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“Too stiff to my liking”

Luna the Restaurant at Palazzo Parisio
Ranked #10 of 27 Restaurants in Naxxar
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary, International, Cafe
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Palazzo Parisio's Luna Restaurant combines a variety of culinary concepts set in a historic building of grandeur. Every corner emanates femininity and assures you luxury and a taste of history by the mouthful. In the morning the Luna Restaurant serves breakfast, snacks and lunch. In the afternoon you may enjoy the delightful and unique Luna Tea room serving a superb traditional English Afternoon tea with all its trimmings with the possibility to purchase from the tea boutique a variety of fine teas from around the world for you to enjoy at home. You may choose from the sublime interior amid a display of mirrors and hearts or the beautifully shaded tables on the garden terrace basking beside fragrant orange blossom and flamboyant bougainvilleas. In the evening the luxurious Luna restaurant is graced with sheer elegance and style. Dine in the intimate interior or in the gardens during the warmer season and relish a kaleidoscopic range of tastes and discover an impressive 'Menu Degustazione' with some of the most creative and stylish food interpretations enhanced by a vast selection of wines from the wine cellar. The heavenly desserts are impossible to resist. The attention to detail, texture and decoration is an adventure in gastronomic accomplishment, through to the service and 'art de la table'. It is no wonder that Luna is an award winner not only for its food and service but also for its incredible and refined ambiance. The Luna restaurant's Lounge offers relaxation and understated luxury amid the trendy Parisian-style interiors. Sit and sip an exquisite aperitif along with some tasty bar bites or enjoy the wide selection of vintage wines, champagnes, vodkas and a variety of innovative cocktails. Enjoy a taste of Luna, the restaurant at Palazzo Parisio at any time of the day. "Quite simply out of this world" comment devotees who praise "the varied and stylish menu" and the "excellent service" served in a "magnificent setting"
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Visited the Palazzo one evening hoping to eat outside in the gardens unfortunately dinner was served inside as the was a possibility of rain. Inside is extremely elegant and would compare more to a fine dining room. Atmosphere is very pleasant and ideal for a romantic dinner. Food I would say is average and possibly overpriced - good for a special occasion or out to impress

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Reviewed August 8, 2013

I have this thing about places that pretend to be something they are not. This place treats ordinary people like my family as inferiors perhaps because we are not titled like the owners purportedly claim to be on their website. The portions are small, service so slow that they forgot about us and my son got an eye infection from touching the cats that run all over the place. Oh an dit all comes with a huge bill at the end.

5  Thank JeanBMadliena
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justine p, Owner at Luna the Restaurant at Palazzo Parisio, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2013

Thank you for your feedback.

We are sorry to hear that your overall experience at Luna di Sera didn’t match your expectations. Here at Palazzo Parisio, a family run company, our objective is to provide our guests with a unique experience and our main aim is to make everyone who steps into our home feel special, welcome and at ease, enjoy good food and attentive service together with a pleasant atmosphere which, after many years now in operation Palazzo Parisio is well renowned for.

We work closely with our team daily to ensure that standards are maintained and how together, we can continue to create a quality product to be enjoyed by anyone who wishes to experience something a little different to the ordinary.

We have noted your comments and will use them to improve further. Comments and feedback are vital for us whether good or bad.

We sincerely hope that you will visit us again and hopefully this time we can look after you and your family personally. Feel free to contact me, Justine, personally should you wish to return in the future.

Many thanks

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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Well thankfully I ignored the other trip advisor reviews about service, bland food and poor service. We rang up on a Saturday for a table that eve, staff informed us there was a wedding that eve but that we could sit outside. GREAT service was given to us by all the staff including the manager and the sommelier which considering the restaurant was busy and they had a wedding on was amazingly good. The food was sublime and my partner even had lobster for the first time, having previously been a fish hater he will now be a regular lobster diner! Wine was lovely, and I really enjoyed the amuse Bouches at the beginning of the meal. Beautiful setting
Although there was a wedding on, this only added to the atmosphere and we enjoyed live music during the meal. We will be back if we return to malta! Thank you for a great last night of our 4 days away!
It was expensive 250 euros for two to have a starter and main, two bottles of great wine and 3 double spirits however well worth the spend!

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Reviewed April 23, 2013

We had something to celebrate, so we treated ourselves to a dinner at Café Luna. The service could have been better, we were amazed to find, but the error was repaired by 'wine on the house'. However, at a place as gorgeous and as expensive as this, it should not happen that the waiter asks at every course 'the X is for...?' Minor matter - we enjoyed our dinner here a lot.

2  Thank Fluus
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

Dined at Luna as an anniversary treat with my husband, very romantic and lovely setting. The tables overlook the amazing garden of Palazzo Parisio which stills looks beautiful even on a cold winter evening. The food is just lovely and well priced for a restaurant like this.

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