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“Good food and initially excellent service but...”
Review of La Maltija

La Maltija
Ranked #112 of 333 Restaurants in Saint Julian's
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mediterranean, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We went to this restaurant because it was recommended to us by the hotel since the restaurant that we wanted to go was fully booked. It was strange that the other restaurant was full and this one was almost empty...
Anyway we sat down and had a 5 mins speech on the history of the restaurant and the chef - if this is so important to them, they should write it down on the menu rather than talk about it; it was very boring and we were all hungry and thirsty.
The food was excellent except the beef which was overcooked and had a very strong smell. They forgot to bring the food for one of our family members - very apologetic and promised that they can cook something in 5 mins. Obviously the food arrived 15 mins later when everybody had finished.
When the bill arrived I was very disappointed to see that both the smelly beef and the late pasta were included in the bill - I suppose that they thought that the beef was Ok but surely they should not have included the pasta. For a restaurant with apparently so much history and great chef, they should have known better. Will not go back to this restaurant.

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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Good location. Pleasant to sit out if facing the road. Service to me was good but not at all inspiring to the people next. A long time he had to wait for his beer. Then they got the wrong starters. On the other hand I was served promptly with no errors, well in only had a beer and main course. Rabbit I thought was recommended as a local speciality. It was tender and the juices tasty. The. Eg were unappetising though. Finally I ended up paying in sterling as was given no option by their card machine. Underhanded tactics I think.

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Thank stephen h
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

You receive a starter that includes the butter and bread. It is quite statisfactory, But not excellent. The main course is sufficient, But when you finish you feel it coul be better

Thank Alessandro R
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

It's one of those places you go with a big appetite. I loved the local nibbles..with an aperitiv, then it was the shell fish platter and my favourite, the lamb fillets cooked to perfection. The choice is very good. The wine selection was excellent and the owner was very generous with the liquors!

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Thank Hugh B
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

we ate here twice during our stay in malta

the first night we arrived we was to late to eat in our hotel so we went out to find this hidden gem

we arrived at around 10.45 and asked if they were still serving food and was told the kitchen shuts at 11 but they would be happy to have us come in

we were hungry but because it was so late we decided just to have a main course. The food was excellent and enough to feed 4 (not just 2)! The service was outstanding and the staff couldn't have been more attentive.

Om our second visit they were no less accommodating. Every aspect of the meal was exceptional (including the complimentary strawberries and after-dinner drinks)

We will definitely be back next time we're in Malta!

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Thank Gareth K
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