Food and drink
There are intricate dishes, artistically presented – even with edible flowers and perfect carrot crisps – and cooked to perfection. de Mondion’s French-Mediterranean food - mostly meat-based but with some fish - is very hard to beat. There are just five options for starters, main courses, and puddings.
It offers al fresco dining on the narrow terrace with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside (particularly lovely at night) or traditonal dining in old-style elegance with red velvet seating and thick white linen cloths. Quiet, refined and at your service.
Service is smart, traditional and attentive.
In a little limestone square just round the corner from the cathedral is a 17th-century palazzo converted into Mdina’s only hotel. At its very top with panormic views from the terrace, is de Mondion. Note if you are coming by car you have to park outside Mdina (though that is only a few minutes walk away).
No question, it’s expensive: starters are 17-30 euros, and mains 30-40 euros.
Tables to book
Enjoy the terrace on a summer Saturday – watch the festa fireworks from on high.
- Culture vultures
- Mature travellers
- Escaping the crowds
- Great views / scenery
- Special occasions