Bacchus is a delightful journey into the past. As you make your way through the grand, old, silent city of Mdina, a little alley will bring you to the beautiful, solid stone walls of Bacchus, built centuries ago. Bacchus boasts indoor and outdoor seating areas, a private secret garden, a stately hall and a large garden. This is the legacy of owner and long-standing managing director Mario Vella Gatt, who ran the restaurant for 45 years prior to passing away. It is now carried on by his family and loyal staff.
Bacchus serves Mediterranean cuisine with a special focus on traditional Maltese dishes featuring seasonal local produce. Taste the crispy fried whitebait fritters with shredded zucchini and artichoke aioli, or enjoy the house-cured Bresaola in red wine and crunch the surprising candied walnut morsels. Savour a char-grilled grey meagre accompanied by flavoursome puy lentils, or try the succulent angus beef cheeks in a delectable sauce of bourbon and foie gras, accompanied by chunky vegetables and tender potatoes. Bacchus also serves a large variety of focaccia and an extensive selection of pasta dishes. For dessert, try the espresso gateau (served in a pool of espresso) or a baked, dark chocolate and orange cheesecake with delicious creamy vanilla ice-cream.