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“Good food - long wait”
Review of La Capanna

La Capanna
Ranked #12 of 51 Restaurants in Marsaxlokk
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: The restaurant is across from the street market / waterfront in this fishing village. The food is local but different from the usual tourist fare.
Marsascala Malta
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Good food - long wait”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

I have gone twice to this restaurant in less then two weeks. The food is great, although a bit expensive. The first time was on a Thursday were I enjoyed a meal with my friends. We had to wait for almost three quarter of an hour. The second time I was when my son in law and it was on a Saturday. Again the food was great but we had to endure one and a half hours waiting to be served. When I raised the issue with the proprietor he said that the kitchen is a bit on the small side; so it does slow down a bit. On the other hand he insisted that he cooks on demand; and no food is precooked. This I can vouch for as the kitchen is the open type.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Joseph Mary S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Godd food, nice location and kind service”
Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

We came several time and always enjoy the food, the friendly welcome and the nice location on the harbour.
The Sea urchin pasta were our favourite as well as the great dessert with ricotta and green marzipan...sluurp...
I was about to forget the great bruschetta they offer...they were really perfect.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Dominique B
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Island of Malta, Malta
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A bad night?”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

We randomly chose to go to La Capanna without knowing anything about this place - after reading through the reviews on tripadvisors I rechecked to make sure it was the same restaurant! We were a party of six, and despite not having a reservation, we were seated quickly and the menus delivered efficiently.

There the efficiency stopped. The starters took over half an hour to turn up, the mains over an hour! Trying to get the waiters' attention was met with a brusque 'Wait'. The food was also a disappointment aside from the octupus stew, which we agreed was good, but the swordfish was terribly dry, and the rest of the dishes over-salted. The prices were rather higher than average; and yet we were expected to share a small bowl of potatoes and grilled veg between six - very thrifty from the management's side I'm sure, but definitely unimpressive!

The bill was the fastest thing brought to table - our exit almost faster. Will definitely NOT go back!

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank biscuitcrumb
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Marsascala, Malta
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“One of my best restaurant in Marsaxlokk”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

One of my best restaurant in Marsaxlokk,best seafood specially rizzi pasta really great,and even the fish really great too, this restaurant is my favourite, we go to la capanna with family and friends

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank DoranBarbara
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Dingli, Malta
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“My favourite in Marsaxlokk”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

Haven't been to this place for quite a while - mostly because it's always fully booked and it's a relatively long drive from where I live. Managed to book a table last Sat. Still consistent good quality. Highly recommended. No poshy complicated service but the food is very good and genuine. We ordered mussels and octopus for starters to share and fresh fish for main. Very satisfied. One minor grumble: we were seated inside and they had some ambient music coming out of what looked like a subwoofer from a 5.1 system. The persistent boom of bass coming out of the speaker albeit at a low volume was irritating. Otherwise great stuff!

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank vixiss
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