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“Lovely restaurant with great location”
Review of Il Gattopardo - CLOSED

Il Gattopardo
Price range: $6 - $14
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Description: This restaurant is run by an anthropologist and his charming wife, Kristina. We produce home-made food with the highest quality local ingredients chosen by us daily. We serve our own blend and interpretation of Maltese, Mediterranean and Greek food - particularly a Greek-Maltese fusion cuisine, in affordable mezes and anti-pasti We have a wonderful orange tree roofed leafy courtyard, unpretentious in its decor but with an attractive, eclectic mix of 18th century works of art (including some ancien regime wall paper) and contemporary artworks. We run this restaurant partly as a hobby. We do not advertise ourselves on social media and prefer a small clientele who have the same antipathy for contemporary consumerist pretense and a liking for straightforward honesty as we do.
Reviewed August 11, 2014

It is a very small but also very romantic place, where you can try the local dishes. We had pasta with octopus and lemon, and both were fantastic. We tasted a Maltese dessert called halwa, which is very sweet and has a unique taste. If you try it for the first time, better ask for only half portion, because of the sweetness.
The owner of the restaurant is very friendly, we had a good conversation with him.

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2  Thank Agnes T
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Paul SC S, Owner at Il Gattopardo, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2015

We thank you for your generous review. What is important for us is that our customers enjoy the environment and what we offer. If you ever visit Mdina again, do please introduce yourself to us, and we would be delighted to offer you a welcome glass of wine and exchange news and some jokes. The most important thing in life is to find the glass half full and to forget the bad things. Merci bien et efharisto para poly! (Thanks in Greek).

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Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed a lot this place. people are very kind. food is good. shade from the walls. strongly recommended.

2  Thank Frajel2
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

Tired and hungry, our group of five collapsed into the cozy courtyard at Gattopardo for a late, light lunch and a glass (each) of wine. Service was prompt, willing, and helpful. We each chose a different item, and all were pleased and completely satisfied with our meals. I had the Tzatziki and Hummus and found them exceptionally good! I have eaten at Gattopardo several times in the past and have never been disappointed (except when they were fully booked and didn't have a table for me!).

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2  Thank CloeM
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Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

The sausages are to die for. My favourite Maktese lunch and in a great setting.
This is the second time we have been, highly recommended

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2  Thank ceejayt999
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

We chose this restaurant because it didn't have the usual Pasta dishes on the menue. Moreover it looked nice and interesting from the outside.

The restaurant has a nice looking yard which, when warmer, is probably very nice to sit. We ordered some grilled Haloumi cheese, some Armenian sausages and hummus, olives and tzatziki. Our review for that: the sausages were really nice but the portion was really small and for that totally overpriced. The halloumi was just grilled halloumi and nothing special but the tzatziki too little oil, the yoghourt too thin and not enough spicing but too much garlic (in the tzatziki) and hummus (no spicing at all) were just awful. .

Maybe the other dishes are all nice. We don't know and we will probably not find out any time soon because the food we had is no reason to go there again - maybe the yard is when it gets warmer.

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Thank koberecker
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