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Ir-Rizzu Restaurant

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52 Xatt Is-Sajjieda, Marsaxlokk, Island of Malta MXK 1302, Malta
+356 2165 1569
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11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:30 - 23:00
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Bretby, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm serious. It was the best fish I've ever eaten in my life. We were visiting Marsaxlokk's Sunday market. It was well after 3pm when the restaurant usually closes, when we asked if we could be seated for lunch. The owner, who I learned was a fisherman in the area prior to starting the restaurant, said it would be ok.... More 

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Thank Lauren D
Titisee-Neustadt, Germany
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were eating Lampuki at the Ir-Rizzu in Marsaxlokk, because we wanted to eat fresh fish. The fish was good there, but everything else was made with a little too much oil (like the vegetables). It is very noisy in the restaurant and three TVs are showing regular TV shows.

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Thank die_lala
Island of Malta, Malta
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here for lunch and ordered fresh fish. This restaurant prides itself on being a fish restaurant. To me, it appeared that the fish had been frozen, not at all fresh. It was extremely dry and hard. No flavour, terrible. Service was also extremely poor, slow, unfriendly, impossible to get attention. Staff were too busy standing around, staring across... More 

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Thank Lucy D
irrizzu, Manager at Ir-Rizzu Restaurant, responded to this review

We absolutely boast on fresh fish daily, if the fish was not satisfying you should have complained on the day , mistakes do happen. I am sure that our staff is attentive, maybe there was some extra work pressure and the staff was overloaded and couldn't attend you immediately, unfortunetly we have a lot of satisfied cutomers who don.t post... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my girlfriend went for lunch on a Sunday, the day that the 'Fish Market' is present in Marsaxlokk, expecting a fresh fish, light lunch. Unfortunately, this turned out not be the case. Firstly, the service was very disappointing. We sat at a table outside of the restaurant and waited to be served. It took approximately 15 minutes to... More 

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Thank Smellybird
irrizzu, Manager at Ir-Rizzu Restaurant, responded to this review

As I always say 'why not complainingom presentation of the plate?' we can solve the issue on the spot and the kitchen staff can be informed immediatley More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Marsaxlokk, well known for its fresh fish😊. This speciality fish restaurant is well located opposite the sea front promenade, ever popular with the locals for an evening stroll and a bite to eat. We visited this place on the strong recommendation of local friends who eat here regularly (always a plus point☺). The place is well established and is family... More 

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Thank Warren G
Shrewsbury
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We have been here before its great. We popped in for a snack one day (omelette and fish cakes) - really lovely, quick and good value. We also came in the evening - great free starters, then prawn fritters, then I had seafood Rissotto and my husbnd had grilled chicken- all lovely with great cheap wine. Fabulous food and service... More 

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Thank judeh3Shrewsbury
Malta
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Centrally situated by the church, Ir-Rizzu Restaurant is one of the best I experienced in Marsaxlokk.It is clean, food could be seen being prepared through the glass pane separating the kitchen from the dinning area. Service is good.

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Thank charlescaliroy
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This lovely family run restourant is oposite the fishing boats and oposite the fish market.went there with my wife son and grandma and all we could say was excellent service excellent food and for avery good price. Keep it up

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Thank anthony c
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Atmospheric restaurant, friendly and deliciously fresh fish! The service was a bit erratic (but they did have a huge party in). The local Lampuki fish was beautifully cooked - subtle flavours and hardly any salt used unlike in other restaurants on the island. Prawns in garlic were scrummy too. Would defo recommend going to Marsaxlokk to eat here.

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Thank Ann G
Malta
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

The service was horrible - that kind that you have to near wave to catch attention . The food expensive and unimpressive could easily stayed at home and cooked the menu myself

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Thank mariagatt001
irrizzu, Manager at Ir-Rizzu Restaurant, responded to this review

Can you please explain more by contact me on irrizzu@gmail.com Looking forward foryour reply Thank you More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Xatt Is-Sajjieda, Marsaxlokk, Island of Malta MXK 1302, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Marsaxlokk
  • Phone Number: +356 2165 1569

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?