Fumia

Price guide: Expensive

Old Bakery Street, Valletta

Price guide: Expensive

Fumia Restaurant

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#3 of 7
expert-rated restaurants in Valletta
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.8
4.8
Ambience:
4.7
4.7
Service:
4.6
4.6
Location:
4.7
4.7
Value for money:
4.1
4.1
Recommended for:
Foodies, History, Special occasions

Expert review of Fumia

Gourmet seafood in a cellar under one of Europe's oldest theatres.

In an historic cellar restaurant under Valletta's Manoel Theatre -  buiilt by the Knights of St John and still functioning - Fumia is famous for its seafood. Seafood of all kinds are on offer and the menu varies constantly with the season and the daily catch.

Food and drink: 

Fumia specialises in seafood in a big way. There are 14 different seafood pasta dishes on the menu - from swordfish or sea urchin to ricotta and squid ink ravioli -  as well as a variety of fish and shellfish starters. For main course, as well as a few fixed items and one or two meat dishes each day,  there is a choice of seasonal fresh fish. You choose your fish. They turn it into dinner.   

Ambience: 

In a tradiitonal stone cellar beneath the historic Manoel theatre, the restaurant is smart but relaxed.

Service: 

The staff are helpful and generally efficient.

Location: 

It's in the heart of historic Valletta.

Price advice: 

Pasta starters are around 12-14 euros, fresh fish main courses vary a great deal as they are charged by type of fish and weight. It is worth checking the price when you order so you don't get a nasty shock at bill time. A typical three-course meal here is likely to set you back at least 50 euros a head (without drinks).

More information on Fumia:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
Address:
Old Bakery Street, Valletta
Telephone:
21 317 053
Website:
http://www.fumiarestaurant.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 12.30-2.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested
Free tags / Keywords:
Sicilian

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