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Don Mesquita

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar
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5a, Pjazza Mesquita, Mdina, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2702 6640
10:00 - 15:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm still sitting here, fresh scent of sea food salad resonating in my mouth. Nothing too fancy, just plainly quality. The platter I had was very fresh and reasonably priced. The local wine is excellent, a must in my opinion. The service is very friendly but not flattering, which I like a lot. They are serving as if they were... More 

Thank jones31415926
St Austell, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Mdina on quite a quiet December day and it was all very serene and beautiful. We stumbled upon this small restaurant, attracted by the "Maltese platter for 14 euro" sign. We sat outside on high stools, with a huge platter set on old barrels and drank local beer and I tried the local soft drink, Kinnie. The sun... More 

Thank Sally H
Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

10 of us met back here after visiting the catacombes and some shopping, we had a large table in the cellar, and enjoyed a leisurely extended lunch. The shared platters are great value, the wine beautiful and the staff were brilliant. Will definately go back.

Thank Julie W
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Thanks to pierre, thanis and all the staff at don mesquita we had a great evening. Everything was perfect. Food was delicious and staff was great.

Thank Alisia B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We had five of us (four adults and one 13 year old) so we decided to share a Maltese platter for two, an Italian platter for two and a Greek platter for one. It was a good way to try local and more exotic food. We dined in the basement and had a relaxing lunch trying out the different foods.

Thank ShaunH290
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Quaint old bar in lovely quiet square in Mdina, lovely place to sit with a glass of wine. Nice ambiance and good service.

Thank takemoretrips
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped for tea and cake. Good service and very good chocolate cake! The cakes are apparently homemade. Wifi also available.

Thank whiterabbit1984
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a coffee. No staff on floor so went to counter. Incredibly rude woman simply snapped at us "just sit down, can't you see I'm serving other people, thank you". (as if thank you made the rudeness acceptable). There are better and more politer ways to say we're busy, won't be a moment. Better places locally with nice staff,... More 

Thank LeighP73
Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch, attracted down narrow lanes by a chalk board advertising a Maltese platter for two. We arrived at a charming sunlit square with the red shuttered restaurant facing us. We sat outside drinking a glass or two of good house wine and then received the delicious platter. Lots of different bits and pieces, all tasty. Plenty for... More 

Thank David H
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12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Mdina platter for 2 with a glas of local rose is the perfect lunch when visiting Mdina in November. Traditional

Thank Hazel D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5a, Pjazza Mesquita, Mdina, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Mdina
  • Phone Number: +356 2702 6640

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?