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Il Gattopardo - CLOSED

20 Triq Villegaignon | Just opposite Palazzo Falzon on main road. Big red door, Mdina, Island of Malta MDN1192, Malta
+356 2145 1213
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Overview
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good42%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible17%
14 Oct 2016
“what a lovely little place”
29 Sep 2016
“Quiet courtyard with quick service. Reasonable prices”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Greek, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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20 Triq Villegaignon | Just opposite Palazzo Falzon on main road. Big red door, Mdina, Island of Malta MDN1192, Malta
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1 - 10 of 20 reviews

Reviewed 15 October 2016

I went in for a sit down and a glass of wine. Lovely friendly lady waitress from manchester in england served me. I had a look at the snack menu and chose the Ilgattardo bruschetta! wow! served with side salad. I liked it that much...More

Thank lizabellett
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Went there for a cup of coffee + a small cake. Both were absolutely fine, and at a very reasonable price. Service was quick - I have never seen anybody running that fast to serve us, and when I mentioned it, she smiled and said...More

Thank Erikdk
Reviewed 9 June 2016

This restaurant is within the walled city of Mdina and offers a useful choice of light meals for the visitor to enjoy in a quiet patio setting or indoors if you prefer. Ideal for a salad and a beer or glass of wine.

Thank Methymna
Reviewed 11 September 2015

At 1.00 p.m. nearly half the dishes were unavailable, including the daily specials. I chose mozzarella and tomato and my wife took the stuffed vine leaves which came directly from a tin, no oil -simply a small slice of lemon and two small slices of...More

1  Thank StCheron
Paul SC S, Owner at Il Gattopardo, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2015

We thank you for your generously acerbic review. We remember this visitor well as he was the only person that day to order Watermelon with Fetta- so we cut open a fresh watermelon for his order. The assertion that the watermelon was 'old and inedible'...More

Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

Visited today with our children. The setting is lovely and so quiet! We sat outside & had the mozzarella & parma platter, and the Greek platter whilst the kids had a wonderfully unusual watermelon & feta salad. Very reasonable at €45 for all of us....More

1  Thank Spanners80
Paul SC S, Owner at Il Gattopardo, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2015

A belated thank you for your kind review ( I am a rather over-extended, and rather forgetful, univ professor of anthropology) . We were pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and if you are ever in the neighbourhood, do please pop over and...More

Reviewed 10 May 2015

My wife and I had lunch at the Gattopardo Bistro whilst touring the beautiful city of Mdina. I had the lamb couscous with ricotta ravioli and my wife had the tagliatelle calamari and a side salad. We shared a bottle of Rose'. Both dishes were...More

2  Thank RoseAlee
Paul SC S, Owner at Il Gattopardo, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2015

A rather belated thank you for your kind review (I am a rather over-extended, and rather forgetful univ professor of Anthropology, so I am sometimes 6 months behind schedule...). But we were delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and if you ever re-visit...More

Reviewed 11 April 2015

Stopped off for lunch here while visiting the amazing city of Mdina !. Eating in the wonderful courtyard is a bit like stepping back in time ! The service was polite, efficient and discreet. I had the Ricotta ravioli, which I have to say was...More

1  Thank richardi
Paul SC S, Owner at Il Gattopardo, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2015

A belated thank you for your kind words. We were delighted that you had a pleasant stay at our little bistro and I am only sorry that I did not respond earlier (but as I am a rather forgetful, and over-extended Prof of Anthropology some...More

Reviewed 23 March 2015

Great location - and atmospheric setting. Well cooked food and friendly service. Give the location the prices are very reasonable indeed. Highly recommended.

2  Thank Albia-Newton
Reviewed 12 February 2015 via mobile

Had a beautiful lunch. My Parma, tomato and mozzarella dish was light and sublime. My wife's 'taste of Greece' was varied and delicious. The house red and white were light and very palatable. The building is 400 years old and beautifully decorated and lit subscribing...More

3  Thank GMYM295424
Reviewed 21 October 2014

Lovely courtyard dining. Small but lovely menu with a range to fit all budgets. Beautifully presented. Charming staff. Amazing food.

2  Thank Struth001
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Triq Villegaignon | Just opposite Palazzo Falzon on main road. Big red door, Mdina, Island of Malta MDN1192, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Mdina
  • Phone Number: +356 2145 1213
Description
This restaurant is run by an anthropologist and his charming wife, Kristina. We produce home-made food with the highest quality local ingredients chosen by us daily. We serve our own blend and interpretation of Maltese, Mediterranean and Greek food - particularly a Greek-Maltese fusion cuisine, in affordable mezes and anti-pasti We have a wonderful orange tree roofed leafy courtyard, unpretentious in its decor but with an attractive, eclectic mix of 18th century works of art (including some ancien regime wall paper) and contemporary artworks. We run this restaurant partly as a hobby. We do not advertise ourselves on social media and prefer a small clientele who have the same antipathy for contemporary consumerist pretense and a liking for straightforward honesty as we do.
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