Palazzo Santa Rosa

Address: Mistra Bay, Near Mellieha, Malta
Telephone: 21 582 737

- Mid-range

4.6

Foodie dishes to be slowly savoured in a delightful location.

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.

Food and drink
4.7
90%
Service
4
90%
Food and drink
4.7
90%
Value for money
4.6
90%
Ambience
4.8
90%
Location
4.6
90%

Food and drink

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.

Ambience

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

Service is slow – by design.

Location

It's more or less the only building on secluded Mistra Bay (besides an abandoned Knights-period battery).

Price advice

Starters cost 7-13 euros, and mains 10-30 euros.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • Relaxation
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Chilling out

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