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The Medina Restaurant

7 Holy Cross Street, Mdina, Island of Malta MDN1231, Malta
+356 2145 0560
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rabbit ragout” (6 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (8 reviews)
“scallops” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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7 Holy Cross Street, Mdina, Island of Malta MDN1231, Malta
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We just stumbled on this restaurant when walking through the streets of the mesmering Mdina. We did not have a reservation but they gave us a choice of some 4 tables. The service is excellent. You feel pampered. The food is divine. They give a...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Firstly both myself and my husband are very happy that The Medina Restaurant is now opening for Sunday Lunch. The food was cooked to perfection and totally delicious. Presentation was lovely. The atmosphere was perfect and the service was superb. Totally recommend it.More

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jeanpierrecassar, Public Relations Manager at The Medina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking your time to post a review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear that you loved The Medina Restaurant. Your kind words have been warmly received and we hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again very soon! Many thanks...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed it so much we dined here twice while in Mdina. The room is very inviting, the staff completely professional, and the food is terrific. We had fish dishes both nights which were just plain delicious. You will surely enjoy it. Reserve ahead as...More

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jeanpierrecassar, Public Relations Manager at The Medina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking your time to post a review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear that you loved The Medina Restaurant. Your kind words have been warmly received and we hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again very soon! Many thanks...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waited 2.5 hours for food. Cover charge 10eu for breakages! (we didn’t break anything) and 7.50eu for everyone that had a pasta dish taking the kids prices up to 18eu for a bowl of pasta. What a disappointment and disgraceful!More

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jeanpierrecassar, Public Relations Manager at The Medina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking your time to post a review on TripAdvisor. We are saddened to hear that you had a bad experience at the restaurant however we would like to rest assure you that we will look into this matter. We only hope to...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

1) setting is amazing as medina is incredible but you need to request a table in the courtyard for it to be special enough for the price 2) wine list is extensive and good 3) service is very good 4) the food is good, but...More

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jeanpierrecassar, Public Relations Manager at The Medina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking your time to post a review on TripAdvisor. We are saddened to hear that you had a bad experience at the restaurant however we would like to rest assure you that we will look into this matter. We only hope to...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017

by far the most interesting Restaurant in the area . we went there in the evening and it was an experienceMore

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jeanpierrecassar, Public Relations Manager at The Medina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for taking your time to post a review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear that you loved The Medina Restaurant. Your kind words have been warmly received and we hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again very soon! Many thanks...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017

We go to this restaurant every time we visit Malta - it is well worth the trip. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful, they always greet us like friends. I highly recommend the scallops with pork belly to start, the porcini and ricotta tortellini...More

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jeanpierrecassar, Public Relations Manager at The Medina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Thank you for taking your time to post a review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear that you loved The Medina Restaurant. Your kind words have been warmly received and we hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again very soon! Many thanks...More

Reviewed 26 September 2017

We dined here during a cool evening in November, but Medina's courtyard was comfortable and warm. We were celebrating my partner's birthday, and the restaurant's charming and traditional setting was perfect for a special night out. The service was good and the food was good...More

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jeanpierrecassar, Public Relations Manager at The Medina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thank you for taking your time to post a review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear that you loved The Medina Restaurant. Your kind words have been warmly received and we hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again very soon! Many thanks...More

Reviewed 25 September 2017

During our stay at the Zara Palace this was one of the restaurants we visited for dinner. Really lovely atmosphere, excellent and efficient staff, delicious food too. Enjoyed the experience very much. Hope to see you again in the near future. Thank you to the...More

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jeanpierrecassar, Public Relations Manager at The Medina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thank you for taking your time to post a review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear that you loved The Medina Restaurant. Your kind words have been warmly received and we hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again very soon! Many thanks...More

Reviewed 12 September 2017

We was expecting the best from this restaurant, first course pate was good, we then ordered steak and red snapper, the steak was ok, the red snapper was terrible, cooked too dry the maitre dee said it was very unusual the chef runined fish, but...More

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jeanpierrecassar, Public Relations Manager at The Medina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for taking your time to post a review on TripAdvisor. We are saddened to hear that you had a bad experience at the restaurant however we would like to rest assure you that we will look into this matter. We only hope to...More

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Mariezm
15 August 2016|
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Response from Q9211YEtony | Reviewed this property |
We sat outside in the yard and there were fans all around it was very cool
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Carole C
9 August 2016|
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Response from Q9211YEtony | Reviewed this property |
It is in the center of the old silent city of Mdina .
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Carole C
9 August 2016|
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Response from Ayesha V | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Laura's directions. Alternatively, you can take the second left as you wind round from the main gate onto Triq al Mesquita, then first right and left at the end.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Holy Cross Street, Mdina, Island of Malta MDN1231, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Mdina
  • Phone Number: +356 2145 0560
  • E-mail
Description
Dine in truly romantic surroundings beneath the flowering Oleander tree in the vine-clustered courtyard during the summer, and by candle-light and an open log fireplace that keeps the restaurant warm during the winter months. The Medina presents a selected à la Carte menu based on Mediterranean and local cuisine, frequently changed to guarantee the pleasure of regular diners.
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