A couple of years had passed since I had been to Wigi’s. Being a not too keen fan of the St. Julians area for dining, I decided to visit the restaurant on an autumn Tuesday night. A friend of mine, had just been for lunch the previous Saturday and on her recommendation I opted to go there. As soon as I walked in I noticed that little has been changed with regards to decor, except for the different purple colour on the walls.
My friend kept on mentioning the fantastic food she ate there. For starters she and her group of friends had deep fried Gozo cheese, calamari, beef carpaccio and for main she had the baby veal. So going there I had an idea of what my choice for dinner would be. When presented with the menu I noticed the recomended items where not mentioned, so I asked the restaurant owner who was assisting us for any other dishes that were not on the menu. He did mention items that were not on the menu and also consulted the chef for what alternatives he suggests for the starters. I was impressed by the flexibility, finally someone who is there to please you! So here is what my friend and I had for dinner: Starters consisted of deep fried calamari and pulpetti tal-makku – a generous serving ! Lamb and duck cooked to perfection followed for main, served with a generous portion of potatoes and fried marrows. And the bread was fresh too ! The restaurant’s wine list is not so vast for selection, though includes Maltese, Italian, French and New World wines but none of the commercial wines were on this list.
At around 11pm we seemed to be the last remaining table in the restaurant, the music was turned off and the CLOSED sign was visible to all those keen joggers walking on the St. Julians front. We were never asked if we wanted dessert, where they in a hurry to leave? Never mind we did not want anyway. After enjoying our espressos and limocellos we asked for the bill. Where we overcharged ? Bill came up to EUR 95 for two. Slightly pricey but to be fair the 1.5 bottles of Chablis we downed in the course of the evening have put up the price.
Wigi’s Kitchen, Triq il-Kbira St Julians