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“Great fish ”

Ir-Rizzu Restaurant
Ranked #28 of 56 Restaurants in Marsaxlokk
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

If you enjoy your fish then thus is for you. We both had a tomato fish spaghetti as a main and calamari starter it was really lovely I would recommend this restaurant.

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Our first visit was on a Sunday, the busiest day for Marsaxlokk. Service was not fast, but that was to be expected, and we didn't mind at all. We had a pasta starter each, then shared the Ir-Rizzu seafood platter. All three dishes were top-notch. The pasta dishes were simple, fresh, super-tasty and perfectly cooked. The platter was excellent. Octopus can be made rubbery, but like everything else on the platter it was delicious. We liked the meal so much we returned 2 days later for another lunch.

Second time round our seafood platter arrived before the starters, so it was taken away again, without any apology. i did wonder if it might be reheated and come out again, so kept an eye on the kitchen to see f it was given to somebody else who'd ordered one, but it wasn't. When our platter did arrive the first few things we tried were a bit rubbery, but the mussells were cold. There was not the slightest doubt in our minds that our dish had been recycled. It was not a patch on what we'd had 2 days before. We called the waiter over, and were offered a replacement, but we'd rather gone off it by then. No apology, and tellingly no denial. Also no bill for the platter, whiich was just as well Very disappointing after the superb meal we'd had last time.

We will go away from Malta with great memories of our first meal at Ir-Rizzu, and will try to forget the second.

Thank John W
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

do not expect too much with the decor or the service but you will get a good starter and a good second course of fish. The owner Leli is charming and he is the main chef at lunchtime. This restaurant's speciality is fish. You will not be let down provided it is fish you like.Meat dishes are also available

Thank robert2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

My wife and I have just returned from Malta and visited the Ir rizzu restaurant as we were told the restaurants serve the best fresh fish in Marsaxlokk. I think we picked the wrong one. We ordered Lampuki each and asked if it would be 'bone free' and were told it would be. It wasn't. We had about a dozen small bones each which put us off a bit but we ate slowly and finished our meal. The fish was very bland and tasteless, they served a salsa with it that was really too spicy to eat, some very bland leaves and a small bowl of chips. Not what we expected for the price we paid. 16:50 euros each. The fish was also very thin and not a lot of it.
Later that day we were talking to Maltese people who said 'that was not Lampuki' you had as Lampuki is a big boned fish and has thick meat. I truly believe we were given a wrong fish.
The service was not very good either. I would certainly not recommend this restaurant to anyone. The Maltese people we spoke to told us it used to be good but is not anymore. Wish I'd spoken to them before we went.
Give it a wide berth.

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Thank Peter P
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irrizzu, Manager at Ir-Rizzu Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Sorry for your experience here with us. Never had a complain about lampuki , but still if there was something wrong with yours you should have pointed it out to us . I assure you they were Lampuki , we don't mess with the fish , never did it in our 30 years of catering.

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Exelent food and service in the middle of this beautiful fishing village.exelent fish soup salads and main courses,also spacious and outdoor seating.

Thank mnmg4
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