Palazzo Santa Rosa
Mistra Bay, Near Mellieha
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Foodies, Mature travellers, Chilling out, Relaxation, Romance, Special occasions
Expert review of Palazzo Santa Rosa
Long languorous meals are the order of the day at Palazzo Santa Rosa – in fact, they are ordered by the chef. He doesn’t want people rushing the food over which he takes such care and so he has a long lunchtime opening (12.30-3pm) and a single sitting policy – no table is booked out more than once for lunch and once for supper.
The wonderfully chatty menu of French/Italian/Maltese/Mediterranean dishes tells you all about the food – the source of the ingredients, age of the cheese, and so on – with a few jokes thrown in particularly about the wines. The chef-patron here is a self-taught ex-journalist and a real foodie enthusiast and some of the vegetables are grown on the restaurant’s own estate, once one of Malta’s first vineyards.
In summer, food is served on the delightful terrace overlooking the bay; in winter in the cosy interior of what was once the summer house of one of Malta’s first wine-making families.
Service is slow – by design.
It's more or less the only building on secluded Mistra Bay (besides an abandoned Knights-period battery).
Starters cost 7-13 euros, and mains 10-30 euros.
More information on Palazzo Santa Rosa:
- Price guide:
- French, International, Italian, Mediterranean, Modern
- Mistra Bay, Near Mellieha
- 21 582 737
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Tue-Sat 12.30-3pm, 7.30-10.30pm. Closed Mondays and Sundays.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Essential at peak times
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