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“Service > Food > ?”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of The Italian Job

The Italian Job
Ranked #101 of 306 Restaurants in Saint Julian's
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: A spacious, new Italian-themed restaurant, called the Italian Job, is now open on Level 2 at the Bay Street Complex in St George’s Bay, St Julian’s. It gets its name from the well-known 2003 American heist film, starring the glamorous South African actress, Charlize Theron, along with the two tough guys of the Hollywood movie industry, Mark Wahlberg and Jason Statham – itself a remake of the 1969 British movie of the same name. Located in the front left hand corner of Bay Street, the Italian Job extends over 600 m² and has a capacity for 300 in various seating combinations. It incorporates an enoteca, salumeria, gelateria, cafeteria, restaurant and lounge that portrays the Italian love for food, good wine and fine dining in terms of gastronomy and all that is pleasurable to our taste buds. The entrance area, including outdoor seating, hosts the enoteca, devoted to wine-loving connoisseurs, accompanied by food platters; the gelateria, dedicated to Italian ice-cream lovers, and confectionery with a choice of cake specialities; and the salumeria, offering even selected cold cuts off the bone. The terrace overlooked Bay Street’s central piazza also has seating for the cafeteria which is open on Sunday afternoons with chill-out music. The major change in the completed refurbished space is the opening of a large, L-shaped terrace that overlooks the front of Bay Street with views all the way down to St George’s Bay. This can be closed off in winter and even the doors to the interior of the restaurant can be removed to create a large outdoor space. A couple of outstanding features of the restaurant are an authentic, brand new MINI Coupe, which is reminiscent of the fantastic movie scene of the high speed chase in MINI Coopers along the streets of LA, and a large black and white mural of Naples, the city where pizza originated. An a la carte menu is composed of classical Italian dishes including antipasti, pasta and pizzas cooked in an authentic wood oven, but also various types of burgers, salads in an edible bowl and daily specialities. The atmosphere faithfully reflects the movie theme and the ‘Little Italy’ spirit too, with the real MINI Coupe installation in the centre, and three old Vespas, that stand for the freedom, adventure and friendliness of the Economic Miracle period of Italy’s history. A red brick wall with the restaurant’s logo recalls ‘La Rossa’ (the Red) of Bologna, together with all the necessary Italian ingredients for style that this Little Italy atmosphere projects. The Italian Job is open from 11 a.m. to midnight from Monday to Sunday, and is happy to serve both lovers of Italian food as well as those looking for new culinary sensations.
Qawra, Malta
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Service > Food > ?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014

Nicely refurbished, cool relaxing atmosphere, well presented staff “bit of language barriers” cold staff, nearly makes you feel you are out of place or doing something wrong… OK… OK… it’s a personal feeling but… Nice menu selection… > service standards was up to respective style of restaurant, food nothing to write home about! Had better meals at much more convenient prices within the same area!! Missing ingredients that are listed on the menu were missing in the dish, P.S, foreign object was found in one of our dishes, pointed it out to the waiter, immediate action was taken without any further issues, dish was replaced according. All in all wasn’t a disastrous experience... but will not visit again…

  • Visited June 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Decent food & prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

We had a late dinner here, kitchen open till midnight. Decent pizza, sweet marinara pasta sauce. Excellent service good location

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Just what we needed..”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

.after a delay we arrived around 10:30 pm. We came across the Italian Job desperate for food. We were warmly greeted and thew service was as great as the food! Never had pizza like it! Good value for money and not quite as noisy as some of the nearby 'restaurants'!

  • Visited July 2014
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Zabbar, Malta
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“Good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

We went there for dinner, the place is really cool and the atmosphere was great. We had the fried calamari, they were really good and the sauce was delicious. As a main I had the Caesar Salad, it was amazing the chicken was cooked really well and it wasn't dry. The veggies where fresh and crispy. My partner had the Veal Milanese again it was fresh and cooked to perfection. We really liked it and will definitely be going back!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Janice F
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Mechelen, Belgium
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“Average price, average quality”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

Penne and spaghetti with fisch (mussel, 2schrimps, tiny lobster). Not very hot served and penne not very soft. Schrimps not enough cooked.

  • Visited July 2014
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