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“Delicious prawns and grilled meat in home setting...”
Review of Konoba Malta

Konoba Malta
Ranked #108 of 172 Restaurants in Korcula Island
Cuisines: Croatian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed September 8, 2011

this place is great, it is like you have been invited for dinner at a friends house. Although the friend speaks no english yet tries so hard to ensure you have a great meal. We were introduced with home made liquers andd some figs and then had great ham, cheese, prawns, mixed grill and tomato salad. All excellent and the mixed meat absolutely gorgeous tasting!! we were stuffed. We were the only ones there but it really didn't matter. We were shown lots of home photos of the restaurant so we really got a feel for the family and their way of life. The man looking after us was very very caring and made sure we were fed up. He used a fish calendar to demonstrates what fish they had in, but there is also a menu with main items in english. When we were waiting for our taxi he offered us yet more free liquers and free wine. As i am writing this i am so so stuffed!!! it was fab! Huge meal, 1 litre wine, 4 free liques...og and after our meal he went and made us some mussels to try! they were excellent. Everything for 350 kuna...: nice homely setting with music too

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Reviewed August 28, 2011

Have just returned from Korcula (again- I love this island and its people). Konoba Malta is full of ambience and charm and some of the best food we have had in Croatia at very good prices. Once you have found the place and braved the four dogs that will come to meet you (don't be afraid, they are playful but not agressive), you will find your way into the covered yard that is 'Malta' . The liqueurs offered on arrival are delicious - do try the Orahovic one made out of walnuts. At the end of August, the place was empty both nights we went - but as in previous reviews, the owner speaks no English so if you do want to reserve, at least find out the days of week in Croatian which will help.
The food is very plentiful. As a family of 2 adults and 2 teenagers, we shared one portion of grilled prawns to start and then two portions of mixed grilled meats with roasted veg. There was a huge amount of food - we couldn't finish it and it was under 450 kuna for all of us. The ambience is lovely (even when empty) - surrounded by citrus and fig trees and the indoor barbecue must be seen. Despite not speaking a word of Croatian, the owner was very welcoming and generous. We cannot recommend 'Malta' enough.

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Reviewed August 12, 2011

Very good fish and seafood restaurant. Octopus and fish excellent. Great place for all the family.

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Reviewed October 12, 2010

I had read about Konoba Malta here on TA and our group decided we wanted to eat there when we took a daytrip to Korcula from nearby Orebic where we were staying.

Others have already given detailed instructions on how to reach this restaurant - its a good idea to take them with you, as we did, as it is well off the main road. Its a very rustic place in a rural setting ... the owner lives on site. If you want a traditional Croatian experience this is a great place to try. Don't expect five star service - it is how it is.

We decided to head straight to the restaurant after getting off the ferry to see if it would be open for lunch. Good decision because we were able to order the Peka, (note if you are travelling "out" of season you must order the Peka in advance) for lunch and whilst we were talking with the owner in a mixed form of English/Croatian/Italian he insisted we have some liquers ... and not just one! He is a very friendly generous man who clearly enjoys his life and making his customers happy.

We went off to explore Korcula town and afterwards we returned for a late lunch, again greeted by the owner offering us home made liquers - self service - I think there were about 6 or 7 to choose from. He also took us to the traditional outdoor kitchen and showed us the peka cooking under the bell - it smelled divine and we knew we were in for something special.

We had the starter of home made prosciutto and hams and cheeses ... they were the best I have eaten in Croatia together with lovely crusty bread. Followed by the peka (a selection of meats and vegetables - I think potatoes, zucchini, onions and peppers). It is cooked with plenty of oil - its not a light meal at all, but bread helps soak it up, extremely tasty.

After lunch the owner took my 10 year old son down to his fruit trees and insisted my son pick some ripe apricots to take away with him - many of them actually... He then went off on his scooter returning 10 minutes later with icecream which he proceeded to give us for dessert.

We visited on a week day in late June and were the only diners there. We so enjoyed our afternoon at Konoba Malta and the warm and friendly service provided by the owner.

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Reviewed October 9, 2010

Yes, it did take us 2 attempts to find it, off the Lumbarda road near the Car Ferry road junction' just past the 100 steps to St Anton church but well worth the experience. Mr 'MALTA' is very hospitable even though he speaks little English. If Son-in-law Goran had not been around to translate we would have had to choose from a variety of photographs. This is a basic country 'cantina-type' establishment with gratis home-made schnapps and liqueurs : the recommended choices are traditional cold meat starter, 'PEKA' (a variety of local meats and vegetables cooked in a stainless steel bell under a bed of coals - and very tasty too) and palacincky (pancakes) all ordered either earlier in the day or the day before. With newly made German friends for company, this turned out to be a lovely experience and surprise, the gastronomic highlight of our 2 weeks in Korcula, certainly a meal with more than one difference, and in the end, well worth the effort in locating this most laid-back rural place to eat and drink. The word Restaurant is far too posh! and yet again you can enjoy nightingales singing in the background.

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