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“Lovely, but too much food.”
Review of Sardinella

Sardinella
Ranked #105 of 312 Restaurants in Saint Julian's
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Maldon, United Kingdom
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327 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Lovely, but too much food.”
Reviewed June 7, 2014

We had just arrived and wanted a reasonably quick lunch. We spotted this restaurant only a few steps away from Hotel Juliani.

We both chose the €10 set menu that included a starter and a main course. I chose bruschetta to start followed by a salmon pasta dish. My partner had the bruschetta and a pizza to follow. Both main courses, as you can see, were very amply sized. For the price you really could not complain. The dishes were both presented well, but we both found them to be on the large size. Especially mine that was made with a rich, cream sauce. Lovely as it was, I just could not finish it.

A great no-thrills restaurant that will satifsy all tastes and pockets!

  • Visited May 2014
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Kaunas, Lithuania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Chicken blood hallucinations!”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

I had pasta with chicken liver and cedar nuts. It was all good until i hit one of the livers and chicken blood poured all over the plate. When I stated that to the waitress and told her that raw chicken and chicken blood is not food safe, she took my bloody plate and said "maybe it was a hallucination". That was her words. I was left completely stuned and feeling sick in my stomach. Definitely not comming back.

  • Visited June 2014
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8 Thank Paul E
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Tasty food and friendly staff”
Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

Ate here while on holidays, got a pasta and steak, wine and cocktails all for under 40euro, the food was delicious!! The waiters were very nice and friendly! Free WiFi too! Only downside is that it's beside a road but it didn't bother us that much! Would definitely recommend this place!

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Thank Niamhn7
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london
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice food and good service”
Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

We ate here several times during our 1 week stay in Malta. The menu has a lot of choice and the wine is very good! We never had to wait more than 20 minutes for our food and all the staff were very polite. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank kjc05
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Zurrieq, Malta
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Worst restaurant experience ever!”
Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

This terrible night started with us asking for a table outside and unfortunately this was not possible since the table of fours were occupied by just 2 persons and thus there were only tables of two left. We went inside and it was really hot and stuffy. The menu had a good variety of food and drinks were brought to us in a timely manner. Then things started going totally wrong. We had already noticed people arguing that they were fed up of waiting for their food. We waited for an hour, for 4 burgers!!! And still they were not served. The manager was queried and she assured us that in 6 minutes they will be done. Another 15 min passed and they still weren't ready. As soon as we were going to leave one of the waiters arrogantly pleaded us not to leave and he left. The food came out and the manager came to try to justify more than an hour and 15 minutes of waiting which is simply ridiculous. To add insult to injury when the bill was handed to us, they told us a discount which we requested was given. On the bill though it stated it was a 25% discount which when one calculated the sum, it didn't add up to 25% but far less. The attitude of the waiters is unbearable and surely will never go back. The owner was not even there and when asked to talk to her they promised us that she will give us a call so but I am still waiting!

Visited May 2014
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5 Thank Silvio S
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