“Capistrano is a small restaurant serving fine Mediterranean cuisine using fresh local seasonal and foreign produce. The restaurant’s interior suggests an uncluttered ‘canteen’ style set up with a display of venerable copper kitchenware hung upon the walls, alongside still-life paintings by Maltese artist Arnold Sultana, depicting such pots and pans with reverential aplomb. Chef Malcolm Mifsud takes delight in sourcing local and foreign ingredients to add lustre and intrigue to his offerings.
The regular menu changes seasonally, offering great variety and is complemented by delicious daily specials. Wednesday night is a special Maltese-themed night, dedicated to the best of local flavours. Vegetarians are adequately catered for on the menu and the chef will adapt his dishes to accommodate particular dietary needs with reassuring ease. For starters, try the tagliatelli with mussels and clams cooked in a tomato fish broth. The boneless rabbit with Maltese sausage, bonbon, crushed peas and jus is a must-have. Conclude with a selection of homemade desserts, where the amaretto creme brulee, poached pears, homemade oat biscuit and toffee ice-cream is both enticing and surprising.
Seating Indoors: 55
Entertainment: Winter every Wed