Don Berto Vittoriosa

Date of Last Visit: Tuesday 01st December 2009Image0292

No of victims: Five

The Damage: EUR 26 each (but only one bottle of wine and no liquors)

The Entrance: This is one of those restaurants that I have until the date of visit ….underestimated!   ok…but now I take it all back and blame it on the grapevine!  Once you walk up the stairs and turn round, you get the beautiful view of the Vittoriosa Marina.  Food was not served on the terrace due to bad weather.

Once you enter the main door, you find yourself in a medium sized room with a couple of tables, the bar, a display of wine on the right and a trendy sofa on the left…another larger room interconnects with the latter room, where the kitchen is, along with a number of other tables.    I fell in love with the décor!

The Service: We did not get immediate attention from the staff once we arrived, but it was a busy Tuesday night!  Once our

Rib eye steak

Rib eye steak

reservation was confirmed we were seated.   The service is ‘with a smile’, and efficient though you do not get the

owner/manager asking whether everything is fine.   I wonder why he was continuously walking around the restaurant.   Anyhow….the two girls in charge that night did a magnificent job and managed to assist the busy restaurant impeccably.

The Food:  The selection is vast from antipasti, platters, salads, pasta, pizza, meat, and fish, and for every item displayed on

mixed bruschetta

mixed bruschetta

the menu there is a suggested wine to complement the food.

For starters,  we shared Mixed Bruschetta (Garlic Bread, Tomato and olive bruschetta and bigilla).

For main I was the only one who opted for the ribeye, whereas the rest chose Berto’s cheesy chicken (chicken breast topped with provolone cheese and pancetta served with mushroom or sweet chilly tomato sauce).

The chosen dishes were very well presented; meat and chicken were based on a bed of peppers, eggplant and marrows and topped up with fried onions and carrots.  The main dishes were complemented by roasted and fried potatoes.   My rib-eye was perfectly cooked as requested, though I have tasted better quality meat.   I also savoured the chicken which tasted good, but could have been much tender.

Disappointment: Soft drinks are served on the table, in half litre bottles, which in my opinion ruins the standard of this place.  We were charged for EUR 3 per soft drink bottle, which I think it’s a rip-off!!

berto's cheesy chicken

berto's cheesy chicken

Another Disappointment: I don’t think there is decent extraction as I got home smelling of food from top to bottom.  Oh another thing — the room temperate — at some point it got a bit suffocating.

The Verdict: I want to go again 🙂 to taste the Ravioli Crab & Lobster or the Fagottini stuffed with pear and tallegio cheese tossed in a creamy gorgonzola and walnuts fondue….and the pizza!!

Apart from the price of the soft drinks…this restaurant is good value for money!!

Web: www.donberto.com

Tel: +35621808008

  • Once again I was there with the author :)I highly recommend it for any occasion, being and intimate one to one or a group thing. Everytime I went it was always almost full. The food is very very good and the value for money is a guaranteed thing. As regards the 3 euro per soft drink I agree totally with the author but at least at Don Berto’s you get a whole bottle of it. I am saying this because I’ve been to other restaurants which now are charging 3 euro per soft drink and they just give you a glass of worth…what a rip-off. Malta is becoming so expensive….ai ai ai

    • kareng

      EUR 3 for a soft drink!!!! Do you reckon that corkage fee is included lol ?! 🙂 hehehee

      it s becoming ridiculous !!

      • With all this hidden charges…I will stick to Burger King hehe….:) never heard of a fee to open a bottle of wine bought from the restaurant!!!

  • CLARKIE

    guhhhhhhh !!!!!!! …. or rather still very hungry

    Food

    octopus more like chewwwwwwwiiiiinnnng gum ….. yuk
    calamari – plastic fantastic
    fries – they got these right at least
    service – served by a strange looking guy …..

    Price : €50 for two, no wine just sparkling water

    Overall – it’s a NOOOOOOOO……. NOOOOOOO never again

    • globejunkie

      clarkie thank you for sharing your experience