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“Poor service, Poor food”
Review of Girasole

Girasole
Ranked #126 of 314 Restaurants in Saint Julian's
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Tampere, Finland
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Poor service, Poor food”
Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

17.10.2013. Must say that antipasti was very good, but the rest of the meal was not. The lamb shops had more than half of soft grease in them and the tiramisu was propably taken straight from freezer - it was very wet. I also complained about slow service and the waiter looked very angry and did not apparently even think about apologising.

Why on earth they do have such a confusing bill? It is really hard to figure out if it is what you have eaten. Eg one row and sum for all of the main courses.

The first dissappointing dinner during our stay in Malta.

Visited October 2013
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St. Neots, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“best meal of our holiday to Malta”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

I.'ve read some of the reviews and I must admit to being surprised. We.'ve just returned from a meal at this restaurant and although yes the woman who initially showed us to the table was a little grumpy, everyone else was friendly and attentive and even she at the end of the night when we complemented her on the meal was smiley and thanked us for our compliments. We had the paella Valencia and home made desserts and they were superb, the whole meal and the venue and views. Highly recommend

  • Visited September 2013
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Avoid it!”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Its location and view is great, but does not worth a terrible service you receive. We were met by two rude ladys. One seated us and later gave a bill, the other took our order with a frown face (probably because we ordered just pasta). The bill was very confusing with some unexpected costs (like "cover fee"). We paid that (but didn't leave any tip!) and just left. We really felt that they just want to get each of our penny..

Wish we had read review at TripAdvisor first (as others are disappointed too).

  • Visited August 2013
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Heywood, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“AVOID! rude never experienced anything like this place”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

After a long day, we were feeling a bit peckish but didn't fancy a heavy meal. We sat down at Girasole restaurant, ordered our drinks, ordered our food to be then told by an extremely rude lady that these aren't classed as a proper meal. We said we were happy to pay more for a bigger portion but were told this would water it down so I am guessing this isn't prepared fresh and possibly microwaved with this response. I don't know what they expect a vegetarian to eat, as they had no other choice on the menu to cater for this which every other place in Gozo and Malta do quite well.

We can't comment on the food as unfortunately we didn't get the chance to taste any of it.

Incredibly greedy owners and we will not be going back here. It just happened that this time we happened to not be spending as much money as they would have liked but we come to Malta every year as we have a home over there and are getting married next year with a lot of guests which we will not be recommending. This could have been thousands of pounds and my family do like a good drink! but their loss.

Never had this treatment, not even in a 5 star hotel, I really don't know who they think they are enforcing this.

  • Visited July 2013
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Gharghur, Malta
Level 6 Contributor
259 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Wonderful view but pretentious restaurant with no soul”
Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

You would be forgiven for being enticed by the view but not for going twice to this restaurant! There is nothing special, particular or personal about the food or service.

  • Visited August 2013
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