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“Expected average, Experienced excellence”

Bottegin Palazzo Xara
Ranked #13 of 57 Restaurants in Rabat
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $28
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Gastropub
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Bottegin Palazzo Xara is a friendly casual local Band Club in a mixed business, local neighborhood members and non-members . On its exterior, a 300 year old magnificent baroque Palazzo in a medieval area . On the inside, the relaxed Club atmosphere has 3 large cozy rooms, a full size snooker table, free wifi and artistic decorations. Il-“Bottegin" serve an appetizing varied food menu Monday to Sunday lunch and dinner.
Reviewed March 6, 2014

Turning a Band Club into a restaurant is no little feat. Even though one expects metal tables and uncomfortable chairs, upon entering this restaurant one is met with class, style and, above all, a welcoming atmosphere.
The food on offer is varied from the standard fast food options, yet delivered free of any extra fats and oils to great looking and tasting dishes, including a succulent rib eye steak.
Prices are mid range, wine list is perfect for this establishment and the staff are excellent, culminating in the owner's presence, Jonathan, who ensures that all runs smoothly.
Excellence from start to finish - a real jewel in Rabat.

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Reviewed February 13, 2014

Wonderful Café/Diner. Great service, nice ambience & had a wonderful steak. I would try a few of the diners in Rabat before trying the restaurants in Mdina; as nice as they are!

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Reviewed January 24, 2014

An evening walk in Rabat led me to Bottegin Palazzo Xara and although it was a Tuesday, it was fairly patronised. You are in a local band club but you will not notice this since the place is run in a very professional manner that lets you think you are in a cosy restaurant. Menu is great with all types of plates which are very reasonably priced. I had a lovely mixed grill with pepper sauce and it was very nicely grilled to my liking. The only 'problem' was that I was not given any fresh bread from the start so I had to wait to get the waiter's attention. Still he was very kind and gave me a very nice plate with fresh bread. the service is very good and a smile was always there ! Very good meal without the need of splashing out Euros....! I'll be back for sure.

Thank vince a
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

walked accross to rabat after visiting the fort, which is high on the recomendation list,the streets its in are wonderful, takes you right back, and you can imagine what is was like, so to relax in the restaurant was lovely, food nice too, served like a tex mex, will be back, again nice wine

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Thank genehunt73
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

After lunching for a number of times at this gem of a place in the heart of Rabat, I decided to organise a friend's hen night at Palazzo Xara. We were 12 girls in total and management offered us a very tastefully decorated private room. Not only did we enjoy the privacy, but we also had wonderful attentive but not intrusive service from the staff, and various mouthwatering fresh dishes at a very good price. All in all unique experience throughout. Management also showed us their private hall where they also hold private parties such as weddings, and other parties. Thanks Bottegin Palazzo Xara for listening to all our wishes and making my friend's hen night a night to remember :) Will definitely come again!

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Thank Daniela D
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