Moreish dishes delight with a laid-back, luxury vibe.
Meraki is the creation of homegrown chef patron Dino Farrugia. The blackboard menu celebrates Maltese cuisine, without being mired in traditional dishes. Showcasing local suppliers is a strong suit here, and produce often comes from relatives themselves- such as the olive oil, vegetables, olives & herbs which are sourced from the family’s own fields.
The new take on the menu is a triumph, drawing you in with the likes of home-made ‘bigilla’ (broan bean dip) and ‘kapunata’ freshly made by the Dino’s own mother! The short menu changes regularly, so here is a just a flavour of what to expect: fresh ravioli with burrata from Puglia, it’s sauce fireworks of aged, white goat cheese and ‘funghi misti’ (mixed mushrooms).
Some of the more popular items are constants: the traditional carbonara would cause a riot were it to be removed from the menu! The latest addition of hand selected Polish beef with beautiful marbling, ensures an intense flavour, cooked precisely to your liking, oozing delicious meat juices! Intense sins of ‘Imqaret’ (date cakes) filled with figs from Żurrieq and walnuts, served with their own bajtar tax-xewk (prickly pears) or banana fritters will have you breaking your sugar free resolution in no time at all.
St Rita Street, Rabat
Reservations: 2145 3570 / 9983 1124