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“One of our favourite places........Dont expect 5 star,”
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Il-Veccja
Cuisines: Wine Bar
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed June 29, 2012

To all previous reviewers... If u want 5 star go to a 5 star restaurant...... if u want a totally relaxed atmosohere with no frills, this is the place to go. WE LOVE IT :-)

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Thank Hammie1uk
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

The reasonably priced "Specials Board" outside is a con - it's allegedly gone when you are ready to order in an empty restaurant. 2 separate couples walked out after perusing the overpriced menu - we should have done as well.

The fish dish we both ordered was supposed to come with lyonnaise potatoes & vegetables; instead we got undercooked boiled spuds & salad. The waitress (dressed in a stained t-shirt) wasn't interested in our complaints & refused to deduct anything from the bill as she thought al dente spuds were good!

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Thank lindarann
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Reviewed May 19, 2012

My partner and I stopped in for lunch after a long walk from Qawra to Xemxija. We sat outside over looking the pleasant little harbour with its classic Maltese fishing boats. The owner was busy finishing off some renovations before it was time to open but he was kind enough to bring us out some drinks. We both had a Ftira (the best we had all holiday) and chatted with the owner who informed us his other restaurant, Mahzen XII, was currently closed due to work being carried out on the city wall it is housed within. As Mahzen XII was on our list to visit we decided we would try Il-Veccja for dinner instead.

We were not disappointed! We sat this time in the restaurant area which was by no means swanky but had a wonderful characterful feel to it. Once again we had a view of the harbour but this time at night. We had gratis bruschettas as we decided on our meals. The menu was relatively short but every dish sounded delicious. We settled in the end on the tortellini stuffed with rabbit in a tomato and cream sauce followed by the rib-eye steak. The pasta was home made and cooked to perfection. Quite unusually the vegetable ingredients for the sauce were grown on the families farm. It was fantastic and once again the best we had in Malta. The steak didn't let us down either. Served with little roast potatoes and roast garden veg it was juicy, tasty and a good size too. The price of all this loveliness was about right compared to other restaurants and I would highly recommend you visit. All in all the best little restaurant we ate in all week.

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1  Thank Steve73Redditch
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Reviewed December 22, 2011

Went there on a Saturday evening with my partner, for a bottle of wine and some platters.
When you walk in you are greeted by the owner (I guess) and a dog! Yes, a dog! Having a seat on one of the sofas. This dog walks in and out at his leasure. I have nothing against dogs, but I don't think there is place for a dog in the small bar.
We sat down on a bench, wicker chairs and tables, and filty cushions. Ordered a bottle of wine, and cheese and salami platter. The platter arrived after about 15 minutes. It had 15 small pieces of the cheapest cheese around, 15 small slices of the cheapest salami, some bigilla and some galletti and grisini. Very very poor platter indeed. We didn't eat everything, it wasn't up to our standards in 2011.
During this time, 2 more couples walked in. The owner was all the time behind the bar.
Anyway, we drank the wine, and asked for the bill, that took another 15 minutes to arrive. Unbelievable!
The decor of the place is so 1980s, needs renovation and cleaning up!!!!
We would definately not return back! And would not suggest this place to any of my family and friends.

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3  Thank Malta26
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Reviewed November 16, 2013
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Thank Bassist65
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