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Vault No. 2, Old Treasury Building | Vittoriosa Marina, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2180 8990
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Island of Malta, Malta
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A vast menu, a good service and satisfying meals, will visit again for sure. The location is perfect

Thank amandasciberras
Valletta, Malta
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First time in this restaurant we waited 15 mins for someone to take our order. But we were served 45 mins later so that is acceptable and the food was nice. We decided to give it another shot, maybe the first time it was an oversight. This time we waited for 15 minutes to be seated and over an hour... More 

Thank JSC882
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice food and a nice view by this waterfront restaurant. My friend and I had the Angus Burger meal and our only criticism was that the bacon in it was soggy rather than crispy as stated on the menu. Other dishes served to other customers looked divine too.

Thank Lisajane65
Melissia, Greece
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a quick lunch on a Sunday afternoon, the pizza with mushrooms was great, the fish soup delicious but the seafood risotto wasn't that good, it was just a rice with seafood.

Thank spyg13
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect location exactely on the sea view of the Gran Marina with lots of space, a huge variety of food and kind and professional staff. Good choice of wine and cakes.

Thank Wivim
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was okay, the service was okay and the atmosphere is nice because it is by the water. Not memorable, overall.

Thank C9656ROritaa
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

We had been so impressed by the food, service and cleanliness in Malta until we stopped in here for a Sunday afternoon bite to eat. We had at least 4 different people serve the table. We waited ages for a menu, at least 20 minutes for our drinks to turn up. They were incorrect. I had to chase the waiter... More 

1 Thank et1012016
San Gwann, Malta
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135 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017

A place with a good menu. Many items to spoil the choice! Portions are very good and everything prepared fresh. The views are superb of the Grand Harbour. The staff are helpful and friendly. This was not my first visit and certainly not my last.

Thank Robert A
Zurrieq, Malta
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Dined here for a quick lunch, Food was decent enough, service was not that good, could definitely be better. Staff needs more training.

Thank Aaron S
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Had lunch at this restaurant and we're pleasantly surprised by the quality of food. Both my wife and I ordered pasta, prawn pasta and pesto spaghetti.... it was fresh, they have an open kitchen and you can see the food being prepared fresh and it was delicious too. Very friendly staff however the waiting time was long, we nearly waited... More 

Thank Damandeep C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $22
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Brunch, 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
Good for
Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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
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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