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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
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
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123 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a days sight seeing and our historian told us this was a good place for lunch. It obviously caters for tourists like us. We both went for the 'Rizzu' seafood platter. It had muscles, calamari, octopus, 3 medium size prawns, stuffed calamari and came accompanied by salad, chips and it looked like a bowl of aubergine. The meal... More 

Thank Safari-queen
Castellon de la Plana, Spain
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hello. My name is Victor Serret.I am travelling abroad frequently due I am sales rep. My local friend Anthony took me there for a dinner on 14th december. He was all true about the place. Friendly staff and fresh local seafood. We tried grilled squid and also fresh hake. All perfect, well done Mr. Rusario!!. Wishing to come back there... More 

Thank victorserret
Bretby, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

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 

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

Thanks for your visit it was a pleasure serving you More 

Titisee-Neustadt, Germany
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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.

Thank die_lala
Island of Malta, Malta
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 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 

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 12 November 2016

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 

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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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 

Thank Warren G
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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 

Thank judeh3Shrewsbury
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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.

Thank charlescaliroy
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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

Thank anthony c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
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?