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Don Mesquita

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5a, Pjazza Mesquita, Mdina, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2702 6640
10:00 - 15:00
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North Shields, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a walking tour of Rabat and Mdina. Mdina in particular is fantastic. During the tour we noticed the Don Mesquita and decided to return there for lunch. The service was excellent and our food, a Maltese Platter was brilliant.To serve two it was a mixed salad with Maltese sausage and cheese, tuna and stuffed olives. Don't be put... More 

Thank Alan S
Province of Munster, Ireland
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181 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to this lovely wine bar thanks to the bill board notice on the main street. This is absolutely quaint; the rest room is in the basement and you need to negotiate the stairs down; it is for very slim people yet in itself adds to the whole experience. Our server was both gracious and graceful which made the... More 

Thank Frank2510
Fareham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had to go back for a second lunch in this lovely little restaurant. We had the Maltese platter which is 14E for two and very copious. Maltese sausage, good goat cheese, tuna, salad and yummy toasted bread. The local wine was very good and it`s situated in a small square, would love to be there in the summer to sit... More 

Thank Rose-Marie B
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for lunch with my wife during our visit to the Silent City. Lovely ambience, great Italian Platter and a good wine selection. Service was also friendly and efficient.

Cumbria England
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183 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Considering Mdina is a tourist hot spot, this tiny cafe/ wine bar was excellent value for money. We enjoyed a huge Maltese platter for two, packed with totally fresh ingredients and more than we could eat, all for 14 euros. The local Shiraz was also excellent and the staff were extremely pleasant. A little gem.

Thank WandererCumbria
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I'm still sitting here, fresh scent of sea food salad resonating in my mouth. Nothing too fancy, just plainly quality. The platter I had was very fresh and reasonably priced. The local wine is excellent, a must in my opinion. The service is very friendly but not flattering, which I like a lot. They are serving as if they were... More 

Thank jones31415926
St Austell, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

We visited Mdina on quite a quiet December day and it was all very serene and beautiful. We stumbled upon this small restaurant, attracted by the "Maltese platter for 14 euro" sign. We sat outside on high stools, with a huge platter set on old barrels and drank local beer and I tried the local soft drink, Kinnie. The sun... More 

Thank Sally H
Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

10 of us met back here after visiting the catacombes and some shopping, we had a large table in the cellar, and enjoyed a leisurely extended lunch. The shared platters are great value, the wine beautiful and the staff were brilliant. Will definately go back.

Thank Julie W
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Thanks to pierre, thanis and all the staff at don mesquita we had a great evening. Everything was perfect. Food was delicious and staff was great.

Thank Alisia B
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139 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We had five of us (four adults and one 13 year old) so we decided to share a Maltese platter for two, an Italian platter for two and a Greek platter for one. It was a good way to try local and more exotic food. We dined in the basement and had a relaxing lunch trying out the different foods.

Thank ShaunH290

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5a, Pjazza Mesquita, Mdina, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Mdina
  • Phone Number: +356 2702 6640

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?