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“Dream food and service”

Ristorante Del Golfo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$37 - US$117
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 6 February 2014

Unbelievable excellent food and service. I went there six months ago and I still dream about going for another holiday, just to visit this restaurant. I told all Malta to visit this place and all my friends from Italy. Well done, you are the very best.

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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Such a shame. This is a restaurant ruined by its owner: the chef evidently knows how to cook fish well, but the deceitful bearing and dishonesty of the owner ruins the whole experience. Our starters were excellent (raw and beautifully prepared fish and seafood), but the first courses disappointed somewhat: the pasta was overcooked and the risotto was not as tasty as it could have been. But the worst part came with the second (or main) course: we ordered a fish to be oven baked in a salt crust and to be shared. To all of us it looked like a fish that weighted about 1 kilogram and in fact we only had a very small portion each. It tasted ok, but slightly too fishy. When my Canadian relative went to pay, he was asked to pay 114 euros because the fish apparently weighted nearly 2 kilos (at 60 euros per kilo). He is a reserved person so he did not say anything then and just paid. However, the day after he told me that it seemed a bit strange to him that the fish was so heavy and therefore I called the restaurant to enquire. When I told the owner that the fish evidently was not 2 kilos heavy, he responded by saying that yes, the fish was just about 1 kilo, but to that he added the scampi and triglie (small red fishes) that we supposedly ate as our main course. When I said that we did not eat anything of the above, he insisted, but I rebutted that unless we were all victims of a collective hallucination or were completely drunk (which we were not), we very well remembered not eating any scampi or triglie. He eventually conceded that it may have been an "error", but did not apologise neither offered any compensation; he merely said, with a haughty and arrogant tone, that "mistakes" happen. Avoid this place if you do not want to be cheated and ripped off. There are many good and honest restaurants in Castellammare and Scopello.

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3  Thank KulturReise
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

The seafood was delicious! We had the tuna carpaccio, clam linguine (this was delicious!), open mussels and the sea urchin pasta. Even the grilled vegetables were amazing! The flavors fairly exploded on the tongue. Highly recommended!

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Thank Fluffyamazon
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

This restaurant has great reviews and was highly recommended but we were disappointed, in part by the food, although antipasi and pasta were very good, the main courses we had weren't. Best to stick to fresh fish of the day we suspect. Service was very very slow although it wasn't a busy night.

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1  Thank jeremy n
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Reviewed 17 August 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed our experience at this restaurant. Good attention to detail, excellent wine list and beautiful seafood. Prices are higher than most other local restaurants but if you're looking for a special meal or want to celebrate an occasion then you won't go wrong here.

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Thank Global_Gatherer
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