Where to Eat in Marsascala: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 18, 2017 Merry Kessler

Discover the best restaurant in Marsascala, Malta including Grabiel, Tal-Familja Restaurant, The Oriental Garden, Ximo Restaurant, Nargile Lounge, Zonqor Point Restaurant, CapoTavola - Il Gusto nell'Arte, Summer Nights Pub and Grill, 47 Summer Nights, The Stuffed Olive
Things to do in Marsascala

1. Grabiel

1 Mifsud Bonnici Square, Marsascala, Island of Malta 2790, Malta Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Grill, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$78 - HK$487 +356 2163 6368
Excellent
51%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 341 reviews

Grabiel

Grabiel is a family run business. Vast menu although we are well known by Maltese locals for our fresh fish and seafood specialities. Grabiel is separated in two parts; the main restaurant that is open for lunch and dinner, as well as the terrazza that is open everyday from 9am - 1030pm.

Reviewed By kerazygal_04 - Liverpool, United Kingdom

We came here as a family of 4 as my parents had been here a couple of years ago and loved the food, so we drove from Golden Sands to Marsacala (45min drive to the opposite end of the island) for this food... Food was great, portion sizes are huge! Very tasty! We had a rage pasta, 2 salmon salads (one teriyaki and one Caesar) and pork chops. The amount of flies and wasps this place has Seating outside is unreal, which I do not blame the restaurant for but it was off putting so I went inside to eat my meal when it came. What I do find terrible however and blame the restaurant for is the owner! From the second we sat down to the moment we left he had no idea about customer service whatsoever - very insulting, doesn't know that a "joke" can be taken too far!! He clearly didn't want to be there. I even witnessed him sitting himself down at another guests table and taking his cigarettes out of his shift and helping himself to one! Maybe he is friends with these people, maybe not but he was just outright rude. Called us "f-ing crazy" for travelling to his establishment, couldn't be bothered with the custom. Will not come back which is a shame as the food is amazing. Have spoken to other Maltese family about this also and they also agree his manner is all wrong, he doesn't understand the line between joking and insulting people.

2. Tal-Familja Restaurant

Triq il-Gardiel, Marsascala, Island of Malta MSK 1030, Malta Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$220 - HK$337 +356 2163 2161
Excellent
70%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 810 reviews

Tal-Familja Restaurant

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.

Reviewed By Martina B - Island of Malta, Malta

seems like a family owned business, staff are very friendly and provided us with suggestions on what to eat. Special Dishes of the day were very good. Seafood and rabbit were very good. very good, would recommend this to anyone! Will eat here again!

3. The Oriental Garden

Triq il-Gardiel, Marsascala, Island of Malta, Malta Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch HK$141 - HK$290 +356 2163 2687
Excellent
65%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 118 reviews

The Oriental Garden

Set in the sea-side town of Marsascala, The Oriental Garden has been renowned as one of the leading oriental restaurants in the South of Malta. To ensure the best holistic experience for our customers we give importance to every detail in the atmosphere and setting of the restaurant. The restaurant's decor is finely chosen to reflect our theme, the most famous detail being 2 small Bridges over the ponds of swimming fish which have become synonymous with the restaurant. The staff makes the experience even more pleasing giving attention to every detail, starting from the quality of the meat to the final presentation of the plate. The menu has a variety of favourite Chinese dishes prepared from our Chinese Chef using the best ingredients one could find.

Reviewed By Sacrilegious1 - Qormi, Malta

Went there for dinner with friends. The place was full and had only 3 people serving. The service was incredibly slow. The staff did their best but they needed at least 2 more waiters. I do not expect such a slow service especially when considering the place is not particularly cheap. The food was good but it is unacceptable to have such a slow service.

4. Ximo Restaurant

26, Marina Street, Marsascala, Island of Malta, Malta Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night +356 2163 3299
Excellent
62%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 262 reviews

Ximo Restaurant

Reviewed By Irina F - Ramonville Saint-Agne, France

We went to this restaurant, because it was one of the few marked on our map, so we figured it's a notable place in the area. Unfortunately, we found nothing notable about it.
The food was good, but nothing special and it left me a little bit hungry, while the price was higher than other restaurants in the area.
The service was mediocre too, and when they brought us the fish, they first told us it was something else, and when we made an objection, they told us it was a mistake and it was actually what we ordered. Not having such a big knowledge of different types of fish, it left us the feeling of not knowing what we're eating.
While the meal we had was good, better restaurants can be found next door, so I wouldn't recommend spending time at this one.

5. Nargile Lounge

Triq tal-Gardiel, Marsascala, Island of Malta, Malta Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available Indian, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Halal Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +356 2163 6734
Excellent
67%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 263 reviews

Nargile Lounge

Nargile Lounge is a fusion restaurant with Arabic, Indian and Mediterranean dishes. The food is simple yet delicious. Service is 5 star and the ambiance is brilliant.

Reviewed By mskarinakay - Bugibba, Malta

Great place to go if you are looking for some different flavors from Italian or Mediterranean cuisines. Food was tasty. We had baba ganoush, spicy chicken wings, stuffed naan and spiced beef cubes. Everything was great.
They did give us the wrong stuffed naan but it was still good so we were happy. Service was ok, but nothing special.

6. Zonqor Point Restaurant

Triq Ghar ix-Xemgha | Close to Old Marsascala Pixxina, Marsascala, Island of Malta, Malta Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +356 7970 4560
Excellent
87%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 504 reviews

Zonqor Point Restaurant

In operation for more than 25 years. Specialises in fish dishes using freshly caught Mediterranean fish. Situated opposite the old National Swimming Pool in Marsascala, Malta.

Reviewed By Jenny H - Bromley

Three of us visited Zonqor Point Restaurant for lunch today. We were welcomed with a friendly smile and greeting and shown to our table. The order for drinks and the menu were brought very quickly while we deliberated over a wide choice of menu, catering for all tastes and diets. We ordered the three fresh fish special of the day and we were not disappointed. It came with roasted vegetables, chips and fresh salad and was delicious. This was fine dining served with care and we will be returning when we next visit Malta. The best meal to date and very reasonably priced. Thank you.

7. CapoTavola - Il Gusto nell'Arte

16 Triq IX-Xatt, Marsascala, Island of Malta MSK 2110, Malta Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Television, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean, European, Seafood Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +356 2753 0027
Excellent
74%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 167 reviews

CapoTavola - Il Gusto nell'Arte

CapoTavola - Il Gusto nell’Arte is a RistoGallery nestled in the picturesque bay of Marsaskala, created to celebrate that passionate duo; food and art.True tastes of finest Italian cuisine and a careful selection of regional wines are to be enjoyed against a backdrop of local artists work. The room settings and decor at CapoTavola lend graciously towards the artists work providing the perfect environment for holding Exhibitions.Live music will be accompanying the duo of passions from time to time to create a triumvirate of the senses.Capotavola also has a private dining room for hosting those special occasions and celebrations.

Reviewed By Zederiah - Saint Julian's, Malta

Stumbled across this whilst my sister and I were looking for somewhere to eat along the Promenade and we chose this simply because we heard the waiter speaking Italian....lovely friendly service by this family-run restaurant...my fresh pasta with mussels was yummy and my sister had cannelloni with ricotta and spinach...I tasted that and it was lovely - coupled with Prosecco in the sun, what more could you ask for. Came home and immediately told my partner that we have to go again!! Well done!

8. Summer Nights Pub and Grill

44, Marina Street, Marsascala, Island of Malta, Malta (Formerly Summer Nights) Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Steakhouse, Bar, Mediterranean, European, British, Pub, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +356 2163 7956
Excellent
53%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 301 reviews

Summer Nights Pub and Grill

Reviewed By Sultan M

Good location with street view bar,Nice Cocktail collections,attentive staff.I liked good choice of food selection from east to latin.

9. 47 Summer Nights

47 Marina Street, Marsascala, Island of Malta MSK 2113, Malta Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Bar, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +356 2163 9904
Excellent
72%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 666 reviews

47 Summer Nights

Reviewed By Nikola R - Poland

We were here three times during our stay in Marsaskala. Everything was ok until our third visit. It was a nightmare. Firstly waiter mistook our order three times. My friend was waiting for her meal 2 hours because he did not write it down. He even did not apologize, just was walking with an angry face and avoided our table. Then his friend (waitress) started to justify him and suggested that it must be our fault because he's perfect, she knows him and it's impossible that he could make such a mistake (sic!). One of my friends pointed out politely that the meat was too rubbery (which was true). The waitress got mad, said to my friend "if you're so brave tell the chief", took her hand and pulled her to the kitchen. We are still pretty shocked. Everyone can be nice when everything is fine, but when the problem occurs the staff shows its other face. And the waiters that can not admit the mistake and solve the problem are bad waiters. I have eaten in various restaurants in many parts of the world and have never encountered such a thing. Unacceptable behavior and lack of respect. Mistakes happen, but this was just lack of humilty. Completely out of line. I do not recommend this place to anyone.

10. The Stuffed Olive

18-20 Marina Street, Marsascala, Island of Malta, Malta Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +356 2163 3616
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 507 reviews

The Stuffed Olive

Reviewed By June-Eric - Marsascala, Malta

We thought as we were walking past to eat lunch here again as we had not been here for a while. We had the Cod and the fish cake and spent a wonderful afternoon eating and drinking in the sun, the food is still amazing, thank you.

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