We dined here on impulse on our last but one day on holiday. The restaurant is tucked away down a side street, as are so many good food places in Valletta.
We were shown to our tables by a very friendly waitress, and were given the menus, and the specials were explained to us. Initially I wasn't sure what to have as a few of the dishes seemed to be similar to what we'd eaten elsewhere during the week.
However, we made our choices, and ordered a bottle of Maltese red, and settled down to enjoy the atmosphere in this little bistro - there is a small area upstairs, with extra seating downstairs, and the place was spotlessly clean. You can see the chef preparing the food as the kitchen area is at the end of the first floor seating area.
Our starters arrived and were absolutely delicious. They were simple - we'd both gone for the garlic mushrooms, which came served on lightly toasted bread. Doesn't sound great, but they were lovely - positively oozing garlicky butter and piping hot. There was plenty of bread available, and nothing was too much bother for the waitress.
Our main courses were huge - I'd opted for another chicken dish, and it had to be the best I'd had all week - the sauce was beautiful, flavoursome and plentiful without overwhelming the dish, and there must have been nigh on three fillets of chicken breast on my plate all told. This was one restaurant I didn't leave feeling hungry!
My OH had a beautiful dessert, and when he commented on how unusual it was, the waiter (apologies if he was not!) explained how in the winter they would make it with ricotta cheese, but as the heat is so great in summer, it is more ice cream in texture - a little snippet of information which was really nice to know. Anyway, it was lovely (yes, I pinched a bit!). The bill for the evening was very modest, especially considering the quantity of food which was served.
We very much enjoyed our evening here and it's one we'd definitely visit again.
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