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Taverna Sugu - CLOSED

Papa Alessandru VII Street, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta, Malta
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
22 Jul 2012
“Something different...with quality”
11 May 2012
“Excellent take on Maltese classic dishes”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Greek
Papa Alessandru VII Street, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

Though not very keen of Maltese cuisine in the traditional sense (i.e. restaurants serving what is considered as traditional Maltese food) I was surprised at the originality, quality and - I would say also quantity when considering the 6 or 7 ourse tasting menu.... In...More

Thank keithz
Reviewed 12 May 2012

Excellent food, with a modern take on traditional dishes in a lovely quiet setting. I don't think there is anywhere better on the island if you want to try traditional Maltese food. The service is efficient and the host excellent. The degustation menu at 15...More

Thank gfspiteri
Reviewed 28 April 2012

If you enjoy good food and are visiting Malta, you must take the opportunity to eat at David Darminin's excellent restaurant. In my view this should be in the guide books as a major Maltese attraction. Four of us ate at this restaurant, with my...More

1  Thank tpt4
Reviewed 24 April 2012

This is genuine food made with love by the owner - David. The welcome is warm and heartfelt and there is real pride in the local food being served. Vegetarians can be catered for. This place offers essentially a tasting menu (fixed) with a few...More

Thank ofiucus
Reviewed 27 March 2012

David Darmanin is a trained chef who decided to open this shop whose speciality is traditional Maltese and Mediterranean dishes cooked simply but well. I have been there on several occasions and it's always been a great experience. It verges on pricey, but the focus...More

1  Thank thisusernamewastaken
Reviewed 22 March 2012

This must be one of the few local restaurants that cherish and promote genuine and typical Maltese recipes. The unpretentious and proud chef/owner, David, always prepares freshly cooked food but with a limited menu. Nevertheless, this must be one of the best restaurants in Vittoriosa...More

1  Thank OscarWilde1
Reviewed 3 November 2011

visited this restaurant 29th october. After reading all the good comments i was really looking forward for this night. Their were two of us and we paid 12.50eur EACH. the menu consisted of a six course meal, of tiny portions which four of the these...More

3  Thank christinevella
David D, Owner at Taverna Sugu, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2011

Dear Christine, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We offer two degustation menus, one at Eur12.50 per person (6 course meal with 12 different items) and the other at Eur17.50 (6 course meal with 17 different items). Opting for the latter 6-course menu...More

Reviewed 31 October 2011

Taverna Sugu does what it promises well: it offers a degustation of authentic Maltese cuisine with food prepared as per the original recipe with fresh genuine ingredients. The restaurant is housed in a house of character at the heart of the historic town of Vittoriosa...More

2  Thank Ian-Malta
Reviewed 6 October 2011

An absolutely passionate chef-patron who knows his stuff and is backed by a team of extremely polite and courteous front of house team. Had a degustation menu with everything from horsemeat sausage to a caramelised pear with traditional ice cream. Absolutely smashing and seriously underpriced...More

Thank DrROCE
Reviewed 5 October 2011

Taverna Sugu was the lifesaver for a small international meeting which unfortunately was held in a hotel with disappointing conference facilities. David's menu degustation is typically based on seasonal fare but all conjured into mindblowing combinations with a fantastic presentation. You get 6 courses with...More

Thank NevilleCalleja
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Papa Alessandru VII Street, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Birgu (Vittoriosa)
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