La Vela is a hidden jewel on the water’s edge of the Msida Marina. With a clean and crisp interior, the tinkle of shining silverware and glass is pristine. The back and outdoor area overlook the Marina. The restaurant hosts numerous international personalities including Italian singers and actors as well as professional football VIPs. They also host several ‘wine and dine’ events each year where they select a specific region and present a menu of food and complimenting wines. Michelle is a fantastic host and and her team are finely attuned to the palates of their patrons.
Their menu is changed every two weeks which regular diners appreciate. For each dish, seasoning and garnish are minimal intensifying every particle of flavour locked within its ingredients. A selection of mixed antipasti includes the famous antipasto di pesce crudo e cotto is a must-have with three, five and seven different types of seafood and is a speciality of the house. Choose your catch from the whims and generosity of the sea from their fresh fish display overflowing with John Dory, Dorado, Trill, Seabass with expert recommended cooking suggestions provided by experienced wait staff. For those who prefer beef, the Aberdeen Angus fillet and rib-eye never fail to please. For dessert they offer a selection of specialty Sicilian desserts. The wine list is extensive and well priced.