Trattoria AD1530

Price guide: Budget

Misrah Il-Kunsill, Mdina

Price guide: Budget

tables on the square

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#4 of 6
expert-rated restaurants in Mdina
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.3
4.3
Ambience:
4.4
4.4
Service:
4.3
4.3
Location:
5
5.0
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, History, Relaxation

Expert review of Trattoria AD1530

Enjoy cosy cellar or al fresco dining in a relaxed atmosphere in the heart of ancient Mdina.

Sit out in the historic limestone square or in a vaulted interior here in the more casual and much less expensive sister to Malta’s top restaurant, de Mondion. Trattoria AD1530 offers a relaxed and family-friendly – but by no means inelegant - lunch, supper or tea.

Food and drink: 

Everything from tea-time sandwiches and sweet pastries to pizza, pasta and serious main courses, this place caters for pretty much everyone at pretty much any eating time other than breakfast.

Ambience: 

There is a vaulted cellar-style lower ground floor with a small mezzanine above, with wooden chairs and benches, coloured tablecloths and memorabilia of rural Maltese life on the walls. Or sit under large shady umbrellas in the square outside. Trattoria AD1530 is very welcoming to all ages and nationalities.

Service: 

Waiters are formally dressed but the atmosphere is informal. Staff are friendly and helpful.

Location: 

It's in one of Mdina’s few squares between the Cathedral and the main gate. It's a wonderful historic location next to Mdina’s only hotel in a converted palazzo which is owned by the same people as this restaurant.

Price advice: 

Sandwiches and pastries cost from about 2.50 euros, pizzas and pastas are around 9 euros, and main courses 15-25 euros.

More information on Trattoria AD1530:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Pizzeria, Restaurant, Tearoom
Food:
Mediterranean, Pizza, Snacks
Address:
Misrah Il-Kunsill, Mdina
Telephone:
21 450 560
Website:
http://www.xarapalace.com.mt/en/trattoria-ad-1530-perfect-for-every-occasion
Serves:
Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 10am-11pm (kitchen open noon-10pm).
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

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