Date of Last Visit: 17th December 2011 for lunch
The Location: Sliema on the Strand, between Black Gold Bar and The Sliema Hotel
No of Victims:
The Damage: EUR 42 each including tips
The atmosphere: Shabby in my opinion…much more could have been done to set up this place. We opted to eat in the one of the two tables that are set outside, which wasn’t bad regardless of the heavy traffic heading towards the commercial part of Sliema.
The Service: Ok-ish, due to lack of communication mainly.
The Menu: Offers a variety of starters, pasta and rice dishes, meats as well as pizza al metro.
Our Food: We asked for an assortment of antipasti, but instead we were presented with a mozzarella salad each which was served
with STALE BREAD. To follow we were served with two massive dishes of cozze and vongole. Then we had our mains – many had the gnocchi di patate in a funghi porcini sauce, which tasted very good. I had the tortiglioni in a tomato and ricotta sauce which half way through got a bit boring. The person having the spaghetti with seafood claimed she enjoyed it, unlike the two having the rib-eye of beef. The wine which the chef suggested turned out to be a bit strong and probably on the expensive side too – possibly the explanation to the pricey bill. Some had dessert…the tiramisu was to die for!! To conclude our dinner, the chef patron provided us with two home-made liquer bottles, a melon and a chestnut one, which I detested.
The Verdict: Next time I am in the area I will opt for one of the nearby restaurants.
59 The Strand, Sliema, Malta