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“Pauline Mangion”
Review of Il-Bennej

Il-Bennej
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Iz-Zebbieh
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 28 October 2013

We were a party of eight looking forward to a great Sunday lunch as promised on Trip Advisor.

Where were the plentiful appetisers we had been led to expect.? We were offered only snails and a few pieces of dried garlic bread and waited over an hour for our main course.

The stewed rabbit was well-cooked but flavourless and served with just chips and salad. No vegetables on offer. Other members of my party complained of dry steak and chops. Coffee undrinkable and the bill at the end not cheap (as promised)



We left disappointed with both service and food.

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Thank Pauline M
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

Was just passing by this small restaurant on my way to Mosta. Decided to try it out for a quick Sunday lunch. Was a very good decision. Its not romantic or for that special occasion but who cares? Not all restaurants have to be everything right? :) The staff is just warm and welcoming, the place is really nice and the food offered which is traditional Maltese is just perfect. Complimentary bruschetta and garlic bread to begin with. The menu is spoken... by the staff ;) Excellent spaghetti with rabbit sauce and to finish all at the end we were offered a complimentary slab of Helwa tat-Tork together with peanuts :)

One more thing.... prices are really cheap and definitely excellent value for money! Go and have a nice lunch or dinner... you won't regret it! =D IF it is full try Mgarr Farmers bar as this is also an extension of il-Bennej :)

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2  Thank Cardona73
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Reviewed 1 January 2013

It isn't on any main road but it is worth of detour, Malta is small enough. We also went there on our last day and I am sorry for that :( Take fenek (rabbit) in stew, much better than fried one. Decor is pretty basic but it is part of the experience. Menu doesn't exists and you don't need one, fenek is enough. And fenek is among cheapest on Malta, win-win!

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2  Thank Serhio47
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

A basic menu with great home made food. Don't expect any good service- but that's the spirit here- great hone made stuff in a friendly atmosphere

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2  Thank JonHenwood
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Reviewed 22 June 2012

Ate here on our last day in Malta, and I wished we had visited sooner so we could eat here again!! Simple rustic dishes, the fenek (rabbit) the specialty. We chose to eat as the stew and the flavours within were superb!! Blend of herbs and melt-in-your mouth tender fenek, absolutely delicious! Great matched Maltese merlot recommended by waiters. What the restaurant doesn't have in decor is completely forgotten when the rabbit is served! (Also had bebbuxu (snail), which was interesting in a curry sauce, might not be a crowd pleaser). One tip: arrive early to ensure a table!!

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1  Thank AltonaDoubleA
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