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“Best Italian for some time!”

Palio's Restaurant at The Westin Dragonara Resort Malta
Ranked #28 of 306 Restaurants in Saint Julian's
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$39
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Italian for some time!”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Was looking for a relaxed, outside dinning restaurant for our last night in Malta. Saw the reviews and checked it out the night before. We had some great meals so far in Malta and was not disappointed by Palio. Service was great, from the moment we walked in and was given a front sea view table. We saw a review that said we cannot miss the BBQ chicken starter... so we did not, wow it was great along with die for calamari and their signature cracker bread (like a pizza style) with perfect base. Mains were lobster quadretti and the signature porcini ravioli, all top notch and washed down with an Argentine Malbec, served by delightful Beppe for the best Italian meal we have had for some time.

  • Visited August 2014
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Graz, Austria
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A little bit overpriced”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We went here for dinner during our vacation in Malta.
The restaurant is located in the Dragonara Resort, it is very nice situated and it got a fantastic view.

We had booked a table on the phone, but somehow they lost our reservation. But we managed to get a table anyway.

They serve mediterran food here. The food is good, the portions are big, the only weak point was the service. The service is very friendly but unexperienced:

We asked if we can have a mixed salad as side order and the waitress asked if it should be small, medium or large. Some minutes later she came back and told us that it is not possible to order a mixed salad as side order.

We wanted to order an Aperol Spritz, the waitress told us she does not know what that is. Some minutes later she came back and told us we can have Aperol if we like. That was a mistake, because for an Aperol-Spritz they charge you one glass of sparkling wine and one Aperol Aperitif which will cost 7.5€ for a 0,1l Aperol.

The food we ordered was good we had a nice evening here, with good food, in a nice location.

Do not oder Aperol Spritz here ;-)

  • Visited August 2014
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Malta
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Casual, classy, affordable dining!”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

I have been to most of the highly rated restaurants in Malta & I came across this place in a guide book.

Palio's is the ultimate casual dining experience, the food is absolutely delicious (if you don't order the chicken wings you'll be making a huge mistake!) the view is to die for and the clientele are a mix of families & couples. This is the perfect spot to go after a day at the beach, where you don't need to be dressed up to feel comfortable.

A small criticism would be the service, it was a little disjointed. While the food arrived in perfect time, some drinks orders were mixed up and others took quite a long time to arrive. One portion of fries that we ordered didn't arrive but once we checked with the waitress she brought them straight away. I wouldn't call this an 'issue' but I would like to see the service improved on my next visit.

Other than that, great experience, great food & great atmosphere!

Order the:

Chicken Wings
Palio Burger
Chicken Burger
Pizza

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Rachel M
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Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Well served”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

As i have a allergic for garlic they served me a good dish without it , and then i am always happy !

Visited July 2014
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Playa Blanca, Spain
1 review
“An excellent Restaurant”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

We have visited Palio's Restaurant from the famous Westin Dragonara Resort while we had our holiday in Malta. Once arrived there one of the staff, Robert has led us to the table,gave us the menu then in the folowing minutes the rest of the staff took care about us in a profesional way. Fantastic team work, lovely food, good price and a beautiful wiew made our evening a very nice one at the restaurant. Will visit again this place, for sure.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Alexandra M
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