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Il-Gifen Bar


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Mediterranean, European
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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All reviews lunch pasta maltese salad st paul opposite the church local dishes tiny place lovely food prices are very reasonable generous portions shipwreck bite
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place to have breakfast. Good prices and service. I had english breakfast, it was delicious !!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Carol R
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Wonderful pasta with special sauces, friendly helpful waiters and a great outdoor setting with music from a friendly accordion player

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LondonAdventurer
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

We found this place with tripadvisor. What a great surprise, I ate the maltese ravioli, it was delicious (well priced and large portioned). The restaurante is small but we were fortunate enough to have a table waiting for us at lunch. The staff was pleasant.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Tanya F
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

Gifen snack bar is a local gem serving really good local dishes at a very reasonable price. The service is very friendly and the food is cooked by order and not premade and reheated. We have had the pleasure of having morning coffee here once...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank MiraP104
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

Bit of a squeeze especially with a pushchair but we manoeuvred and fitted in. Service was quick and food was nice enough. I had the Istanbul lamb which was more a deconstructed lamb kebab. It wasn’t hot but it was nice. The lamb meat wasn’t...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank troketia
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

Pasta was really good and tasty! Prices were really affordable and staff very friendly! Coffe is really cheap! And the salads are amazing! Good quantity and quality of food!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank E8171XZpatriciar
Reviewed May 3, 2018

An accidental find, but wonderfully local and authentic, and NOT overwhelmed by Tourists. We had two huge plates of Pasta at around €6 each – both extremely tasty and enjoyable. If you are around San Pawl during the daytime, then do find this place. While...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Phil_MelG
Reviewed April 25, 2018

I have been there often. It is a very welcoming unpretensious place with good food at good prices. I believe it only opens for lunch.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank DavidF6861
Reviewed April 15, 2018

We found this bar (named after the ship St Paul was shipwrecked in) opposite the Church of St Paul whilst waiting for the procession of St Paul to begin. We just had a coffee and a beer but were made to feel very welcome and...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank teithio2013
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon this little place near St Paul's church for a late lunch. It had lovely relaxed vibe. The mussels spaghetti was delicious and fresh. The food was excellent value.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Alexander L
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