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“Terrible service”
Review of Pintonino

Pintonino
Ranked #146 of 259 Restaurants in Valletta
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 30, 2013

We were directed to this restaurant as a fish restaurant on the sea. When we arrived, we did indeed have a table near the harbor, but it only looked out on a container terminal. When we asked for fish, they told us they had no fish available???? They had prawns, squid, lobsters, but no fresh fish of the day. We ordered a bottle of white wine. As it was extremely hot, I asked for an ice bucket. This came with about 6 cubes of ice and about 2 inches of water. I asked that they add water and ice so that the bottle would t least be submerged. It took twenty minutes and three requests for the waitress to finally do this. By this time the wine was warm and the food had been served. A terrible experience. In fact I even complained to the hotel manager because his concierge directed us there.

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1  Thank tedster074
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Great food (fish and shellfish platters top notch).... pasta is to die for... good selection of wine. Place has a very nice feeling inside and outside (for those who like us feel hot inside it is always nice and cool with AC on)... If you have not tried it yet you should give it a try...

Thank meconti
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

It takes us about 3 hours to get served and the hostesses were not nice at all.
Also the champagne was hot...

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Thank XavierGE
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Pintonino is an Italian style restaurant located at the Valletta Waterfront and once there you will meet the owners, very cheerful and welcoming, The cuisine is very impressive, resulting in an excellent combination of tastes, expecially for fish and seafood, no matter if we talk about starters or main courses. One of the best is the "Tagliatelle gamberi e zucchine" where you will have a perfectly cooked pasta together with thin slices of zucchine and cherry tomatoes and capers that creates a very tasty and delicate sauce in combination with extra virgin oil and some herbs. Huge portions are common in Malta, but here we are over the standard!
Desserts are average, not the best place for them.
Wine list is very good, with a lot of good labels.
Serivice is accurate but a bit slow.
Definitely a place where to go and to return.

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1  Thank papypaolo
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

We went to pintonino invited , we have to say big thank our friends for this wonderfull restaurant , food and service was perfect , live lobsters and a great wine list we will be back for sure thanks for the beautiful evening

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Thank shelley t
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