere , never disappointed. we ate different items in different occasions, at lunch and or at Dinner. Quality of food are excellent from the starters, pasta, main courses and their specialties. There's always a wide selection of delicious meals to choose from and Food are always has a very pleasant taste. everything is fresh. Congratulation for the service and meals that they serve in this restaurant.
Written November 30, 2022
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Emma
Island of Malta33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 none
The restaurant is a little establishment in the outskirts of Rabat. The food and the service are delicious - we had the tortellaci and the tagliata as mains, as well as the baked camembert and prawn tempura as starters. The food and the sauces were simply divine, and the service was great too. However, there is a bit of an issue with regards to accessing the restaurant as they are rebuilding the roads in that area.
Written September 21, 2021
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yasanda
Malta18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 couples
Me and my husband really enjoyed our experience at Da Luigi. The service was excellent and we enjoyed our meal a lot! For starters we had Garganelli piccante which was so tasty and Camembert cheese which was so good. The taste was unique. For mains my husband had rabbit which was so good to die for and highly recommend and I had fettuccine with duck and figs. It was really mouthwatering. The flavours were combined so well I really loved every bite. The presentation of each plate was prepared with passion and art. We will definitely be back. Super well done to all staff especially to the Chef!!. We really recommend to everyone seeking a quiet dinner and friendly atmosphere, and most of all, very good food!!
Written July 12, 2021
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Shaun G
Cape Town Central18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 couples
This place is an utter gem in Rabat, our home town, the food is absolutely wonderful and the service is pristine. The menu is varied and interesting, and the food is excellent-do ask for the specials of the day. The people working here are the jewel that make this place as good as it is. Cannot explain how amazing these people are. We had the baked camembert and the mazzarella bufola wrapped in prosciutto as starters and a plate of pasta and the rabbit as mains, followed by a superb deserrt. The food was just so so good. Thank you for a lovely evening. We will be back very very soon.
Written July 27, 2021
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Roshan D
Malta59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 couples
The entire dining was"an experience" to remember. The fine detailing included the decor to the selection of the plates. The lady (who I believe was the owner) was very warm and cordial to all her guests. The food ticked all the boxes in terms of flavour, plating and presentation. We ordered a pumpkin soup to start with, octopus and duck on the mains.
Written September 9, 2023
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Chris A
258 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 none
I was recommended to visit this restaurant by one of my colleagues. Both the rib eye and the tagliata were served to our liking. The staff was courteous and attentive to our needs. It was a one hour and a half wait before we were served. But it was worth waiting for. Unfortunately sweets and coffee prices were not listed on the menu, and both prices are a bit on the high side compared with other restaurants. It was an overall positive dining experiences at Da Luigi a small cosy restaurant in Rabat.
Written January 22, 2022
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Pierre Paul M
Valletta176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 none
Da Luigi is found in the outskirts of Rabat and hence has panoramic views of a large part of the Malta North. From here even is sea is visible and you can imagine the view. This was the second visit as first was more of a party lunch. This time it was a family visit. We ordered a starter and I recommend the Lobster ravioli. All starters tasted excellent. As mains we mainly took ribeye and talgiata. All four of us very very enthusiastic with the meat taste. Abundant meat and veg was also served. Hosts are very warm and supportive. Well done. Desserts were not bad but sure if i had to mention an area of improvement this would be it. Otherwise all was perfect and they have made me a return customer.
Written February 21, 2022
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