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Trattoria 1530

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The Xara Palace | Misrah il-Kunsill, Mdina, Island of Malta MDN 1050, Malta
+356 2145 0560
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate here a couple of times and always enjoyed the food. I had a Citta Vechia pizza - which oddly is square shaped - and enjoyed the toppings and the ability to add or remove same. The black olives were especially pungent. On one occasion my wife had a liver and pasta dish which she found very enjoyable. Not... More 

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Thank Tom O
Athens, Greece
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice food but a little bit slow. The people were very friendly. You have to know where is in order to find it.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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246 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have lunch here on a sunny Saturday in January. The food was excellent, and the service was just perfect. The waitress was so attentive to our needs, even though they didn't have enough staff to cope well with the amount of people in the restaurant. Nonetheless, she did everything she could to accommodate our needs in a timely way.... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed our lunch here; we sat outside and the place had a wonderfully relaxing feel that allowed us to soak up the atmosphere of Mdina. A good selection of vegetarian meals was on offer and the food was wonderfully fresh and light, fantastic!

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Thank VanillaMochi
Helsinki, Finland
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361 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The place is cosy. I was told its run by the same company that runs Xara hotel and Lodge.'the Food was excellent. The service attentive. The Wi-Fi internet was fast so made our job a breeze.

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Irene_ZAdami, Public Relations Manager at Trattoria 1530, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to post a review on trip advisor. We are so delighted to hear that the Trattoria A.D. 1530 made your business lunch pleasurable. Thank you for your kind words on both our cuisine and service. We hope to see you again very soon! Many thanks and kind regards Irene' More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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103 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

My wife and I stopped in for lunch after touring the walled city of Mina. We sat inside as it was a chilly day. We split a salad and both ordered different pasta dishes and a glass of wine. The food was very good and we though the prices quite reasonable. My wife had the pumpkin ravioli and I had... More 

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Thank alsek810
Irene_ZAdami, Public Relations Manager at Trattoria 1530, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to post a review on trip advisor. Your kind words have truly been well received by all. We truly aim to provide an enjoyable experience and your all-round compliment has been a sheer delight to read. We hope to see you again very soon! Many thanks and kind regards Irene' More 

London, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Once you have completed roaming around the streets and forgotten time in the streets of Mdina, this is probably your best bet for a vegetarian lunch inside the city. Veggie pizza, Funghi pasta,etc etc - the regulars - but served well and tastefully. The service is good - though expensive than most locations in Malta

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Thank SaraSethu
Irene_ZAdami, Public Relations Manager at Trattoria 1530, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to post a review on trip advisor. The Trattoria's menu aims to please all clientele to make their meal as effortless and enjoyable as possible, thus we are pleased to hear that you found pleasure in the vegetarian choices that were offered. We thank you once again for your kind words on both our... More 

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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We had dinner on 31st December, we could take place in the terrace. The staff is helpful, the portions are oversized. The dishes were all tasty. You should try it in Mdina!

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Thank Réka S
Irene_ZAdami, Public Relations Manager at Trattoria 1530, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to post a review on trip advisor! We are delighted with your comments on our staff, and that you found our dishes 'tasty'! We only hope to see you again very soon! Many thanks and kind regards Irene' More 

Munich, Germany
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159 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

After reading trip advisor comments we had our lunch here during our visit to Mdina. Unfortunately the food was really a disappointment. Service was nice but not so fast. Nice place but not for food lovers.

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Thank Mari N
Irene_ZAdami, Public Relations Manager at Trattoria 1530, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to post a review on trip advisor. We are saddened by your comments, but would like to rest assure you that internal meetings between all the team were held and that your comments have been taken into serious consideration. We only hope to have the opportunity to change your mind very soon! Many thanks... More 

Budapest, Hungary
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1,977 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 388 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

It is hard to say more than I described in the title. There are a lot of very inviting items to eat, and also to drink. The personal is very good.

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Irene_ZAdami, Public Relations Manager at Trattoria 1530, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to post a review on trip advisor. Your review was warmly received by our staff, as they take a lot of pride in the Trattoria A.D. 1530 and the in the service that they provide. We only hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again very soon! Many thanks and kind regards Irene' More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 47
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Xara Palace | Misrah il-Kunsill, Mdina, Island of Malta MDN 1050, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Mdina
  • Phone Number: +356 2145 0560

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