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Tal-Familja Restaurant

Triq il-Gardiel, Marsascala, Island of Malta MSK 1030, Malta
+356 2163 2161
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“snails” (17 reviews)
“seafood” (32 reviews)
“warm bread” (7 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Triq il-Gardiel, Marsascala, Island of Malta MSK 1030, Malta
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely restaurant just minutes away from the harbour in Marsascala. Terrific menu, we all chose different seafood dishes, and we were all very happy with our choices. There was a good wine menu too. Nice atmosphere, staff were very good. Recommended.

Thank Patricia J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere at this family run buisness. There is a variety of foods that we could choose from and these were cooked to perfection. Here I found a good selection of wines and beers. The place itself is so homely. You can feel that warm...More

Thank Ian Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently had a family meal here with both English & Maltese relatives. The menu was extensive including vegetarian options. The Maltese menu was particularly good for those meat eaters & my husband would recommend the rabbit shew. The staff were friendly & overall the...More

Thank Biggreymouse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a birthday party we went to Ta-Familja. Nice, clean and organized place. The service was friendly and quick. Most of the main dishes are served on a bed of homemade mash potatoes, fortunately lukewarm. Same with the side dishes, apart from that the food...More

Thank MT_Sailor
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Wanted to try Maltesian food and we found it! This wonderful little restaurant was fantastic and the service was amazing. The menu has a very good selection of seafood as well as meats and pastas for the non seafood lovers. They even have a section...More

Thank Josie M
Reviewed August 27, 2018

My Anniversary the food was good, mix up with order due to waiter misunderstanding, thing they were Easter Europeans.. One of our party had to wait for his meal.. Overall evening was ok...

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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

After regularly using this restaurant for the last 8 years we were disappointed with some of the meals we had last year and decided to stop coming. We then returned for a dinner party in May with some family and found the food had again...More

Thank violinist1979
Reviewed August 16, 2018

A family run business. Fine dining. Genuine food. Well presented. 'Stuffat tal-qarnit' is my favourite plate. Tender and exquisite. Prices are moderate. Place well kept. Ambience is very welcoming. Ample parking space. Highly recommended.

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed August 15, 2018

We went here due to the amazing reviews on tripadvisor. Unfortunately we hadn't made a reservation but they offered us to wait and we were able to get a table after 15 mins. And boy was the short wait worth it! The food is so...More

Thank MissCee13
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

We were in the 🚙 car and we saw the restaurant closed sign but just in time before we was going to leave the owner came and saw us, she talked to us in the car and she said that she was going to open...More

Thank Virginia P
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August 10, 2018|
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Response from adrianHeswall_Wirral | Reviewed this property |
No idea!!! Why would a high quality restaurant serve ‘packet’ ravioli?????
Isra D
August 31, 2017|
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Response from Jacqueline H | Reviewed this property |
Not tried the ravioli, but i would think it would be the traditional one, as iit is a traditional Maltese restaurant
August 25, 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$28 - $43
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Triq il-Gardiel, Marsascala, Island of Malta MSK 1030, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Marsascala
  • Phone Number: +356 2163 2161
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The restaurant is run by the family and a group of people who are passionate about their work, the food and the service we provide. We specialize in a wide variety of daily fresh fish and shellfish….fresh oysters, oysters in batter, fresh scallops, fresh cannellocci, vangole, prawns, king prawns, octopus, calamari crudi, calamari fritti or grilled, white bait, salted cod, fresh mussels, sea bass carpaccio, prawn carpaccio…..And those of you who do not like fish we have the best cut of Angus beef, Irish beef and mouth watering T-Bone steaks…specialties are continuously changing weekly. The most important part of our business is you, our customers. We treat you the way we wish to be treated ourselves, with respect and honesty. Here at the Tal-Familja Restaurant, we look at things from a different perspective...yours. We have been reviewed in the 'Defiantly good guide' Book every year….number of reviews on newspapers, awarded 5 star by Mona (Maltese Food Critic) and much more.
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