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Sottovento

Vault No. 2, Old Treasury Building | Vittoriosa Marina, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2180 8990
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Overview
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible26%
Travelers talk about
“lobster” (5 reviews)
“spaghetti” (6 reviews)
“fresh fish” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
Vault No. 2, Old Treasury Building | Vittoriosa Marina, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta, Malta
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1 - 10 of 434 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Is it possible to go to a Restaurant this size and of this level and they have no High Chairs?? Well it is! This is the one! have been to many restaurants on the Island and this is the only one who had only one...More

Thank Peter Paul G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In spite of this being quite a large restaurant and only having one person taking orders, we received surprisingly prompt service. When I asked for a fish dish, I was immediately told that the fish was frozen and that it would be better to order...More

Thank Beamer23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal with excellent views of the marina. Staff were very friendly. Gets busy on a weekend so would recommend to book for these days.

Thank luckyluci1997
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a week night its wasnt that busy but the food took ages to arrive - hate to be there on a very busy night. Its a nice restaurant helpful staff but they really need to brush up on the waiting time for...More

Thank Debm35
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is situated opposite the birgu marina. The menu has a great variety of pasta, pizza and other dishes. Our waiter was very helpful and friendly. It wasn’t long until our food was ready. The tortellini I ordered were delicious and quite filling! Definitely...More

Thank Andrea G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best food on the water front can be had here. Charles and staff cannot do enough for you and BBQ ribs in pernode were to die for. Well done . Clean / staff always had a smile .

Thank Anne Marie C C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice atmosphere and excellent food, polite staff although a little slow in delivery. Highly recommended.

Thank Nikos0021
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

We ordered tuna steik medium.The waiter told us that their is fresh and the preis is higher than on the menu.we order the fresh one. The food came. In a plate the steak but it was not medium or fresh and in two different bolls...More

Thank dimitris l
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Will you ever admit that you need more staff? (Not the first time) It's a shame really because the food is rather nice and the ambience is good but not too keen on waiting so long to be served and not have all the food...More

Thank MaltaRoo
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Nice. Cocktails were fresh and well prepared. . Waiter was lovely. Perfect end to an afternoon on rocks swimming and snorkelling.

Thank Lindsay B
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Questions & Answers
Maria A
I would like to know who the owner of this lovely place is? Had a great time and a delicious meal yesterday night. The waiters were very busy and managed to serve us well. All went well till we presented our bank card to pay. This, for some reason could not go through and after 20min the card was returned to us bend and damaged. when we went back for an explanation the person at the cash machine became abusive. He told me that the card is rubbish ....and that my bank is rubbish. I explained that I use my bank card every day an never had trouble with it. He started yelling at us and insisting that the card was damaged before he used it. I could not believe what was happening....he yelled that we should never go there again....that we are stupid....Finally we used another credit card and this went through! but he continued to be abusive... and when another member of the staff tried to stop him he smashed the cash machine with cash running on the floor. I was shaking for the whole evening after this incident and feeling miserable that an occasion to celebrate a personal achievement ended up like this! This person needs help and should not ruin the good reputation of this place and costumer's expectations of a celebrative evening.
September 28, 2015|
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Response from Oana M | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hello madame. We apologize for any incovenience that we might have caused. If you card is damaged we are going to resolve with bov to issue a new card at our cost. Bov line didnt work well yesterday and we take care of it as... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$14 - $23
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vault No. 2, Old Treasury Building | Vittoriosa Marina, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Birgu (Vittoriosa)
  • Phone Number: +356 2180 8990
  • E-mail
Description
SOTTOVENTO Restaurant is a genuine mediteranean restaurant which provides a large range of food from anyipasti to pizza, meat and fresh meat and fresh fish every day. During public holydays,week ends or very busy days when restaurant is more than half full you may expect a delay in food delivery at your table of 45 min depanding of type of food ordered like starters and main courses, this because each plate is made fresh and there and then. Thank you for understanding. Our hard working staff will always help you and serve you with pride and efficiency.
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