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Trattoria 1530

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The Xara Palace | Misrah il-Kunsill, Mdina, Island of Malta MDN 1050, Malta
+356 2145 0560
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sevenoaks
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Being integral to the first rate Xara Palace one should expect the best and you will not be disappointed. Te service was excepotional.

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Thank rob w
Kew, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited here with two friends a couple of days ago. Between us, we had the salmon, the Maltese pizza and the pumpkin ravioli, all of which were excellent. The prices were around 11-12 Euros each per main, which for the quality was more than fair. Portion sizes were also very good, and the setting is delightful - see photos.... More 

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Thank Bendyclaire2013
Mdina, Malta
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant has a covered external dining area and a split level internal dining area, with the upper level afforded a balcony style view. The ambience is good wherever seated and the service is friendly and efficient. All meals taken here by the reviewer and his friends have been enjoyed.

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Thank Amora M
Brighton, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great risotto here last month, service was great, even though there were 10 of us. Nothing was too much trouble,

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Thank sallyd14
Irene_ZAdami, Public Relations Manager at Trattoria 1530, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to post a review on trip advisor. We are thrilled with your comments and that you had such a pleasurable experience! We only hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again soon! Many thanks and kind regards Irene' More 

Kelso, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We often eat here when in Mdina Good food and first class service. We once stayed in the hotel (Xara Palace) -very luxurious and palatial. A wonderful experience, breakfast on the ramparts. Expensive but well worth the experience,..

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Thank phoenix021
Irene_ZAdami, Public Relations Manager at Trattoria 1530, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on trip advisor. Thank you for your kind words on both the Trattoria A.D. 1530 and The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux, we only hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again very soon, in order to ensure you the best experience possible! Many thanks and kind regards Irene' More 

Aalborg, Nordjylland, Denmark
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for Sunday dinner, the place is cozy and has a good location. We were a bit unlucky with the weather and inside was a bit cold. The food was good, but the service was slow and the staff hasn't been very attentive and friendly.

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Thank ViktoriaJoe91
Irene_ZAdami, Public Relations Manager at Trattoria 1530, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to post a review on trip advisor. We thank you for your kind words on our cuisine, and would like to rest assure you that the speed of the service given has been discussed internally within our team, in order not to be repeated. We only hope to see you again very soon. Many... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a wonderful local salad with Maltese sausage, cheese and sprinkled liberally with pomegranate seeds. Delicious and heat Lthy, while my partner tucked into an enormous and delicious pizza. Local beers washed our meals down and we were sadly too replete to sample any of the fantastic cakes on display in the fridge.

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Thank Lorraine C
Irene_ZAdami, Public Relations Manager at Trattoria 1530, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to post a review on trip advisor. We are truly delighted with your words and that you enjoyed your salad and pizza! We only hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again very soon! Many thanks and kind regards Irene' More 

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106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once you've entered through the main road, turn right at the dead end which brings you into a small square and you'll see this delightful restaurant. We sat outside under an umbrella but there is inside dining as well. There is a great atmosphere either sitting in the square surrounded by high medieval walls or inside where they store wine... More 

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Thank Iain M
Irene_ZAdami, Public Relations Manager at Trattoria 1530, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to post a review on trip advisor. We are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the ambiance in which the Trattoria A.D. 1530 is set. We thank you for your kind words on our 'tasty' food and service. We only hope to see you again very soon! Many thanks and kind regards... More 

Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I will not say the food blew me away, but the setting is lovely and staff is professional and friendly. They have a good selection of local wines as well as draft beer. The meatball starter was the hit! You can't go wrong there. A nice mix of locals and tourists.

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Thank ArneHFrandsen
Irene_ZAdami, Public Relations Manager at Trattoria 1530, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to post a review on trip advisor. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your meat ball starter and that you found the selection of local wines and beers to your liking. We only hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again very soon! Many thanks and kind regards Irene' More 

Il Gzira, Malta
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Staff was OK. The soft drink was flat, a good example of a fizzy drink without the fizz. Must have been from a large bottle with a loose or no top, certainly not from a newly opened bottle or draught. Starters were fine, but the mains were a let down. The Garganelli Fegato e Funghi were overpowered by the sweetness... More 

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Thank beltvalletta
Irene_ZAdami, Public Relations Manager at Trattoria 1530, responded to this review

Thanks for taking your time to post a review on trip advisor, More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$47
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Xara Palace | Misrah il-Kunsill, Mdina, Island of Malta MDN 1050, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Mdina
  • Phone Number: +356 2145 0560

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?