Date of last visit: Tuesday 29th June 2012 – for early drinks / dinner
The Location: Ta’ Xbiex Seafront
No of Victims: 5
The Damage: EUR 132
The set-up: The place has finally had its well deserved redecoration, as well as branding. There is also a smaller area for those who prefer to dine inside. The outside dining area is massive and offers what in my opinion is one of the best views in Malta — the Valletta bastions.
The Service: Good – very helpful and accommodating staff.
The Menu: The dinner menu offers a variety of starters, salads, pasta dishes, pizza, burgers and main dishes. Average price for salads, pasta, pizza and burgers is that of EUR 10. The mains are slightly more expensive with chicken breast priced at EUR 17 and ASDA beef at EUR 25. I did not see the wine list, however when seeing the bill I noted that the charge for the Gavi del Comune di Gavi and the Corvo Glicine is the same – EUR 15.95!!! Even the non- connoisseurs can figure out the mathematics!
Our Food: Whilst waiting for the rest to arrive, we enjoyed a complimentary white bean dip with galletti with the wine and the beers. We did not have any starters. Our food included the linguine with prawns, veal stuffed tortellini with truffle sauce, pizza Maltija and a chicken caeser salad. The linguine were tasty, the tortellini lacked salt and the pizza dough was a little sweet but overall everyone was happy with the food and its presentation. Desserts are not listed on the menu. Only three of us had dessert – a chocolate cake and strawberry fudge, each priced at EUR 3.75. Our meal was concluded with liqueurs and coffees.
The Verdict: We spent a very pleasant evening, with good food and magnificent views. A place to visit again.
Address: Ta’ Xbiex Seafront, Ta’ Xbiex, Malta.
Phone: 00356 2733 0144