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“Not great food”

Ir-Rizzu Restaurant
Ranked #25 of 51 Restaurants in Marsaxlokk
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 15 July 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by a friend a while back and was taking some visiting family to try Maltese caught fish in Mxlokk. Unfortunately, every dish we ordered was cooked terribly.
My mother and boyfriend took the fried and calamari in sauce. The calamari was rubbery and tasteless - the most disappointing.
I had local fish steak and it was tasteless, overcooked and dry - I'm not fussy with food but I couldn't eat it. The side potatoes and vegetables we ordered were terrible. The potatoes were cooked in spices that didn't suit the taste of the fish and the vegetables were over-boiled frozen vegetables from a packet.
Highly disappointed.
The service was OK, but considering we were only two of the tables there and there was an abundance of staff - was still a bit slow.

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1  Thank britmalteser
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Great fish, great place! Stew was yummy, and wine was delicious. Would love to go back again and again.

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Thank Diferdin
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Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

came here after family recommendation and not disappointed. we were given a free entree of beans n garlic and a maltese dish beans mixed with garlic(bigelli). we decided on fresh fish and took rock fish for 2. this was steamed in a little water witb onion chips n salad. WOW . really subtle n very fresh. the fish was by weight. not cheap at 44 euros but again well worth it. very good service and highly recommend

Thank Spookeytookey
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Stopped in Marsaxlokk during a Hop-on-Hop-off tour and asked one of the vendors at the market for a recommendation. We went to Ir-Rizzu and thought the restaurant was closed. As we were turning away one of the waitresses came running after us and encouraged us to enter. We were a bit weary as it was empty inside at prime lunch time but after we sat and ordered drinks it started filling up. We were not disappointed at all! As a table we shared the mixed seafood platter, fresh fish of the day, and king prawns. The dishes came with wonderful potatoes and mixed vegetables. Many of us ordered fish soup as a starter and it was delicious. The food was fresh and the portions were generous. The staff were incredibly friendly and had great recommendations.

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Thank Gabriella M
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Great choice of seafood and all so fresh. Beautiful fishing village with all the brightly coloured little boats. Well worth a visit

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Thank JF F
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