Restaurant Reviews
 
 
 

ROUND-UP OF RESTAURANTS VISITED IN SEPTEMBER 2015.

 
 
 
 
 
 
October 26, 2015
 



Dinner at Commando Restaurant, Mellieha. Saturday, 19th September, 2015. This year we have visited a good number of restaurants around Malta and Gozo, some which we would have visited before, and others that we would have decided to give a try, probably because they would have been newly opened, or even long established which might have been refurbished, re-organised, changed owners or chefs, or whatever. Having said this, and through our sheer experience of the holistic , local restaurant industry, comprising of: restaurants, operators, chefs, restaurant and front-of-house managers, food and beverage managers, locations, seasonality, supply sources, etc., one tends to build a resume' of restaurants that are consistent year-in year-out in quality cuisine and service, and the best chefs who always come out with that particular individual creativity in food preparation and presentation, with an emphasis on what is seasonal, local ...

ROUND-UP OF RESTAURANTS VISITED IN AUGUST 2015. Dinner at Sepia Restaurant, Marsascala. Wednesday, 5th August, 2015. It is great to discover a new restaurant from time to time, which exceeds your expectations in all respects, great food, nice presentations, good service and very good value for money. Sepia Restaurant of Triq Sant Antnin, Marsascala, has only been open since December of last year, just eight months to-date, and it seems that Chef Jonathan Vassallo is gradually establishing it as a destination restaurant, but one which is relaxed and casual, offering cuisine using seasonal, fresh and local ingredients where appropriate. The place is not a huge affair, having a seating capacity of just 30 covers, but this might be another feather in its cap, as it is quiet and unobtrusive. Pleasantly furnished, and with a good air-conditioning system in this heat, the establishment is certainly one that we shall be visiting aga...
 

Round-Up of Restaurants visited in July 2015

 
 
 
 
 
 
August 24, 2015
 



ROUND-UP OF RESTAURANTS VISITED IN JULY, 2015. Dinner at Gate of India - Indian Restaurant - St. Paul's Bay. Friday, 24th July, 2015. Gate of India by Ghosh - Indian Restaurant, opened its doors to the general public in September of 2014, and has since established itself as one of the best Indian restaurants in Malta, serving selections of authentic cuisine mainly oriented from North India, but also with some East India influence, cooked and prepared traditionally by Indian Chefs and hands-on Indian manager and host who introduced himself as Ghosh, and who has been in the industry in Malta since 1995. North Indian States include: Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, so food presentations might depend on the Chef's original domicile, and might vary from restaurant to restaurant. The style of food consist of curries that usuall...
 

Pintonino Restaurant -Valletta Waterfront

 
 
 
 
 
 
August 6, 2015
 



Pintonino Restaurant at the Valletta Waterfront.   [caption id="attachment_5804" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Charles DeManuele and Natasha Tonna of Pintonino receiving the WRMC 2015 Blue Riband Award conferred on the Top 30 Restaurants in the Maltese Islands.[/caption] We have been frequenting Pintonino Restaurant at the Valletta Waterfront for a number of years as regular patrons. This has not come about lightly, as we are extremely particular about our choice of restaurants, especially those that we tend to consider an escape from the mediocrity that we sometimes see around us, and especially those that we select to be featured in the WRMC Gourmet Network. Only the very best make it to this network, as it is our responsibility and obligation to recommend  only the best of the very best restaurants to our members. Pintonino run by Chef Charles DeManuele, is one of those establishments where seasonal, local and fres...

Nan Yuan Cantonese Restaurant - Valletta Waterfront. One of the very best Chinese restaurants in the Maltese Islands.  We have been regular clients at this restaurant for a number of years, and have seen Nan Yuan Cantonese Restaurant improve year by year, in all respects:  An excellently furnished and kept restaurant; Very good hands-on service by the owners;   Outstanding Cantonese style cuisine, which lately have been elevated to fine-dining status, yet in a very up-scale casual dining format. This restaurant has been awarded the WRMC Blue Riband award as one of the top 30 Restaurants in the Maltese Islands as well as the WRMC Award for the Best ethnic -Chines Restaurant at the Valletta Waterfront during the WRMC awards ceremony in January, 2015.   The newly compiled menu, introducing various healthy dining dishes, as well as keeping various old-favourites, which have also been elevated in quality, have come ...