If you’re looking for a reasonably-priced, family-friendly restaurant, offering excellent Mediterranean food and a great ambience, then Mamma Mia in Ta’ Xbiex should be high on your list of potential venues.
Situated on the water’s edge, right on the quay of the yacht marina, Mamma Mia affords diners with some excellent views over to Valletta in the distance. There’s seating available outside on the terrace or in the restaurant which benefits from ample natural light and contemporary design throughout.
Mamma Mia Restaurant was originally located in Sliema, where it opened its doors in 2001, but soon outgrew the size of the premises. In 2004, the team moved Mamma Mia to its current location, where there is adequate seating for 240 people. Service is quick and efficient, with a highly experienced team looking after the front of house operations. In the 2009 edition of The Definitively Good Guide to restaurants in Malta and Gozo, Mamma Mia was rated highly in the lively, child-friendly, business categories, and was the most-mentioned restaurant by readers of the book.
There’s an absolutely massive choice on the menu. Starters include a selection of homemade soups, chicken liver pate, garlic bread, octopus in garlic and an excellent Caprese. Mains include salads, such as Parma ham and rocket, Chicken Caesar and the House salad which is a combination of nuts, feta, melon and seasonal greens, there’s also a great variety of pizza and pasta dishes. For meat lovers, there are a number of options including ribs, steak, lamb and chicken specialities. Although food portion sizes are on the large side, try and leave some room for one of the delicious desserts, such as Tiramisu, Banoffee pie or the Cassata Siciliana.
There’s no doubt that the restaurant gives patrons excellent value for money, with starters ranging from €1.50 to €6.95, main courses from €6.50 to €18.95 and desserts from €3.00 to €4.00. There’s a decent range of local and foreign wines, with some half-bottle sizes available, a pint of local lager is reasonable at €2.75 and of course, a full range of soft drinks, coffees and shakes are on offer. Many customers return to Mamma Mia regularly, whether it’s with their families, friends or business associates.
Mamma Mia Restaurant Malta
Ta’ Xbiex Seafront, Ta’ Xbiex
Tel: (+356) 21337248
Tel: (+356) 27337248