Etienne's

Price guide: Expensive

13 Main Street, Attard

Price guide: Expensive

Etienne's

By Juliet Rix, your Mdina expert

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#3 of 6
expert-rated restaurants in Mdina
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.5
4.5
Ambience:
4.4
4.4
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
4.7
4.7
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Escaping the crowds, History

Expert review of Etienne's

A tiny restaurant with a big wine list in a delightful historic setting.

Etienne's is in a 400-year-old house close to the village church – from where, on my last visit, wonderful music streamed out to accompany our al fresco pre-dinner drinks. This tiny six-table restaurant occupies the upper floor with the ground floor given over to an equally miniature wine bar.

Food and drink: 

It serves excellent international cuisine made with Etienne’s personal touch – there is a choice of of just five starters, five mains and puddings plus daily specials. The downstairs wine bar serves quicker pasta dishes and cold platters. The restaurant and wine bar share a tome of a wine list with 500 international wines

Ambience: 

The upstairs restaurant cannot help but be intimate - set as it is in one small room of this historic house. The ceiling is of stone-slabs and the small original windows give onto the quiet traditional street below. The downstairs wine bar is cosy with wine labels everywhere and there are a couple of tables outside for pleasant summer drinks.

Service: 

The service is personal. Etienne is an expert on his food and wine and is delighted to share his knowledge and enthusiasm.

Location: 

It's right off the tourist track in Attard, one of the “Three Villages”, an upmarket residential area of Malta full of old traditional limestone buildings.

Price advice: 

Starters cost around 10-20 euros, mains mostly 20-30 euros and puds 3-10 euros.

More information on Etienne's:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant, Wine bar
Food:
French, International, Italian, Mediterranean, Modern
Address:
13 Main Street, Attard
Telephone:
21 424 647
Serves:
Dinner
Opening times:
Wed-Sun 8-11pm. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

Have you been to Etienne's? Would you recommended it?