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Tal-Familja Restaurant

Triq il-Gardiel, Marsascala, Island of Malta MSK 1030, Malta
+356 2163 2161
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“snails” (17 reviews)
“rabbit” (25 reviews)
“seafood” (35 reviews)
Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Triq il-Gardiel, Marsascala, Island of Malta MSK 1030, Malta
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is truly an amazing restaurant which has amazing food with delicious tastes and also to compliment they have an amazing big wine list to choose from . The staff are amazing all ready to help you with a smile . Highly Highly recommended

Thank danielacH6238YB
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of our favourite restaurants in Marsascala as the food choices are plenty and everything we have ordered has been delicious. The service is friendly and attentive. Bigilla is always served ... something we look forward to.

Thank ofOntario
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maltese Falcon here. What a gem of a place this is. If you only visit Malta once, then you need to come here. The food, the atmosphere, and the ambience is quite magical.

Thank darrent396
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for traditional Maltese restaurant at the last minute and we did not have been disappointed by this cute restaurant You can definitely feel it's a family business, the ordered has been taken by the owner who was really kind and thoughtful... The...More

Thank Guillaume D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a first night in Malta disappointment the night before I was determined to find somewhere I could enjoy. I arrived early and the place soon started to fill up but I never felt rushed or crowded. Staff very helpful and made me welcome. Food...More

Thank Rod958
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

A farewell meal with friends. The hot bread rolls and garlic butter were very nice. We only had main course, and it was delicious. Rabbit, Steak & Veal. The dishes came with vegetables and onion rings. Great service with friendly staff. Loved the local Maltese...More

Thank Chrissychic
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

1 week for holiday in Marsascala and two times in this restaurant. Good food and perfect team. Love it.

Thank Cédric F
Reviewed 28 October 2018

This is a very lovely restaurant, quite large by Maltese standards. The walls are decorated with beautiful oil and water colour paintings by well-known artists in Malta. We decided to try out Tal-Familja because it has lots of good Trip Advisor reviews. The menu was...More

1  Thank Ladybird_mt
Reviewed 22 October 2018

I would recommend the Maltese set menu which was excellent. We had fish soup, ravioli to start, then rabbit and sea bream, not forgetting the anti pasta as well. Dessert was homemade fig rolls with honey, cream and ice cream. Fig rolls were freshly baked....More

Thank Inspiration768213
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Lovely restaurant just minutes away from the harbour in Marsascala. Terrific menu, we all chose different seafood dishes, and we were all very happy with our choices. There was a good wine menu too. Nice atmosphere, staff were very good. Recommended.

Thank patriciaj146
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10 August 2018|
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Response from adrianHeswall_Wirral | Reviewed this property |
No idea!!! Why would a high quality restaurant serve ‘packet’ ravioli?????
Isra D
1 September 2017|
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Response from Jacqueline H | Reviewed this property |
Not tried the ravioli, but i would think it would be the traditional one, as iit is a traditional Maltese restaurant
26 August 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 28 - USD 43
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Triq il-Gardiel, Marsascala, Island of Malta MSK 1030, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Marsascala
  • Phone Number: +356 2163 2161
  • E-mail
The restaurant is run by the family and a group of people who are passionate about their work, the food and the service we provide. We specialize in a wide variety of daily fresh fish and shellfish….fresh oysters, oysters in batter, fresh scallops, fresh cannellocci, vangole, prawns, king prawns, octopus, calamari crudi, calamari fritti or grilled, white bait, salted cod, fresh mussels, sea bass carpaccio, prawn carpaccio…..And those of you who do not like fish we have the best cut of Angus beef, Irish beef and mouth watering T-Bone steaks…specialties are continuously changing weekly. The most important part of our business is you, our customers. We treat you the way we wish to be treated ourselves, with respect and honesty. Here at the Tal-Familja Restaurant, we look at things from a different perspective...yours. We have been reviewed in the 'Defiantly good guide' Book every year….number of reviews on newspapers, awarded 5 star by Mona (Maltese Food Critic) and much more.
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