If I had to name a favourite restaurant right now, it will definitely be La Vela. I have been twice so far, and I must admit that the overall experience on both occasions was very satisfactory.
Date of Second Visit: 10/06/2010 for dinner
No of Victims: writer and 11 friends
Verdict: Thumbs up once again for LA VELA !! The service was again impeccable, food was all served at the same time. The restaurant assistants were well informed on the wine and the food. They know what they are selling without disregarding the customer’s request !! And that’s hard to find on this island. Our table was laid outside and the atmosphere was extremely pleasant. Literally, you forget you are in Msida! Parking is no problem at all ! There is one tiny problem…the owners prefer to recommend the wine, rather than presenting it on a wine list. I personally prefer reading about the wine and the region before choosing the bottle that will complement my food. Having said that, the wine suggested to us, was enjoyed by all.
Now let me tempt your appetite with the food we enjoyed that evening….
Starters: A mixture of bruscetta with green and black olive paste, rabbit liver, involtini of fresh mozzarella di buffala and parma ham and finally fish carpaccio….and of course plenty of olive oil and fresh Maltese bread.
Mains: Tagliata di manzo with rucola and plenty of parmesan shavings. Perfectly cooked fresh tuna and of course vegetables and potatoes to accompany our mains.
Dessert: Casatella Siciliana
This is the restaurant to go to when one wants to get away from the Sliema and St. Julians madness. One cannot ask for more here. The food, the service and the atmosphere sum up to the perfect ingredient to an unforgettable food experience.
Link to first post: http://globejunkie.com/restaurants/ristorante-la-vela-pieta/