Grotto Tavern is an aesthetic treasure found in the centre of Rabat. Enter a piazza where local amenities and attractions as well as a spectacular church set the scene of village life as experienced from this rural town. Divided into three dining quarters; Grotto Tavern is an ideal spot to enjoy lunch or dinner in a historic part of the island. The Dining Room is often used for lunch and dinner and provides a cosy spot to enjoy the delicate food prepared in-house. The Blue Room is ideal for a private function. Special occasions deserve a special room, or cave in this authentic restaurant’s case. If you’re looking for a romantic setting or celebrating with more than a dozen friends, the cave is equipped with its own smoking area, bathroom and secluded dining area.
The staff’s attention to detail makes Grotto Tavern a stunning spot to enjoy a fine meal. The smooth music, vast food and wine menu together with the great atmosphere are complemented by the quality of the food. The top starter at Grotto Tavern is the fried soft shell crab served whole on a bed of salad leaves – full of flavour, seasoned just right and wonderfully crispy. With the possibility of a four course meal, very easily achieved, the rabbit belly gateau stands out as a main while the ricotta gnocchi fried octopus pasta dish is beautifully presented as an intermediary dish. Lastly, finish off your elegant meal with a spoonful of the milk chocolate and ‘hazelnut namelaka’ – pure bliss.